The truth, finally. Vicki Gunvalson's ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers has confessed that he fabricated his cancer documents.
The admission comes after several media outlets reported the one-time boyfriend of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star was never even a patient at the City of Hope hospital, as he had claimed. The much-maligned former reality star says he does indeed have cancer, but he faked the documents.
"Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to 'prove' to the world that I, in fact, have cancer," he told E! News. "What I did was wrong and inexcusable. I acted alone, without Vicki's knowledge, to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer 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 simply for a 'storyline' for the show."
Skepticism surrounded Brooks since his claims.
"From this day forward, my own personal journey with this disease will remain private as I initially intended over a year ago," he said. "My sincerest apologies to my family, friends, loved ones, and those who are battling this horrid disease for any additional pain and/or stress that I have caused. As [University of Louisville basketball coach] Rick Pitino once said, 'Mistakes can be good. They are fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching [life], I've learned from making mistakes.' I made a mistake yet I have learned a huge lesson as well."
Earlier this year, Brooks showed fraudulent documents that showed his supposed treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
While on the show, Vicki often defended her then boyfriend. In August, the two split after four years.
On Nov. 11, the same day as Brooks' admission, a fan asked Vicki on Twitter if she had spoken to her former love.
"I don't talk to him nor will I ever speak to him again," she wrote. "This man is sick."