Braunwyn Windham-Burke finalizes divorce from Sean Burke: ‘I get a second chance to live’

Braunwyn Windham-Burke finalized her divorce from estranged husband Sean Burke on Friday after originally filing a year ago.

“Today feels like the first day of the rest of my life,” the “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum gushed to People Friday.

“You know, you go your whole life with everyone telling you what you need to do to be happy. And it gets to a certain point where you say, ‘No, actually — this is what I want to do.”

She continued, “I’m going to live for me.’ And I’m thrilled that at 45 years old, I get a second chance to live for me.”

Sean and Braunwyn had been married for over 23 years and share seven children: Bella, 23, Rowan, 21, Jacob, 17, twins Caden and Curren, 10, Koa, 8, and Hazel, 5. 

The news comes less than two weeks after Sean requested a reduction in the child support amount he has to pay the Bravolebrity, claiming she is only with their minor kids 1/3 of the time due to her “personal vacations.”

“Today feels like the first day of the rest of my life,” the former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star gushed to People Friday.
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“And I’m thrilled that at 45 years old, I get a second chance to live for me,” she added.
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“Since this is half of the time we based child support on, I ask that it be adjusted to $3,000,” he wrote in the documents, which were obtained by Page Six.

Braunwyn previously claimed in a December 2022 court filing obtained by Page Six that her businessman ex cut her off financially, leaving her “unable to provide” for their kids. 


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“I have relied on [Sean] for all financial security since I was 20 years old,” she argued.

“I have relied on [Sean] to make all financial decisions for 23 years, and I have effectively been kept in the dark regarding the true extent of our business interests and assets.”

Braunwyn came out as a lesbian in 2020 and filed for divorce from Sean in October 2022.
They share seven children together, two of whom are adults.
The businessman asked a judge to lower his child support payments earlier in November, claiming Braunwyn is only with their kids 1/3 of the time.
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Now that her divorce has been settled, Braunwyn can focus on molding her new life with her fiancée, Jennifer Spinner.

The couple is moving into a new home in December after living with Sean in Tenessee — but they won’t be going far.

“It’s within walking distance [of Sean’s house] so it’ll just be better for everyone involved,” Braunwyn told People.

The Bravolebrity is getting ready to walk down the aisle with Jennifer Spinner, to whom she became engaged in July.
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They began dating in July 2022.
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In February, they had a non-legally binding wedding in Las Vegas.
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She and Spinner got engaged over the summer after having a last-minute commitment ceremony in Vegas in February.

“I’ve never been happier,” the reality star said at the time of her engagement.

“Jen is my person. She said to me once, ‘How much do you love me?’ And I looked at her and said, ‘It’s not how much I love you. It’s how small I love you. I love you on a molecular level.’”