Brooks has been battling Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma, since the fall of 2013. Brooks now faces three options: more aggressive chemo (3-4 times a week), a stem cell transplant, or a more holistic approach – recommended by fellow OC Housewife Shannon Beador – which would eschew chemo altogether.
Brooks shared, “It’s been a challenging couple of months for Vicki and myself for sure, but we’re good. One of the words I use to describe Vicki is ‘intense.’ She’s intense in every aspect of her life in whatever she’s doing. Having fun, whooping it up, or working, in a relationship, or whatever, she’s intense — and that’s a good thing.”
Our favorite (and sometimes not so favorite) reality TV stars can’t get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we love them for it. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots from this week. Enjoy.
You know who could use a drink right about now? Andy Cohen. You know he’d just like to throw back a stiff glass of Vicki’s Vodka to get a bit more press out of this story, but alas, that won’t be happening any time soon. It’s a shame, given the now defunct brand is giving Andy’s clubhouse some free (?) publicity.
Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers have officially announced that they are “on” again and united as a couple while he battles cancer. Vicki also revealed Tamra Barney hasn’t supported her friend through this difficult time.
However, now a source is insisting that Tamra did reach out to Vicki when she learned the news! “After reaching out to Tamra on Oct. 10 to wish her well after winning her court battle with Simon, Vicki did get a message from her that said ‘wishing you the best.'”
The Real Housewives Of Orange County star confirms that she did get a text from Tamra, that she over-looked in the sea of texts Vicki received over Brooks‘ health issues.
Vicki and Brooks recently sat down with US Weekly to talk about the cancer, the status of their on-again, off-again, on-again relationship, and which of their Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars have offered their support.
Vicki said she knew something wasn’t right with Brooks prior to the diagnosis. “He hadn’t been really looking good.” She added that she “burst into tears” when he told her. “I don’t know a lot about Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. All I know is – coming back for a third time – it’s not going away.”
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week. Enjoy!
Home of the #1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs — and hometown of her boyfriend, Brooks Ayers — Tupelo was so inspired by Gunvalson’s “contribution to society” that the mayor offered her the key to the city.