Brandi Glanville wrote a book about how Eddie cheated on her with LeAnn, left her broke


There are a ton of recent stories about Brandi Glanville, and I’ll open with the most worrisome one. Brandi was rushed to the hospital by ambulance Thursday night after feeling nauseous and suffering chest pains. OK! Magazine has that story, along with the insider quotes that “doctors couldn’t figure out what’s wrong with her” and that “She’s home now, but she’s sick.” Brandi also found a lump under her arm that was not cancerous, according to doctors. I’m thinking she’s fine now and that she might be having some issues with medication. Before she caught a flight out of LAX last night she was been tweeting that she was on Xanax and antibiotics, writingI’m high on Xanax and ant biopics tweeting f49m my flight so f y want an honest answe to something ask me now before I pass out.” Earlier she tweetedIm hyper, nervous, anxious and heavily dosed with antibiotics my poor driver thinks im crazy.” Just put down the Blackberry, Brandi. Do not tweet when you’re not feeling well unless you can self censor.

As part of promotion for RHOBH, Brandi has been talking to multiple outlets. She recently told the NY Post that she’s completed a book detailing her divorce from Eddie Cibrian, who of course cheated on her with LeAnn Rimes. Brandi confirms the stories we heard at the time that she was struggling financially since Eddie was broke and didn’t leave her with anything. What’s more is that she had no personal credit and couldn’t even rent a home without having her father co-sign the lease. If Eddie had no money now we know part of his motivation for staying with LeAnn. I’m just saying, it’s not like he’s working much lately beyond doing bit parts.

The former fashion model — who replaces Camille Grammer this season — says she was nearly broke, with little income and zero credit after husband Eddie Cibrian dumped her for country singer LeAnn Rimes three years ago.

“I was a 36-year-old woman who couldn’t lease a car and couldn’t lease a house,” she tells The Post.

“For 13 years, my name wasn’t on one account. I am still building my credit.”

The Botox-loving mother of two claims she ended up with almost nothing in the divorce. “We were living way above our means,” she admits, “in a 10,000-square-foot house. There wasn’t a lot to get, honestly.”

Glanville was eventually able to rent a modest, single-story home in LA’s San Fernando Valley, which viewers got a chance to see last week on the opening episode of “Housewives.”

“I had to pay the whole year in advance,” she admits. “I had to get my daddy to co-sign.”

The new TV gig is helping Glanville get back on her feet financially, but she remains locked in a nasty legal dispute with Cibrian, who has forbidden their two sons to appear on the show.

“The kids are not on the show this year,” she confirms. “But my lawyer is working on it.”

Glanville and her ex share custody of Jake, 5, and Mason, 9.

“When I am working I don’t get to see my children,” she says. “And that is not OK with me. “

She calls Cibrian “hypocritical” because “he does red carpets and all these paparazzi shoots with them. It is the same difference…”

The Sacramento native has tried to bury the hatchet with the “Playboy Club” actor, she says. (“Last year I had Eddie and LeAnn over for an Easter egg hunt”).

But she is no longer speaking to Rimes, who is suing a pair of Glanville supporters for what the country singer alleges is Internet bullying.

“I want the lawsuit to go away,” Glanville says. “It is not going to end up good for anyone. I want LeAnn to be fine. And to be happy. Just take my husband and go away.”

Glanville says her children will one day learn the details of their father’s infidelity from a book she has just completed.

“For now they just know that Daddy fell in love with somebody else,” she says.

Glanville, meanwhile, is single but enjoying a “friends with benefits” arrangement with an unnamed Los Angeles businessman.

“I am treating this show as a platform and a window,” she says.

“If it is gone tomorrow, I made the most of it. I joke that I whore myself out to anyone that will pay me. But that is kind of what is happening.”

[From The NY Post]

Brandi tells it like it is, that’s for sure. You know that LeAnn is going to sic her lawyer on Brandi once that book comes out. Then LeAnn will write her own book all about how she’s this great bonus mom and how Brandi is crazy. Wait – I looked it up. Of course LeAnn is writing a tell all book, she had plans to do it right after Brandi’s planned memoir was announced. But LeAnn claimed back in April (when that story came out) that although she’s writing a book it won’t be a tell-all. She’ll probably wait until Brandi’s book comes out and then make sure she covers the exact same material.

As for Brandi being left broke and to fend for themselves – a lot of women are in that position post-divorce and they’re much worse off than Brandi. She hustled and took the opportunity she had and now she’s on a reality show. I get the impression that she’s a wild person but that she’s playing it up for the cameras because she knows she has to bring the drama to keep her part. Look at what happened when Camille calmed down and got nice. I haven’t been keeping up with RHOBH but I guess Adrienne Maloof and Brandi are in some kind of feud now. Adrienne recently snarked in an interview that Brandi was an instigator. She said, in part “I’m not always sure of her motivation, but being involved in some sort of drama must make her feel more relevant.” It’s easy to see Brandi’s motivation. She wants to get paid and make a name for herself. She did what she had to do post-divorce.


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  1. smartyparty says:

    Of course she wrote a book. Because this whole ridiculous scandal full of fame-ho shenanigans from all parties is the only thing this woman has going in her life.
    She and Leann are basically cut from the same cloth. I think that is why they loathe each other, you know what I mean?
    Ugh. Brandi. All the twittering, and announcing you have a “friend-with-benefits”, and the drinking, and the talking about drinking… go back to middle school.

  2. LeeLoo says:

    For me, it boils down to define being broke. She still is living in a nice part of L.A. County. You can only be broke if you live in North Hollywood, or Del Aire.

    For the sake of her sons, she would do well to STFU about Leann. I say that only because the last thing she needs Leann to do is use the boys to somehow get back at Brandi. Plus, it’s time to let it go. Get into a real relationship, get out of Hollywood and for the love of God stop bringing the drama.

