'So Grateful For Her': 'RHOC' Alum Braunwyn Windham-Burke Reveals She's Dating Fitness Guru Fernanda Rocha

Forging a new path! Braunwyn Windham-Burke announced she is dating fitness guru — and RHOC alum — Fernanda Rocha… although she is still married to her husband Sean.

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“What started as a friendship has become something more — I am so grateful for her — she is beyond amazing,” the reality TV star, who came out as a lesbian in December 2020, spilled to Page Six. “Not only has she been a source of strength, but she has taken me under her wing and helped me navigate my coming out.”

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Windham-Burke continued: “Without the show, I never would have met Fernanda, so I am forever grateful for that.”

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The couple attended the GUARDaHEART Foundation Unmasked Heart Disease Featuring DIABETESpredict event together on Friday, June 18, where they were spotted packing on the PDA. Rocha appeared on season six of RHOC.

The news of Windham-Burke’s relationship with the fitness instructor comes on the heels of her getting axed from Real Housewives of Orange County. It was announced last week that veterans Kelly Dodd, Windham-Burke and newcomer Elizabeth Lyn Vargas were all fired from the hit Bravo series.

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Following the shocking announcement, Dodd took to social media blaming Windham-Burke for her getting the boot.

"This was your fault. We’d still be on the show if you didn’t make things so dark and ugly and brought all that political 'woke' BS," Kelly wrote in a scathing text message she leaked online. "Your lies about me, calling me a racist and a homophobe were horribly destructive and your phony storylines didn’t help either."

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Windham-Burke responded to the fiery message, writing, "Well I'm still sober and still gay," referring to her journey with sobriety and coming out as a lesbian. "Like I said if you ever want to talk I'm here."

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The mother-of-seven broke her silence regarding her firing on Friday. "It still sucks. I was really looking forward to showing the other side," Windham-Burke said at the time. "You know, I got very raw this last year with sobriety and I think everyone could tell I was struggling and how hard it was."

Windham-Burke, who joined the cast in 2019, claimed to have been six months sober when they stopped filming season 15: "So, I was really looking forward to showing the other side of it. You know, the light at the end of the tunnel.”


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