Everything RHOC’s Braunwyn Windham-Burke Has Said About Her Sobriety
Getting the help she needs. Braunwyn Windham-Burke kicked off season 15 of The Real Housewives of Orange County with a reveal: she had a drinking problem and wanted to get help. Over the course of the season, which debuted in October 2020, the reality star was open about her struggles both on and off screen — and had no problem firing back when people criticized her. The mother of seven — she shares Hazel, Koa, Caden, Curran, Jacob, Rowan and Bella with husband Sean Burke — joined the show in season 14. However, after a season of partying, she wanted to make a change, and after that first season 15 episode, she admitted she “never had a healthy relationship with alcohol” ever since she first took her first sip as a 14-year-old girl. “When I drank, I drank until I blacked out or got sick. But I never drank when I was pregnant or nursing — and in many ways, I think that probably saved my life,” the former blogger revealed in an essay for Glamour following the premiere. “I went to a meeting when I lived in Miami, but instead of sticking to a program, I just got pregnant. I have seven kids, so that’s a huge chunk of my life that I was sober — or I should say, not drinking. Now I realize there’s a difference between not drinking and being sober, for me.” Although Windham-Burke, who came out as a lesbian in December 2020, received plenty of support from fans, Kelly Dodd took quite the dig at her during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “I think that her whole sobriety thing is contrived, and I think it’s fake. I don’t think that she had seven kids so she could ‘not drink’ and I know her well enough that this was a pre-plotted thing that she wanted to do to get her own show,” Dodd said on the December 2 episode. “She wanted to get her own show, her talent agent told her to stop drinking. It’s all contrived. I don’t believe that she is a real alcoholic, no. You’ll see it at the end of the show, what happens. It’s really good.” Wyndham-Burke didn’t publicly reply, but she did take to Instagram to respond to a fan who asked for her reaction. Scroll through the gallery below for that response and everything else that the housewife has said about her struggle with sobriety over the years.
5 Things to Know About President Joe Biden’s Granddaughter Natalie
The star of the show! If you don’t know who Natalie Biden is, you definitely will going forward. Natalie is one of President Joe Biden’s seven grandchildren. After attending her grandfather’s inauguration in January 2021, she made headlines and drew buzz on social media for her stylish monochromatic pink ensemble. She wore a custom bright pink coat from Lafayette 148 New York with a matching protective face mask and scarf. She paired the look with tan knee-high boots. Joe and Dr. Jill Biden’s 16-year-old grandchild generated praise for her fashion choice alongside Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, who stepped out in the nation’s capital wearing a chic Miu Miu coat. The teenager is now being labeled a “style icon” across Twitter. “Natalie Biden’s pink coat and knee high boots inauguration outfit will live free in my head forever,” one person tweeted, while another user wrote, “I’m very here for Natalie Biden and Ella Emhoff style to grace our eyes now.” As a third fan argued that Natalie was “really serving” looks at the political gathering, a fourth individual declared that the first granddaughter “is my new style icon in that pink coat/mask combo.” Natalie is the eldest child of Joe’s late son, Beau Biden. The former attorney general of Delaware, who also shared son Robert Biden II with wife Hallie Biden, died in May 2015 from brain cancer. Following Natalie’s father’s tragic passing, Joe announced in October 2015 that he no longer planned to run for president in the 2016 election. “As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I’ve said all along what I’ve said time and again to others, that it may very well be that that process, by the time we get through it, closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president,” the former senator said during a press conference. “I’ve concluded it has closed.” Joe, who also shares son Hunter with late wife Neilia Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley with Jill, added, “I know from previous experience that there is no timetable for this process. The process doesn’t respect or much care about things like filing deadlines or debates and primaries and caucuses. But I also know that I could do this if — I couldn’t do this if the family wasn’t ready.” However, he went on to announced his candidacy in the 2020 election in April 2019 before defeating Donald Trump. Scroll down to learn more about the 46th president’s buzzed-about granddaughter.