  3. Riana says:

    People say ‘the poor kids!’ in a lot of unnnecessary examples but right here? Those poor kids.

    Brandi always got a ton of support on this board but so far I’m not seeing anything respectable about her.

    Get of twitter, you don’t need to share every thought in your mind with the world. Likewise, why are you writing a book? No seriously, why…how do you think this will effect your kids? Finally…I’m kinda unsympathetic on the ‘I was left almost penniless’ front. It doesnt sound like Eddie was abusive or controlling and kept her from working or making smarter financial decisions. There’s no reason she couldn’t have been implementing methods of protecting herself and her kids financially no matter who he was cheating with.

    It just sounds like among Le Ann, Eddie, and her the kids are SOL.

    Also, sorry…gotta lol slightly at a reality show being defined as ‘doing what you have to do post-divorce’ I’m guessing an actual job was just an unacceptable option.

    • dee says:

      Seriously. i expect we’re meant to give her props for “telling it like it is” but whoring yourself for whatever pays(and puts your picture out there) is offputting behavior whether you are open about it or not. She was a model, was she not? This at least is what her fans always tell us so if she saved none of the money she earned, lived beyond her means and never had the brains to establish credit on her own, tough cookies. She doesn’t get to see her kids when she’s “working”? Welcome to the world of working stiffs, princess. None of us do, married, divorced, single parent, man, woman–when we go to work our kids have to be in someone else’s care be it school, spouse, ex or day care. You are not actually that special.

      • dee says:

        No, Stephen, the point of her book is to milk an experience that millions of women and men have gone through–a cheating spouse–because her husband is a C-list celebrity who cheated with a B-list celebrity and now Brandy has made herself a D-list celebrity and she’s willing to throw away any and all sense of dignity in order to make quick cash. It’s not like she’s actually going to write this book either and I happen to know what crap cash ghostwriters get. If she wants to talk through her issues and work with what she’s learned about life from her admittedely unfortunate experience then she should talk to a therapist or her friends, off camera. She has nothing to offer along the lines of advice to other women who have dealt with cheating spouses unless they too had C-list cleb exes who cheated on them with B-list celebs and those women don’t need advice, they are all doing some lame reality show. If I seem mean to this woman it’s because I went through the same thing and even with an ex who paid as good child support as he could while we shared custody (we are both people with Master’s degrees in jobs that pay decently but not extravegantly) it’s because I know both my kids braces,all their high school sports and activity fees and school bus fees could have been paid for with what she spends on one carpet event’s tacky dress and shoes.

  4. Shiloh says:

    it’s kind of sad that she still refers to him as “my husband” even though he’s LeAnn’s husband now (“just take my husband and go away”). also i saw a clip of a scene from this season of RHOBH where she confronts one of his mistresses and says “he was the love of my life and you were the other woman”. it’s sad to me that she would still refer to him as the love of her life. i mean don’t get me wrong, i definitely understand, but it’s just sad- the guy treated her so bad, did her so dirty, she should never call him that. she should never look back and feel heartbroken because he doesn’t deserve it! but again i do understand, it’s hard to just get over someone or stop loving them, especially who you thought you’d be with forever. it’s just sad.

  5. kixendawn says:

    I know its been said a million times before but…. too muCh plastic surgery. Id love to See a before pic i bet she was just gorgeous. She has great facial Features but is really starting to get a ‘jigsaw from the saw movies’ look about her. I commented on the anne hathaway post earlier. She max not be the typical plastic surgery model.actress but i think she is soooo much more beautiful than brandi. Again its sad to me how women feel they need to conform to this Cookie cutter blonde bombshell look. We all to embrace our differences that make US unique AMD beautiful.

  6. mojoman says:

    I am not taking any sides here but Oh Brandy, Brandy, Brandy..joking and saying you are wh*ring yourself and get paid for it isnt going to reflect well in court. Have some dignity woman! and what the clusterh*ell kind of nipplegate dress going on here?? OY VEY!!

  7. Baylor says:

    LeAnn and her lawyers haven’t gotten Brandi to “shut up” yet. Good for Brandi. Leann must be furious. Doubt she will be able to stop the book or sue her afterwards.

  8. brin says:

    Definitely getting this book when it comes out.

  9. Cam S says:

    I loved Shania Twain’s autobiography. Left me in tears the betrayal her best friend and husband put her through. But it was very honest and I learned quite a bit reading it.
    I’ll read this book. Hope she doesn’t hold anything back.

    • Cam S says:

      I meant to add:

      I have a gripe with people telling others to “Let it go already”. When something happens to change a family dynamic, that impact can last a LIFETIME. The pain may subside, but the impact will always be there. I lost my Mom to breast cancer 5 years ago October. Our family is no longer the same and the pain from the loss has not subsided for me. Not a day without pain. I DARE someone to tell me to “Let it go and move on” to my face. They’d be picking up their teeth from the floor with broken fingers.
      Changing family dynamics (including divorce), affect people differently. It’s not like this woman is whining, she is just telling the truth. Probably part of her healing process.

      • pamspam says:

        I’m sorry for your loss. I would never tell you to “let it go” as I’ve been on the receiving end of that comment and know how it feels. I DO hope, though, that you will begin to have some peace and are able to move on…and I mean that in a nice way, not in a “why can’t you get over it already” way (cuz you never get “over” it…I know).

      • bee says:

        I’m sorry for your loss. I’m in the same exact boat. I lost my mom three years ago to ovarian cancer. I’ve done therapy, support groups, prayer and the pain is still there. Hoping it gets better someday. Hugs to you.

      • bee says:

        I’m sorry for your loss. I’m in the same exact boat. I lost my mom three years ago to ovarian cancer. Still so sad. Hoping it gets better someday. Hugs to you.

