After sharing ups and downs together over the last four years, Real Housewives of Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson confirmed that she and boyfriend Brooks Ayers have officially broken up. Vicki shared the news with her fans on social media on Sunday (August 16), asking for privacy at this time. Read the full statement below.
"After much prayer, thought, counseling, and consideration, we have decided to end our four year relationship. We both wish nothing but a great future for each other. We have come to realize that one can indeed love someone in their heart, but that the time may come for their lives to take separate paths. Though the remaining episodes of Season 10 of The Real Housewives of Orange County will show us as a couple, the filming took place in January 2015 through May 2015. There will be no further statements or interviews regarding our relationship as we choose to move on with our lives. Though we choose to live our lives in the public eye we thank you for your understanding and ask privacy during this difficult time."
It's been a difficult year for both Vicki, who lost her mom in February, while Brooks continues his battle with cancer. This is not the first break for the pair: they previously broke up in July 2013 and later reconciled in 2014. Following the news of the split, Vicki responded to fans on Twitter.
Take a look at some of the couple's RHOC moments below.
And, below, check out a photo timeline of their relationship.