Surprise! Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson’s ex-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers, is a married man.
ET has learned Ayers married Christy Linderman in an intimate ceremony on Saturday, March 24, at a chapel at Sycamore Springs Park in French Lick, Indiana. Ayers tells ET that the couple has been dating since November 2016.
“I’ve never been happier!” Ayers tells ET. "We met in Indianapolis in November 2016 and began dating. We recently bought a house in Mississippi and we’re moving back there next month to be closer to my older children and my parents.”
Ayers hasn't been shy about his romance with Linderman, sharing photos of the two on social media.
Ayers also tells ET that he hasn't stayed in touch with Gunvalson.
“I have not heard from Vicki in over a year and I don’t expect to hear from her,” he says.
Gunvalson and Ayers split up in August 2015 after dating on and off since 2011 while the 10th season of RHOC was airing -- which focused heavily on questions surrounding Brooks’ possible cancer diagnosis. Ayers vehemently denied allegations that he was faking having cancer, standing by his story when ET spoke to him in September 2015. Two months later, City of Hope Medical Center -- where Ayers claimed he had gotten chemo for stage 3 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -- confirmed to ET that he had never been treated as a patient. He later admitted to forging medical records related to his diagnosis.
ET spoke with 55-year-old Gunvalson in June 2016, when she said she had "unfinished business" with Ayers.
“Anybody I've been with, I will always love,” Gunvalson said of her ex. “I always will care for and love Brooks, regardless of what he did and why he did it, I will never know … I know I didn't lie for him, and I know there's a lot of questions I'll never get answered, but I love him.”
However, last July, Gunvalson made it clear to ET that she was over him.
“He's moved on. He lives in another state. He's in a relationship, so it's over," she noted. "We weren't married. We weren't engaged. He was my boyfriend. It went bad, so why is everybody so obsessed about him? It's weird.”
“I did not speak to him at all, and I haven't spoken to him … We have common friendships with people, but they pretty much know not to say his name," she added. "We’re done. I’ve moved on.”
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