“There’s someone in my life right now that makes me happy and I smile just thinking about, but I kinda want to protect it right now,” the reality star told Us. “I’m not quite ready to put it all out there, everyone in my life that knows me knows what’s happening. I don’t think I’ve smiled so much. It’s good. I know if you look at social media, it seems really like crazy, but things are really good in our house right now.”
Fans have been wondering about Braunwyn and Sean’s status since last month after the Bravo star promoted a Zoom seminar about divorce and co-parenting. She later revealed that Sean was not living in the family home, but clarified that the duo had no plans to divorce. The couple tied the knot in 2000.
“I’m not going to worry about the future until it happens. I love Sean. Sean loves me. We have every intention of staying together,” Braunwyn explained. “We are very honest in our communication. There are just some things that I have discovered about myself that I wanna explore a little more and he’s very supportive. He understands and, you know, 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.”
Braunwyn confirmed that she and Sean have “every intention” of “growing old” and raising their seven children—Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, 7-year-old twins Caden and Curren, Koa, 5, and Hazel, 2— together.
“There’s just a lot of stuff going on in our lives and it’s better for us to not live in the same house right now,” she said. “And to give you some space, we’re both working ourselves, we’re both in therapy. I want to be the best version of myself, so does he, we have been together 26 years. We’re not throwing that away. You know, we are family. He’s my best friend.”
Braunwyn reiterated that the pair is “living in two homes” and “want to stay married.”
“Is this forever? I doubt it. I mean, my gut says no, but I’m going to live today today. And I’ll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow,” she concluded.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm, ET, on Bravo.
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