It’s honestly impossible to pick a single person from Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise and call them the most controversial star, but Brooks Ayers (the erstwhile boyfriend of Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson) has to at least get an honorable mention, right? He and Vicki’s rocky romance lasted for a solid five years before finally calling it quits in 2015.
Brooks is probably most infamous for the fact that he claimed to have cancer while filming the show, only to later admit to falsifying his medical records and lying about the whole thing. Seriously. The guy’s a trip. Anyway, where is Brooks from Real Housewives now? It seems like his life is pretty great.
Where is Brooks from ‘Real Housewives’ now?
Despite appearing regularly on Real Housewives of Orange County back in the day, it looks like Brooks keeps a relatively low profile online these days. He’s a pretty active retweeter on Twitter, but his Instagram profile is private. Brooks announced plans to write a tell-all book about his experience on the show back in 2016, but so far, that hasn’t happened. However, he has spoken publicly a few times since leaving the show (and Vicki’s life), so we know a bit about what he’s been up to lately.
First of all, Brooks admitted to falsifying medical records when speaking with E! News back in 2015 (after his lie was exposed). “Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to ‘prove’ to the world that I, in fact, have cancer. What I did was wrong and inexcusable. I acted alone, without Vicki’s knowledge to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer to rest.”
In March of 2018, Page Six reported that Brooks had gotten married to Christy Groves Lindeman, a sales director for a tire company. Brooks said he began dating Christy in November of 2016, and their life together appears to be markedly different from Brooks’ relationship with Vicki. “I’ve never been happier,” he said. “We’re doing fantastic. It’s been a drama-free life now. It’s a true blessing. She’s an amazing woman. Both of our families and kids absolutely adore both of us.”
Brooks’ ex Vicki has also moved on.
Vicki Gunvalson also seems to be much happier with the way her life is now compared to how it was while she was with Brooks. She got engaged to beau Steve Lodge in April of 2019, though it looks as though the couple is taking things slow before tying the knot with an official ceremony. Getting engaged isn’t the only huge recent change in Vicki’s life!
She has also permanently left RHOC after 14 years. As for her post-RHOC plans, she recently revealed that she purchased a vacation/retirement home in Puerto Vallarta. And she’s been plugging her podcast (Whoop It Up With Vicki) like crazy. Something tells us her life is going to keep her pretty busy even though she’s no longer working on the show.