Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County says Bravo threatened to reduce her role on the reality TV show if she didn’t film with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Brooks Ayers. Why? Because no one on the show approves of Brooks including Vicki’s daughter Briana–and that tension causes made-for-Bravo-TV drama. And now Brooks is battling stage 3 cancer which just adds more urgency to the show.
Vicki is determined not to leave the Real Housewives show. “I am not going to throw in the towel on the Housewife franchise,” she said. “I will be in a walker with my botox and my false eyelashes. I mean, at the end of the day, they’re going to have to kill me off!”