In an interview with GLAAD released Wednesday, Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke came out as gay.

“I’m finally comfortable enough to say: I like women. I’m gay. I’m a member of the LGBTQIA+ community,” Windham-Burke, 43, said. “I’m a lesbian. And it has taken me 42 years to say that, but I’m so proud of where I am right now and I’m so happy where I am. To be able to be comfortable in my own skin after so long is just so nice.”

The reality TV star added that becoming sober in the past year helped her with the journey to self-confidence.

She said, “I know that when you get sober and you start doing the work that goes into that, you start realizing a lot of the reasons you drank had to do with who you were on the inside. This sort of became something that I didn’t want to hide anymore and I didn’t want to keep a secret anymore.”

At the moment, Windham-Burke is married to her husband of 20 years, Sean Burke, with whom she renewed her vows in November. The star told GLAAD that the pair plan to stay married and raise their kids together.

Windham-Burke is also dating a woman named Kris. She posted a picture with her on Wednesday to her Instagram Story captioned with a rainbow flag and hearts.

“It feels so good to finally be living my truth. I am a lesbian,” the star wrote in an Instagram post later.

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