      • Cam S says:

        @pamspam @bee
        Thank you very much. People handle loss differently and it makes me sad when people comment on Brandi’s interviews that she should “Just get over it”. She is just answering the interviewer’s questions. It’s not like Eddie was just some boyfriend, he was the Father of her kids and they were together a good while.
        I’m not even a big fan of hers, but I get defensive at those comments because I know what it’s like to lose a family member.
        I keep a journal about my Mom, it helps a lot. Perhaps Brandi’s book, is like that to her.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        So sorry for your losses @cam, @bee, Anyone who says “get over it and move on” has not suffered anything truly traumatic and life changing. Ignore those ignorant and insensitive people. The day will come when they too know the feeling, and I hope no one says something similar to them. Be well ladies.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Touching stories.

        I’m going to squeeze in the tiniest and mildest bit of dissent, though (and this is coming from a person who struggles hugely, HUGELY with getting over unhappy experiences or endings, ask my doctors).

        I don’t necessarily think that it’s necessarily a callous negation of the validity of loss alone that can bring about people’s cruel side, I think it’s the nature of the loss, the response to it, the nature of the nature of the relationship, and how that pain or expression of loss is handled over time and how people perceive loss as something best left private, not a thing to made public for attention and profit.

        The loss of one’s mother to cancer (or loss, period) is going to garner more sympathy/empathy from people because the bond is deep and everlasting, no matter the nature of the relationship. To see your grappling with that loss is bittersweet because that grief speaks well of both of you and not even death can break what was connected.

        I don’t think that that is what people are talking about when they talk about people needing to ‘get over it’–hopefully. But I also don’t think that saying ‘get over it’ isn’t always said with a spirit of malice. I think that sometimes it’s meant as a kind of benediction, something to shake you out of the fog that allows you to grant another person charge of your happiness. If you see that person lavishing the joy you used to have, the joy to which you feel you have right, it’s devastating to see it go to someone else.

        It’s nice to have people onside, but at what point are they just feeding your brokenness and vanity? People feel for someone who has been victimized, not so the case with a person who looks to be a self-styled victim. If enough people are fighting for the underdog, that underdog won’t be *under* for long and nothing turns people off like a Goliath in David’s clothing. Suddenly, the rules don’t apply to you because you’re making up for your past–still. Next thing you know, you’re pampering yourself (because of the PAIN!) and a happy person is a person at her best, so you and your ‘penniless’ self hit the scalpel and syringe pretty hard to make a fresh, empowered new start.

        But then there’s upkeep and showing up the ex, having to stand out in a crowd if you want to keep support your missing family, etc. Soon, you’re blaming the one wronged you for setting up a chain reaction that set off everything that has gone wrong since, so you have to look like a desirable survivor and that take measures.

        Soon you’re hitting the blade harder than the new girl, you’re flinging indignities that would have scandalized you when you were a naive little housefrau, but now you’re smarter and stronger and have had to develop a killer instinct. But I’m still spurned me, remember? If your career forbids you from ‘getting over it’, you haven’t really got one worth following, but Hollywood is too much fun and too lucrative to leave, so you keep the feuds going and called your now-awful personality a persona so people will think you’re in character when you’re just intolerable. But that’s not who you really are, right? Who even remembers?

        It isn’t super difficult to see how it gets there. Loser husband steps out on her with younger stalker–that’s a scenario well-known to a lot of ladies. But the extra HUH!??! component pulls her into a love polygon and suddenly she’s the only non-famous person in a made-for-tabloids romantic explosion, so she’s got to defend herself or at least keep up and why waste all of that good will from the ‘normal people’ contingent? If anyone has any weird as all get out stories about a lunatic and her cabana boys, it’s this woman. Use it before you lose it, I guess.

        Shame about the face. I remember when this was all starting up (back when people were congratulating her on not overexposing this discord) how pretty she used to be. LeAnn’s looking better than her these days, that’s the final insult.

    • Jayna says:

      I liked her book and love her. But her interviews promoting her book were strange. She still seems absolutely obsessed with her husband. I found it odd because she is remarried and says she’s really in love. I don’t believe it after seeing several of her interviews. My friend felt the same way. She’s probably content. And saying his girlfriend can’t be around her son at this stage was bizarre and obsessive. It’s like five years later. She has no say as to whether her ex has the girlfriend around. She’s with the woman’s child. Granted Shania didn’t break up the marriage. I just found her Oprah interview very strange in that respect.

  10. Cathy says:

    Brandi, it’s time to give it up and move on. You’ve got a job, just cash the checks and make a life for yourself. Eddie got what he deserved, he has to put up with her till it’s divorce time again. It’s time to stop being vindictive and do what’s best for your kids

  11. Ginger says:

    I feel bad for her only for his cheating and then dumping her and the kids the way that he did. And indeed if he went with Leann like you said, for the money, that’s even worse on his part. Obviously, he didn’t take marriage seriously. But as far as her part goes, she should have been smart enough to at least build her credit, etc. before and during her marriage. You cannot completely rely on a partner financially. That rarely works. I know some folks believe in doing that but look where it got her? And the Xanax tweet is alarming to me. I’m wondering if the stress of the show is taking a toll on her. Everybody knows they act on these shows…maybe being the villain is giving her anxiety? She definitely needs to put down the Blackberry. I agree, she is no better than Leann in that respect. And she should be careful as well because her ex can use that against her.

  12. mel says:

    Broke is working at two jobs and trying to raise your kids and figure out how you are going to pay next months bills. This is why I dislike her…we are suppose to feel sorry for her for making poor choices…all of her own doing…except for her husband cheating obviously. He must be paying child support (I bet a lot too) so STFU!

