Vicki Gunvalson’s Breakup With Brooks Ayers Motivated Her To Drop 22 Pounds

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:11 -- Pictured: Vicki Gunvalson -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/Bravo)

Aside from the stellar ratings for Real Housewives of Orange County, it’s tough to think of anything positive that came out of Vicki Gunvalson dating Brooks Ayers. People still can’t get over Brooks admitting to faking medical documents to say he had cancer and I don’t know if they ever will. 

The fans and RHOC cast members really want to know what Vicki knew about the scandal as it was happening. We will probably never truly set the record straight on this one. Well, apparently Vicki did benefit from this terrible ordeal and the subsequent breakup – well, sort of.


There are a lot of ways to handle a breakup, and when it comes to food and exercise, there are two extreme routes to take: slimming down and getting a revenge body, or channeling emotions into food. Thankfully for Vicki, she responded to her heartbreak from Brooks in a positive way (in regard to her diet).

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Vicki admitted, “I lost 22 pounds.” Vicki also said, “I changed a lot of things. You know, when life give you changes, change everything.” Plus, people complimenting Vicki on her weight loss takes time away from confronting her about the Brooks cancer situation that she put the entire RHOC cast through.

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Vicki didn’t do anything super innovative to lose the weight, but she utilized her typical Vicki level of discipline (that she applies to everything) when it came to her diet. She consumed 500 calories a day and the self-proclaimed “whoop it up girl” even cut out alcohol for three months. Damn, that’s how you know she’s dedicated. We all know how much Vicki loves to party. 

Vicki continued looking for sympathy from the fall out of the Brooks scandal when she explained her weight loss, “You know what, I was at such a depressed state. I’m 54 now, and your metabolism changes. I put on, like, 10 pounds from my 40s to my 50s, and I never felt strong. I don’t want to be a bodybuilder. I don’t want to do all that stuff, but I wanted to feel like, OK, I’m gonna be single now. I gotta look my best, right?” Fair enough. Hopefully Vicki feels better about herself to a point where she will be able to reveal her true self and be more honest than she has been in the past. Obviously, this is a long shot based on her obvious support of Brooks and his “alleged” fake cancer, but let’s just hope that this better Vicki on the outside brings about a better Vicki on the inside.


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