Things got emotional when Vicki Gunvalson sat down with her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers on Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Episode 6. She’d been thinking she wanted him back in her life — even though her daughter, Briana, and son-in-law, Ryan, threatened to move out if she did so.
After learning that Brooks has been dating other people, Vicki got upset. He pointed out that they’re both single, and he said he wants to be with someone who can be with him all the time — not just when her daughter says it’s OK.
Vicki starts to realize her relationship with Brooks is slipping through her fingers. While she admits that Briana is her life, she tells Brooks, “I’m in love with you. I’ve loved you since the day I saw you.”
Though Briana “got married because she followed her dreams and her heart,” Brooks says that Vicki’s daughter won’t let her do the same thing. This rattles Vicki.
She starts crying, wondering if she’ll be alone when she’s 80 years old. “Probably,” he tells her, unmoved by her tears. Then he says he said he can’t be the one to decide for her.