by Radar Staff
Real Housewife of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson is dating a 'deadbeat dad' who owes tens of thousands of dollars to two scorned exes.
Vicki, who last year filed for divorce from second husband Donn after 17 years of marriage, has been stepping out with Brooks Ayers, as RadarOnline.com previously reported.
But the one secret she's not showing off is Brooks' dark past.
RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained court documents that reveal Brooks' was twice arrested by police in Alabama and Mississippi last year for failing to meet his child support obligations to estranged wife Kim.
It's claimed he owes about $40,000, in total, to her and another woman: his ex-girlfriend, Nicolette Catanzarite from Indianapolis, IN., with whom he has a son.
What's more, we've also learned Vicki even leant her famous name to her beau’s case in a desperate bid to bail him out of his financial disaster.
"I am a personal friend of (David) Brooks Ayers and am acting on his behalf at this time," the reality star wrote in an August 30 letter to a Mississippi judge, pleading for him to be released from jail.
Read the hand-signed letter here.
It was written almost TWO MONTHS before Gunvalson filed divorce papers from husband Donn and while the pair was still living together at her Coto de Caza, Calif., home.
Their divorce is still pending.
"Due to the fact I live in California, I am unable to deliver this request personally," Gunvalson added in her missive to the court.
"This letter is requesting a hearing before a judge as soon as possible."
In an exclusive interview, Brooks’ estranged wife Kim, with whom he has three children, said she was fighting for what her shattered family was owed in lost alimony.
“My ex-husband has a history of cheating,” she claimed, citing as proof her husband’s illegitimate child with Nicolette, 16-month-old Joey.
“I’m offended by adultery -- it’s not right.”
Brooks and Kim had been married for over 20 years when he suddenly filed for divorce four years ago. However, the divorce was not granted at the time he embarked on his new relationship.
“I don’t want him back,” Kim told RadarOnline.com. “What I want is the child support. He ought to do the right thing and take care of his kids.”
She also warned Vicki: "Sometimes you don’t know people. You have a choice to make. Do your homework! It’s not hard."
The other woman in this complicated love triangle, Nicolette, told RadarOnline.com that she began a relationship with Brooks under the pretense that he was “legally separated” from Kim.
“I once thought of Brooks just what Vicki said on the show; he was the sweetest southern guy in the whole wide world,” she said in an exclusive interview from her home.
“But over the last two and a half years, I have slowly realized things weren’t right. He’s the catch-me-if-you-can type of guy. He’s definitely a deadbeat dad.”
Nicolette claimed she is owed $900 a month plus $19000 in arrearages.
She charged: “I want the bastard to pay child support!”
The deadbeat dad case carries more than a hint of irony for Vicki, who was been an outspoken critic of co-star Gretchen Rossi's boyfriend Slade Smiley, who as RadarOnline.com previously reported, owes a whopping $138,857.64 in unpaid child support.
When contacted for comment, Brooks’ lawyer said he had asked a court to modify spousal and child support in the case of Kim.
He conceded the amount his client owed was "subject to debate" and added "it's now up to to the court to soon decide."
But since Brooks was released from jail in September, he has paid $20,000 to Kim bringing the total of $90,000 over the past four years ago, attorney Ben Logan said.