AceShowbiz - Braunwyn Windham-Burke has opened up about how her oldest daughter feels seeing her dating Victoria Brito. When speaking to Us Weekly, the former star of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" admitted that Bella is "still struggling with" it.
"My oldest daughter, Bella, she's still struggling with it," the 44-year-old told the outlet. "Not with the fact that I'm dating a woman, 'cause we are a very open family. You know, we've always been big supporters of the LGBTQ community, even before they could walk. We were going to marches in D.C. when they were in strollers. So that wasn't the issue."
Braunwyn went on to note that Bella is having a "hard" time seeing her parents going their separate ways. "She's 21," the mom of seven added. "She grew up with a certain family and, you know, that's close to her heart."
While Bella is taking time to finally accept the family's big changes, her sister Rowan "loves" her mom's girlfriend Victoria. "They get along great," the reality star claimed. "Jacob is a 16-year-old boy. He's like, 'Whatever, I don't care.' And the little kids, you know, as far as they know, it's just more people that love them. And that's sort of how Sean and I have presented this to them. Our family isn't splitting up. Our family is growing."
As for where things stand between her and husband Sean Burke, Braunwyn elaborated, "There was definitely some hurdles, some bumps in the road." She continued, "We had to work through some really hard things. There's been some really trying times, but right now it's really good. We're coparents, we're partners in life. You know, we're definitely working toward the same goals and we're getting along really well. … I think at the end of the day, we're best friends."