Season 10 of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" has officially come to a close, but the discussion about Brooks Ayers' suspicious cancer diagnosis has just begun. Vicki Gunvalson, who has been with the franchise since Season 1 in 2006, stopped by the Bravo TV clubhouse following the season finale Monday to discuss her former beau's ailment and it's effect on her relationships with the "RHOC" cast.
As was reported by the Daily Mail, during her sit down with "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen, Vicki, 53, said she feels alienated by her co-stars. She said she suffered "two huge losses this year" -- her mother's death and her split from Brooks -- and no one from the show was there for her. Vicki told Andy, 47, their lack of support proved they were "just TV friends." Although she and Brooks have split she insinuated that she still believes he has cancer, telling the "WWHL" host it was "disgusting" that the cast would ask him to prove he was sick.
"The whole thing is pretty disgusting, whether he does have cancer, whether he doesn't have cancer," she said. "You don't ask for medical records from somebody, that's private information."
She pinned a majority of the drama on co-star Tamra Judge, saying the visit with her psychic in episode 11 was the catalyst to the drama. Vicki told Andy she wasn't sure why the Cut Fitness co-founder got the psychic involved, but said it planted the seed of doubt in everyone's minds. Vicki added that she felt the entire situation was "odd and awkward" and she didn't get it.
Vicki appeared on "WWHL" after the Season 10 finale of "RHOC" aired. During the episode she and the rest of the cast gathered for a party to celebrate Tamra, 48, being baptized. With the on-going drama between Brooks and her co-stars, Vicki decided to bring her brother, Billy Steinmetz, and his girlfriend as her dates for the evening. She spent much of her time at the party avoiding her "RHOC" cast mates so as to stay out of any Brooks-related arguments. Unfortunately, a new story regarding Brooks' diagnosis surfaced among the cast leading them to confront Vicki. She vehemently denied having ever heard that story, though Shannon Beador said she was passed along the information directly from her. Billy's girlfriend then revealed to Shannon, 51, that Vicki had told her about David Beador's affair, which lead to the biggest blowout of the season. Vicki eventually stormed off proclaiming that she no longer cared about the cast or their drama.
Brooks has addressed the rumors surrounding his stage three non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis several times throughout the season. On Sept. 22, he told Entertainment Tonight he does, in fact, have cancer. He added that the "RHOC" thrives off "manufactured drama." Brooks told ET he had distanced himself from the show and anyone involved, including Vicki.
He and the insurance tycoon, who were together for close to four years, split in August. They released a joint statement about their breakup, but declined to give a reason. Neither Vicki nor Brooks has addressed their relationship's end any further.