  13. someone says:

    She insists she has to famewhore herself to maintain a “certain” lifestyle for her boys – but she is choosing what lifestyle she wants to maintain. They could live a simple life in the valley and not need to be in the public eye so often. Brandi chooses to put herself out there so that she can live the lifestyle she wants, not because the boys NEED it. And what is so funny about getting high on Xanax? Not really appropriate to joke about. Get help with your issues about flying rather than drugging yourself and then joking about it.

  14. Freak on a Leash says:

    I have loved Brandi since her day 1 on RHBH and I have come to loathe Adrienne and her evil monkey minion Bernie.

  15. Lama says:

    Uh. Yeah…everything that was said above.

    Anyone else notice her nips out in that black sheer dress? They were staring at me. I couldn’t look away. And not in a sexual way, more in a “I-can’t-believe-she-wouldn’t-wear-a-bra-with-a-sheer-top” kind of way.

  16. NerdMomma says:

    Hmm I’ve never been a Brandi “supporter” or anything but after reading the comments above I just had to comment. I don’t think she’s asking for sympathy in any way. I think she’s a shockingly honest person who isn’t asking for any kind of sympathy at all. She isn’t whining or complaining, she’s just telling her story because yes, it’s her way of making money and yes, many of us want to hear it. Wishing that LeAnn will just find peace, be happy, take her husband (and yes, she took her husband) and go sounds like a rather forgiving and adult sentiment.

    • Me says:

      I agree.

      Her sentiment these days has changed and is almost like, “Can you BELIEVE what happened to me?! This is the craziest thing you will ever hear!” and it’s so true.

      She is just a regular Sacramento girl who moved to hollywood ended up with everyone woman’s worst nightmare, a cheating lying husband who leaves you and the cherry on top is she got stalked by Leann Rimes!! like wtf!!! i can’t wait to hear the story of how it all really went down!

  17. Mela says:

    I am buying this book the day it comes out! Brandi is the type to dish the dirt and say it the way it is. I cant WAIT to hear her side of the story. Im sick of hearing Leann’s version of events because it isnt the whole truth Im sure of it. I have heard bits and pieces of the nasty things that Leann would do in the blogsphere and it is unbelievable how nutso the whole situation got, and i mean Leann’s stalker behavior. (like cutting Brandi off in traffic, stalking the neighborhood and sending Brandi harrassing texts etc). That is straight up harrassment if its true and Leann IS the crazy stalker she has so adamantly denied she is. Can’t wait to hear it straight from Brandi!!

  18. V4Real says:

    All that crap she had doen to her face is what left her broke.

  19. Sapphire says:

    Sorry I can’t get on the “Brandy fame-ho” bandwagon. this was a woman, who like many others, was left high and dry post divorce, no money and no credit. and a spouse who then sued for a REDUCTION in child support. She did what she had to get a job and make a living. It’s legal and ethical. Unless certain posters believe that the moral route would be working the fryer at a fast food joint? Nothing wrong with the job, but she gets paid more to RH it up. I can’t fault her for that.

    • claire says:

      If Brandi had gotten a 9 to 5 job making minimum wage somewhere, she would have had to move out of the type of area she was living in, (well, she did move, but stayed sort of near), change all the kids schools, and likely been living in an apt somewhere in a not so nice place. It would take a lot of for someone to convince me that Leann and Eddie wouldn’t have IMMEDIATELY gone to court and tried to take those kids from her, saying they could give them the better life, safer house, keep them in same schools, etc. I think we all know that is what would have happened, so I don’t get why people come down on her – she is up against 2 huge evil a-holes and trying to keep her sanity and her kids.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      Co-Sign 1000%!!!!

    • Lulu says:

      She complained about not having enough $ to buy her boys McDonald’s and then the next week posts a photo of her new Loubiton boots. This was way back when people when obsessed with following Leann’s outfit stalking. The woman has zero wisdom and I feel for her boys but have no interest in anything she has to say.

  20. Lady D says:

    Can you imagine how scrunched-up with anger Rimes face is today? Scary thought. I hope Brandi includes Ediot’s speed-bump comment in her book.

  21. Rita says:

    I remember one of her tweets just recently that she had finally saved enough money to buy a new bed.

    Eddie Cibrian is a slithering reptile who spent all their income on other women and now he’s involved in a lawsuit against a mother of 4 handicapped children.

    Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes, two creatures without a heart or soul between them.

    • Deanne says:

      Eddie is such a hypocrite. He lets LeAnn pimp out his children non-stop and then bullies Brandi by pretending to have such high morals that he doesn’t want his kids filmed. He is a garbage dump of a human. He may like LeAnn’s money, but he also has to deal wit her clinging, emotional instability and the fact that his sons will resent the hell out of him when they are older and find out what he did to their Mother. LeAnn has had so much opportunity to tell “her truth”, I’m happy for Brandi that she has her own opportunity to give her perspective. Brandi’s straightforwardness may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me personally, I like her “what you see is what you get” honesty. People like that are not going to stab you in the back and at least you know exactly where you stand with them.

    • Jayna says:

      Come on. While I actually don’t have a problem with her on RHOBH and it can be a great springboard to business ventures, branding yourself, bestselling cookbooks on and on, your point about poor Brandi just now getting a bed like she couldn’t afford it is funny. Her hair is always streaked to perfection. Her lips are always blown up. Her face has fillers. She probably gets a lot of spray tans at different times of the year. She’s always in new clothes, shoes. She has been to Vegas one or two times, etc. She could afford a bed. She chose to spend it elsewhere.

  22. sam says:

    LOVE Brandi, shes unfiltered which is why she now has a top billing on her show. Leann must have never anticipated Brandi would become a public figure herself. Eddie is a hypocrite for allowing his wife to constantly whore out the kids and then try to make it impossible for Brandi to make a living. Brandi is a scorned woman, I think its within her right to tell her story.

  23. G says:

    I think she’s brutaly honest with a wicked sense of humor for what’s she’s been through and quite frankly suprised xanax is the only thing she’s poppin having to deal with that jerk and his phsyco hoes beast on the daily.

