The OC 'Wife responds to the recent 20/20 story slamming her man Brooks Ayers.

on Jul 11, 2012 - The Dish

Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers

The old saying of don't believe everything you read also applies to TV, according to Vicki Gunvalson -- and the Real Housewives of Orange County star isn't talking about her Bravo show. In fact, she's responding to a one-sided hit piece on her boyfriend Brooks Ayers that recently ran on 20/20.

In the statement given to The Dish, Vicki says "there is a lot that's been said in the media that simply isn’t true," and she urges her fans to know that despite the recent reports and stories about her personal life, she's doing just fine.

"I appreciate all the fans who’ve sent me kind words of support, and while I can understand that people may be angry or confused by what the media has told them, I want my fans to know that I am strong, and smart and love my family very much. To any detractors out there—you only see one side of the media story and the truth will soon be told," Vicki said in the statement.

And while legally she can't say much about the Brooks situation, she did say that they are still "just dating and living separately" and that "Brooks and his Attorney are currently responding to the recent media story."

The 20/20 segment featured an interview with the mother of Brooks' child, largely claiming that Brooks hasn't paid child support and left her after the baby was born.