Entertainment TV 'RHOD's' Brandi Redmond Denies Being an Alcoholic Despite Drinking to 'Numb' Pain of Marital Troubles Brandi Redmond has denied claims that she's an alcoholic, though admits to turning to the substance to help her get through some of her darker moments By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 8, 2018 08:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Danny Bollinger/Bravo Brandi Redmond has denied claims that she’s an alcoholic, though admits to turning to liquor to help her get through some of her darker moments. On Wednesday’s The Real Housewives of Dallas, the reality star, 40, opened up about her experience with alcohol while confronting fellow castmate LeeAnne Locken during their trip to Copenhagen. In previous episodes, Locken had questioned Brandi’s drinking, telling fellow Housewives Cary Deuber and Kameron Westcott that Brandi is “an alcoholic.” Locken didn’t recall using that phrase on Wednesday’s episode, though did say that she had concerns. “The only time that I’ve seen you other than this trip, you have been drinking,” Locken said. “It does not mean that you’re an alcoholic” The comment caused Brandi to tear up, emotions caused by a combination of two things. RHOD‘s Brandi Redmond Denies She Adopted a Baby to Save Her Marriage: ‘I’m Super Happy’ Brandi Redmond/Instagram On one hand, there was concern that the accusation might affect her adoption of baby boy Bruin — which at that time, was still pending. “Let me tell you how bad that hurts me, because I want you to understand me. My adoption is not final and by you saying something and insinuating something like that, you could hurt me. It is not okay,” she told Locken. On the other hand, Brandi said she recognized that some of Locken’s concerns hit home — especially when she looked back at how she handled some of her marital problems with husband Bryan Redmond — with whom she also shares daughters Brooklyn, 9, and Brinkley, 6. “This is very hard for me to say,” she admitted. “I was never an alcoholic but when Bryan and I were at our lowest point, I was drinking a bottle of wine a night just to numb myself through it. You saying that triggers all the worst things that were going on.” “After I had both girls, Bryan was traveling a lot with work. It just got harder and harder,” Brandi confessed to audiences. “I just, I closed myself off and resorted to drinking wine.” RELATED VIDEO: Brandi Redmond Reveals the One Fear She Had Before Adopting Her Son Following her tearful confession, Brandi received support from the rest of her RHOD castmates, especially best friend Stephanie Hollman. “Brandi, no one sitting here thinks you’re an alcoholic,” Hollman said for the group. Even Locken offered her support. “I truly apologize,” she said, of labeling Brandi an alcoholic. “I did not know. I’m sorry, and I don’t think you are. I’m sorry if I said that in a moment of anger. I truly am sorry.” Still, that didn’t stop Locken from throwing out another label in her confessional. “I don’t think Brandi is sophisticated enough to be an alcoholic,” Locken said of her longtime foe. “I think alcoholics are sophisticated because they can hide their alcoholism. I think Brandi’s just a drunk.” The Real Housewives of Dallas airs Wednesdays (10 p.m. ET) on Bravo.