Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson moved on from her relationship with ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers years ago, but that doesn’t mean she is done with him quite yet. During part two of the Season 13 RHOC reunion, Gunvalson revealed that she is taking Ayers to court to get back some cash she claims he owes her.
“I’m going after him … for money he owes me. He owes me a lot. I have an Excel spreadsheet on him,” said the Coto Insurance saleswoman. “I don’t [want to] relive the emotion, I want my money back. The man lied to me, and he’s not going to get away with it.”
— Reality TV Bliss (@RealityTVBliss) December 2, 2018
Gunvalson and Ayers dated for over five years until they split in 2015 when he made headlines for forging medical records related to his alleged cancer diagnosis. Ayers claimed that he was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013, and he faked documents to make it appear as though he had been a patient at the City of Hope cancer hospital.
Ayers continues to maintain the cancer diagnosis, but he admitted to drafting the fake documents in an attempt to quiet Gunvalson’s RHOC castmates because they were questioning the validity of his illness. He told People Magazine in 2016 that he has made mistakes that he regrets, but he prides himself in apologizing when he wrongs others.
I have everything in writing and he agreed pay me back. It was a loan, NOT a gift! He uses and manipulates people to get what he wants.
— Vicki Gunvalson (@vgunvalson) November 27, 2018
He added that during the five years that he dated Gunvalson, he was “coined as a con man, low life, gold digger, and deadbeat.” He insisted that nothing could be further from the truth.
Gunvalson has said that she had no idea about her ex-boyfriend’s lies, and during the Season 13 reunion she compared her situation with Ayers to the story made popular by the L.A. Times true crime podcast turned Bravo scripted series, Dirty John.
That story is about con man John Meehan and California interior designer Debra Newell. Their manipulative and destructive relationship ended in murder, and luckily, Gunavlson’s relationship with Ayers did not. She joked that Ayers murdered her self-esteem and her pocketbook.
She needs to let this go! How about Brooks show everyone the proof Vicki was in on the cancer scam! Cancer scam is way worse than him using her for money, she basically paid him to be with her. She choose him over her own kids she gets what she deserves! #BadMom #BadFriend
— Miss Scott ♥ (@KayScott03) November 27, 2018
The OG of the OC explained that it is sad when you are in a relationship like that because you can’t listen to other people. She says that Ayers was chirping in her ear, telling her that her family was the enemy and her daughter didn’t want her to be happy.
Vicki Gunvalson said that she is in a better place now, but those five years with Ayers were hell.
The Season 13 Real Housewives of Orange County reunion continues Sunday night on Bravo.