Is Real Housewives’ Vicki Gunvalson Still Dating Brooks Ayers?
While Vicki Gunvalson returned for Season 8 of the Real Housewives of Orange County, her future with the controversial Brooks Ayers is a little less certain. In promos for RHOC, Vicki tells daughter Briana that she misses Brooks and is getting back together with him.
In a December 2012 interview with All Things Real Housewives, Vicki opened up about her relationship with the man no one seemed to be able to get along with. So is she still dating Brooks? “No,” Vicki responded, adding that she’s not seeing anyone.
But since Vicki Gunvalson gave that interview, she's been spotted spending time with Brooks again. The two rang in 2013 together with Vicki's Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Heather Dubrow and her husband, Terry. Vicki was also with Brooks when she suffered a brutal skiing accident in Park City, Utah.
Since her relationship with Brooks is a huge focus of Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, we figured Vicki would eventually clear the air on her dating situation.
She came clean to Us Weekly in April, saying she and Brooks Ayers were officially dating again — even if her daughter didn't fully approve.
"My daughter and him… they haven't really come to any type of settlement yet," she told the mag. "Really, they're just still at odds. He doesn't really know why, and Briana just really won't accept him."
That was certainly apparent in the Season 8 finale. After revealing that Brooks had told her husband, Ryan Culberson, to beat her to keep her in line, Briana made it clear she would never be OK with Vicki dating him. Brooks said he'd told Vicki to listen to the recordings of that night, and she insisted he'd never physically harmed her. There were lots of tears from Vicki, especially when Brooks promised to exit stage left and let her move on.
It certainly sounded like things are over between them, but with these two who knows? Check back in in a few months!