Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke has spoken out in defense her husband wearing high heels.

"I woke up to a lot of DMs, a lot of questions from a lot of you, and I just wanted to say, basically, why was my husband wearing heels?" she wrote on her Instagram stories.

"We were supporting our son," she shared, "Who recently started showing an interest in drag, and we were on our way to a fundraiser for the LGBT Youth Center in San Diego. It was Sean's way of supporting his son and all the other kids that the youth center helps."

She continued that it was "a way to take something that so many are uncomfortable [with] and try to normalize it. And waking up this morning and seeing all the hate that my husband's getting for a pair of shoes sort of goes to show why this is so important."

Braunwyn added that, "As long as a pair of shoes can be so polarizing and divisive, it means we still have a lot of work to do. Because people aren't understanding. People are judging. And that's exactly what we were trying to raise awareness of with that. And I guess it's working 'cause at least people are talking."

Her words may have been in repsonse to Vicki Gunvalson's recent Instagram story - where she appeared to mock Sean's heels.

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