Braunwyn Windham-Burke endured a lot of criticism throughout her debut season on The Real Housewives of Orange County last year, and on her Instagram Stories, she recently opened up about the impact her social media trolls had on her hair.
After “sending strength” to her fans and followers, many of whom have been ordered to stay sheltered in place at their homes, the mother of seven shared a photo of herself in which she seemingly showed off her bangs.
“These aren’t actually bangs… the stress from last year made my hair fall out, I wasn’t prepared for the hate people give,” Braunwyn wrote in the caption of her March 26 photo.
“I’m grateful now though, it’s made me more resilient and turns out I’m way stronger [than] I ever gave myself credit for,” Braunwyn continued in her caption.
As fans of RHOC well know, Vicki Gunvalson spoke out against Braunwyn’s racy behavior, which included a steamy make-out with Tamra Judge during season 14 and revelations about her many threesomes with husband Sean Burke, on a number of occasions and suggested she had made the series “trashy.”
During an episode of the RHOC: After Show earlier this year, Braunwyn admitted that appearing on the show was much harder than she anticipated.
“I thought it was easy. I thought they showed up and they filmed,” she explained. “I didn’t understand how close I was going to get to these women so quickly and how much I was going to care about them. That actually surprised me. I thought it would be like having co-workers, where you go to work and you come home at the end of the day.”
“But I will say this. I think I enjoyed it more than I thought I was going to, even the hard parts,” she added.