Gina Kirschenheiter Talks RHOC Reunion, Calls Elizabeth Lyn Vargas' Bisexual Reveal 'Odd'
Part two of the season 15 RHOC reunion was filled with dramatic moments, including Kelly Dodd declaring that she's Black
Recalling when Elizabeth Lyn Vargas revealed she identifies as bisexual, Kirschenheiter told Cohen she found the moment "very odd." (During the reunion, Vargas explained that she has always identified as bisexual but doesn't "practice it.")
"Well, first of all, I didn't even know she was bi. Honestly, you shouldn't advertise always your sexual preference, in my opinion. It just is what it is," Kirschenheiter told Cohen. "I was surprised by it, but the fact that she said she's non-practicing, that feels like something you say about a religious belief, so I'm very confused."
"That's bad. It was bad," Kirschenheiter began. "Braunwyn doesn't deny it, I mean people who have alcoholism, they do really bad things. It's a really bad thing she did."
At the close of part one of the reunion, Beador claimed that when her daughter Stella, now 16, was 14, Windham-Burke told the teen, "Stella, there's a lot of bad drugs out there. If you want the good stuff, text me."
Picking up on the conversation in part two, Windham-Burke, who is a recovering alcoholic, immediately apologized and said she didn't "remember saying it" before breaking down in tears.
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Kirschenheiter also shared her reaction to the moment Kelly Dodd declared she's Black, and how Dodd has processed the backlash she's been getting on social media for her remark.
"I think it's ridiculous," Kirschenheiter said with a laugh. "I think she did process it, I think that she did absorb it and I do think that she is remorseful for a lot of it but she has that foot-in-mouth syndrome. It's not malicious, it's just part of who she is."
Cohen, 52, later asked the reality star to share her thoughts on when she and the other Housewives "erupted at Braunwyn for making it seem like the rest of you don't care about racial equality or gay rights."
"It seems like Braunwyn's way of wanting to be an activist is to try to put everyone else down for any of their efforts rather than try and bring people together and educate," Kirschenheiter replied.
"To me, she's not an activist," she added.
During the reunion, Windham-Burke brought out her husband, Sean, to clarify a few things about their relationship. Windham-Burke admitted that she has "never been attracted to men physically," and that includes her husband, to whom she's been married for over 20 years.
The pair also discussed their new arrangement, which is to remain married while dating other people.
When asked if she could predict if Windham-Burke and her husband would still be together in five years, Kirschenheiter said it would really depend on Sean.
"I think if Sean doesn't move on that they will legally [still be married] because Braunwyn doesn't want to take responsibility for herself," she said.