  24. Mags says:

    I have two friends that were in the same situation. Husbands left them with absolutely nothing but a bunch of debt and without one cent of child support. Sorry, but my friends weren’t going out buying louboutin shoes or driving range rovers. They couldn’t even pay their rent. I do feel for Brandi and what happened to her….but I think she’s exaggerating just a bit on the ‘broke’ statement. Saying that, I don’t blame her at all for taking all she can get while it lasts.

  25. bettyrose says:

    Why don’t any of these people go back to school and get some job skills? There’s dignity in contributing positively to society.

  26. Rhiannon says:

    I disagree. She can’t just get out of there. That’s where she can make her money and is where it is easy enough to shuttle the kids between her and bonus mom, and still be able to be the real mom. What’s she going to do, waitress at a denny’s in san bernadino? She got dealt a crappy hand and is hustling it. She should probably turn off the twitter when on the opiates though. But damn, at least she’s straight up about it. I much prefer it to a Leeann.

  27. Holden says:

    I can’t wait to read about a bunch of C level celebrities divorce! Oh wait, nevermind, I don’t care.

  28. judyjudy says:

    What could she possibly put in a book that hasn’t already been posted on twitter ? Nothing about this triangle cluster fud has been kept private since it started.

  29. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Goodness gracious..between the bleach, botox, lip injections, and anorexia..it’s easy to to see why she fits in the RHOBH so well…once she’s off the show, she’ll blend in with all the others out there that come a dime a dozen..what a miserable little life.

  30. mirage says:

    I thought she was a model then why couldn’t she model after her husband left her. I don’t think you can blame the husband for overspending while being married to him. Was she frugal during their marriage, I doubt it.

    I don’t watch the show so I will not be buying her book. It seems like she is blaming everyone else. If you are broke, get a job. Many single mothers have jobs.

    • Cirque28 says:

      1. Who blamed the Ediot for overspending? It says, “WE were living way above our means.”

      2. If you are broke, get a job.

      Good advice. She got a job. On a TV show. Apparently people don’t consider it an appropriate job, or a dignified job, or as low-paying and difficult as their jobs, but I still say good for her, way to hustle, huh?

      • mirage says:

        Both of them were spending but later when she was divorced she was broke. You cannot blame solely on the husband for spending too much. Both were at fault, that’s my opinion.

        It took her how many years to get that job on TV? Most single mothers would find any job to provide for the children.

        Well, I don’t watch any Housewives so I don’t know.

      • Cirque28 says:

        I’m actually not her fan. Just a person who calls it as I see it.

        I have no idea how long they’ve been divorced. But it’s sad to me that a woman picks herself up from what she admits was a self-created problem (“WE were living way above our means”), and many of us (not just you) respond with:

        You didn’t get a job
        You didn’t get the right job
        You didn’t get a job fast enough
        You should have been smarter in the first place

        I mean, seriously. No one is harder on women than we are on each other.

      • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

        Thank you!!!! The voice of REASON on this thread!!!!
        Why are women such bee oches to eachother?? I guess Brandi should go back to suffering in near silence as she had been doing for so long and the sympathy will come back??? Personally I cant wait to read her book because Im SURE there is a TON of BS we were never allowed to hear about.
        From my side….I was a single Mother 15 years, never dated, only focused on my son. Homeless twice, held down two to three jobs at a time living in rat infested apartments, sometimes no toys at Christmas….etc etc etc. Everyone was totally willing to give me a constant pity party while I struggled mightily. You know what some people said regarding child support? Why dont I just give up and let it go? etc etc….I never saw a dime while my ex redecorated HIS apartment while his son and I slept on a floor. Nice, huh? Priorities.
        Now, I have my own store in NYC, I breathe a sigh of relief that I have a descent roof over my head every night and can provide a birthday present for my son next week…..and you know what? All those people that were so eager to offer me their sympathy? They arent exactly doing cart wheels for my good fortune and hard work! Go figure! People are perverse, thats what Ive learned!
        Same dynamic here with Brandi!

      • Eileen says:

        Its the truth! I’ve watched it happen over and over on here. It doesn’t matter what choice a woman makes post-husband cheating,….it won’t be the right answer for many.
        Congrats to you for never giving up and taking care of your OWN. I’m battling my husband right now -who is fighting EVERYTHING I request. I wish I could just forget it and tell him to cram it. But I’m not in a place where I can do that. I have to have child support or I can’t pay my bills. In the meantime, I am going on interview after interview trying to get a better job so there will be a day that I’m not dependant on a MAN. No matter the circumstances or reasons I am. And I will NEVER put myself in this situation again.

  31. Boxy Lady says:

    One of my best friends works at a bank and she said I would be surprised just how many women (of all ages not just the elderly ones) say,” Oh my husband takes care of all that,” when asked about their specific finances. If Brandi was in this situation during her marriage, she has probably learned a lot of hard lessons about money since she and Eddie split up. Maybe part of her motivation for writing the book is to tell other women to learn those lessons through her experiences so that they don’t have to learn on their own.

  32. Sweet Dee says:

    Her shirt has great nipple-beneath-the-bra detail, no?

  33. Snowpea says:

    What’s with all the Brandi hate? I love this woman and nothing anyone says will change my mind.

    As we all know, LeAnn is a completely unhinged person with some sort of personality disorder. We have covered that many times. Throw in the SWF-ing of BG, her well documented Twitter-holism, her crazy ‘illnesses’ and THEN CONSIDER that Brandi has to let her two boys spend half the time with LeAnn.

    I dunno about you, but I’d be a nervous wreck.

    BG has dealt with it discreetly and with humour. She has said maybe three or four things about LeAnn in the last, what, three years? I think that’s fairly restrained since LeAnn was the one that unleashed the wrecking ball into her family life and then continued to wreak havoc with all her other crazy.

