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RHOC's Braunwyn Windham Burke Comes Out, Reveals She's Staying Married to Husband Sean Burke

RHOC's Braunwyn Windham Burke Comes Out, Reveals She's Staying Married to Husband Sean Burke

Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Braunwyn Windham-Burke has come out as a lesbian in a new interview with GLAAD.

“I like women. I’m gay,” the 43-year-old reality star said. “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.”

“I’m just now starting to feel like I’m becoming the woman I’m supposed to be,” she continued. “I’ve always known it, but it took me, personally, 42 years to be comfortable in my own skin to say that.

“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,” she said about her decision to come out. “I met someone that I was interested in pursuing a relationship with. It became something that I didn’t want to hide anymore and I didn’t want to keep secret anymore.”

Braunwyn has been married to her husband Sean Burke for over 20 years. They have seven children together and do not plan on divorcing.

“I love Sean. I love him dearly, he is my person, he is my family,” she said. “But I’m not attracted to men and I never have been.”

“We are in unchartered territories,” she continued about their relationship. “Sean and I are still married, I plan on staying married. We are not sleeping in the same bedroom right now, but we are in the same house. We are raising our kids together, he’s my best friend. He knows the girl I’m dating.”

“It’s only as weird as you make it,” she continued. “I don’t know how we are making it all work right now, but we are.”

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