Braunwyn Windham-Burke opened up about her decision to move from the home she lived in during Real Housewives of Orange County season 14 to a rental home for season 15 in a recent video shared to her Instagram Stories. Plus, she also shared an update on her marriage.
As she shared a message about “recovery and detox” on Twitter and explained why she has no regrets about her decision to film her struggles as an alcoholic, the mother of seven said that when it came to relocating her household ahead of season 15, she didn’t have much of a choice. This is because her job with Bravo would have been jeopardized if she chose to remain in her former home.
“It’s not that complicated,” Braunwyn began of the reasons behind her decision to rent.
“I was in my old home and we found out we weren’t allowed to film there anymore because you have to get permits and permission and all this stuff to film at our home and I couldn’t. So, we didn’t have long. We had a few weeks and this house was available and we were like, ‘Okay, we’ll take it,’ because you can’t be on the show if you don’t have a house,” she continued.
According to Braunwyn, she wouldn’t have been able to film RHOC season 15 without a home in the area.
“It’s called the Housewives,” she explained.
Luckily, Braunwyn and her family are happy with the rental they chose.
“It’s a great place. I love it. It works for us now and we’ll see what happens,” she said, adding, “As long as I’m on the show, I probably won’t be able to live where I want to.”
Meanwhile, Braunwyn also recently confirmed that her husband, Sean Burke, has moved back into their home following their split this year.
“Thank you @seanwindhamburke for being by my side these past few crazy months,” wrote Braunwyn on November 4. “We might be doing things our own way, but it’s working and it’s working well. So happy to have you back home. #26years #lifepartners #ivegotyou #modernmarriage #renegotiating.”
During an interview with Access Hollywood last month, Braunwyn discussed coming to terms with her sexuality and confirmed Sean had moved out, explaining why the change was needed.
“We’re still together and I know it’s hard for a lot of people to understand,” she said. “We’re happily married, we plan on staying happily married. There’s just a lot going on in our lives right now and for a lot of different reasons we just think that we need some space right now to work on ourselves to get through our own issues. It’s good to not be together — it is the right choice. I love him dearly but I need to get through what I’m going through right now and I need to do it on my own.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.