    LeAnn is a terrifyingly unwell human being and Brandi would know the full extent of it…

    • Joanna says:

      I think people don’t like herr for reasons like: showing her nipples, having sex in a public bathroom or announcing she has a f*ck buddy. but hey, it’s ok, after all, she has to deal with leann and being cheated on. i would totally do the same thing. not.

      • claire says:

        When that story about the bathroom came out, from a “source” on RHOBH, Brandi denied it, witnesses there also backed Brandi that it wasn’t true. And some of the cast has said they know that it is one person who keeps giving these false stories to tabloids. I hope you’re not posting the bathroom story over and over, just because you don’t like her, when many who were there have said it’s not true.

      • Misnomer says:

        Brandi didn’t have sex in the (private) bathroom, thats been debunked over and over and over and over again on here and elsewhere. Don’t people read? Also, Jennifer Aniston walks about with deliberately iced nipples all the time and has for years, and bragged about how she and Brad banged on the first date, yet people feel sorry for her. Double standards.

  34. TheTruthHurts says:

    Brandi is too good to be with someone just as “friends with benefits.” She deserve more. I wish she would start treating herself the way she deserves to be treated.

    Eddie is such a disgusting slut pig for leaving Brandi with no support for herself and the children. He should have made sure she had a nice roof over her head in Hidden Hills. His behavior is deplorable. She was with him when she was a very young, no wonder she didn’t build credit or learn about that. She needs Suze Orman in her life for sure. Eddie does not deserve to be hired on any show again. I certainly do not watch anything that scumbag is on.

  35. lucy2 says:

    And that’s why everyone, women especially, need to know about finances and not just expect someone else to take care of it all. You never know when your husband is going to leave you for a squinting psychopath, or drop dead, or whatever. Especially when you have kids relying on you too – get informed and don’t willingly be naive.

    This woman puts it all out there – what’s left to write about?
    I don’t begrudge her taking advantage of opportunities like the RH show, but don’t cry poor when you spend more on your own appearance than most people earn all year. And the way all the adults use these kids in this mess is gross. The best thing for all of them is to try to protect their privacy and move forward in her life. I realize the whole Leann thing got her fame, but at some point it’s unhealthy to keep dwelling in that mess.

  36. heidi says:

    On board to read the book. Leann’s ship is about to sink along with scumbag Eduardo’s. Now confirmed he is an opportunist going thru lovey-dovey motions to keep ‘sugarmommy’ releasing his ample line of credit. Suppose LR is dead broke, as well!

  37. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    How many of these so-called ‘housewives’ are even married?

  38. sam says:

    The truth is – here is a woman who has no (work) skills and no education BUT she likes nice things. I’ve seen her tweet pictures of dresses and shoes which cost thousands of dollars, so I have a hard time feeling too sorry for her.
    Her circumstances are actually very similar to Taylor’s. The plasticy look also.

  39. Jennifer12 says:

    I think Brandi would be able to move on more if Leann wasn’t constantly tormenting her. Referring to herself as the boys’ mother, performing at their family day events, tweeting and texting their teachers, having her mother paint her wall with the boys’ pictures, posting photos with the boys that refer to them as a family and being involved in Brandi being told what to do with her own sons- the list goes on. I seriously think Brandi is far beyond what Eddie did and just wishes he and Leann would go away and leave her and her sons alone. This isn’t a simple case of cheat, dump and leave; it’s about Leann trying to push Brandi out of her own children’s lives because she wants to play mommy. I do believe she plays up a lot of things for the camera so as to keep this job, but it would’ve been better to return home and go to school and live a quieter life. On the other hand, her fame and new position have allowed her to get Eddie and Leann to back down to an extent. That wouldn’t happen if she was a non celebrity.

    • Jayna says:

      I see no problem with calling a photo of them family. Sorry. My sister’s husband is not the first child’s father but they are a family and are called such in photos. At least, Leann didn’t call it a photo with my soulmate and my two bonus boys. LOL

      What I did find more annoying and inappropriate as usual with Leann was the unnecessary tweeting days or a week before that of getting home and how much the boys had grown or something. But she way she said it rubbed me the wrong way (I can’t remember how it was phrased) and was so annoying and unnecessary, insensitive for no reason. Please, they don’t see them but every other week anyway. So how miracuously could they have grown when she’s away for not even a week with a few concerts. But it doesn’t matter, it’s unnecessary bringing the boys up for no reason for a dig. Funny how she didn’t mention how much they had grown when she was away in rehab – LOL. She never mentions how much she missed Eddie or the boys. Oh, that’s right, she wasn’t away in rehab.

      A Halloween photo several years out from the divorce is not abnormal. It may not sit well with Brandi, but that’s life and it’s Eddie’s children on Halloween day. Brandi complains about the wrong things and ends up on TV sounding like a whiner. When she complained about Leann’s “family” post, I thought most people wouldn’t find that offensive and looks like she won’t let go. She could have named a pattern of stuff more that LeAnn says and does, Like early in the marriage tweeting about the kids rolling in bed with her and how pretty they thought she was and calling them my bonus boys daily and posting lots of photos on twitter as a stepmother from the get-go when Eddie never does, how the boys wanted me to sing at school, on and on right from the start of the marriage or your examples.

      • Cirque28 says:

        I don’t see a problem with calling a photo of them family either. But Leann tends to prefer the label, “The Cibrian Family,” which is a little insensitive since there already WAS a Cibrian family. I would just say, “my family” or “the Rimes-Cibrians.”

        IDK. A small difference, natch. But when you look at LeAnn’s behavior overall, it’s amazing how much unnecessary, petty shit she does in an attempt to needle Brandi.

