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This news sure doesn't call for a woohoo!

E! News can confirm Vicki Gunvalson and her boyfriend Brooks Ayers have broken up after four years of dating.

"After much prayer, thought, counseling, and consideration, we have decided to end our four year relationship. We both wish nothing but a great future for each other," the couple said in a statement posted on Facebook. "We have come to realize that one can indeed love someone in their heart, but that the time may come for their lives to take separate paths."

The pair added, "There will be no further statements or interviews regarding our relationship as we choose to move on with our lives. Though we choose to live our lives in the public eye we thank you for your understanding and ask privacy during this difficult time."

This season on Bravo's Real Housewives of Orange County, the twosome has shared very few complications in their relationship. Beginning Monday, however, the couple will face skepticism from some of their cast members on Brooks' cancer battle.

"HE is NOT faking's a fake story that the girls made up," Vicki shared on Twitter last week. "I have lost 3 friends to cancer and my Aunt. It's a TV show."

The couple warned fans on Facebook that the remaining episodes of Season 10 will also show the two happily together as filming took place between January and May of 2015. 

"It's amicable and they're still friends but Vicky is devastated," a source shared with E! News. "She realizes it's time for them to continue on different paths."

One person who could be happy with the split news is Briana Culberson. Vicki's daughter has been very vocal about her disliking of Brooks and even slammed him during a reunion show. 

Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

(E! and Bravo are part of the NBCUniversal family)

—Additional reporting by Beth Sobol

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