RHoOC Star Heather Dubrow's Daughter, Kat, Comes Out As a Lesbian
'RHoOC' Star Heather Dubrow's Daughter, Kat, Comes Out As a Lesbian
Her older daughter Max, previously came out as bisexual.
Heather Dubrow’s 15-year-old daughter is using the family’s platform with Real Housewives of Orange County to come out publicly as a lesbian, and show just how supportive her family is.
According to a People exclusive, Kat came out to her family last year — casually, in a group text.
“‘By the way, I’m a lesbian,’” Heather recalls her middle child writing. “I didn’t see it, and I was mad because the dogs pooped in the house, so I wrote back, ‘Who let the dogs poop in the house?’ It was a total mom fail, and they’ve never let me forget that.”
But Kat seems happy with her parents’ support, noting that her mother has “asked me trillions of questions that really show she cares. She’s asked me about my pronouns. It’s really easy to talk to her. It’s not like I have to build up courage if I have something to tell her.”
Heather’s oldest daughter, Max, came out as bisexual at the start of the pandemic, something that has come up a number of times on the show, as she’s been promoting her book for parents of LGBTQ+ kids, I’ll Give It to You Straight-ish.
So having queer children isn’t new to the Dubrows, who say they’re just interested in helping their four kids in “figuring out who they are and where they belong as humans.”
“Coming out with your sexuality is something that broadly affects a lot of different people,” Terry Dubrow, Kat’s father, told People. “We just want people to realize it should be part of normal conversations.”
While their family has been accepting and supportive of the sisters, having their lives made so public with the reality show certainly adds a level of pressure to coming out.
“I was really stressed about it. But I’m really grateful that I have Max as an older sister, that she has already gone through all of this,” Kat said. “Seeing my sister be so proud, and to see her be so comfortable with herself, it just makes me feel like I have nothing to worry about.”
The Dubrows were originally on Real Housewives from 2012-2016, before returning to the cast in 2021 — something Heather says was partly because she felt letting others see her family and the way they embrace their children and their sexualities could help others.
Kat hasn’t come out on the show itself yet, although the Dubrows say that will happen in an upcoming episode. In the meantime, Heather shared the news on Twitter, writing, “I’m so proud of my kids!”