Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Peggy Sulahian finally addressed rumors that she was a homophobe after her brother said he was banned from their father’s funeral because of his sexuality.
Her brother, Pol’ Atteu, told Radar: “She is extremely homophobic and, yes, it is heartbreaking. Peggy did not let me know that my father was dying and I was never able to say goodbye to him. She stole that moment from me and I am still devastated over it.”
Sulahian finally sat down with Andy Cohen last night on Watch What Happens, Live for the first time since appearing on the franchise.
Cohen had promised to ask her about the rumours, and he lived up to his word.
“There was a story going around going on a couple of months ago that I read about that I wanted to ask you about,” he began. “That you wouldn’t allow your brother to attend your father’s funeral because your brother is gay. And… was that true?”
“Absolutely not,” Sulahian responds. “I am not a homophobe, absolutely not. We have not spoken in twenty years.
Cohen next asks: “Have you not spoken because he is gay?”
“No! I am not a homophobe. I support the LGBT community. I love them. I have nothing against them and it has nothing to do with him being gay at all.”
As for why she and her brother are estranged, Sulahian would only add, “It’s a private family affair and that’s just what it is.”
The amazing Jennifer Tilly, who also appeared on this episode of Watch What Happens, Live, cut through that last little piece of BS with the best response ever. She said, “Pretty hard to have private family affairs when you’re on a Real Housewives show.”
“Ain’t that the truth,” Cohen added
“Everybody wants their five minutes of fame,” Sulahian concluded.