Over the past two seasons of Real Housewives of Orange County, we've seen Vicki Gunvalson struggle to make things work with her boyfriend, businessman Brooks Ayers. But the roller-coaster romance is no more: Gunvalson has confirmed the two-year on-and-off-again relationship has officially ended.
"I'm single now. We have decided to remain friends but we have decided to move on and date other people," she tells Radar Online.
The couple's relationship woes have been plentiful: Gunvalson's friends and family were opposed to the union since the start, accusing Ayers of chasing the O.G. Housewives star for her fame and money. Gunvalson's daughter Brianna and her husband Ryan have refused to permit Ayers to visit Vicki's home while they're living there, and Ayers was the cause of the infamous showdown between Gunvalson and her pal Tamra Barney at a party hosted by Heather Dubrow.
This season, returning Housewife Lauri Waring Peterson informed Vicki that her beau has been having an affair with a much-younger woman who works in the adult-entertainment industry. But earlier this month, Gunvalson was still standing by her man.
So why the change? "We came to the realization that it was harder to stay together than it was to be apart," Vicki says.
And though Gunvalson recently admitted she has "divorce remorse" about splitting from her husband Donn in 2010, she's on the prowl for a fresh relationship.
"My love tank is empty again," she says. "Do you know anyone that would be good for me to date?"
Want to see how the whole relationship ends between Vicki and Brooks? Tune in to the RHOC reunion special, which will premiere August 12 at 8p ET/PT on Bravo.
You are such a liar, Vickie! Jeanne Keogh tweeted that she had a lot of fun hanging out with you and Brooks and your grandson last Sunday. Does Brianna know that you let Brooks hang out with her child when she's not around?
Vicki, I am sorry,but he was a loser.you need to find yourself first,then date more.for him to speak that way about your daughter,is more than reason enough to let go,you are better off without him.
Someone mentioned below that the best way to find the partner that's best for you is to get your own life right. Get to know yourself, practice and live being positive towards everyone; bust out of the material and check into the spiritual. That doesn't mean you have to find a mountain top and meditate. It means that you quiet down and listen to your inner voice. Another word for that is your gut; do what your gut tells you. We have all done things that we knew in our gut weren't right for us. The more you listen and follow your gut, the happier you are, and like attracts like. Vicki, you have worked hard and earned the nice things that you have, but do you understand now that that does not guarantee happy? You hated coming home to an empty home, but you did not give anyone a reason to wait for you, to think that you would be there when they were there. Nope. You were too busy shouting, "Woo, Hoo!" in your business world to hear what your family needed from you. Now you have materialism conquered. Go use it to create some good.
Vicki you just have to date more. I tell all my friends I kissed so many frogs my lips were turning green and then I found the nicest guy ever. Keep on dating and you will find he right guy. Brooks is a jerk. He got his 15 minutes of fame and besides you will get some diseases from him.
All I can think about Vickie breaking up with Brooks is Hallelujah!!
I wish Vickie all the best in her social and love life. I am sure next time she will not look for love in all the wrong places. I wish her the best on the RHOC. It wouldn't be the same without Vickie's high pitch voice when she is excited. No body's perfect.
Vicky, regardless if you should be in a "celebrity" or not, you are. I think you are so immature and your behavior on the show is embarrassing. This week, we saw the tragic death of Cory Monteith. We also witnessed your meltdown on the slopes of Whistler. While the talented celebrity will be remembered for his tragic and brief life, your legacy will be that of a screaming banshee on top of a ski slope. You need to grow up and really watch how you present yourself.
They break up so frequently I never knew they were back together. At their age they should know the obvious signs of an unhealthy relationship. Healthy couples that love each other don't break up all the time. Not to mention relationships ALWAYS are harder to be together than apart because you both always have to give. It's a matter of finding someone you feel happy sacrificing for. Another thing is when your friends and family don't like or trust your partner for whatever reason it often doesn't work out.
Everyone deserves true love and happiness so I wish Vicki the best in finding it.
I just don't believe her. She is always saying they are not together then you see her having dinner with him a week later asking who is he dating.
I guess when Brooks started interfering with her ability to earn a living, he had to go. By any means necessary.
Congratulations! Best break she ever got. A successful woman who can pay her own way in this world needs to figure out how to live life happily without relying on some loser to fill up her love tank. Reflect, regroup and fill your own love tank. When you don't need one, that's when you'll meet a decent guy and have a healthy relationship.
And really, could all those people yelling "run", have been wrong????
Omg, you mean the great Vicki lied?!! Is she a "liar face"? I'm shocked! Brianna you better pay attention, your mom does not respect what you say as Troy's mom, and will lie to you too. WAKE-UP!!
She didn't wise up, she had no choice, Brooks was done with her, at least on camera. She is still seeing him!!
I did like Cory, however please do not use the words tragic death, he overdosed on heroine, this is very immature behavior as well. He chose to have a brief life and caused a life time of pain to his family. The HWOC is a entertainment show, not to be taken to heart.
Are you wearing your glasses? Just saying....
How smart can this successful woman be if she pours her hard earned money into the mouth of a loser. I would never even look at her as a serious broker when she makes horrible decisions in her personal financial matter. STUPID is what she is. A smart business woman can't be this blind.
@areyoublind @skizzy79 literally poured money into the mouth of a looser... She bought him teeth!!! LMFAOOOO