Reality star Braunwyn Windham-Burke admits it’s ‘definitely hard’ juggling her marriage and new girlfriend

Reality star Braunwyn Windham-Burke has shared the struggles she now faces in her relationships since coming out as a lesbian

After her announcement late last year, the Real Housewives of Orange County star revealed she is now in a relationship with a new woman named Kris, all while remaining in her 20-year marriage with husband Sean Burke. 

Now, in a new interview with Us Weekly, the 43-year-old — who shares seven kids with Sean — has admitted it’s quite the challenge trying to keep all parties happy.

“[Sean] supports me, but, yeah — that is definitely hard,’ she told the outlet. “Kris knows that I’m with my kids a lot, you know, and that’s hard for her because she wants to be with me. It’s a new relationship, you know, but she also knows I have seven kids. I have a husband. She knew what she was getting into. There’s never been any lying or anything and so she understands that too.”

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Braunwyn said she makes sure to give both Sean and Kris “a hundred per cent of me when I’m with them” as she cares deeply for them. But above all, she ensuring their privacy is her priority.

“You know, this is me trying to balance the feelings and emotions of two people I really care about,” she said. “And I think trying to keep some things private is a big part of that.”

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The reality star continues to live with Sean at their Orange County home with their seven children: Bella, 20, Rowan, 18, Jacob, 15, twins Caden and Curren, both seven, Koa, five, and Hazel, two. But while they are in the same house, Braunwyn says the pair sleep in separate rooms on different floors.

“I’m leaving tonight. I’m gonna go spend the night with Kris and that’s hard for Sean,” she said, adding that jealousy has “absolutely” been felt by both her partners.

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