Braunwyn Windham-Burke accepted being in a relationship with Fernanda Rocha.
The former “RHOC” star, 43, confirmed to media on Monday that she is dating Fernanda Rocha, who also appeared on the Bravo series as a friend of Tamra Judge in Season 6 of the show — but they are not in an exclusive relationship.
“Having someone special in my life who was an out and proud woman on reality television was so helpful in the beginning stages of our relationship,” Windham-Burke said.
“What started as a friendship has become something more — I am so grateful for her — she is beyond amazing,” she added. “Not only has she been a source of strength, but she has taken me under her wing and helped me navigate my coming out. Without the show, I never would have met Fernanda, so I am forever grateful for that. She’s taking me away for a few days today, and that is exactly what I needed.”
The couple attended the GUARDaHEART Foundation Unmasked Heart Disease Featuring DIABETESpredict event together on Friday, where paparazzi’s spotted them kissing and cuddling before they posed for photos together.
Windham-Burke’s appearance came after she was let go from “RHOC” earlier in the week.
“We have been hanging out,” Windham-Burke told E! at the event. “We are close and she’s been an amazing support to me.”
“I’m glad I met her,” she added. “I will say this — there have been some rumors about when we went from being friends to a little bit more than friends. It was after she got divorced so there’s nothing salacious like that happening. We’ve been hanging out for a while. We didn’t become more than friends until recently. She’s definitely special.”
Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Fernanda Rocha locked lips.
We first spotted the couple together in Miami following Windham-Burke’s breakup with her first girlfriend, Kris.
The women were together to celebrate a mutual friend’s birthday, with an insider telling us at the time, “Braunwyn is becoming so much more comfortable in her skin as a gay woman and is embracing her journey as a member of the LGBTQ+ community!”
Meanwhile, Windham-Burke is still living with her husband, Sean Burke, and wished him a happy Father’s Day on Sunday.
“Some beautiful #throwbacks for a beautiful dad,” she captioned shots of their family. “Thank you, endlessly, for always supporting me and our kids, having our backs, and loving us. One thing you and I share is time- 26 years of amazing moments, and even more to come. No matter how much our ‘modern family’ shifts and changes, you will always be the best dad in the world. Happy Father’s Day, Sean, love you.”