Braunwyn Windham-Burke cut an elegant figure in a yellow floral dress with a thigh-high slit at dinner with her girlfriend Fernanda Rocha in Newport Beach.
While hanging out with the 34-year-old fitness instructor on Friday, the 43-year-old reality star looked in high spirits just days after opening up about getting axed from The Real Housewives of Orange County.
As she strutted around a glamorous venue in a pair of sky-high gold stiletto sandals, Windham-Burke chatted away with Rocha, who wore a skintight purple minidress.
Looking good: Braunwyn Windham-Burke cut an elegant figure in a yellow floral dress with a thigh-high slit as she grabbed dinner with a pal after a date at Javier’s in Newport Beach
Windham-Burke’s hair was perfectly curled for the occasion and she could be seen holding hands with Rocha as they smiled throughout the evening.
Eventually, the mother-of-seven was seen getting into the driver’s seat of her car to drive home after a date at Javier’s.
Windham-Burke’s outing comes after she opened up about why reaction Andy Cohen’s to her firing ‘hurt the most’ and yearning to the ‘other side’ of her sobriety journey.
Doing well: While hanging out with the 34-year-old fitness instructor on Friday, the 43-year-old reality star looked in high spirits just a few days after getting axed from The Real Housewives of Orange County
‘I haven’t spoken to him. I think that’s what hurt me so much,’ she told Us Weekly of Cohen. ‘I was not in the healthiest place at the reunion. I was less than a year sober. I was still struggling a lot. There was a lot of tension with my cast. I knew what I was getting into and it wasn’t hard.’
Additionally, after being so ‘raw this last year with sobriety,’ she wanted to show the ‘light at the end of the tunnel.’
‘Sobriety is fun. Sobriety is beautiful,’ she noted. ‘It’s very hard getting sober and that’s all you saw last year was the getting, not the being.’
Chic: As she strutted around a glamorous venue in a pair of sky-high gold stiletto sandals, Windham-Burke chatted away with Rocha, who wore a skintight purple minidress
On Thursday, her former RHOC co-star publicly blamed her for getting them fired from their Bravo series.
Dodd, who has faced intense backlash last year for her controversial opinions on COVID-19 as well as accusations of racism and homophobia, posted a text message exchange with Windham-Burke.
A text message sent from Kelly to Braunwyn says: ‘This was your fault. We’d still be on the show if you didn’t make things so dark and ugly and brought all that political ‘woke’ BS.’
It goes on, ‘Your lies about me, calling me a racist and a homophobe were horribly destructive and your phony storylines didn’t help either.’
Attack: Kelly Dodd shared these screenshots of her sparring with Braunwyn on Thursday
Known for their fights on the show, in November last year, Dodd accused Windham-Burke, who is gay, of calling her ‘a racist and homophobic (sic) in a nationally televised interview.’
Giving a classy clap back and ignoring the vitriol, Braunwyn replied in the text messages: ‘Well I’m still sober and still gay, like I said if you ever want to talk I’m here’
Variety confirmed the news that the ladies will not be returning for the 16th season earlier this week.
Dodd will not be returning for the 16th season of Real Housewives of Orange County, according to Variety; seen in 2019
While Kelly and Braunwyn are not welcome on the cast any longer, Heather Dubrow is set to make a triumphant return to the show after taking four seasons off following her last stint in 2016 for season 11.
Dodd faced intense backlash last year for her controversial COVID-19 opinions and later toasted to being a ‘super-spreader’ while at a bar with friends amid strict lockdown and social distancing measures in California.
Bravo also cancelled the contracts for Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, who was on the most recent season.
Shannon Storms Beador, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson will be back for another season in front of cameras.
Reports that Tamra Judge will also return have only been confirmed on the Housewives Wikipedia page.
Get the champs! Heather Dubrow is set to make a triumphant return to the show after taking four seasons off following her last stint in 2016 for season 11; seen in 2018