RHOC's Braunwyn Windham-Burke Comes Out as Gay

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Braunwyn Windham-Burke
Braunwyn Windham-Burke  (Source:Braunwyn Windham-Burke / Instagram)

Braunwyn Windham-Burke came out as gay on Wednesday, Page Six reports.

The "Real Housewives of Orange County" star said in a new interview with GLAAD, "I like women. I'm gay.

"I'm a member of the LGBTQ+ community. It has taken me 42 years to say that but I am so proud of where I am right now. I'm so happy where I am. To be able to be comfortable in my own skin after so long is just so nice."

Windham-Burke, age 43, also discussed her 20-year marriage to her husband, saying, "I love Sean. I love him dearly, he is my person, he is my family. But I'm not attracted to men and I never have been." The couple plan to remain married, though they do not share a bedroom. The "RHOC" star has a girlfriend that husband Sean knows about.

Elsewhere in the GLAAD interview, Windham-Burke discussed a make-out scene on the show last season with Tamra Judge. "I was talking to a producer that I trust a lot, his name was James, and he said, 'How do you feel about this? Was it a drunken mistake or is this a part of who you are?' And I said, 'This is who I am.'

"When I went to the reunion last year I kind of started baby-stepping into, 'This is who I am. I like women.' I was testing the waters with my friends, my cast, my family."

The star also attributes her sobriety to her ability to now live openly and honestly. "I know when you get sober and you start doing the work that goes into that, you start realizing a lot of the reasons you drank had to do with who you were on the inside."



Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.

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