‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ star, Braunwyn Windham-Burke has shockingly revealed that she started drinking so much given the upcoming reunion on the show, and the pressure that came with that, amid her relationship status being scrutinised.
RHOC: Braunwyn Windham-Burke Reveals She Started Drinking Excessively Amid Show Reunion
In a rather frank and revealing conversation, she told Access Hollywood’s Housewives Nightcap the following: “Before the reunion I was right there next to my bed, on the floor, crying hysterically “I almost drank — I mean this is horrible to say — I almost drank because I thought if I drink, I can go to rehab and won’t have to go to the reunion.”
And yet, despite the potentially dangerous path she was on, Braunwyn revealed how her destructive behaviour was not disturbing to her. “[It] seemed like a perfectly logical explanation. I almost drank so I wouldn’t have to do my job. “My sobriety is not fake, and this is hard, and I do struggle.”
But despite her struggles, she went to reveal how she has been doing well and staying sober: “I’m trying not to put too much emphasis on the day because I feel like that’s almost setting yourself up for failure, so I’m not going to drink today.”However, not everyone is convinced that Braunwyn is genuine.
Her fellow co-stars, Kelly Dodd to be exact, have questioned whether she has been truthful and naturally Braunwyn fired back: “It’s hurtful. “You know, my sobriety is not debatable. It’s not. That is off the table. I am sober. I am working [on] a program period.
“You don’t get to tell me the right way to get sober. That’s not up to you. That’s up to me. And I have people that I talk to that I trust in the program. You’re not in the program, keep your mouth shut if you don’t know what you’re talking about.”In the face of hate, she continues to stay positive and help others who have experienced her struggle:
“I get a lot of [messages] from women, my age who have felt this way. And haven’t told anyone else, I get a lot of DMS from people that are alcoholics, that haven’t admitted it,” she explained. “When I do my mental health zooms, there’s people that say on there, ‘I’ve never come out, but this has been my truth’ or ‘I’ve never admitted I’m an alcoholic.'”
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