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Days after attempting to downplay her relationship with boyfriend Brooks Ayers while also denying she knew he was a deadbeat, Vicki Gunvalson is now singing a different tune.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star, who wrote a handwritten letter to a judge in 2010 to get Brooks released from jail after his arrest for not paying child support (he owed over $40,000 to two different women), is vehemently defending Brooks. “He is not a deadbeat dad,” says Vicki.

“He is a wonderful man and a wonderful father,” a very emotional Vicki told the Rumor Fix. “He has integrity and loves his children more than life. He just fell on hard times, like we all did. He works in a commission-based business as do I, and his child support payment amounts were based on when he was making a lot more money. He couldn’t pay his child support and in the state of Mississippi the laws make it very difficult.”

Gretchen Vicki continued on with her defense of Brooks despite the court documents that make it clear he was a deadbeat dad. “He is not a deadbeat dad, and he’s paid $110,000 since 2008 to his ex,” adds Vicki. “I knew about the DUI and the other arrests, because he has never lied to me about anything. Everyone has a past. No one is perfect.”

Yes, in addition to Brooks’ arrests last year for child support delinquency, he was also arrested back in 2009 for a DUI. Reality Tea obtained the above mugshot for Brooks’ DUI arrest on June, 16, 2009 in Florida. The arrest record listed him as self-employed and his occupation as “Insurance.”

Vicki also goes on to state that she cares for Brooks very deeply and that she is worried her new relationship might not survive in light of all the negative press. “For me it was a new life and a new page,” says Vicki. “He treats me the best I’ve ever been treated, but because of all the harassment, we probably won’t make it. He doesn’t deserve it and I can’t subject anyone to this.”

Interesting how Vicki sounds a lot like Gretchen when she’s defending her boyfriend Slade Smiley, much to the criticism of Vicki who has stated in the past that court documents don’t lie.

Vicki also took to her facebook page on Thursday and put up the following quote, “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” Funny how it’s okay when she’s bashing Slade for not paying his child support, but when others do it to her beau, it’s called gasps – “judging.”

And unfortunately for Vicki, the bad news doesn’t end with the above. An ex-girlfriend of Brooks has now come out today stating that Vicki and Brooks have been involved with each other for years.

Debbie Keane tells Radar Online that she started dating Brooks in 2005 and had an encounter with a jealous Vicki back in 2007, while she was still married to Donn Gunvalson. “I was tagging along on a business trip with Brooks in 2007 in West Palm Beach, Florida and he kept talking about how his friend who was famous was coming to the conference,” said Debbie.

Upon Vicki’s arrival, she immediately sought Brooks out.“She sent him a text saying ‘finally here, I need a drink,’” said Debbie. Two nights later, Debbie adds that she and Brooks were in a bar when Vicki walked in, so she decided to confront Vicki about flirting with Brooks. “She told me to mind my own business and then went and told Brooks he needed to ‘keep your girl in check.’”

Vicki, while admitting she was at the conference with Debbie and Brooks in 2007, denies Debbie’s version of events. Debbie “was really nice and complimented me on the show and on my outfit,” said Vicki also insisting she was at the conference with Donn.

As many of our readers have pointed out, Brooks appears to be the same guy that was shown this season on the OC Housewives flirting with Vicki during her trip to Cabo. That trip was billed as a girls trip to Mexico with only Tamra and Vicki. So we ask, if it was Brooks in Cabo, how did he end up on the same trip?

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Vicki Gunvalson Boyfriend Brooks

A day after news broke that Vicki Gunvalson’s boyfriend Brooks Ayers was a deadbeat dad who owed a ton in child support, Vicki is now claiming she was not aware of Brooks’ child support issues.

Brooks, pictured above in the mugshot obtained by Reality Tea, was arrested on August 29 (under the name David Brooks Ayers), and taken to the Lee County Jail in Mississippi for failure to pay over $40,000 in child support to two different women. That arrest was reportedly Brooks’ second arrest in 2010 for the same issue. The arrest record also lists Brooks’ age as 43.

The Rumor Fix blog was able to get a statement from Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki, 48, about the latest revelation regarding her boyfriend. “I had no idea,” claims Vicki.

It gets even better as Vicki, who was just gushing about Brooks on the recent OC reunion show, then goes on to downplay her relationship with him. “I’ve only just started dating this guy, we’ve had like three dates. I don’t know about any of it,” added Vicki.

There is however just one major problem with Vicki’s statements. See, court documents prove she was absolutely aware of Brooks’ child support issues. In fact, RadarOnline obtained a hand-written letter Vicki wrote to a Mississippi judge last year in August following Brooks’ most recent arrest.

In the letter, signed by Vicki herself, she makes a direct reference to Brooks’ child support case. An excerpt from the letter is below -

“I am a personal friend of (David) Brooks Ayers and am acting on his behalf at this time. He was arrested last night on a child support arrearage order, that was unknown to him and currently is in the Lee County Jail.”

