Brooks Ayers, live-in boyfriend of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Vicki Gunvalson reportedly battling with cancer

June 30, 2015
First Published On: June 30, 2015
by HitBerry

The relationship of Brooks Ayers with his live-in girlfriend, Vicki Gunvalson from Real Housewives Of Orange County has been subject of controversy on the show.  Since the start of their relationship, Vicki’s daughter, Briana Wolfsmith including some of Vicki’s friends have not been very supportive of their affair. Particularly, Briana disapproves Ayers feeling he is not genuine enough. Along with that, Brooks has even admitted to infidelity and also had a few scandals to deal with during the course of the couple’s relationship. Also, he constantly picks fights with RHOC cast member Tamra Barney.

 Brooks Ayers has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Rather than receiving help and support from his fellow reality show stars, he has been having a hard time facing their comments accusing him of lying to get undeserved attention. Not only that, there have been allegations that Ayers faked about his illness.  However, only his live-in girlfriend RHOC star, Vicki Gunvalson, has stood by her man and also helping him go through his treatment.

As per reports, Brooks, age 47, was diagnosed Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2013. According to his recent tweet, things do not seem to go well for him. In a recent interview, Brooks told Radar Online- ‘When the test results came back, the numbers haven’t changed substantially. They haven’t gotten worse, but they haven’t gotten better. That was kind of disheartening, to be honest with you. I’m not so sure my body is responding to chemotherapy. At least the cocktail that I was doing. I’m not sure it responded like it needed to … It’s just assessing what my mentality, my body responds to and it’s been quite a daunting mental task.’

Since his diagnosis in fall 2013, Brooks has been tweeting about how ‘persistence’ and ‘mental temperament’ are necessary when fighting cancer. And although being considered ‘not so good person’ by his fellows in the show the toll of his fans does not seem to decrease as we can see his well-wishers sharing regards for his fast recovery. His fans seem to defend him in the social media like Twitter from all the disheartening comments from his fellow stars and show executives. However, he does not seem to be disturbed by their comments as he said to his fans that they are ‘paid for that’ and ‘that’s their job’.

Brooks seems to be very happy with how Vicki has been helping him get over depressions. He admires her saying- ‘She keeps me up and going and it’s been good rather than just routine, monotonous life — that’s not what we’re about. So it’s been very good from that perspective.’

Alike many relationships, the one between Brooks and Vicki has had its share of bumps.  One of them was when Brooks Ayers was recorded on video admitting that he had cheated on Gunvalson. On the video, he was expressing great sorrow for cheating on Gunvalson. It’s clear that after facing all the complications, finally, this couple has settled to be there for each other and admire each other’s work.

Brooks seems quite popular in Twitter with 14.3K following him however, he is yet to have an Instagram account. Although Brooks seems to be an open minded person, he is yet to reveal his salary and his net worth.

This season on Real Housewives of Orange County, Brooks has to not only battle cancer, but fight it out with Tamra once again, who doubts the details of Brooks' illness. His temperament seems to have cost him friendships. It seems he is going to have a tough time in the show. Well, his fans and viewers are holding the breath to know how this story shall unfold.