Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Peggy Sulahian is in the midst of another controversy after her estranged brother Pol’ Atteu made claims that his sister is a homophobe. Is it possible that Sulahian is keeping her children away from her brother because he is gay?
Atteu, who is a celebrity fashion designer, says that his sister won’t let him near his nieces and nephew, Giovanna, 19, Gianelle, 17 and Koko, 9.
He told Radar, “This past June, I posted a heartfelt message to my nine-year-old nephew Koko wishing him a happy birthday and she immediately deleted it. I thought that it was a mistake, so I reposted the same comment and took a screenshot of it, but she deleted it again and it is still deleted!””
Atteu says it breaks his heart that his sister refuses to accept him because he is gay.
The siblings have been estranged for nearly twenty years, and when their father passed away in December 2016, Ateu says Sulahian and her husband Diko tried to get him and his partner Patrik Simpson kicked out of the funeral.
Many witnesses from the funeral backup Atteu’s claims, including Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards’ mother-in-law Dr. Estella Sneider.
Peggy Sulahian’s alleged homophobia is not sitting well with her RHOC co-stars, especially Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd, who are longtime friends of Ateu and Simpson.
The source says that the two are furious and have “zero tolerance for anti-gay actions.” The news of Sulahian’s alleged homophobia shocked Gunvalson and Dodd, who found it hard to believe at first.
Sulahian responded to her brother’s allegations by saying that she isn’t interested in exchanging public attacks but made it clear the accusations against her were false.
The 44-year-old appeared on Watch What Happens Live last night rocking a new look, but avoided the homophobia topic.
Before the show, she had twelve inches of hair cut off; and now sports an edgy, razor-cut bob. Peggy Sulahian says the cut makes her feel “free and liberated.”
She says she got the cut because she didn’t want her teenage daughters to think that “beauty is long hair.”