RHOC: Braunwyn Windham Burke’s Kids Dub Her an ‘Abuser, Liar and Manipulator’


Two of Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s kids blast the RHOC alum as an “abuser, liar and manipulator” after she called their father, Sean Burke a “narcissist.”

Jacob Windham-Burke and Rowan Windham-Burke are publicly calling out their mother RHOC alum Braunwyn Windham-Burke after she attacked their father, Sean Burke, on social media.

The RHOC exes, who finalized their divorce in November 2023, after initially splitting in 2021, share five children together in addition to Rowan and Jacob: Bella, 23, twins Caden and Curren, 10, Koa, 9, and Hazel, 6.

After the former RHOC star called Sean a “narcissist” on social media, Jacob and Rowan slammed her as an “abuser, liar and manipulator.”

“So my mother and grandmother[,] whom I had to block both and speak to neither[,] have decided to spread lies about my dad on social media. And I’m done. I’m done,” 21-year-old Rowan wrote on her Instagram Story.

“My dad is the kindest most amazing person and the reason I’m still here.”

The 21-year-old called Sean her “best friend” and “rock,” before claiming that her mom, and grandmother, Deborah Windham, are the “narcissists.”

“She is the narcissist. My grandma and mother. End. Of. Story. I’m done with the lies and I’m done with them trying to blast his name. Maybe for ONCE in my life someone will listen to me. Don’t believe these lies. I obviously know what’s true. And it’s not what she wrote in that caption,” she continued.

Rowan, daughter of RHOC alum Braunwyn Windham-Burke, spoke her truth on social media.
Rowan, daughter of RHOC alum Braunwyn Windham-Burke, spoke her truth on social media.

In another Instagram Story, Rowan claimed that her grandmother blocked her on Instagram.

“It looks like my grandma blocked me to erase what I said. But I’ll say it again. I’m done with my mother and grandma spreading lies about my dad online. My dad is amazing. He is my rock, he is my greatest supporter. I only have 1 narcissist [sic] parent and it’s my mother,” Rowan wrote, adding that Sean is “an amazing dad” who only “ever wanted the best for his kids.”

“Unlike my mother and grandma who can’t think of anyone outside of themselves. Really mature, grandma. Trying to silence me again. It won’t work. I’m done with your lies,” she added.

“Looks like my mother and grandma are trying to get my post taken down,” she captioned a screenshot showing that her Instagram Story was reported because it “may be hurtful to other people.”

“It’s staying up. And I won’t ever stop standing up for myself, the TRUTH, and what’s right,” Rowan quipped.

Braunwyn and her mom, Deb.
Braunwyn and her mom, Deb.

A short time later, Rowan’s brother, Jacob, shared a similar message on his Instagram Story.

“Hi! It’s Jacob, braunwyns [sic] son, I’m the one who did drag on the show. My mother is an abuser, liar, and manipulator. I believe in 2nd chances, but not 20th chances,” he wrote, noting that he was “quite scared” to share his truth.

“Last time she called me she just yelled at me for talking to my dad’s gf, so idk. Bye, gunna log off insta for another 3 years,” he continued, adding that his mom has allegedly “been harassing my dad for many years now.”

Jacob Windham-Burke calls his mom an "abuser, liar, and manipulator."
Jacob Windham-Burke calls his mom an “abuser, liar, and manipulator.”

In a second Instagram Story, the 18-year-old clarified “this is just my opinion by the way, so don’t sue me.”

“I’m only taking this online, since she did, there’s a lot more private, and hopefully we keep it private since nobody besides the family need to be involved. I think it is very inappropriate for anything to be posted, for both me and her. I’ve tried to have real conversations with her over the past years and she either denied my problems, said what I saw and experienced weren’t true, or dodged an apology. Not much has changed. By for real, again my opinion,” he wrote.

Jacob Windham-Burke slams his mom on social media.
Jacob Windham-Burke slams his mom on social media.

After Rowan and Jacob’s posts went viral, Braunwyn told Page Six that she is “sad” about the current state of her family.

“I expected there to be retaliation after speaking my truth online. Narcissistic triangulation is a very real and classic thing, and I am sad this is happening to my family. I love all of my children dearly, and I hope healing can take place on all sides,” the RHOC alum told the outlet.

The posts from Braunwyn’s kids come just days after the RHOC alum shared a post about surviving the “hardest 3 years of my life.”

In the lengthy social media post, the former RHOC star accused Sean of “continuing the cycle of abuse and manipulation.”

“I married young, back then I didn’t understand what being married to a narcissist meant, I didn’t have the words to articulate the financial and emotional abuse I suffered, I was put down, called names, and told that my memories weren’t right and would get told lies that made no sense, but wouldn’t question. I was made to feel crazy,” she wrote on Instagram earlier this week.

The former OC Housewife claims she simply wants to “help people understand what being with a covert narcissist means.”

“We break the cycle of abuse by sharing our stories….so here’s mine. I covered for someone, I was lied to for decades , I was made to feel insane…I was left penniless and thought I would never recover…but I have, and I haven’t drank. I see you. I believe you. We aren’t alone,” she concluded.

After sharing her feelings on Instagram, Braunwyn received public support from her mom and her fiancée, Jennifer Spinner.

“We knew that her ex would retaliate, because that’s what narcissists do,” her mom, Deborah, said on Wednesday via her Instagram Story. “So what they do is they weaponize their children. I know it’s awful, it’s sad. I’ve tried my best. I’ve like pleaded with him, ‘Please do not involve your children,’ but he has zero boundaries.”

Meanwhile, Spinner shared, “@braunwynwindhamburke I love you. Lead with love and truth, the rest is just noise.”

The Real Housewives of Orange County will return for season 18 in mid-to-late 2024.

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