Vicki Gunvalson is having trouble convincing her friends and family members that her beau, Brooks Ayers, has cancer, and her daughter revealed on a recent episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County that Ayers told her a while back that he was ill and then changed his story.
Ayers told Entertainment Tonight earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013, but right away their co-stars smelled something fishy. When Ayers announced he had gone the route of alternative medicine–and that they had caused his lesions to go away–questions about his authenticity were brought up.
“I think they do it to create drama. It’s useless drama that brings on stress that quite frankly no one needs and in particular my situation. I’m not running from anything,” Ayers said.
Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter, Briana, went to lunch with Tamra Judge in the recent episode, where they discussed their concerns about whether or not Ayers is being truthful. Briana says that when she first met him, he spoke about having pancreatic cancer but quickly changed his tune–saying it was pancreatitis–when she began to question him. Briana, who is a nurse, says she thinks her mother is siding with Ayers and won’t listen to her family because she doesn’t want to be alone.
“I think she fights to make something work that shouldn’t work, because she doesn’t want to be alone,” Briana said.
When Shannon Beador confronted Vicki Gunvalson recently about Ayers claims–saying she thinks they should provide medical documents proving that he is indeed sick–Vicki refused, and since then their friendship has been altered.
“During that lunch, Shannon should have just been a listening ear and a friend. That is all that Vicki wanted her to be at that moment. Instead, she pushed and pushed when Vicki was really just wanting to have someone to talk to. The only thing that Vicki is really guilty of in all of this is loving Brooks,” a source told Radar Online.