We are one episode into Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County and I’m calling it now, Braunwyn Windham-Burke will carry this season. Episode 1 she reveals she’s an alcoholic. Then, we’ve seen teases of drama with her daughter cursing her out on social media. There are also confusing rumors about her “modern” marriage with Sean Burke.
Last season, they told us they have a “love shack,” which was just a condo where they had sex away from their many kids. Now, she has an 8,000 square-foot home, but apparently Sean doesn’t even live there right now. So, what does that even mean? Her explanation is, well, confusing.
David Beador is far from a beloved figure in the Real Housewives of Orange County fandom. Then again, at this point, next to no one is a “fan favorite” on Real Housewives of Orange County. It seems like it’s a daily contest about who’s the worst person to come from this show.
Anyway, I’ve digressed. David, the man famous for his overly dilated eyeballs and cheating on Shannon Beador after having sex with her on her birthday (yes, he admitted to that on camera)… and multiple times after that… well, that guy is now a married man with a baby on the way. That’s right, Lesley Cook has married her prince and now she’s Lesley Beador, which has to be driving Shannon crazy, despite her seemingly happy relationship with John Janssen.
Real Housewives of Orange County viewers were witness to many seasons of Shannon Beador’s marital woes with now ex-husband, David Beador. In October of 2015, the couple discussed his cheating in an interview with Bravo host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. Awkward!
Their divorce was even messier than the toxic marriage. The exes finally reached a divorce settlement in April of 2019. Shannon recently revealed that co-parenting with David isn’t going smoothly. Shocker! “He has no interest in co-parenting with me, which is sad,” the RHOC star said.
It looks like there is non-stop drama in the life of Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke. And much of the discord seems to be coming from family issues. Braunwyn’s daughter, Rowan Windham-Burke, posted “Fuck. You. Mom.” on Instagram. Nice!
Braunwyn responded in an Instagram Story. The mom of seven wrote, “Our family asks for your understanding as we work through some challenging circumstances. 45 million Americans will experience mental health issues.”
Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County premiered last night. Aside from Kelly Dodd being on screen, it wasn’t terrible. We saw a lot of new beginnings for these women, which do not include Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson. Shannon Beador and Gina Kirschenheiter have new homes, new men, and new almost step-kids. Kelly has (new husband) Rick Levanthal. Newbie Elizabeth Lyn Vargas has that billionaire divorce money, and Emily Simpson has a new hip and a wimp husband who just wants sex all the time!
All seems to be going very well for the RHOC ladies. Except for maybe Braunwyn Windham Burke. She dropped a bombshell last night. In her conversation with Emily, Braunwyn admitted to being an alcoholic. It was a very real moment to say the least. But Shannon might not use the world “real” to describe Braunwyn.
Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County was a tough one for Emily Simpson. She squabbled with her bestie on the show, Gina Kirschenheiter.
But most of Emily’s problems stemmed from her marriage to Shane “little bitch” Simpson. RHOC co-star Kelly Dodd christened Shane with the nickname, and I must say, it was well-deserved last season.
Shannon Beador has been a longtime cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County and has the story lines to show for it. We’ve followed all of her marriage straining. All the way through husband David Beador cheating. Then a useless vow renewal. Then finally a messy divorce, which we all knew was way overdue. So she’s been through the wringer. And we haven’t even touched getting a bowl bang to the head or the drama she’s had with the other ladies.
But after she gave David the heave ho, she eventually got a new man, fought Covid and continued reignited her beef with Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. R.I.P. Tres Amigas. That didn’t last long! But despite all the good thing happening, divorce with kids proves to be a tricky situation Shannon still has to navigate.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke may have had her first season on Real Housewives of Orange County but it was a doozy. She made quite the splash with her sexy marriage and gaggle of kids. Honestly, I still can’t get over how she has seven kids and enough energy to party with this cast. Regardless, she brought it on her first season and I think most of us fans are glad to see her coming back.
But Braunwyn has proven herself to be quite the force off screen too. She’s come out saying that her marriage is a “modern” one. She’s come for ex-castmates Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge. Brauwnyn has also proven herself to be a worthy advocate for the issues we are facing in this country today.