New love amid a modern marriage?
That’s exactly what is going down in Braunwyn Windham-Burke‘s life.
This revelation comes after Braunwyn revealed that she and her husband Sean Windham-Burke are no longer living together. While the RHOC couple is still very much married, they are redefining what marriage means to them.
“There’s someone in my life right now that makes me happy, and I smile just thinking about, but I kinda want to protect it right now,” Braunwyn revealed. “I’m not quite ready to put it all out there; everyone in my life that knows me knows what’s happening. I don’t think I’ve smiled so much. It’s good. I know if you look at social media, it seems really like crazy, but things are really good in our house right now.”
Braunwyn and Sean have no plans to divorce and “want to stay married.” Instead, the two are taking a modern, unconventional approach to marriage and are doing what works for them.
“I’m not going to worry about the future until it happens. I love Sean. Sean loves me. We have every intention of staying together,” she explained. “We are very honest in our communication. There are just some things that I have discovered about myself that I wanna explore a little more, and he’s very supportive. He understands and, you know, I am living a very authentic life right now, and I’ve never given myself permission to do that. … I’m 42, and there are just parts of me that … I pushed down, and now I’m allowing myself to live authentically.”
They also have “every intention” of “growing old” together and raising their seven children together as a couple, even despite “living in two homes.”
The couple share children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, 7-year-old twins Caden and Curren, Koa, 5, and Hazel, 2.
“There’s just a lot of stuff going on in our lives, and it’s better for us to not live in the same house right now,” she said. “And to give you some space, we’re both working ourselves; we’re both in therapy. I want to be the best version of myself, so does he; we have been together 26 years. We’re not throwing that away. You know, we are family. He’s my best friend.”
She concluded, “Is this forever? I doubt it. I mean, my gut says no, but I’m going to live today, today. And I’ll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.”