RHOC boss Andy Cohen says Braunwyn Windham-Burke was fired because she 'wasn't in healthiest spot' after alcohol battle

BRAVO boss Andy Cohen shared Braunwyn Windham-Burke was fired because she "wasn't in healthiest spot" as she was getting sober.

The Bravo host felt it wasn't the right time for her to be on television as she dealt with "serious life stuff."

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Andy said on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy: "I will say regarding Braunwyn, I really, 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.

"She was going through some really serious life stuff on the show and she didn't shy away from sharing it with us, which I always appreciate. You know, that being said, I listening to her at the reunion, uh, made me and I think, and the other producers feel like, you know what, maybe at this moment in time being on TV, wasn't the healthiest spot for she and her family.

"So, um, especially if you're going through the, she was just, I, I think she was dealing with some real, real stuff with her own with herself, with her marriage, with her children. It was a lot."


A Bravo spokesperson confirmed the departure of Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas to Variety on Tuesday.

The RHOC stars’ contracts were not renewed for next season, which is set to start filming next month.

Current stars Shannon Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter, and Emily Simpson will return for the upcoming season, while RHOC is expected to add one or two new women to the cast.

Heather, 52, previously starred on the Bravo show from seasons seven through 11.



Following her axing, Braunwyn told People: "I'm incredibly sad to not be able to come back to The Real Housewives of Orange County next year. I loved every moment of being a Housewife, and am so proud of my time on the show – the good, the bad, and the in-between,"

"It feels revolutionary to say, but I was able to get sober and stay sober on reality TV. That is something for which I will forever be grateful. And I came out, becoming the first gay Housewife in the franchise's history. What an incredible honor to look back upon, especially during Pride Month.

"I know I may have been too much for some, and that's okay. I am real, and I am happy being me. I'm so grateful to those who have stood by me. There is a lot more to my life, and I hope you'll stick with me on this journey as I move forward in my next chapter."

Braunwyn's relationship drama was heavily documented during the most recent season of RHOC.

The 43-year-old revealed marriage trouble with her husband, Sean, with whom she shares seven children, and then came out as gay.

After breaking up with her girlfriend Kris in April, The Sun reported the former Bravolebrity "stole her married girlfriend Fernanda Rocha from her wife."

Tessa Rocha filed for divorce from personal trainer Fernanda on January 13th, 2021, after over six years spent together.

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