There are a lot of important things happening in the world
that should be taking up a majority of my brain space — the 2016 election, the
floods in North Korea, this whole tents of love phenomenon — but I just can’t
help myself. When I allow my brain wander (as it is wont to do), it instantly
goes to things that are considerably less important. Things like what
Rory will be doing in the Gilmore Girls
revival, or what the new SNL cast
members will bring to Season 42, or, more importantly, where
is Brooks from RHOC now? This
last one seems particularly important, especially as this season of the Real Housewives of Orange County reaches
its peak drama.
In last week’s episode, Vicki Gunvalson was injured in dune buggy accident while vacationing with the cast. The whole thing was caught on camera, and watching that horrific dune buggy crash made me wonder for the first time all season what exactly Brooks Ayers is up to these days.
Let’s be real: I wondered it mainly because I was worried that Ayers was going to rush to Gunvalson’s side and shoulder his way back on to the hit reality series. So I did some snooping. But aside from a recent interview with Entertainment Television in which Gunvalson admitted that she still talks to Ayers “once every other month,” there’s been nothing but radio silence coming from this former Housewives beau. So what is Ayers up to these days? Laying low, from the looks of it. He’s in Mississippi, enjoying family and rooting for all of his local sports teams. Ayers’ Twitter feed is lined with fan posts, pictures, and game day cheers.
But the other thing his feed is filled with is some pretty
cryptic tweets with relatively accusatory hashtags. As much as I would like to
hope that Ayers has moved on from his relationship with Gunvalson, the subtext
of a lot of his tweets is that he has not. Hardly a day goes by without Ayers tweeting some inspirational quote
that seems loosely tied to his time on RHOC.
On Monday he posted one that reads, “If you know me based on who I was a
year ago, you don’t know me at all.”
Another tweet that he posted on August 10 is a link to an
article entitled “8 Toxic People You Should Just Get Rid Of.” Most of these
suggestive tweets include the caption “Exactly…” with the hashtags #perspective
My guess is that Ayers is referring to the accusations that Gunvalson and other cast members made that he was lying about his cancer diagnosis during Season 8 of the Real Housewives. Of course I could be reading that all wrong. Maybe the tweets are harmless. Maybe he means nothing by them at all. But from where I stand, it seems that Ayers is still busy defending what he did and what was done to him during his time on the Real Housewives of Orange County.