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Dec 02 2020
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Braunwyn-windham-burke-gay-lesbian-boycultureAs GLAAD points out, there are no rules when it comes to coming out. (Image via GLAAD)

Braunwyn Windham-Burke of The Real Housewives of The Real Housewives of Orange County came out as a lesbian via a GLAAD Zoom interview Wednesday.

She said, in part:

It's been something that I think everyone's kind of known has been coming, but I'm finally comfortable enough to say: I like women! I'm gay. You know, I'm a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am a lesbian. [Laughs] And it has taken me 42 years to say that.

Interestingly, she has seven children with her husband of over 20 years, and she (1) is still married to him, and (2) still lives with him, and (3) now asserts she has never been attracted to men.

I'm always fascinated by later-in-life coming-out stories; add to that a glitzy, reality-series backdrop, and it's fair to say that Windham-Burke's is a fairly unique situation.

This announcement was preceded by a high-profile same-sex kiss on the show that had tongues wagging.

Watch the full interview below — she's great at articulating her situation: