Braunwyn Windham-Burke has split from her girlfriend, Kris, despite the Real Housewives star coming out as a lesbian.
‘Real Housewives of Orange County’: Shock!! Braunwyn Windham-Burke Splits Up From Her Girlfriend
The news has come as a shock, given that Braunwyn had been so vocal about her sexuality in the past. In an interview with GLAAD, she said: “I’ve always known it. But it took me personally 42 years to be comfortable enough in my own skin to say that.” Braunwyn’s love life has been under a lot of scrutiny due to her marital arrangement.
She is married to Sean Burke, but both have allegedly had romantic encounters with other people since, mainly because of Braunwyn’s decision to come out. Rather than the two divorcing, it seems they remained together for their seven children: Bella, Rowan, Jacob, Caden, Curren, Koa, and Hazel. But their relationship still continued to come under fire. Braunwyn had been accused of faking her sobriety in order to gain clout.
Not only that, there had been accusations that the duo simply remained together because both sides had incriminating information on each other. Regardless, Braunwyn’s split from Kris was a shock given how she had spoken so glowingly about her in the past. In a previous interview with Us Weekly, she said: “There’s someone in my life right now that makes me happy, and I smile just thinking about, but I kinda want to protect it right now. I don’t think I’ve smiled so much. It’s good.”
So what could have caused the duo to split? Well, the two no longer had a spark in their relationship. And by all accounts, Kris did not want to stay in the current set up that Braunwyn was operating in. And with her unlikely to leave Sean, Kris decided it was best to go. So did Sean have a hand in the split? No, if Braunwyn’s previous comments are anything to go by.
She previously told her fans on Instagram how supportive Sean had been in her troubles: “No one ever said it would be easy but thank you @seanwindhamburke for making it easier.” There is, no doubt, more to this story than initially meets the eye. It will be fascinating to see what Kris has to say about it all.
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