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RHOC star Braunwyn Windham-Burke is seen in public for the FIRST TIME since coming out as a lesbian

The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Braunwyn Windham-Burke is seen for the first time since coming out as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community this week.  

One day after revealing she is a lesbian to the world, the 43-year-old reality star enjoyed dinner with her supportive Bravo cast members at Mastro’s in Costa Mesa.  

Outside the restaurant, the women showed off their holiday spirit by wearing red Santa hats and wrapping their arms around each other for group photos. 

Supportive pals: The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Braunwyn Windham-Burke is seen for the first time since coming out as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community this week

Windham-Burke, who says she has no plans to divorce her husband of 20 years Sean Burke, rocked a silk black tank, white denim jacket and matching trousers. 

Meanwhile, her 36-year-old pal Noella Bergener showed off her incredibly toned legs in a thigh-skimming minidress, which she styled with a Chanel purse and blue heels. 

The pair stood closely together, while posing for snaps, and Bergener hugged the mother-of-seven, who has received thousands of supportive messages after opening up about her sexuality on Instagram.  

Reunited: The 43-year-old reality star enjoyed dinner with her Bravo cast members at Mastro's in Costa Mesa on Thursdays, one day after coming out as a lesbian on Wednesday

Reunited: The 43-year-old reality star enjoyed dinner with her Bravo cast members at Mastro’s in Costa Mesa on Thursdays, one day after coming out as a lesbian on Wednesday 

Festive: Outside the restaurant, the women showed off their holiday spirit by wearing red Santa hats and wrapping their arms around each other for group photos

Festive: Outside the restaurant, the women showed off their holiday spirit by wearing red Santa hats and wrapping their arms around each other for group photos

While exiting her controvertible, Windham-Burke showed off her toned arms and massive back tattoo down her spine, which she later covered under her jacket. 

She also sported a gold sequin face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has halted production on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Atlanta after members of the show tested positive for the virus. 

The RHOC stars, however, didn’t seemed concerned about social distancing around each other, as they closely flanked each other’s sides without any PPE.  

Looking good: Windham-Burke, who says she has no plans to divorce her husband of 20 years Sean Burke, rocked a silk black tank, white denim jacket and matching trousers

Looking good: Windham-Burke, who says she has no plans to divorce her husband of 20 years Sean Burke, rocked a silk black tank, white denim jacket and matching trousers

Driving up: For their outing, Tamra Judge, 53, looked festive in a red long sleeve sweater, which she tucked into her black jeans to emphasize her trim waist

Driving up: For their outing, Tamra Judge, 53, looked festive in a red long sleeve sweater, which she tucked into her black jeans to emphasize her trim waist

All legs: Bergener put on a very fashionable display in a blue and white dress

All legs: Bergener put on a very fashionable display in a blue and white dress 

For their outing, Tamra Judge, 53, looked festive in a red long sleeve sweater, which she tucked into her black jeans to emphasize her trim waist. 

Meanwhile, Heather Amin, who gushed she was ‘thankful for an evening out’ with her ‘strong, amazing, beautiful’ pals on Instagram, wore a fitted green dress. 

Jennifer Pedranti rocked a polka-dot frock with ruffled sleeves and wore her bright blonde hair in loose waves, as she smiled for the camera. 

All dolled up: Jennifer Pedranti rocked a polka-dot frock with ruffled sleeves and wore her bright blonde hair in loose waves, as she smiled for the camera

All dolled up: Jennifer Pedranti rocked a polka-dot frock with ruffled sleeves and wore her bright blonde hair in loose waves, as she smiled for the camera

Incredible physique: 36-year-old Noella Bergener showed off her incredibly toned legs in a thigh-skimming minidress, which she styled with a Chanel purse and blue heels

Incredible physique: 36-year-old Noella Bergener showed off her incredibly toned legs in a thigh-skimming minidress, which she styled with a Chanel purse and blue heels

Glued to her phone: Braunwyn can be seen texting away as she stands near her pals in a Santa hat

Glued to her phone: Braunwyn can be seen texting away as she stands near her pals in a Santa hat

Katrina Reiter, who was not seen outside, posted a similar shot to Amin on her social media with their whole group with a heartfelt note. 

‘Women Supporting Women,’ she captioned a silly shot. ‘Never a dull moment with this crew! Thankful for a night of laughs, smiles and support.’ 

