Braunwyn Windham-Burke was outspoken and admitted she was an “alcoholic” when The Real Housewives of Orange County season 15 premiered last year.
Now, about eight months later, Windham-Burke has publicly revealed that she has just celebrated a milestone on her sobriety journey: 500 Clean, Sober Days.
And she marked this monumental achievement by sharing an inspiring post on Instagram in the hopes that she could help others struggling with addictions, alongside a screenshot of a Twelve Step app.
Personal milestone: Braunwyn Windham-Burke, 43, revealed she just celebrated 500 sober days in an Instagram post on Saturday, June 12
“For those of you struggling to get sober, getting started is definitely the hardest part,” the 43-year-old in the caption began with an obviously honest tone in her words.
“The first three months are tough, I can’t coat in sugar. However, it gets easier and then it gets amazing. 500 days today. Five. Hundred.’
She concluded the post with the phrase “One Day at a Time,” which is commonly used as part of the Twelve Step program among Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other recovery groups.
Steps: The Real Housewives Of Orange County star was honest about her sobriety journey and explained how it went from “hard”, to “easier” and finally “amazing”
Courageous: The California native was outspoken and admitted she was an “alcoholic” on an episode of THOC aired in October 2020
The reality TV star used the app to show how her accomplishment of 500 days of sobriety also breaks down into “1.36 years, 16.39 months and 11,982 hours.”
On January 30, just over three months after the episode of her alcoholic confessional aired, Windham-Burke took to Instagram to tell her 307,000 fans and followers that she had gone a year without alcohol.
“No one ever said it would be easy, but thank you @seanwindhamburke for making it easier,” the reality TV star wrote alongside a photo of herself with her husband Sean Burke.
“Officially # 1YearSober … as always, one day at a time,” she concluded with the hashtags: “#onedayatatime” and “#oneyearsober”
Another milestone: The reality TV star also took to Instagram to celebrate one year of abstinence by posting a photo of herself and her husband Sean Burke on January 30, 2021
In October, the California native shared some of the preconceived reservations she had about a sober life.
“I was afraid of not being fun anymore, that my life would get boring. I really thought alcohol made life good, and it’s sad, “she confessed. Charm.
But after a while without alcohol, Windham-Burke realized that was not true for her, and that she actually “has a lot more fun now”.
Reality is reportedly dating Fernanda Rocha (center); Rocha is pictured receiving kisses from Windham-Burke and her co-star Tamra Judge
In another courageous confession, reality also came out as a lesbian in RHOC season 15 last year.
After breaking up with his girlfriend Kris in March, Windham-Burke has reportedly dated fitness pro Fernanda Rocha in recent months.
The ladies were said to be dating after her former co-star Tamra Judge was revealed on the SiriusXM radio show, Jeff Lewis Live, and the two were “hanging out a lot.”
After 20 years of marriage, Windham-Burke and her husband admit to having an open relationship. They share seven children, aged 2 to 20.
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