      • Eileen says:

        Jayna-I see a problem with it when she posts these “candid” family photos on her PAID website for money in her pocket. So she makes money off Brandi’s family, but God forbid the boys be running around in the background during filming of RHoBH.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Rimes is definitely, um, her own brand. And Eddie is seems to be too litigious and brain-pliable to be paying real attention. They sure are quite the (Manchurian) pair.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        I respectfully disagree. She’s not right in what she does. She was the reason the marriage ended and she never showed any restraint, making sure the boys knew she was in their lives from day one, even before the separation was days old. She rubs salt in old and new wounds all the time. Furthermore, the boys are her stepkids and she goes too far. My brother in law is not the father to either of my sister in law’s first two kids, but he doesn’t overstep boundaries. He goes to family functions at their schools, but stays in the background as a support. When they send holiday cards, they put everyone’s names on it individually: Ex: Love, Jim, Jane, Bob, Rob, Sally and Dani (the girls are their kids together). He is friendly toward the boys’ dads, but respects his place as a stepparent, meaning he lets my SIL and her exes co-parent without interference. And he has to deal with two prior relationships, their two kids together and the fact that they’re different races and get stupid remarks. Leann is ridiculous and transparent: she wants Brandi gone. And I think Brandi keeps it out there so Leann can’t hide her behavior. I don’t blame her one bit. That “woman” is capable of literally anything. And Eddie is lower than something on the bottom of your shoe, and I don’t mean gum, to quote Roseanne Barr.

      • claire says:

        Leann likes to paint it like it’s all cool, but I totally agree with Brandi’s sentiment: why doesn’t Leann/Eddie ever send Brandi photos of her kids, especially on holiday. Leann doesn’t…she uses the kids as paid content for her website, or to create am impression on Twitter. I think it’s uncool that Brandi sees what her kids are doing when not in her care from tabloid magazines and websites.

      • Cirque28 says:

        @Claire and Eileen: Good points! I don’t take issue with the word ‘family’ per se, but it’s true– why in the WORLD are photos of the boys even out there? No one would know them from Adam if LeAnn hadn’t publicized their pictures ad nauseum. Eddie and Brandi’s sons are part of the image that LeAnn is trying to carefully craft for her brand.

        (Hint to LR: it ain’t working, honey.)

        @Jennifer12: Your brother-in-law sounds like a good one! Those kids are really lucky!

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Cirque! So nice to hear from you. Yes, my sister in law really lucked out with him (and vice versa, though she had a little more baggage). Being a stepparent is a tricky balancing act, but it’s possible if you’re not an insecure nutjob. And since Leann caused the issues, she should show SOME sensitivity. Instead, from day one, she made sure Brandi and the boys knew Eddie was hers and she was in their lives and she would do what she wanted. Disgusting. Especially since she uses Brandi’s sons to promote her career.

  40. The Original Mia says:

    My momma always told me. Have 2 accounts. One with the hubby and one by yourself. Never be without a means to support yourself if things go south. Look at Shaq’s ex-wife. She took the money he gave her for things and built a nice divorce chest. When she finally got sick & tired of his cheating, she left & kept her cash.

    I’m honestly shocked by the women who don’t follow the same advice.

    • Lemonade says:

      my mom told me the same thing. Our generation of men do not see women staying home with the kids as the natural response in marriage like our parents did and therefore will usually be resentful and I think that sucks because I don’t think working 50 hours a week and paying someone else to effectively raise your kids (daycare, after school latchkey programs) is the right move either. Brandi should have known better but I’m not going to knock her for taking whatever gigs she can take. Leann will keep writing songs and doing interviews about breaking up the cibrian family, putting pics of those children on her pay site and staging photo ops with them (effectively making money off of those boys) so why can’t brandi milk her pain for all its worth? at least it keeps a GOOD (not compton) roof over her head.

  41. J7 says:

    I dont care what she says, she has great breasts.

  42. Eileen says:

    I did the exact same thing as Brandi did. Let my husband take over all our finances and am paying dearly for it. It happens everywhere-especially if you are a stay at home like we both were.
    And if Brandi hadn’t taken that job and kept a place near her husband, they WOULD have gone after those boys and taken full custody of them in a heartbeat. She’s paying her bills, taking care of her sons and who cares what she buys with the rest of her money? If she wants to turn her face into a cat and buy 1000 pairs of Liboutins?? I could care less-she faced extreme odds and an insane woman and came out on top. Badass IMO.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      THANK you!!! co-sign 1000%!!!!

    • Cirque28 says:

      Stay strong in your own situation, sister. You can’t keep a good woman down!

    • Jbomb says:

      I believe that Leann Rimes clearly acted evil in many ways, and has rubbed Brandi’s face in the fact the she “won” the battle for Eddie. (sarcastic good for her – really, why would she want him?) But, how exactly is she crazy? Yes I do follow these stories and see a lot of bad judgment, and some copying going on, but nothing crazy.

      • Lana says:

        Really. Nothing crazy? Then read this:

        Leann threw a ’7 year itch’ party while trying to seduce another woman’s husband, stalked her co-star, kept stalking him even though he called her a speed-bump, cut off his ex-wife in her car outside the children’s school and sent a her enemy a text that she moving into their area. Pushed the mother out of Parents Day and inserted herself in it, release photo ops of another woman’s children even though asked not to. Released the name of said children’s school. Single White Female the ex-wife and tweet random people the ex tweets, copies the ex’s poses, bars the ex from her son’s birthday until she catches heat from the public, refuses to allow the children even one outing alone with their father or an event with their mother and their father. Over-steps the boundaries continuously in trying to take the mother’s place in the children’s lives. Hires fans and co-workers to torment, taunt and abuse Brandi, including setting up a twitter account that has been PROVEN to come from Leann. Paying fans to come to her concerts and dinner, from which she gets info from about Brandi and her supporters. Blocks EVERYONE who follows Brandi, even if they’ve not tweeted one word to Brandi or about Brandi. Stalks and tracks down Brandi supporters to harass on the phone and BEG them to be her fan, then rant, swear and lie about Brandi, all the while putting it all on speakerphone for her 2 fans to hear and pulling and tweeting faces.

