RHOC Star Peggy Sulahian Breaks Her Silence On Homophobic Allegation and Her Brother

RHOC star Peggy Sulahian opens up in a new interview about being a Housewife and is finally breaking her silence on the rumors about her brother and accusations she is homophobic.

First, Peggy talks about tongue-tied on the show and why she always seems confused.

I understand a big part of the show tends to be the ladies “harping on one another,” but I believe we can do so much more than petty fighting and hashing old arguments. At this point in my life, dealing with death and disease, I believe we can let go of the past and deal with each other as adults. I appreciate that in last week’s episode, Vicki took the advice from others and called Tamra. They have been friends for years. Perhaps they can help others learn how to overcome difficulties in friendships and to grow from mistakes. ​Not sure I was tongue-tied, but at times I did feel a bit overwhelmed with so much action around. I was trying to soak it all in and at times thought twice before I spoke.”

Next, Sulahian addressed the report that her brother claimed she was homophobic.

Peggy said, “We have been estranged for more than 20 years. He was informed of our father’s passing and was present at the funeral. There were many people there to attest to this fact. Regarding the allegations of homophobia, perhaps actions speak louder than words. I am surrounded by people of every race, faith and lifestyle choice​, so the answer is clearly NO.​”

So why did Peggy join the show?

Peggy said, “My hopes were to gain friends and support in this time in need. I underwent a massive surgery and started filming 5 weeks after my double mastectomy. At the same time, I was also dealing with my father’s deteriorating health and later, his passing. Prioritizing him was more important than my health. He did not even know about my situation. After his death, I was scheduled for a double mastectomy right after. You will see in the coming weeks but I was surprised by the ladies lack of support of what I was going through. Most of the ladies have not yet shown any concern, but yet have only interrogated me about my health.”

Why did she get a double-mastectomy?

Peggy said, “I hope to embolden women to take an active role in their health, especially, breast health. I would like to raise awareness for breast cancer and screenings. Nothing is 100% so it is imperative that we get checked regularly and not rely simply on one test or another. I was tested ​for the BRACA gene​ and my tests came back negative,” she told the Huffington Post. “Since my mom had cancer, I was diligent in continuing testing whether by mammogram, thermogram, blood work, etc. During one of my exams, a small mass was detected. It was biopsied and confirmed for cancer. As such, and with fear it would spread quickly, I consulted a few oncologists and determined the best course of action was to treat it aggressively and have a double mastectomy. I was scheduled for implants after a period of healing.”

Thoughts on Peggy?

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  • Just because he was at the funeral does not mean she didn’t try to prevent him from being there. That really proves nothing at all.

  • Rain

    Lifestyle CHOICE ????? That right there tells me what an idiot she is . Every human with a brain knows it’s not a choice. She’s lying
    Lamborghini Barbi bitch !

  • Real Sandy

    There are two sides to every story.
    What do I believe? Well, I don’t think this would have become a story if it was not true. It does not seem like something someone just made up to be controversial.
    She did say that she was estranged from her brother for more than 20 years. Did she ever say why? Was it because of his homosexuality? It seems to point to that, since she never did say exactly why she is estranged from her brother, and if so, then she is just trying to do damage control now, and it is not working.
    Actions speak louder than words, and though I don’t watch this show any more, I am happy to miss out on this new Housewife, especially. I would think anyone who really knows her, would know how she really is, and it is sad that she seems so self absorbed that she cannot open up and break out of that bubble of prejudice she has created and accept others, as different from her as they might be, especially her own sibling. JMHO

    • watching in ohio

      I don’t think that the story is necessarily true the way it has been related! The story was put out there to maliciously damage her in the worst way possible! Having gone through the family dynamics of “jealousy, alienation and sibling rivalry”, I know first hand that people will “distort or downright lie”to appear “the victim”! It’s unfortunate but give Peggy a chance. She has stated this NOT the case..she has been truthful (hesitant to share much personal truth with the women because of how awful they all are to each other)!. Look at how they are trying to make at “much ado about nothing” as it relates to her double mastectomy.. how about “being supportive and sympathetic”? Just my opinion. Thanks for sharing yours!

  • watching in ohio

    Peggy if you are looking for genuineness/faithful friends in this group of “ladies” you are going to be sorely disappointed.. they dont love anyone more than they love “themselves”! VG cheated on her husband with a con artist..now she has a decent man and she likes being married but he might be “too dull” for her she says (because she LIKES a bad boy and sneaking around)! Tamra falsely accused Simon of “abusing her” so she could move on to Eddie (who may very well be bisexual) and lost her kids! Kelly had an affair on Michael previously but was driven back to him by the financial..she’s another Tamra..superficial, entitled and shoe-in for another affair/divorce! Shannon is having a nervous breakdown right on camera..her husband won’t engage w her because she acts like she’s out of her mind! He can’t talk to her, reason with her or interact! She’s been self medicating w alcohol since her appearance on the show! Scary lady with divorce in her future! The other one (name escapes me)who just had the baby has ZERO life and an absent husband..he is as emotionally “checked out” as any multiple marriage, multiple children millionaire old guy married to a much younger woman that I’ve ever seen! If it works it will be because she does “all the work”! Not good women and not good friends to have! They are like a pack of dogs that turn on each other when one is down!

  • Jay

    There’s nothing genuine about this woman. Yuck, hopefully she’ll be gone next year.

  • Starr

    Wrong audience to expect any human sympathy far less compassion. They are all too into themselves & lack heart & soul.
    Her relationship with her brother is hers, no one else’s.
    I respect she will not share her whole reason for not wanting to reveal to this group about her double masectomy. She does not trust them, is not taken up with the petty nonsense that surrounds the world they live in. If they could only spend time trying to be better humans & living good lives at home with spouses & kids, they would be a lot happier & certaintly more at peace.

  • Aunt Bee

    This woman confuses me. She pretends to not understand our language even though she has been in the country for many many years and has a degree in English from UCLA. Also she has told different versions of her mastectomy.

  • bluebell

    I love Peggy. She can handle the stupid whiny women. They should never talk about Peggy’s decisions regarding her own health. These ladies disgust me. It is none of their business.

  • 80s gal

    I believe she is estranged w her brother because of his being gay. they seem very judgmental. we know he did show up for the funeral but the problem was she tried to have him kicked out which I too believe happened, there were witnesses. regarding her surgery, she was being proactive and that takes a lot of courage and I think the women need to back off. who cares if she had cancer or not, she didn’t want to take any chance after they found a mass and she had to go through all that worrying. now if she lied about having mastectomy, that’s another story.