Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Braunwyn Windham-Burke and her girlfriend Jennifer Spinner’s fake Las Vegas wedding is receiving backlash from Windham-Burke’s children. The eldest child, Bella, called the event “stupid” and urged her mother to focus on finalizing her divorce from husband Sean Burke before considering another legal union. Despite the criticism, Windham-Burke and Spinner plan to eventually tie the knot and hope the children will take part in the ceremony.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s daughter Bella calls her “fake” Las Vegas wedding to girlfriend Jennifer Spinner “stupid” and urges her to focus on finalizing her divorce from husband Sean Burke.
Former Bravo star Braunwyn Windham-Burke and her girlfriend Jennifer Spinner tied the knot in a “fake” Las Vegas wedding last month, but Windham-Burke’s oldest daughter Bella, 22, has shared her unfiltered thoughts on the matter. Speaking to Page Six, Bella called the event “really frickin’ stupid.” She urged her mother to focus on finalizing her divorce with husband Sean Burke before moving on to another legal union. Windham-Burke and Burke share seven children together.
Windham-Burke, who filed for divorce from Burke in October 2022 after 22 years of marriage and two years after coming out as a lesbian, fully intends to make things official with Spinner once the divorce is complete. However, her children have urged her to press pause on another legal marriage. Spinner, who began dating Windham-Burke in the summer of 2022 and has proudly assumed a “stepmom” like role in the family, assures the children that there is “no [hurry]” to tie the knot.
While a real wedding is in the works for the couple, the ladies are heading to Franklin, Tenn., where they will continue “nesting” with Burke and their youngest children after relocating next month.
Bella has praised Spinner for the peace she brings to the household, saying that with her parents, “it’s a lot of fighting and arguing. But then Jen was like a beacon of peace.” Regardless of what the future holds for Windham-Burke and Spinner, Spinner promises to maintain a relationship with her partner’s children. Windham-Burke beams at the bond that Spinner has built with her brood, saying, “they like her more than me and that’s the goal.”