Credit: Bravo Photo: Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers at the Painting Party in Season 7, Episode 3

Real Housewives of Orange County star 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.

Watch the shocking full video below!

Source: ABC News

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Credit: ABC Photo: Shocking Allegations Leveled Against Vicki Gunvalson's Boyfriend Brooks Ayers on 20/20 (VIDEO)

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