Meet Hartford! Stassi Schroeder Shares 1st Photo of Her Baby Girl
Mama’s girl! Stassi Schroeder shared the first photo and videos of her newborn daughter, Hartford. “Beau [Clark] & I have spent the last couple of weeks enjoying every moment with our daughter. Every cuddle, every sound, every poop, all of it,” the Vanderpump Rules alum, 32, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, January 21. “It’s her two week birthday and I feel like I’m finally ready to share my little girl. Meet Hartford Charlie Rose Clark, the best thing that’s ever happened to me. My heart is so freaking full. I can’t believe I get to keep her.” Schroeder posted a close-up picture of Hartford sleeping as well as three short videos of her bundle of joy at home. “You are just straight-up loungin’, sista!” she declared in one clip. The former Bravo personality gave birth to her and Clark’s first child on January 7. Hartford got her middle names from her paternal grandfather, Charlie, and her maternal great-grandmother, Rose. The commercial casting director, 40, shared the first glimpse of their little one on his Instagram Stories on Wednesday, January 20, after she spit up on him. “It’s my first barf,” he said in the video. Schroeder and Clark started dating in 2018, and the beginning of their relationship was chronicled on season 7 of Vanderpump Rules the following year. He proposed to her in July 2019 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Bravo fired the Next Level Basic author and her costars Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni in June 2020 for their past racially insensitive remarks and behavior. Us Weekly later confirmed that Clark would not continue filming the reality show without his then-fiancée. Days after Schroeder’s ouster made headlines, Us broke the news of her pregnancy. She subsequently took to Instagram to confirm that she and Clark had a baby girl on board. The couple quietly married in September 2020 in a backyard ceremony after postponing their Rome wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The then-pregnant star confirmed the news one month later, writing via Instagram, “I am so proud to be your wife.” Scroll down to see more photos of baby Hartford!
Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Cortese: Relationship Timeline
Supernatural gave Jared Padalecki a whole lot more than 15 years of steady work. The hit CW drama also introduced him to his wife, Genevieve Padalecki (neé Cortese). The actors met on the set of the series in 2008 and went on to welcome three children: son Thomas, son Shepherd and daughter Odette. Before the arrival of the couple’s first child, Jared gushed to Us Weekly about caring for Genevieve. “I’ve been trying to do everything I can to be the classic father: When she needs ice cream, I go get ice cream. If she needs a foot massage, I do the foot massage,” he explained in January 2012. “I’ve [been] doing everything I possibly can.” He added: “Obviously I’ve been working, so I can’t be there all the time when she needs me, but I make sure she has what she needs when she needs it and when I get home at night.” Years later, Genevieve got real about making time for their marriage. “Jared and I have been together for 11 years and married for nine. Throw three kids in the mix and a career that takes him to Canada most the year, and keeping the romance alive can be hard,” she wrote in an August 2019 blog post. “As boring as it sounds, we’ve found that the best way to reconnect is to schedule a date night (or day) as often as possible. Our goal is weekly, but that happens pretty much never. I’m happy if we can reconnect and do something fun together, just us, twice a month.” Jared proved his affection for the actress only grows over time, paying tribute to her with a PDA-heavy Instagram post in January 2018. “To my sweet angel, my dh, and the love of my life (and the only person who’s allowed to smush my nose into my face whenever they want) @nowandgen, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” he raved. “I’m so grateful to be sharing this world and this life with you. There is no me if there is no you.” After more than a decade together, the couple made their first appearance as husband and wife on another CW series: Walker. The idea was pitched to Jared and Genevieve during their 10-year anniversary dinner by the show’s creator, Anne Fricke. Jared proposed the idea to his wife and she was onboard, albeit apprehensive. “I was concerned that people might actually think it was his idea or that they would have preconceived notions,” she told Us Weekly exclusively. Scroll through to revisit Padalecki and Cortese’s lasting relationship — from Supernatural to married with three kids.