Braunwyn Windham-Burke took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, where she shared a photo of her theatrical look for the Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 reunion and responded to criticism from fans.
In addition to reacting to a number of fans who slammed her treatment of her husband, Sean Burke, Braunwyn was forced to defend herself after being shamed as a “selfish” mother as she also confirmed she brought receipts to the taping of the reunion special earlier this week.
“Awww poor Shawn. Let him go already so he can be with someone who loves him and treats him good. You are so mean to him,” a fan wrote in a comment shared on December 24.
“He’s at the reunion, I’m sure a lot of questions will be answered,” Braunwyn replied.
“You need to get your sh*t together [woman]. You’re all over the place!” wrote a second person. “Focus on being a better person, wife and mother and stop with all your craziness.”
“I’m an amazing mom married to my best friend….anything else is social media BS, we’re good,” Braunwyn confirmed.
As fans have seen in recent months, Braunwyn came out not only as an alcoholic during season 15, but also a lesbian. Then, earlier this month, she confirmed she is dating a woman named Kris while remaining married to husband Sean.
While Braunwyn has insisted that she is happy and suggested Sean is as well, many have been skeptical of her unconventional lifestyle, especially when it’s seemed as if her kids have been left behind.
“I mean… there’s just constant photos of her out all the time. With [girlfriend] etc… She has [seven] kids! I can’t even leave my two for an hour [without] feeling bad, I just don’t understand selfish mothers I guess,” one person noted.
“[What the f*ck] are you [talking] about?” Braunwyn fired back. “1) Mom-shaming is never okay, 2) Why do you care if I put my kids to bed and go to dinner? I don’t drink, I can do it all. I’ve been doing this for 20 years… a piece of advice, find time for you, or you’ll lose yourself.”
“I don’t understand if [you’re] gay why stay with your husband if you have no sexual interest in him,” said someone else. “I feel that you’re kinda of using him for this perfect family portrait. You both deserve your own life.”
Meanwhile, another person reminded Braunwyn that she doesn’t need to respond to everyone’s criticism.
“It’s easy to forget we’re people and not characters….or to not think of me standing in the kitchen watching Sean do a puzzle with Koa while I nibble cold pancakes the kids didn’t finish,” Braunwyn stated.
Another fan told Braunwyn that her husband deserves better before deeming her unfit as a parent.
“I’m an amazing mom that’s with my kids all the time… don’t believe the BS people created, or do… whatever,” Braunwyn replied.
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.