At the first glance, Braunwyn Windham-Burke is a typical reality show star. She has appeared on The Real Housewives of Orange County. She is a stay-at-home mom and a lifestyle blogger. However, in 2020, a new aspect of Braunwyn Windham-Burke was revealed, i.e. her sexuality.
A mother of seven in her 40s coming to terms with her sexuality was an interesting premise. Read the article below to know more about Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s really intriguing inner, and outer, life.
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Biography — Age, Birthday, Zodiac
Braunwyn Windham-Burke was born on 25 November 1977, which meant she was 43 years of age as of June 2021.
Having her birthday on 25 November, Braunwyn zodiac sign was Taurus.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke — Mom, Dad, Siblings
Talking about Braunwyn’s parents, her mom was the one who stood out even among the glamorous housewives of Orange County. Yes, Braunwyn’s mom was part of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and each time she appeared on the show she stole the now.
Braunwyn’s mom is Deborah Windham, or as she was lovingly called Dr. Deb. Deborah was actually a doctor with an MD. But she is also the coolest person on the show, with her colored braid of hair, fancy clothing, and a life-long passion for Burning Man.
Furthermore, she is married to a man called Brian Herman for over 37 years. Brian was not Braunwyn’s biological dad. In fact, Braunwyn’s dad died due to alcoholism when she was a little child. It was her mother who raised Braunwyn and her siblings on her own–and later with their step-dad.
Braunwyn has two siblings, a sister called Mikaela and a son named Marley. Not much was known about either of her siblings.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke Height, Weight, Measurements
Braunwyn Windham-Burke was a woman of average height. She stood at a height of 5 ft 7 inches. Also, she had a modest weight of 53 kgs.
For a woman in her forties, Braunwyn was impressively curvaceous. Her figure’s measurements were 34-24-34 inches.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke Net Worth, Job, New House
Before joining The Real Housewives of Orange County, Braunwyn had the job of a lifestyle blogger. Basically, she was a stay-at-home housewife and in her free time, she worked the job of a blogger.
Then, Braunwyn first appeared on the 13th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County in 2018. And she reprised her role in the 14th and 15th seasons of the show. The fifteenth season premiered on 14 October 2020.
Based on various sources, the newer members of The Real Housewives of Orange County earned around $150k per season.
Recently, Braunwyn bought a new house worth $6 million. The house had five bedrooms, a movie theatre, a nightclub, and even a pirate ship.
From what we could piece together, Braunwyn’s husband worked for a company called ChannelStars and had a very hefty net worth. Windham-Burke’s family’s expenses were mostly handled by her husband’s money.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke Husband, Kids, Wedding
As was well known, Braunwyn is married to Sean Burke. Braunwyn met her future husband when she was in college in Santa Barbara. After dating for a little while, Braunwyn and Sean decided to get married.
They married at a beautiful wedding in January 2000, when Braunwyn was only 23 years of age. They celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary on 31st January 2021.
Since their wedding day, Braunwyn and Sean had seven kids and lived in various cities including, Washinton D.C., Miami. They finally settled in Newport Beach, California so that their older kids could attend the Orange County School of the Arts.
Their seven kids are Bella, Rowan, Jacob, Caden, Curren, Koa, and Hazel. Bella (born in 2000) is the eldest daughter and Hazel was the youngest.
Is Braunwyn Windham-Burke Lesbian Or Bisexual?
In Oct 2020, Braunwyn Windham-Burke revealed that she was just coming to terms with her sexuality, at 42 years of age and after seven kids. It was not clear what she meant when talking about her sexuality: whether she was a lesbian or a bisexual. Braunwyn wanted to keep it under wraps until she could fully fathom the meaning of her feelings.
Braunwyn also said that in the past she had tried to bury her sexuality with alcohol. She was an alcoholic for a long time until her husband threatened to send her to rehab if she drank anymore.
Braunwyn said that she and her husband were currently living separately but were not going to separate. It was likely that Braunwyn and Sean might live in a civil partnership even if Braunwyn turned out to be a lesbian or bisexual.
In a GLAAD interview published in Dec 2020, Braunwyn Windham-Burke admitted she is a lesbian. She revealed— “I like women. I’m gay. 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.”
Braunwyn then added— “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.”
By her admission, her on-screen kiss with Tamra Judge helped Braunwyn come to terms with her sexuality.
Speaking of her marriage, Braunwyn asserted she and her husband weren’t divorcing. What’s more, she claimed Sean knew of Kris, her girlfriend.
In mid-April 2021, the news about Braunwyn and her girlfriend, Kris breaking up surfaced. A source PEOPLE Magazine, the couple separated in March. The insider also revealed Kris wanted more commitment from Braunwyn who couldn’t. Despite the split, they remained on friendly terms.
By June 2021, Braunwyn had confirmed her relationship with Fernanda Rocha. If you don’t know, Fernanda is an RHOC alum. Read more about Fernanda here.
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Last modified: June 22, 2021