EXCLUSIVE: Brooks Ayers: Why Vicki Gunvalson & I Had Problems

Posted on May 7th, 2013 at 4:22 pm


Since last season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, fans have watched the relationship between Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers bloom, fall apart, and then-- most recently -- possibly re-surge. Brooks took a lot of heat last season for being a “con artist” and for telling Vicki “what she wanted to hear."

On Monday night's episode it appeared as though Vicki's daughter, Briana, was the cause of problems with Vicki's relationship. She even threatened to move out of Vicki's house. But in an exclusive interview with RumorFix's Real Mr. Housewife, Brooke says, “Briana is NOT the cause of our issues."

Vicki's controversial boyfriend continues, "Briana -- as I have in my past with parents who divorced -- is being very cautious at this point of anyone who dates her mother. I completely understand where Briana is coming from. As an adult of parents who divorced, we are on ‘high alert’ when it comes to anyone else coming into our families lives after the pain of a divorce. I have respected Briana and Ryan’s choices and wish them the very best.”

Brooks also says he has no issue with Briana's husband, Ryan, "I respect Ryan for serving our country. He is a good husband to Briana and obviously a great father to Troy,"


So if Briana isn't the issue, what is? "We both are too much alike," Brooks confesses.

In spite of whatever is happening on the reality show, Brooks reveals to Real Mr. Housewife that he and Vicki are still together -- they took a break last season because, “I didn’t want our issues to come between Vicki and her daughter Briana. As a family, they were in the midst of celebrating the birth of Briana and Ryan’s first child, Troy. I shared with Vicki that she needed to focus totally on that special occasion. I have four children and experienced the birth of all of them. It is just an incredible time.”

Brooks also wanted to take this opportunity to respond to allegations that he's a con artist and a deadbeat dad.

“Bravo presented me as this low life, no good, deadbeat person," Brooks laments. "That just simply isn’t the case. Have I made mistakes in my past? Absolutely. Have I made them right? Absolutely. Am I a good parent? I am very involved in my three oldest kids lives. I financially, emotionally,  and spiritually support them. I see them as often as my schedule allows. Currently, I am fighting custody of my youngest child Joey. For legal reasons, I cannot go into further details.”

He adds, “This is TV built for drama. Real Housewives of Orange County is not scripted, but it has an element to it that makes everyone out to be something that, in reality, they are not. I am definitely not a con artist. I am big on positive affirmations, though. I give my friends, employees, family, children, and those I care about encouraging words all the time.”

  • 8 Responses

    1. JerseyChick says:

      Please. NO ONE in their right mind would believe this tool bag.. Vicki is SO desperate to be loved that she cant see when she is being taken advantage of. What man drives their woman’s car? Does not have a home of his own.. The list is endless with this joker. Plus his ex wife even went on 20 20 a VERY reputable news program and said he is a freakin con artist. Where there is smoke there is fire pal..Vicki better open her swollen face lifted eyes and wake the hell up.

      • Melanie says:

        whats the ex wifes name? I just came across his real name just now, and am curious as to what you know.Obviously a lot to come on that strong about it!! Why hasn’t he answered these questions … why you don’t have a car of your own, maybe he doesn’t live where she is permanently, so he flew there. What is wrong with borrowing someones car, I mean really. I have a very hard time judging someone I don’t know.. so just wondering, WHAT do you know? mihardy2@hotmail.com

    2. Megalana says:

      In all honesty, I believe that this guy is NOTHING BUT TROUBLE. I don’t see anything about him while the show isn’t on the air. But as soon as it is back on, he pops up. He is only interested in being on T.V. Vicki, please realize this. It’s not just your friends and family that can see right through this guy, but fans of the show can see it as well. Doesn’t that tell you something? Listen to your daughter. At the end of this road I only see heartache, and you deserve better. Listen to JerseyChick. There are too many “cons” instead of “pros.” This guy is nothing but bad news. If you can count on even one hand how many people that YOU know personally and that have met him that think this guy is wrong for you, it’s time to start listening.

    3. nowdisconnected says:

      Regardless, at this point, of what’s happened in the past with Brooks, Vicki’s son in law is a cocky, arrogant little bastard and a control freak. It’s his demeanor, his tone and his choice of words. They are using their newborn to force Vicki into what they want in HER own house! I understand how Vicki must feel. Her daughter needs to grow some balls and tell the hubby to pipe down and stay in his lane. Brooks might be weird but he is harmless towards a baby. Give it a break, son in law and STFU! When I see him start to get all excited and talking faster and faster I just want to smack his face. He’s practically foaming at the mouth about nothing. Brooks is not a threat to anyone!

      • Cynthia says:

        I don’t watch the show I see bits and pieces from what I read on Radar Online and RumorFix and that’s enough to have to agree with you about the rotten son in law. Then you have to remember they are all a bunch of hogs and sane people don’t understand hogs and what they do in their styes.

    4. RealityChecker says:

      Although I agree with most that are posting as to how bad of a person Brooks is, at some point you have to understand that Vicki is a grown adult woman who can make her own decisions. All you can do is offer your advice and move on. It’s her relationship and it’s her life and she can do whatever she wants to do. If her decisions leads to something good then great. If it leads to something bad then great. Ultimately, it’s her decision and her life and she’ll have to live with her decision. It’s a shame that people won’t let her just live her life without throwing their 2 cents into the mix. I had a similar situation happen with my Mom after my Dad passed away. Immediately she started dating this person that I deemed an asshole and only after her money that my Father left her. But, she married him anyway. 12 years later, with most of her money spent, she now realizes the mistake she made. Even though my sisters told her not to marry him she did it anyway and now she has to pay that price and no one else. We are still supportive of her because she’s our mother and we love her and would never think of threatening her with anything that would hurt her emotionally. I think Briana and her husband are completely in the wrong for trying to control the situation with threats of moving out. That’s not right. They need to move out and have a place of their own and Vicki needs to have her house to herself so she can do as she pleases. A child should never control their parent like this.

      • Megalana says:

        I agree with the fact that Briana’s husband may be taking a few steps too far and I know she is an adult, we as fans are allowed to give our “2 cents.” From the outside looking in, I feel like she is making a mistake. Last season he appeared to me that he was being “fake.” I am allowed to give my opinion, and I am not the only one who feels this way. People who MET him had various things to say. I’m sorry about what happened to your mother, but there must be something very wrong with THIS man when the people who have got to know him feel he is wrong with Vicki. It came out that he had a lot going on and people are concerned. There is nothing wrong with that. We are allowed to our own opinions, just as you are.

    5. whatever says:

      Why should anyone judge this man ! lol….. If he wants to move many many states away from his own children he should be able to leave that behind lol… this dude is such a joke and its so sad women today cant see a good man right in front of them.
      Its her house but she acts like a three year old she made an agreement they moved in and now like a teenager she wants something else. I would not want Brooks the crook around my dog let alone my new born run kids run this woman is only thinking of her crouch so sad she cant just be a good grandmother and date someone with a few morals.

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