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Many many many many housewives have come and gone in the now 14 seasons of the 'RHOC' which happens to be the original housewives franchise. But, with all of those crazy housewives, 22 to be exact, very few have left a long-lasting impact. Since they have exited, the only former members of the OC we have any interest in keeping tabs on are: Gretchen Rossi (seasons 4-8); Alexis Bellino (seasons 5-8); Heather Dubrow (seasons 7-11); and Meghan King Edmonds (seasons 10-12). Sadly, we have actually become disinterested with some of the actual active cast but we won't name names. We are quite happy Ms. Woo Hoo (Vicki Gunvalson) was demoted to "friend of" but then we had to hear the pity party which was super annoying but alas, we have to find one redeeming quality about the show so we can continue to get our housewives fix. Luckily, Kelly Dodd has brought in newcomer, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and we are living for her. Finally, a newcomer we don't hate- examples: Lydia McLaughlin, Peggy Sulahian, Quinn Fry.
A little bit about Brauwyn: she has been with her husband, Sean for 24 years as they met in college at a party but married for 19 and have seven children. From the jump, she told him she wanted to stay home and have kids and somehow, he was not scared off by this. She has already become fast and furious friends with Kelly's now-mortal enemy, Tamra Judge (the new OG of the OC) and even swears by Tamra's Vena Wellness CBD products for her anxiety. Judge spent the season 14 premiere episode shouting out to Braunwyn on Instagram. So, how old is the mama, whose youngest child is just over a year old? She is in her early 40's, one report says 41, which means she and Sean met at 17; their eldest child is not even 20 but they pride themselves on a lot of family time, always vacationing and making the most of what they have. Her mom is Dr. Deb and they are Cali natives, where the Burke's returned to three years ago after living in Miami for some time. Though they loved it there, it is clear Braunwyn is a Cali gal at heart and this was just the time when she befriended Kelly. Shockingly, we never saw her until now.
She is a super great addition, if episode one was any indication, and mom goals for sure. We cannot wait to see what she brings to the table the rest of the season. What do you think of her? Keep watching season 14 of 'RHOC' Tuesday nights on Bravo at 9pm.