'The Real Housewives of Orange County': Braunwyn says she's alcoholic, fans think she's 'faking' for storyline

The premiere episode 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 15 saw Braunwyn admitting to Emily that she is an alcoholic and was trying to mask away her problems with alcohol


                            'The Real Housewives of Orange County': Braunwyn says she's alcoholic, fans think she's 'faking' for storyline
Braunwyn Windham-Burke (Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

Ever since we first saw Braunwyn Windham-Burke, the housewife was always seen with either a bottle or glass of alcohol. The blonde housewife seized every opportunity to get drunk and have a great time. While she thought she was just being a wild, carefree person, turns out she was actually an alcoholic. Her fellow housewife, Emily Simpson, pointed out to Braunwyn that she might have a drinking problem. But Braunwyn dismissed Emily's suggestion and felt that the housewife was reading into it too much.

The premiere episode 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 15 saw Braunwyn admitting to Emily that she is an alcoholic and was trying to mask away her problems with alcohol. Now that the housewife realized her problem, she has decided to address it. During date night with her husband, Sean, Braunwyn tells her husband that she has been sober for 14 days, and expresses how it's so difficult for her to be her "authentic self" because many people in her life are with her just because she's fun and wild. So, she's nervous that many of them might leave her once she stops consuming alcohol.

Sean tries reassuring her that she has a lot of love in her life, and that he will always have her back. He also admits that he feels guilty for allowing things to escalate to that point. He confesses to seeing some red flags with her drinking, but he just let it slide because he wanted her to be happy and live her best life. Braunwyn hears him out and continues to wonder why he didn't intervene. Later, when she met new housewife, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, she learns that her father died of alcoholism. In her green room interview, she says that she felt like she was being "punched in the gut" while she was hearing Elizabeth bash alcoholics. Although through the course of the episode we saw the housewife tell multiple times that she's an alcoholic and has been struggling to stay sober, fans are having their doubts about it.

Several fans are convinced that Braunwyn is just "faking" her alcoholism for her storyline on the show. A fan tweeted, "Okay I hate to say this but who feels like maybe just alittle bit that Braunwyn alcohol problem could maybe be a fake storyline? Like if it’s that bad why is she worried about being on this show and not getting the real help needed for herself her husband & their 20kids? #RHOC." "Braunwyn just comes off fake to me #RHOC," wrote another fan. "Everything out of Braunwyn's mouth is fake. I don't even think she knows how to be real because her need for any attention is all she can focus on," pointed a fan. Another fan shared, "I sincerely believe Braunwyn is pretending to be an alcoholic for a storyline. Everything about her is phony #RHOC."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 15 airs every Wednesday at 9/8c only on Bravo.

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