RHOC star Braunwyn Windham-Burke revealed which of her co-stars she still speaks to. She’s been having a tough second season. The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 started off strong when she announced that she’s an alcoholic. But then Kelly Dodd and some fans questioned the validity of her story.
After coming out as a lesbian and speaking about her “modern marriage,” Braunwyn finds her with fewer friends these days. She doesn’t even get along with her co-stars. Instead, she’s responding to fans who asked questions about this season. On Sunday, December 6, she took to Instagram comments (via Comments by Bravo) to address the criticism.
Which RHOC co-star has “been there” for her?
Braunwyn Windham-Burke answered fan questions and addressed criticism over the changes she’s made in her life. She received some surprising support from her mother, Deborah Windham, also known as Dr. Deb. RHOC fans recall seeing the strain in their relationship this season.
“Remember you don’t need to listen to the cowards or cowardly opinions,” Dr. Deb wrote. “False do-gooders hiding behind fake profiles. The brave don’t hear the background noises of the small, mean judgmental, hateful, hypocrites. Lions eat sheep. See you soon mama.”
Other Bravo stars came to Braunwyn’s support. One of them included The Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby.
“This is what living your best life looks like,” she wrote.
RHOC alum Meghan King Edmonds and Real Housewives of New York Jersey star Jennifer Aydin also shared some love for the reality star.
“Ugh, I hate when people ruin my cute posts with unrelated opinions about my life!” Meghan wrote. “(Btw you look like a massive b**** here and I AM HERE FOR IT!!!!!)”
“#youdoyou,” Jennifer simply commented.
However, a fan told Braunwyn to “stay away” and “be careful” of former RHOC co-star Tamra Judge. Braunwyn defended her friend and revealed that Tamra has “been there” for her.
“Tamra has been the only person [from RHOC] that has been there for me,” she wrote. “[S]he knew I was sober and kept it to herself, she knew we were struggling with our daughter’s mental health issues and listened, she got me through a day that was so hard I was physically shaking….whatever you think you know, you don’t.”
Braunwyn also defends her “open” marriage amid criticism
The RHOC star has received a lot of criticism for her “modern marriage.” Some questioned the state of her marriage. One fan asked if she was “staying married” to her husband, Sean Burke, or “moving forward” with her life. The fan noted that Braunwyn is happy in her new relationship with her partner Kris. Earlier this month, the television personality came out as a lesbian.
“[W]e are trying to do both, he’s my best friend and family,” Braunwyn responded. “We know it might be impossible, but we’re going to try and make this ‘open’ marriage work.”
Earlier this year, Sean moved out of the family home amid the split rumors. Then, Braunwyn confirmed that he since moved back home. The couple is currently working on their marriage.
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