Braunwyn Windham-Burke: I Almost Drank To Avoid ‘RHOC’ Reunion

Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke confessed to being an alcoholic during this season — and she says she came close to drinking again to prep for this season’s reunion.

“Before the reunion I was right there next to my bed, on the floor, crying hysterically,” she said on an episode of Access Hollywood’s “Housewives Nightcap” show. “I almost drank — I mean this is horrible to say — I almost drank because I thought if I drink, I can go to rehab and won’t have to go to the reunion.”

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She continued: “I almost drank so I wouldn’t have to do my job,” she said as she wiped away tears. “My sobriety is not fake, and this is hard, and I do struggle.”

During this season, Braunwyn opened up about her addiction. The reality television star also came out as gay shortly after the season premiered.


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She also slammed Kelly Dood who accused her of faking her sobriety.

“It’s hurtful. You know, my sobriety is not debatable. It’s not. That is off the table. I am sober. I am working [on] a program period,” she told Us Weekly.

She added: “You don’t get to tell me the right way to get sober. That’s not up to you. That’s up to me. And I have people that I talk to that I trust in the program. You’re not in the program, keep your mouth shut if you don’t know what you’re talking about.”