Now the former Real Housewives of Orange County star is opening up to Page Six about how his family is supporting Max being her “real self.”
“And I was really proud that it’s sort of, not to make it about Heather and I, but it’s kind of reflected on us in a way that most — a lot of people aren’t comfortable coming out till way later in life and they have to hide it and make excuses or not be comfortable, not live their real self, and she felt good enough unsecured enough to say, ‘This is who I am and let’s talk about it.’ So I loved it,” Terry explained.
The Botched star also revealed that Max is starting a podcast, “I’ll Tell It To You Straightish with Max Dubrow,” in which she will talk to teenagers about their various life experiences.
And not surprisingly, Terry says he’d be happy to appear on Max’s podcast.
“I mean, we dragged her on ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ [when Heather was on it]. I put her on ‘Botched.’ I think she made a couple of appearances when I did ‘The Swan,’ so I mean, the least I could do is go on her podcast if she wants me!” Terry joked.
As for his relationship with Max, Terry said, “She’s the one who’s very much got my genetic material both in terms of things she likes in school and sarcasm. She’s a little mini Terry, but I’m so proud of her.”
“So my son … with Nicky, I would always — in case he was gay, I wanted to make sure he felt comfortable being gay. So we always used to say, ‘And Nicky, if you decide you like boys’ and he goes, ‘Yeah, I know. I know if I decide I like boys, it’s normal, it’s cool, blah, blah, blah.’ So when Max came out, I looked and Nicky, and he goes, ‘Yeah, I know. I’m not gay, and if I were gay, I’d talk about it. So leave me alone.’”
Kat, on the other hand, is supporting various LGBTQ causes since her older sister’s coming out.
Meanwhile, Coco “was like, ‘I don’t care. Cool. Who cares?’ Like, it’s so normal to her it’s not even worth talking about it. It’s like talking about what flavor of ice cream you like!”
The Real Housewives of Orange County is expected to return to Bravo for season 15 in late 2020.