'Dirty John': Bravo's new romance thriller may just have a Real Housewife connection!
RHOOC Vicki Gunvalson's life is a lot like the new Bravo romance thriller 'Dirty John' - especially the part that involves her ex faking cancer
Bravo's upcoming romance thriller 'Dirty John' is out later this month, and from the looks of i, it's set to have some real-life co-incidences.
Vicki Gunvalson, 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' OG, recently revealed in a chat with The Daily Dish that 'Dirty John's plotline was a lot like her relationship with ex Brooks Ayers. She may not be too far off the line. Vicki was neck deep in the drama of season 10 of the show when it was revealed that Ayers had allegedly faked having cancer and fans accused her of being involved in the scheme too. Vicki has always said that she was innocent and that she just didn't look deep enough.
"Well, there's a [TV show] just coming out, 'Dirty John'. I mean, that is my life. And he portrayed he was somebody he wasn't — that happened to me," Vicki told the website. "And we're intelligent women. I mean, it happened to me with my eyes wide open. It happened to me. So if it can happen to me, can you imagine how many women it's happening to? And I'm a smart cookie. Everybody told me he was a bad boy. I didn't see it — until it was over."
The show is along the lines of Vicki's story for sure. 'Dirty John' was originally an investigative podcast hosted by journalist Christopher Goffard. After its instant and massive popularity, Bravo is now turning it into a series.
The story follows a woman named Debra Newell, who is an independent and successful interior designer. She meets an extremely charming man named John Meehan and falls head over heels in love with him. John is everything a girl can ask for - he's incredibly handsome, knows the right things to say and is kind and gentle. What's more - he's always there, never unavailable for his lady love. However, problems arise when everyone else senses something off about John but Debra, and what follows is a thrilling discovery of deceit, love, and betrayal.
The show has Connie Britton from 'American Horror Story' and 'Troy's Eric Bana playing the leads Debra and John respectively. This character is similar to Britton's 'AHS: Murder House' character Vivien Harmon, who was just as plagued by the strange personality of her husband Ben. Let's hope Britton's end is better in 'Dirty John' than 'American Horror Story: Murder House' - we can't stand to see her in pain anymore!
The official trailer does have some really good moments from the show, especially the rapid downward spiral that the couple plunges into to as the story progresses. The toxic relationship hits screens on November 25 at 10/9c on Bravo.