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

Is it any surprise that another one of the Real Housewives of Orange County’s boyfriends has an allegedly salacious past? Veteran Housewife Vicki Gunvalson’s BF Brooks Ayers is the latest beau to come under the spotlight. So, who is the mysterious man who’s stolen the not-quite-divorced Vicki’s heart in an on-again, off-again relationship?

Sources say Brooks and Vicki met through her insurance business, and that seems to be the only thing we know for sure. Some rumors suggest Brooks and Vicki actually started hooking up before Vicki's break up with ex-husband Donn Gunvalson was official. Both Vicki and Brooks deny those claims.

Varying reports say different, but all very negative, things about Brooks Ayers' past. Radar Online reports that Brooks is still married his estranged wife, Kim, but fathered an illegitimate child with a woman named Nicolette Catanzarite. Celebrity Net Worth reports Brooks Ayers net worth is somewhere around

Now, both ladies claim Brooks owes them thousands of dollars in back child support. In fact, Radar Online reported Brooks was arrested twice in Alabama and Mississippi for failure to pay off his debts to his baby mamas. He was taken to court on charges of owing over $100,000 in back child support. Brooks was also arrested in 2005 for DUI.

Any fan of the show knows that Vicki dating an alleged deadbeat dad is quite ironic. Vicki has made no secret of her detest for co-star Gretchen Rossi’s boyfriend, Slade Smiley, whom she claims didn't pay his child support.

Brooks and Vicki seem like a solid couple one moment, break up the next, and then are rumored to be back together again days later. Whatever is going on between the two, we hope Vicki keeps her guard up!

Source: Radar Online