Just a few miles away, Windham-Burke’s husband, Sean, was seen grabbing dinner at a Mexican restaurant with his own friends. 

Holiday spirit: Meanwhile, Heather Amin, who gushed she was 'thankful for an evening out' with her 'strong, amazing, beautiful' pals on Instagram, wore a fitted green dress

Holiday spirit: Meanwhile, Heather Amin, who gushed she was ‘thankful for an evening out’ with her ‘strong, amazing, beautiful’ pals on Instagram, wore a fitted green dress

Risky: The RHOC stars didn't seemed concerned about social distancing around each other, as they closely flanked each other's sides without any PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Risky: The RHOC stars didn’t seemed concerned about social distancing around each other, as they closely flanked each other’s sides without any PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic 

She and Sean still plan to stay married, after she admitted she’s dating a woman and told her 253,000 followers that she is a lesbian this week. 

‘It feels so good to finally be living my truth. I am a lesbian,’ she captioned a solo snap. ‘At 43 years old, I’ve finally been able to accept this part of myself and I’ve realized there are no rules about when someone should come out. This is my time.’  

Later, Sean shared a photo with her to his stories and tagged his wife, while using a rainbow emoji to share: ‘I love you. I’m proud of you. And I support you. Always.’ 

Close by: Just a few miles away, Windham-Burke's husband, Sean, was seen grabbing dinner at a Mexican restaurant with his own friends

Close by: Just a few miles away, Windham-Burke’s husband, Sean, was seen grabbing dinner at a Mexican restaurant with his own friends

The couple have seven children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, twins Curran and Caden, seven, Koa, four and Hazel, two.

In the interview with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Braunwyn proudly stated she liked women and she’s gay.

I’m a member of the LGBTQ+ community,’ she told GLAAD’s Anthony Ramos. ‘It has taken me 42 years to say that but I am so proud of where I am right now. I’m so happy where I am. To be able to be comfortable in my own skin after so long is just so nice.’

Sticking by her side: In the interview with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Braunwyn proudly stated she liked women and she's gay, but still loves her husband

Sticking by her side: In the interview with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Braunwyn proudly stated she liked women and she’s gay, but still loves her husband

'Sean and I are still married, I plan on staying married,' she said. 'We are not sleeping in the same bedroom right now, but we are in the same house. We are raising our kids together, he's my best friend. He knows the girl I'm dating,' she said in a recent interview

‘Sean and I are still married, I plan on staying married,’ she said. ‘We are not sleeping in the same bedroom right now, but we are in the same house. We are raising our kids together, he’s my best friend. He knows the girl I’m dating,’ she said in a recent interview

She added: ‘I’m just now starting to feel like I’m becoming the woman I’m supposed to be. I’ve always known it, but it took me, personally, 42 years to be comfortable in my own skin to say that.’

Through her journey with sobriety — which has been documented on season 15 of RHOC — Braunwyn also found feelings for a woman.

‘I met someone that I was interested in pursuing a relationship with,’ she said. ‘It became something that I didn’t want to hide anymore and I didn’t want to keep secret anymore.’ 

'Women Supporting Women,' Katrina Reiter captioned a silly group shot from the night. 'Never a dull moment with this crew! Thankful for a night of laughs, smiles and support'

‘Women Supporting Women,’ Katrina Reiter captioned a silly group shot from the night. ‘Never a dull moment with this crew! Thankful for a night of laughs, smiles and support’

She added: ‘I love Sean. I love him dearly, he is my person, he is my family,’ she said. ‘But I’m not attracted to men and I never have been.’

While she admitted she’s in ‘unchartered territories’ with Sean, the pair plan to stay together and continue raising their family.

‘Sean and I are still married, I plan on staying married,’ she said. ‘We are not sleeping in the same bedroom right now, but we are in the same house. We are raising our kids together, he’s my best friend. He knows the girl I’m dating.’

Braunwyn Windham-Burke — who recently renewed her wedding vows to husband Sean Burke during an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County — took to Instagram and declared her new status while also admitting she's dating a woman

Braunwyn Windham-Burke — who recently renewed her wedding vows to husband Sean Burke during an episode of Real Housewives of Orange County — took to Instagram and declared her new status while also admitting she’s dating a woman

Family forever: The couple have seven children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, twins Curran and Caden, seven, Koa, four and Hazel, two

Family forever: The couple have seven children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, twins Curran and Caden, seven, Koa, four and Hazel, two


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