Just when you think Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s love life couldn’t get any more complicated – it does!
The Real Housewives of Orange County star reportedly “stole” her new girlfriend, Fernanda Rocha, from her wife.
According to The Sun, Fernanda was married to her wife, Tessa Rocha, when she started dating Braunwyn, leaving Tessa and her family “really hurt.”
Tessa ended her six-year relationship with Fernanda when she filed for divorce on January 13th, 2021.
Per divorce documents, Tessa initiated the divorce and is seeking “dissolution without child.”
A source says that the former friend of the OC Housewives began a friendship with Braunwyn in October 2020.
The insider claims the new couple “became friends through Tamra [Judge]” in late 2020 before taking their relationship to the next level. The friendship quickly “escalated into a sexual relationship” while Fernanda was still married.
Tessa and Fernanda are currently in “divorce proceedings.”
The split “been really hard because it’s been really public, and it’s been shameless on their part,” a source explains.
The insider went on to say that Fernanda loves the limelight and wants to be famous.
“Fernanda has always wanted to be famous,” notes the source. “She’s always needed the limelight. She had some regrets about her prior stint on the show. I don’t think she got good ratings or drama, and I think that really bothered her. I think Braunwyn has needed better ratings too. Braunwyn has stayed silent on their relationship even though they’re very serious.”
As for Braunwyn, the source added that they “don’t think Braunwyn knew” Fernanda was “in a relationship when they started dating.”
Braunwyn came out as a lesbian in December 2020. Around the same time, she made her relationship with former girlfriend Kris public. It’s unclear when Kris and Braunwyn split but it was made public in April 2021. That same month, Braunwyn and Fernanda were spotted together on the beach in Miami.
RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.
Thoughts on this all? Do you think Fernanda is dating Braunwyn to try and get back on RHOC? Sound off below!