(Extra) "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson is breaking her silence over the controversy surrounding her now ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers and his cancer diagnosis. Vicki sitting down only with "Extra's" Mario Lopez to tell her side of the story amidst the news Brooks was never treated for cancer at City of Hope Medical Center.
Vicki saying, "I'm completely shocked. I've seen the bills, I went to City Of Hope." Revealing she picked him up at the facility when he was allegedly getting his first chemo treatment, going to the hospital and waiting for hours for him, tearing up, "He was there all morning so how do you think anything other than he's getting chemo, you go to City Of Hope because you have cancer, not because you have nothing else to do during the day."
Gunvalson, who had previously defended Brooks against accusations he was faking, explaining she did feel like things didn't always necessarily make sense, telling Mario when she started to realize things may not be what they seem, "I think that towards the end of filming, with the start of the psychic and Tamra saying the psychic didn't see cancer, I thought well then cool, he's cured, but then it was this didn't make sense and why is he switching doctors, he was at City of Hope then he switched over to Hoag…And at the end of the day, I thought that's his journey."
She continued, "I'm guilty of loving him and believing him, who hasn't believed someone that you loved." Getting emotional, "And why would you lie about cancer when I've had three friends die of it in the last two years, I had my dearest friend just die of stomach cancer."
Brooks cancer a big storyline on the past season of "RHOC", something Vicki did not want to see happen, "He really didn't want to talk about it on the air and he didn't film that much this year, so I just thought ok, we'll mention it…I thought it was just gonna be over and done, I didn't want to promote it, I didn't want to talk about it, but the problem is you're filming a reality show."
It was a huge point of contention for Vicki and her fellow OC cast mates who didn't always approve of Vicki and Brooks relationship, many of them calling Brooks out for lying from the get go. Now they are even more upset with her than with him, "I think they thought I was in on a scam, my life is so abundant, I didn't need to make a fake storyline and I sure as hell wouldn't make it up about Brooks…As god as my witness, I would never want to make something up like this, it's actually quite sick." Saying she owes the other ladies an apology, "I'm embarrassed, I want to tell the girls I'm sorry."
At the end of the day the 53-year-old blaming herself for trusting Ayers, "Because I trust, I trust what you tell me right now is the truth, I'm from the mid-west, I was born that you trust and honor the person you're in love with, why would I think he would be lying to me, what would be his benefit…The lies had to be enormous, what he went through to make this lie up." Read more here.