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Braunwyn Windham-Burke films a 'RHOC' cast confessional in a white dress.

'RHOC' Star Braunwyn Windham-Burke Claims Gina Kirschenheiter Weaponized Her Attraction To Women

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By Lindsay Cronin

Braunwyn Windham-Burke took aim at Gina Kirschenheiter during an interview with Us Weekly after her co-star was seen poking fun at her home and her husband, Sean Burke, on the latest episode of "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

“Gina has never liked me from the beginning. You know, she’s always had a perception of me that is based on an idea. She’s never really taken the time to get to know me,” Braunwyn claimed to the magazine on October 22.

Sean Burke Got Gina Kirschenheiter An Uber After A 'RHOC' Party Last Year

Gina Kirschenheiter wears large gold earrings.
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According to Braunwyn, she was sad to see that Gina turned something nice Sean did into controversy. 

“We went to the tea party last year and we all went out after and we were drinking too much and she was very intoxicated. She couldn’t get her own Uber. And so Sean does something nice," Braunwyn recalled. "He got her, an Uber, got her home, was checking on her and make sure she was safe. And I felt very upset that you took a nice gesture and made it into something else.”

Braunwyn Windham-Burke Feels Vilified 

Braunwyn Windham-Burke films a 'RHOC' cast confessional in a pink dress.
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During the latest episode of "RHOC," Sean's text message was revealed.

“Hi Gina, just checking in all is OK Braunwyn is asleep, but I got her to the condo first. Anyway, have a good night, and it was great to spend time with you," it read.

In response to Gina suggesting she or Sean wanted something sexual to happen with her, Braunwyn said Gina was painting her as a villain due to her sexuality.

“I think because people on the show know that I’m attracted to women, it sort of gives them the sense that they can, I don’t know, weaponize it and make me into a predator,” Braunwyn told the magazine. 

Braunwyn Windham-Burke Isn't Attracted To All Women

Gina Kirschenheiter wears a straw hat.
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“There’s something about that that doesn’t sit right with me, that when it comes to same-sex relationships, it’s somehow like dirty or inappropriate. And I think more than the text message, it’s her weaponizing my sexuality that really got to me," Braunwyn continued. 

"I was like, ‘Wow, just because I’m attracted to women doesn’t mean that I’m talking to all [women], you know, or that I would do something like that.’ Like that’s not OK, it’s 2020. We can’t just make those broad sweeping, you know, proclamations like that.”

Braunwyn Windham-Burke Is Getting To Know Herself

Braunwyn Windham-Burke films a 'RHOC' cast confessional in a black and silver dress.
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While Braunwyn and Sean are no longer living together, Braunwyn has made it clear that she and Sean are not divorcing. Instead, she's simply getting to know herself as an individual.  

“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,” she explained.

To see more of Braunwyn, Gina, and their castmates, don't miss new episodes of the 15th season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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