Braunwyn Windham-Burke proudly opened up about her sexuality in a brand new interview with GLAAD, revealing that she identifies as ‘a member of the LGBTQ+ group.’
Braunwyn Windham-Burke resides her most genuine life. The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 43, formally got here out throughout an interview with GLAAD — Homosexual & Lesbian Alliance Towards Defamation — on December 2 and was so excited to reside her fact within the public eye. “I like ladies. I’m homosexual,” the truth TV star proudly introduced. “I’m a member of the LGBTQ+ group.”
The Bravo star went on to share that it’s “taken me 42 years to say that however I’m so pleased with the place I’m proper now. I’m so comfortable the place I’m. To have the ability to be comfy in my very own pores and skin after so lengthy is simply so good,” she continued. “I’m simply now beginning to really feel like I’m turning into the girl I’m speculated to be. I’ve all the time identified it, nevertheless it took me, personally, 42 years to be comfy in my very own pores and skin to say that,” she added.
Braunwyn additional defined when it was that she actually started to come back to phrases with her sexuality. “I had a scene with Tamra [Judge] that everybody type of talked about,” she recalled of an October 2019 episode of the truth TV collection, wherein Tamra and Braunwyn made out at Shannon Storms Beador‘s birthday celebration. “Once we have been preparing for the reunion I used to be speaking to a producer that I belief quite a bit, his title was James, and he stated, ‘How do you are feeling about this? Was it a drunken mistake or is that this part of who you might be?’ And I stated, ‘That is who I’m,’” Braunwyn shared, reflecting on the second.
“After I went to the reunion final yr I type of began baby-stepping into, ‘That is who I’m. I like ladies.’ I used to be testing the waters with my associates, my forged, my household,” she confessed. Braunwyn additionally opened up about assembly somebody she wished to pursue — a lady she had fallen for. “I met somebody that I used to be inquisitive about pursuing a relationship with,” she stated. “It turned one thing that I didn’t wish to conceal anymore and I didn’t wish to hold secret anymore.”
Braunwyn continues to be married to her husband, Sean Burke, and the couple share seven children together — Hazel, 2, Koa, 4, twins Caden and Curran, 7, Jacob, 15, Rowan, 18, and Bella, 20. The truth TV star additionally elaborated on her present marital standing, revealing that she and Sean “are nonetheless married” and that she plans on “staying married. We’re not sleeping in the identical bed room proper now, however we’re in the identical home. We’re elevating our children collectively, he’s my finest good friend. He is aware of the woman I’m courting.”
Whereas Braunwyn admitted that she and her household are in “unchartered territories,” they’re all nonetheless making it work, and her household has her again. “It’s solely as bizarre as you make it,” she defined. “I don’t know the way we’re making all of it work proper now, however we’re.”