New Report: Did Vicki Gunvalson’s Boyfriend Brooks Ayers Skip Town on His Child?
Real Housewives of Orange Countystar Vicki Gunvalson has been the subject of much discussion throughout Season 7, as she began dating a man with a controversial past — businessman Brooks Ayers, who featured prominently on the show this year. Both Vicki's fellow Housewives and her daughter, Briana, expressed concern over Brooks' intentions — and if the allegations leveled in a new segment on ABC's 20/20 are true, their concerns may be totally justified.
In an interview, an Indiana hairstylist named Nicolette Catanzarite told 20/20 that she was involved with Brooks several years ago, and after he told her that he'd had a vasectomy, she found herself pregnant — with his baby. After the baby was born, she alleges that Brooks skipped town, never to be heard from again — until she saw him on Real Housewives of Orange County. She called him "a cheater, a liar, [and] a con," who will "do or say anything to get what he wants." Yikes!
Most offensively? In a video interview excerpted in the segment, Brooks said that he had three children with his first wife and one "extra child" — referring to his baby with Nicolette. As for child support? Nicolette claims she never saw a cent from Brooks.
We're curious to see if this gets addressed in the upcoming reunion show — and if Vicki's aware of these new claims.