April 29, 2021 –  After 2020, like many others, she’s found benefits of slowing down as well. “I now realize that pausing is important, to take a moment to reflect and know that my perception of how I see things to be and reality aren’t always the same. Sobriety has given me the gift of pause and clarity.”

During the Season 15 premiere of the hit Bravo show, Windham-Burke admitted, “I don’t know if it’s divine intervention. I don’t know. But for the first time in my life, I can say, ‘My name is Braunwyn and I’m an alcoholic.” While her path to sobriety has been a life-changing one, to say the least, she also came out as gay, which took many by surprise as she’s still married to her longtime husband, Sean Burke. 

However, she revealed that she’s finally feeling “comfortable” in her new life as a “sober, gay person.”Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke is sharing intimate details of how she decided to get sober at the beginning of 2020 after hitting rock-bottom. While on that journey, the reality star disclosed how the decision was more about “saving” her life than anything, while it also gave her the “gift of pause and clarity.” In an exclusive interview with, the 43-year-old opened up about what’s helped her through this journey and all that she’s gained from it.

“For me, being sober was not a choice or a trend. Sobriety was about saving my life,” Windham-Burke confessed. “I am so excited to see people embracing sobriety and demonstrating that you can have fun and live your best life while being sober. It’s such a real, authentic way to be — a lot of times; alcohol hides yourself. There’s nothing more beautiful than people done hiding and ready to embrace themselves.” She then encouraged anyone who is “sober curious” to give it a try saying “living life while truly feeling everything is amazing.”



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