Braunwyn Windham-Burke will be joined by longtime friend Noella Bergener on tonight’s new episode of the 15th season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and ahead of the episode, the mother of seven explained how they met in an Instagram post.
“Tune in tonight at 9pm on [Bravo]! I’m so excited for you all to meet the amazing [Noella Bergener],” Braunwyn began in her December 20 post.
According to Braunwyn, she and Noella were actually introduced to one another by her former co-star, Vicki Gunvalson.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke Was Initially Skeptical Of Noella Bergener
“We were introduced this year when I was at a low, I was having a hard time living in Newport, the ‘good ole’ boy’ way of doing things was killing my soul and someone close to me said, ‘Call Noella, you need her,'” Braunwyn recalled.
While Braunwyn eventually did just that, she told her online audience members that she was skeptical about Noella at first because she was a friend of Vicki’s, who she did not get along with on “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”
Braunwyn Windham-Burke Was Drawn Into Noella Bergener’s ‘Pure Soul’ And ‘Raw Honesty’
“Not gonna lie, I was skeptical at first, I knew she was friends with Vicki (no shade, we’re just very different,) but within [two] minutes her pure soul and rare honesty had me falling in love,” Braunwyn explained.
“She’s a rare woman, she makes you see the best in yourself and inspires you! I’m blessed to have her in my life, and you will be too,” Braunwyn added.
Braunwyn went on to react to a number of comments from her fans and followers.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke Claps Back At A Mom-Shamer
“I like you Braunwyn, but I feel like you should be at home with your kids spending the holidays with them,” one fan wrote in the comments section of her photo with Noella.
“Who are you to tell her what she should be doing her own kids? Stay in your lane and mind your business,” another fan replied in an attempt at defending Braunwyn’s honor.
Then, Braunwyn said, “I fly home and then Sean goes on a trip….I wonder if he’ll get Dad shamed??? Wait…that’s not a thing.”
Braunwyn Windham-Burke Credits ‘RHOC’ For Her Sobriety
“Darling, real women would never watch that show. It’s ruined your life. You can’t see the forest through the trees. Be a mom [for f*cks sake],” another fan advised.
“Funny I was just walking on the beach thinking how happy I am, the show is hard at times, but for me it’s been a blessing, not sure if I would be sober without it,” Braunwyn responded.
To see more of Braunwyn and her cast mates, don’t miss new episodes of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” season 15 on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.