The Real Housewives of Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers aren't just together, they're living together as he battles Stage 3 cancer.
The on-off couple has been through a lot, as you know if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online. But this crisis has united them.
Vicki tells Us that she "just burst into tears" when he told her his diagnosis earlier this fall. It's Brooks Ayers' third time fighting the disease since 2009.
The couple revealed that Mississippi native Ayers is now living with Gunvalson in the OC, and that they've been officially together for over a year now.
Contrary to previous reports, she has not broken up with Brooks Ayers at any point during that time, with Vicki confirming that they are "dating" and "exclusive."
"[Cancer] either will tear you apart as a couple or bring you together. And with us, without a doubt, it brought us together," Ayers explained to the magazine.