‘RHOC’: Braunwyn Windham-Burke Slams Kelly Dodd’s Claim She’s Building a Storyline: ‘Being Sober in This Toxic Environment Ain’t Easy’
After revealing she is an alcoholic, Braunwyn Windham-Burke from The Real Housewives of Orange County pushed back on Kelly Dodd’s claim that she was getting sober to cling to her role on the show.
“If I was going to do something just for ‘storyline’ I would of picked something easier, being sober in this toxic environment ain’t easy….to have someone diminish the struggle is low, I’ve been blessed to have support and have been working a program, if you need help it works,” she tweeted.
Windham-Burke revealed she was an alcoholic on the first episode of season 15. She’s since had further revelations, also sharing she is a lesbian and is currently dating someone new.
Kelly Dodd fired the first shot
Dodd appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, which is when she blasted Windham-Burke for announcing she was an alcoholic.
“I think that her whole sobriety thing is contrived, and I think it’s fake,” Dodd said. “I don’t think that she had seven kids so she could not drink and I know her well enough that this was a pre-plotted thing that she wanted to do to get her own show.”
Dodd thinks Windham-Burke is fabricating the story to get her own show. “She wanted to get her own show, her talent agent told her to stop drinking,” she concluded. “It’s all contrived. I don’t believe that she is a real alcoholic. You’ll see it after on at the end of the show, what happens. It’s really good.”
Tamra Judge got involved by commenting on Instagram. “Who believes anything she says!!!!!” she wrote. “Coming from the same person that’s mocking covid,” “Just another stupid comment out of this ignorant chick’s mouth. #STFU.”
Tamra Judge has been the only cast member who has had Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s back
Windham-Burke recently shared a photo on Instagram where she directed fans to leave their opinions instead of the one she posted of her children’s visit with Santa. A fan suggested she steer clear of Judge, which is when Windham-Burke shared that Judge is the only one from the cast who has been supportive.
“Tamara has been the only person from Rhoc that has been there for me, she knew I was sober and kept it to herself, she knew we were struggling with our daughters mental health issues and listened, she got me through a day that was so hard I was physically shaking….whatever you think you know, you don’t,” she wrote.
Judge also shared a series of photos that included Burke and other friends. “Let’s bring sexy back to OC,” Judge captioned the images. Windham-Burke replied, “Thank you. For all the reasons.”
Judge also offered her support for Windham-Burke when she shared that she was a lesbian. “So proud of you,” Judge wrote on Windham-Burke’s Instagram post.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is on Wednesday at 9/8c on Bravo.