Yes, The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 is over, but the mess surrounding Brooks Ayers, ex-boyfriend to Vicki Gunvalson, does not appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Sunday night, the final installment of Bravo reality show's three-part reunion special aired. Throughout the episode, Ayers was not only accused of lying about cancer diagnosis, but also of both physically and verbally abusing Gunvalson. Monday, Ayers sat down with E! News and addressed the third part of the reunion. The first matter he discussed: Gunvalson's comments about his cancer diagnosis.
At the reunion, Gunvalson told Andy Cohen and her costars that she doesn’t believe Ayers actually has cancer. However, Ayers claims Gunvalson does not actually feel this way. Monday, Ayers told E! News’ Melanie Bromley that he and Gunvalson texted the morning after the reunion aired.
"She said no, she didn't feel like she's been duped,” Ayers said, “and secondly, she does now believe that I have cancer.”
So, why would Gunvalson say otherwise at the reunion? Here’s what Ayers said:
She said, ‘Brooks, I just was exhausted from a long day of the reunion filming and everybody coming after me. We’re broken up, we’re done, I want to make peace with those people who are going to be in my life moving forward. So I said what they wanted me to say.’ Her words.
When asked about the allegations that Ayers had been physically abusive with Gunvalson, he said this:
I’ve never shaken Vicki where her head went back and forth like that. We did get into an argument, and I did grab her shoulder and ask her to come outside. That’s not shaking her.
Regarding the allegations that he has sent Gunvalson verbally abusive texts:
That was what Briana said, as I recall. There was no threatening. Once again, this is just over the top sensationalism. Drama.
About Vicki’s fabricating the story about the doctor administering an IV at home:
I had nothing to do with that. She had been on a TV show for 10 years creating drama. Sometimes she sensationalizes things that makes for a better story.
In the previous E! News interview, Ayers stated his diagnosis had gone from stage 3 to stage 2. In the latest interview, Melanie Bromley pointed out that this statement contradicts the American Cancer Society's definition of staging. Ayers gave the following response:
I was trying to communicate that my numbers were improving, as a lay person, trying to communicate and I'm not a physician. It doesn't decline in stage so I totally misspoke about that.
After the segment, Melanie Bromley revealed that Ayers provided her with never-before-seen medical records. She said E! has a team looking into the documents now and will provide an update once it is available. I guess we'll just have to stay tuned.