Brownwyn Windham-Burke filed for divorce from her husband, Sean Burke, on Monday, according to court documents obtained by Page Six.
The Real Housewives of Orange County – WHO came out as gay Back in 2020 – “irreconcilable differences” were noted in the documents and required to share legal guardianship over them.
However, Windham-Burke, Who moved to New York City last yearShe also requests physical custody of her seven children, with Sean receiving visitation rights.
The former Bravolebrity, 44, also wants Sean to pay spousal maintenance and her attorney’s fees as well as a division of their personal property.
“The two share a mutual love for their children and will continue to put their family first as they navigate the split,” a source close to Windham-Burke told Page Six on Wednesday.
“Brownwyn knew she needed to do this at some point to explore her life as a gay woman. She is excited about the future.”
The insider added that it is “obvious that a divorce is bound to happen” since she moved out in December 2020.
The mother of seven mentioned the official separation date on October 13, 2022, but it is in the beginning Announcing a Beta Class on Shawn In the summer of 2021 after 26 years of marriage.
Windham-Burke did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
In a new interview with peopleWindham-Burke admitted that trying to create a “modern family” ended up being “more difficult” than she expected.
“I will always have a lot of love for the family we created that will continue to thrive and prosper,” she told the outlet.
Other people have seen exes since late 2020. Windham-Burke, for her part, has done it She was dating Jennifer Spinnerwith a recent move to Instagram admin.
The same source close to Windham-Burke told us that Spinner, 38, is in the process of looking to move to Orange County, California, to help her divorce friend and her children.
“Jane didn’t always want Brownwyn to have to choose between going to New York and being in Orange County, so she’s looking for places close to Newport Beach to make sure Brownwyn is with the family as much as possible,” the source explained. .
“Jane has met the kids and gets along well with them.”
Prior to Spinner, the reality star had relationships with his ex-girlfriends Victoria Britto and Chris. Windham-Burke sparked reconciliation rumors with Kris when they were both spotted holding hands Soon, she and Brito It’s called ending. However, a source confirmed to us at the time that the two of We are just friends.”
Shawn also moved to W I started dating a “new person”, He said exclusively to Page Six in April.
The former couple tied the knot on January 30, 2000, and shared seven children together: Bella, 22, Rowan, 20, Jacob, 17, twins Caden and Corinne, Coa, 7, and Hazel, 4.