Vicki Gunvalson is ready to tell her side of the story. After Brooks Ayers' confession earlier this month that he fabricated documents from City of Hope hospital to make it appear as though he'd been treated there for cancer, the Real Housewives of Orange County star sat down with Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen for a special one-on-one.
To promote the interview — which airs Monday, Nov. 23, at 8:30 p.m. — Bravo released a sneak preview of Gunvalson, 53, talking about Ayers' alleged chemo and speculating as to how he might have faked the side effects.
"I actually contacted a couple of people, and they said you can actually take eye drops and it can make you violently ill," the RHOC vet told Cohen. "I don't know if he did that — that's pretty sick — but I witnessed him with fevers and night sweats and chills. I mean, he lost 42 pounds in three months."
She went on to note the sacrifices she made to take care of her now-ex during that time. "I mean, the extent of what I did for this man, to cure him, I can't even tell you," she said. "Time and money and time and money I spent on him."
Ayers, for his part, maintains that he has cancer, despite admitting to the fabricated documents. In a statement on Nov. 11, he said he produced the bills "in hopes of putting doubts" about his diagnosis to rest.
"I never intended to disclose my actual medical records or details about my private and personal medical history, thus the rationalization of presenting documents that weren't true," he explained, adding that his actions were "wrong and inexcusable."
Gunvalson, meanwhile, told Cohen she thinks this was Ayers' plan all along. "He had to fabricate this lie all the way prior to filming," she said. "Because he got diagnosed in September/October of 2014. We are now in November of 2015. So this lie had to be fabricated and thought out way before filming."