EXCLUSIVE: 'RHOC' Star Vicki Gunvalson Spotted With New Man
By Emily Krauser
Despite the rumors swirling around her ex-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers, and a very stressful Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 reunion special airing last week, Vicki Gunvalson is looking forward to new beginnings.
The RHOCstar was spotted with a new man, Smith Walker, at The Ranch in Anaheim, California, on Friday.
A source close to Gunvalson confirmed that she was on a date, telling ET, “She's moving on and incredibly happy." They also revealed that the reality star and Walker, who lives in Texas, have been friends for about four years, and this relationship is "nothing serious."
An eyewitness tells ET that the pair was two-stepping on the dance floor at the saloon, where they were also spending time at a reserved table with another couple during the double date.
“She looked really happy with this guy!” the eyewitness says. “He was by her side the whole time they were there.”
Everyone in the party left the Orange County dining establishment by midnight.
The 53-year-old reality star split from Ayers, her on-and-off again boyfriend, in August. They originally started dating in 2011 and parted ways the first time in 2013. The two got back together in the fall of 2014 after Ayers learned he had stage 3 cancer. Gunvalson was previously married to Michael J. Wolfsmith -- with whom she has a daughter, Brianna, and son, Michael -- from 1983 to 1991 and Donn Gunvalson from 1994 to 2014.
During the reunion, Gunvalson was adamant about not getting back together with Ayers, mumbling, “So glad it’s over,” when a clip of her ex defending himself aired in the special.
Gunvalson's ex-boyfriend has come under scrutiny as of late, with speculation being generated by some RHOC cast members who claim he has been lying about his cancer diagnosis.