Answering the million-dollar question!
The Big Daddy of Bravo, Andy Cohen, reveals why Bravo decided to fire Braunwyn Windham-Burke ahead of the Real Housewives of Orange County 16th season.
Andy says that the network didn’t feel that Braunwyn was in the “healthiest” spot to continue sharing her life on reality TV.
“I will say, regarding Braunwyn, I really give it up to her and commend her for being so open and letting us in, especially relating to her journey with sobriety,” Andy stated on RadioAndy. “She was going through some really serious life stuff on the show and she didn’t shy away from sharing with us, which I always appreciate.”
“Listening to her at the reunion made [us] feel like, maybe at this moment in time, being on TV wasn’t the healthiest spot for she and her family,” he shared. “I think she was dealing with some real stuff with herself, with her marriage, with her children. It was a lot.”
Meanwhile, Braunwyn recently admitted that she’s still heartbroken over getting axed from RHOC.
“It sucks. I was really looking forward to showing the other side,” Braunwyn confessed.
She added that she’s most hurt by Andy.
“I haven’t spoken to him. I think that’s what hurt me so much,” she said. “I was not in the healthiest place at the reunion. I was less than a year sober. I was still struggling a lot. There was a lot of tension with my cast. I knew what I was getting into and it wasn’t hard.”
“Although I wasn’t in a great place [then], I’ve gotten so much better by doing the work. And I think we all go through moments in our life that are tough. We’ve all had, you know, mental breakdowns or times in our life where we’re not OK, but we get better,” she continued. “We do the work. And then we heal. And I wish someone had just said, ‘Hey, what’s going on now? How are you healing? How are you doing?’ Because where I was six months ago and where I am now are so different. So that did hurt just because no one took the time to call.”
RHOC is expected to return for season 16 in late 2021 or early 2022.