Braunwyn Windham-Burke

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+ community.’

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 — Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation — on December 2 and was so excited to stay her fact within the public eye. “I like women. I’m gay,” the truth TV star proudly introduced. “I’m a member of the LGBTQ+ community.”

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

Braunwyn Windham-Burke
Braunwyn Windham-Burke poses for season 14 promotional photos of ‘The Real Housewives Of Orange County’ [Tommy Garcia/Bravo].

Braunwyn additional defined when it was that she actually started to return to phrases along with her sexuality. “I had a scene with Tamra [Judge] that everyone kind of talked about,” she recalled of an October 2019 episode of the truth TV sequence, during which Tamra and Braunwyn made out at Shannon Storms Beador‘s celebration. “When we were getting ready for the reunion 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,’” Braunwyn shared, reflecting on the second.

“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 confessed. Braunwyn additionally opened up about assembly somebody she needed to pursue — a girl she had fallen for. “I met someone that I was interested in pursuing a relationship with,” she stated. “It became something that I didn’t want to hide anymore and I didn’t want to keep secret anymore.”

Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Sean Burke, and their family on the sixth episode of season 15, “The Vow Renewal” [Randy Shropshire/Bravo].

Braunwyn is still 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 reality TV star also elaborated on her current marital status, revealing that she and Sean “are still married” and that she plans 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 greatest good friend. He is aware of the woman I’m relationship.”

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