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RHOC star Braunwyn Windham-Burke comes out as a lesbian and ‘plans to stay married’ to her husband

RHOC star Braunwyn Windham-Burke comes out as first gay housewife … and ‘intends to stay married’ to husband Sean who ‘always’ supports her

  • She was released on Wednesday during an interview with GLAAD
  • Braunwyn stated her newfound status and also admitted that she is dating a woman
  • Her husband of 20 years, Sean, shared his love for his wife on Instagram
  • The RHOC star plans to stay married and the couple will continue to raise their seven children together: ‘We are in unknown areas’

Braunwyn Windham-Burke came out as a lesbian during an interview with GLAAD released Wednesday.

The 43-year-old reality star – who recently renewed her wedding vows to husband Sean Burke on an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County – took to Instagram and stated her newfound status while also admitting she was dating a woman.

On a flight of stairs in her massive Newport Beach home, Braunwyn looked at ease as she revealed her sexuality to her 253,000 online followers and millions of fans across the country.

Braunwyn Windham-Burke - who recently renewed her wedding vows to husband Sean Burke on an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County - took to Instagram and declared her newfound status, while also admitting that she was dating a woman.

Braunwyn Windham-Burke – who recently renewed her wedding vows to husband Sean Burke on an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County – took to Instagram and declared her newfound status, while also admitting that she was dating a woman.

“It feels so good to finally live my truth. I’m a lesbian, ‘she captioned the snap. At the age of 43, I was finally able to accept this part of myself and realized there are no rules about when to come out. This is my time. ‘

Her 20-year-old husband, Sean, shared a photo of the couple with his stories and tagged his wife using a rainbow emoji to share: ‘I love you. I’m proud of you. And I support you. Always.’

The couple have seven children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, twins Curran and Caden, seven, Koa, four, and Hazel, two.

So sweet: Her husband of 20 years, Sean, shared a photo of the couple with his stories and tagged his wife using a rainbow emoji to share: 'I love you. I'm proud of you. And I support you. Always'

So sweet: Her husband of 20 years, Sean, shared a photo of the couple with his stories and tagged his wife using a rainbow emoji to share: 'I love you. I'm proud of you. And I support you. Always'

So sweet: Her husband of 20 years, Sean, shared a photo of the couple with his stories and tagged his wife using a rainbow emoji to share: ‘I love you. I’m proud of you. And I support you. Always’

Strong: The 43-year-old reality star came out as a lesbian on Wednesday during an interview with GLAAD

Strong: The 43-year-old reality star came out as a lesbian on Wednesday during an interview with GLAAD

Strong: The 43-year-old reality star came out as a lesbian on Wednesday during an interview with GLAAD

In the interview with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Braunwyn proudly stated that she loved women and that she is gay.

“I am a member of the LGBTQ + community,” she told GLAAD’s Anthony Ramos. ‘It took me 42 years to say that, but I am so proud of where I am today. I am so happy where I am. Being comfortable in my own skin for so long is so nice. ‘

She added: ‘I’m just starting to feel like I’m going to be the woman I should be. I’ve always known, but it took me personally 42 years to feel comfortable saying that. ‘

Through her sobriety journey – which is documented in season 15 of RHOC – Braunwyn also found feelings for a woman.

The secret is out: In the interview with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Braunwyn proudly stated that she loved women and that she is gay

The secret is out: In the interview with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Braunwyn proudly stated that she loved women and that she is gay

The secret is out: In the interview with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Braunwyn proudly stated that she loved women and that she is gay

Family forever: The couple have seven children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, twins Curran and Caden, seven, Koa, four, and Hazel, two

Family forever: The couple have seven children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, twins Curran and Caden, seven, Koa, four, and Hazel, two

Family forever: The couple have seven children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, twins Curran and Caden, seven, Koa, four, and Hazel, two

Memories: Sean and Braunwyn renewed their wedding vows in front of Bravo cameras at the Parker Palm Springs earlier this year

Memories: Sean and Braunwyn renewed their wedding vows in front of Bravo cameras at the Parker Palm Springs earlier this year

Memories: Sean and Braunwyn renewed their wedding vows in front of Bravo cameras at the Parker Palm Springs earlier this year

“I met someone I wanted to date,” she said. “It became something I didn’t want to hide and keep a secret anymore.”

She added: ‘I love Sean. I love him dearly, he’s my person, he’s my family, ”she said. “But I’m not attracted to men and never was.”

While she admitted to being in “ unknown territory ” with Sean, the couple plan to stay together and continue raising their family.

“Sean and I are still married, I plan to stay married,” she said. ‘We don’t currently sleep in the same bedroom, but we are in the same house. We raise our children together, he is my best friend. He knows the girl I’m dating. ‘

Through her sobriety journey - which is documented in season 15 of RHOC - Braunwyn also found feelings for a woman; seen in season 14

Through her sobriety journey - which is documented in season 15 of RHOC - Braunwyn also found feelings for a woman; seen in season 14

Through her sobriety journey – which is documented in season 15 of RHOC – Braunwyn also found feelings for a woman; seen in season 14

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