Over the course of the season, which debuted in October 2020, the truth star was open about her struggles each on and off display screen — and had no drawback firing again when people criticized her.
The mom of seven — she shares Hazel, Koa, Caden, Curran, Jacob, Rowan and Bella with husband Sean Burke — joined the present in season 14. Nonetheless, after a season of partying, she wished to make a change, and after that first season 15 episode, she admitted she “by no means had a wholesome relationship with alcohol” ever since she first took her first sip as a 14-year-old woman.
“Once I drank, I drank till I blacked out or obtained sick. However I by no means drank once I was pregnant or nursing — and in some ways, I believe that probably saved my life,” the previous blogger revealed in an essay for Glamour following the premiere. “I went to a gathering once I lived in Miami, however as a substitute of sticking to a program, I simply obtained pregnant. I’ve seven children, in order that’s an enormous chunk of my life that I used to be sober — or I ought to say, not consuming. Now I notice there’s a distinction between not consuming and being sober, for me.”
Though Windham-Burke, who came out as a lesbian in December 2020, obtained plenty of support from followers, Kelly Dodd took fairly the dig at her throughout an look on Watch What Occurs Stay With Andy Cohen.
“I believe that her whole sobriety thing is contrived, and I believe it’s pretend. I don’t assume that she had seven children so she might ‘not drink’ and I do know her properly sufficient that this was a pre-plotted factor that she wished to do to get her personal present,” Dodd mentioned on the December 2 episode. “She wished to get her personal present, her expertise agent advised her to cease consuming. It’s all contrived. I don’t imagine that she is an actual alcoholic, no. You’ll see it on the finish of the present, what occurs. It’s actually good.”
Wyndham-Burke didn’t publicly reply, however she did take to Instagram to answer a fan who requested for her response. Scroll by means of the gallery under for that response and every little thing else that the housewife has mentioned about her battle with sobriety over time.