Vicki Gunvalson loves daughter Briana Culberson to death, but the Real Housewives of Orange County star won’t let her own flesh and blood dictate her love life!

Speaking to Life & Style about her controversial relationship with boyfriend Brooks Ayers, Vicki made it clear Briana and her husband, Ryan Culberson, can’t tell Vicki who to date.

“I understand [Briana and Ryan’s] opinion...but that doesn’t mean i’m going to follow it,” Vicki said.

Briana and Ryan have been living with Vicki Gunvalson since the birth of their son, Troy, and the couple have made no effort to hide their contempt for Brooks. Nevertheless, Vicki is happy to keep things in her life separate in order to keep the peace.

“I’ve got different pockets in my life,” she said. “I’ve got my daughter and Brooks. He’s got his own place. So I go to his house, and we’ll watch a movie, or we go out.”

Lest anyone think Vicki has blinders on to the myriad of rumors about Brooks (that he’s a deadbeat dad, that he’s a cheater, etc.), she’s made it clear to her beau she’s not going to tolerate any funny business this time around.

“I told Brooks, ‘You ever lie to me, you're done. You cheat on me, you're done,’” Vicki said.

Source: Life & Style