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Vicki Gunvalson Breaks Silence on Brooks Ayers' Cancer Fabrication: "I'm Embarrassed"

See how much the Real Housewives star admits to

Sadie Gennis

Vicki Gunvalson is finally speaking out about her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers fabricating medical documents claiming he received cancer treatment from City of Hope hospital.

"I'm completely shocked. I've seen the bills. I went to City of Hope," Gunvalson told Extra. "He was there all morning, so how do you think anything other than he's getting chemo? You go to City of Hope because you have cancer, not because you have nothing else to do during the day."

Whether Ayers actually had cancer was the major story line throughout Real Housewives of Orange County this year. Gunvalson's conviction on the series that Ayers' wasn't lying drove a major wedge between her and the other women, as well as between her and her daughter Briana. But the reality star says she wasn't aware of Ayers' deception.

"I'm guilty of loving him and believing him. Who hasn't believed someone that you loved?" Gunvalson explained.

Brooks Ayers apologizes for fabricating cancer diagnosis documents

"I think they thought I was in on a scam. My life is so abundant, I didn't need to make a fake story line, and I sure as hell wouldn't make it up about Brooks," she insisted. "As God as my witness, I would never want to make something up like this; it's actually quite sick."

During the third part of the recent RHOC reunion special, Gunvalson began attempting to make amends for the role she played in helping Ayers cover up his lies, but she still has a lot more to do. "I'm embarrassed. I want to tell the girls I'm sorry," Gunvalson said.

As for what Gunvalson would say to Ayers now? "Karma," she said. "I hate him, I hate him with everything in me, and I don't hate people, but I believed him. I trusted him. I defended him, took a bullet for him when people didn't like him."

"Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to 'prove' to the world that I, in fact, have cancer. 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," Ayers said in a statement, while still insisting that he does actually have cancer.

What do you believe?