Vicki Gunvalson’s Reported New Love Interest Smith Walker Addresses Romance Rumors

Vicki Gunvalson
Vicki Gunvalson's reported new love interest, Smith Walker, addresses the romance rumors to Us Weekly Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Rebound after Brooks? Not so fast. Vicki Gunvalson’s reported new love interest, Smith Walker, is denying rumors that the longtime friends are now dating.

“Contrary to media reports that are circulating, Vicki Gunvalson and I are not in a relationship,” Walker tells Us Weekly in a statement, via Gunvalson’s rep. “I met Vicki five years ago during the taping of Season 5, while she was married to Donn.” 

The OG housewife, 53, and Smith raised eyebrows when they were photographed together at The Ranch in Anaheim, Calif., last Friday.

Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers
Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers Amanda Edwards/Getty Images 26588

Although the pair aren’t in a committed relationship, Smith did reveal that the night out was a casual double date. “I found myself in town visiting my son this past weekend and decided to see if Vicki was doing okay after having a hard year,” Walker says. “Along with another couple, Vicki and I went out dancing. It’s been one double date and that’s it.”

As exclusively reported, Gunvalson and her longtime boyfriend, Brooks Ayers, split for good after four years of dating this past August. (Despite Ayers’ adamant denials, the mom of two recently admitted that her “gut says” that he doesn’t actually have cancer.)

“Vicki is currently very happy,” Gunvalson’s rep adds, “and focusing on her family and business.”

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