Brooks Ayers' cancer diagnosis has been one of the main sources of drama during this current season of Real Housewives of Orange County, with some of the 'Wives questioning if Vicki Gunvalson's (now) former flame is really sick. And while they may think his health diagnosis isn't real, Heather Dubrow insists all the drama surrounding it is very much authentic (despite what Brooks might have to say to the contrary).
"There is no manufactured drama on the show," Heather Dubrow told Entertainment Tonight. "You don't get to see everything, but what you are seeing is what happens. This season is raw, real, and disturbing. The audience is smart. I think Brooks is going to be judged and tried by the court of public opinion. The response to this season is so good, because it's real. To say this season and situations were manufactured for drama is just not true."
The buzz surrounding anything Brooks and Vicki hit a fever pitch this week — with everyone from Andy Cohen weighing in on their recent split (he thinks they will eventually reconcile) to Shannon Beador opening up about her contentious relationship with Vicki in connection with Brooks. "David and I have been nothing but supportive of Brooks, and Brooks and Vicki's relationship since, even before we met them... My friendship is being questioned by Vicki and I am loyal to a T," Shannon said in an interview with E! News. "When you're my friend, you're my friend for life. It's just that there were so many different, inconsistent stories."
Check out a preview of next week's episode, when Brooks puts the truth behind his health out on the table.
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