We haven’t even seen the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 15 reunion yet, but a major spoiler leaked. Braunwyn Windham-Burke ALLEGEDLY offered cocaine to Shannon Beador’s daughter Stella Beador.
Stella is 16 years old currently, but she was 14 at the time of the alleged incident. The allegation hasn’t been officially confirmed, but Braunwyn did respond to a fan comment.
Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County is coming to a close and all I can say is… THANK GOD. Here I was thinking anything would be better than Vicki Gunvalson and her uncontrolled screeching or Tamra Judge’s desperate antics to stay relevant. Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but too much in your face can make an audience irritable. Which is why most everyone from cast, to viewers, to my next door neighbor’s dog is over Braunwyn Windham-Burke.
In a season dominated by the Rona, Braunwyn’s multiple problems managed to overshadow all other storylines. To say her cast mates are not very fond of her would be accurate. To say fans are frustrated is an understatement. But when you dump sobriety, coming out of the closet, refusing to get divorced, admitting you’re punchy with family, and seven kids are involved in the mix – it’s more concerning than interesting. After such a rough time, Braunwyn wasn’t looking forward to the reunion. You’ll never guess what she almost did to avoid it.
Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County started off with Braunwyn Windham-Burke revealing that she was an alcoholic. And the mom of seven kids dealt with a lot of other issues, too.
In December, Braunwyn announced that she is a lesbian. The RHOC star’s husband, Sean Burke, supported her completely. Braunwyn and Sean tried all season to hammer out the details of their “modern marriage.”
The finale of Real Housewives of Orange County was last week. It was…odd. On the whole, the season was good in that the women opened up their actual lives on camera. Emily Simpson showed us the anxieties of having a loved one in the hospital with COVID. Gina Kirschenheiter showed us the aftermath of domestic violence and divorce. Kelly Dodd was an all-out idiot and Shannon Beador was exhausting (some things don’t change). Elizabeth Lyn Vargas brought nothing to the table (not even Vince Neil) until she revealed she was raised in a religious cult. And Braunwyn Windham-Burke broke her back carrying the season with the chaos that is her life.
There was no attempt made in the finale to depict these women as actual friends outside the show. The season ended abruptly on the beach with the fakest toast ever seen on a Housewives series. It was super apparent that these women are united only in their mutual disdain for Braunwyn. There is no need to reiterate that she is going through major life changes. Whether it’s all true or for camera time doesn’t even bother me because she’s imploding her own life, not her fellow cast members’. Regardless, her cast mates think everything she’s doing is for likes and camera time. But I think in one case they’re deflecting from their own ignorance.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke carried this entire season of Real Housewives of Orange County. It has been dark, difficult, and surprisingly honest. Braunwyn admitted that she is an alcoholic. During the coronavirus lockdown, Braunwyn told RHOC viewers that she had never used a washing machine. And that she physically hit her husband, Sean Burke, for the second time.
That is horrible. Worse yet, the incident happened in front of one of their kids. Braunwyn regretted her actions, and said that “Sean was the only thing that stood between me, and you know, a bottle of alcohol.” Again–physical violence is never acceptable.
This season of Real Housewives of Orange County hasn’t been the most exciting. Let’s be honest. However, my hopes are high for the reunion.
I have been wondering for days what Braunwyn Windham-Burke allegedly did to Shannon Beador’s daughter Stella Beador. Ever since that reunion trailer came out, I have been so curious. Of course, we will find out in due time since the reunion is airing soon. But, who wants to be patient when they’re craving the tea?
Y’all we did it. We made it through this season of Real Housewives of Orange County. This season included the co-pandemics of the Coronavirus and the country’s glaring issues of racial inequities. Being filmed during the beginnings of the pandemic shutdowns made this season much different from anything we’ve seen on Bravo before. For instance, it was also our first season without icky Vicki Gunvalson. The cast shake up and current events somehow shifted the focus all the way left to Braunwyn Windham-Burke.
The reunion trailer featured Braunwyn taking a beating from the other women. Not to mention they’ve all been trashing her since the season ended. Above all, it’s pretty obvious she is on the major outs with the cast.
As the latest season of Real Housewives of Orange County wrapped, it’s hard to name a bigger turn around than cast member Braunwyn Windham-Burke. She ended last season with what we thought was a hot and heavy marriage. She even had a vow renewal this season. All seemed….good?
But cracks quickly started to show. And some of the bombs she has dropped this season were pretty unexpected, even for the unconventional housewife. She admitted she was an alcoholic and spent the season not only battling it, but defending it to the likes of Gina Kirschenheiter and Kelly Dodd. She also admitted to some pretty heavy stuff within her seemingly perfect marriage. Those things included slapping husband, Sean Burke and just an overall vibe of her not being into him. Cut to her in the last episode coming out as a lesbian. While reports indicated she wanted to stay married, Braunwyn is busy having a full on relationship with her 29-year old girlfriend, Kris.