So how can Vicki now say she had no idea? The letter by Vicki was written on August 30, 2010 (two months before she filed for divorce), and also the same time Bravo was filming the 6th season of the OC Housewives, you know, the same season Vicki bashed Slade Smiley once or twice for not paying child support.

That irony is not lost on Gretchen Rossi who has been heavily criticized by Vicki and her BFF Tamra Barney for dating Slade (who also has child support issues). Gretchen definitely had some choice words for both Vicki and Tamra yesterday. Below are some of the tweets by Gretchen -

“Geez Karma is my friend lately! That is why you never judge someone cause one day u could end up in the same spot!”

“Ironic that @Tamrabarney won’t say anything about this, but beats up Slade.”

Still no word yet from Tamra regarding this latest tidbit of information.

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Brooks Ayers

Holy moly! Days after Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson finally acknowledged her new boyfriend Brooks Ayers on the reunion show, more details are now coming out about Vicki’s “southern gentleman.”

RadarOnline paints a very unflattering picture of Brooks as court records show he is in good company with Slade a deadbeat dad who owes a ton in child support to two different women.

It gets even worse as Brooks was arrested TWICE last year in Alabama and Mississippi for failing to meet his child support obligations to estranged wife Kim Ayers. The court docs show he owed Kim and another woman over $40,000 in back child support at the time of his arrest.

It is also this next tidbit of information that makes us wonder if Vicki was cheating on Donn before filing for divorce. See following one of Brooks’ arrest in August of last year, Vicki sent a handwritten letter to a Mississippi judge in a desperate bid to get Brooks released from jail.

“I am a personal friend of (David) Brooks Ayers and am acting on his behalf at this time,” wrote Vicki on August 30. “Due to the fact I live in California, I am unable to deliver this request personally,” she added.

The problem is this letter was written TWO months before Vicki, 48, filed for divorce from husband of 16 years Donn Gunvalson in October. In fact, some of our readers have also pointed out that Brooks strikes a striking similarity to a guy that was shown flirting with Vicki in a pool on this season’s OC Housewives during her trip to Cabo with Tamra.

As for Brooks, he has three kids with his estranged wife Kim and a 16-month-old son with his ex-girlfriend Nicolette Catanzarite. “I don’t want him back,” Kim told RadarOnline. “What I want is the child support. He ought to do the right thing and take care of his kids.” Kim also issued a warning to Vicki, “Sometimes you don’t know people. You have a choice to make. Do your homework! It’s not hard.”

Nicolette also spoke to Radar stating that Brooks is not the Southern gentleman he pretends to be. “I once thought of Brooks just what Vicki said on the show; he was the sweetest southern guy in the whole wide world,” said Nicolette. “But over the last two and a half years, I have slowly realized things weren’t right. He’s the catch-me-if-you-can type of guy. He’s definitely a deadbeat dad.”

Nicolette says she is owed $900 a month plus $19,000 in arrears. “I want the bastard to pay child support!” added Nicole.

Brooks’ lawyer attempted to defend Brooks saying the amount Brooks owes is “subject to debate” while also adding that since Brooks’ release from jail in September, he has paid $20,000 to Kim.

This news is all the more interesting as Vicki has been a very outspoken critic of Gretchen Rossi’s boyfriend Slade Smiley who owes over $138,000 in child support.

And that is Brooks, and not Donn, pictured above with Vicki. The two were photographed together last month shopping with sources saying Brooks footed the bill for Vicki’s new clothes.

No word yet on whether or not Tamra Barney will be calling Brooks’ exes to try to get their stories out to the public.

Photo credit: WENN.

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Donn who? Seven months after filing for divorce from husband of 16 years Donn Gunvalson, it seems Vicki Gunvalson has moved on.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star was snapped above on May 11 while shopping at Faith Connexion Melrose in LA with her new boyfriend. Yes you read that right, new boyfriend!

That uh lucky? man/Donn look alike is Brooks Ayers and eyewitnesses tell In Touch Weekly the couple looked “very happy and cute together.”

So why has Vicki, 48, been so secretive about her new relationship? Well it all has to do with Bravo. “Vicki hadn’t wanted to go public with Brooks just yet because on the show she’s still with Donn,” an insider tells Life & Style as viewers are still watching her marriage with Donn play out on this season.

“Brooks didn’t come in with her at first, he was waiting outside,” an eyewitness reveals “Then Vicki said, ‘My boyfriend’s in the car, is it okay if he comes in?’ They were all smiles and having a great time.” Sources also reveal that Brooks footed the bill for Vicki’s new clothes!

As for Brooks, he, like Vicki, also works in the insurance industry. He was reportedly “the first in line when he heard she was single. She seems super happy with him,” adds the source.

“Vicki will announce her split from Donn in the June 6 season finale,” reveals a second insider. Another photo of Brooks is below.

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