        All of this Leann has done and everything I’ve said here has been documented that Leann has done. Now, if you read even half, let alone all of the above about any other celeb, you’d say they belong in the nuthouse. Be honest here.

        Still think she has done “nothing crazy”?

  43. Eileen says:

    Thank. YOU. Women are our own worst enemy. You see the same with Liberty/Rupert/Ktew mess. WTF?!!

  44. Alana Fajina says:

    Team Brandi!! She seems fun and she is the only reason I watch the show.
    Gosh, that Taylor is just Toxic and I honestly think she needs to be mentally evaluated. Like, I worry for her daughter No Lie.

  45. Me says:

    I like BG. She is way oversexed which bugs me a little, but I like how candid she is. And I think she’s very beautiful, even with the botox. She should have had her own credit card, checking account and she should have kept modeling during her marriage. You can’t depend on the fairy tale forever.

  46. Adrien says:

    No need for that book, I’ll just read Celebitchy for my Leeann-Eddie-Brandi gossip fix.

  47. Kosmos says:

    Yes, I think it’s terribly wrong to date someone else’s husband, but a far worse thing for the husband to date and cheat on his wife. I’m not sure why either of these women consider Eddie Cibran such a prize anyway….is he really that great? Brandi needs to move on, yet it’s too bad she has to share her children and thereby have LAnn as their secondary mother :- ( I’m just wondering what Eddie will do for $$$ if he and LAnn ever part ways? Just saying..

  48. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    You said it Sister!!! Most of the women on here seem to NOT understand just how brutal it is to be left high and dry by a spouse, juggling child care and all the rest.
    As Helen Gurly Brown famously said …..men dont hold women back, women hold other women back.
    You get the point.

  49. Vesper says:

    Almost every detail in Brandi’s interview is bulls*it.

    “I had to pay the whole year in advance,” she admits. “I had to get my daddy to co-sign.”

    Brandi says she rents. In Canada, if u are renting it is not legal to make a tenant pay a year in advance. Pay last month’s rent, move in, pay first month’s rent. I’m sure the US is similar.

    “The kids are not on the show this year,” she confirms. “But my lawyer is working on it.”

    What a trainwreck. Last season the kids were on one episode. Brandi got some unsolicited parenting advice, she had a meltdown and threatended to kill someone. Later her and Camile both admitted it wasn’t a show for children, and Brandi herself said she made the decision to keep them off the show based on the first incident. Suddenly it’s the ex’s fault, again.

    “When I am working I don’t get to see my children,” she says. “And that is not OK with me. “

    Her kids are 9 and 5. Both should be in school full time. Their dad has them part part. How exactly is her job interfering with their time?

    She is no longer speaking to Rimes, who is suing…for what the country singer alleges is Internet bullying….“I want the lawsuit to go away,” Glanville says. “It is not going to end up good for anyone.

    The basis of LeAnn’s lawsuit is that a person illegally taped LeAnn in a phone call without LeAnn’s consent. She is not suing for bullying. NO other issues will be addressed by the court. The statutory law on this matter is clear. This lawsuit will be an easy win for LeAnn and it is none of Brandi’s business.

    Glanville says her children will one day learn the details of their father’s infidelity from a book she has just completed.

    No, her children will google and they will read every nasty detail their mother released to the media, including all the trash she said about their father, and continues to say to this day. She hates her ex more than she loves her children. They will make up their own minds some day, and it won’t be based on what Brandi puts in her book.

    Brandi really doesn’t seem capable of thinking logically or looking at long term consequences.

    • someone says:

      +1 on everything you said Vesper. There is a big difference between still pictures of the kids and following them with a video camera recording what they say and do at their most vulnerable moments. We all know now that Jake likes to drop trou and pee by pools because of 1 episode he was in the first season. What other less than favorable tidbits would come out if Brandi allows them to be unguarded on camera?

      It is also pretty obvious that the boys know their Dad left their Mom for Leann. Brandi has never hid that from them – and really she couldn’t have hid that from them. They know it now, and the only thing they will learn from reading Brandi’s book later on is all the details. But apparently it is important enough for them to know these details that Brandi is admitting she’ll make sure they read it one day.

    • claire says:

      The funny thing is Vesper, while Brandi is honest about her feelings about how all this went down, and continues to go down, she’s always added in positive things about Leann and the boys’ relationship. Leann? NADA. Never said a nice thing. But Leann and her employees and twitter fans have tried the darnedest to smear Brandi’s reputation. You do know that Google keeps that stuff too, right?

      And yes, sometimes with bad or no credit, you can’t get anyone to rent to you, especially here on the West Coast where the market is very competitive. In many situations, paying 6 months to one year’s rent in advance is only way to get them to rent to you.

    • Mela says:

      I work in real estate in California. Landlords can ask for upfront rent for as many months as they want. This is typical when a potential tenant has no credit but cash on hand and you want to help them out but you need to CYA as Landlord.

      Secondly, its Brandi’s fault that Eddie is a serial cheater who slept around during her entire pregnancies and marriage and that the world knows about it, and someday his children will? She isnt making up lies, Eddie really did leave his family. I have a suggestion. If you don’t want your family and children finding our you are a lying cheating skirt chaser who abandoned his children and left their mother…. Don’t be a lying cheating skirt chaser who leaves his family! You can’t expect Brandi to pretend it never happened! Get real vesper on that one!

  50. Mrs K says:

    I find this “Brandi-bashing” ridiculous.
    She was a married lady, she + her husband made a deal that she is going to be a houswife and take care of the kids.
    He is the one who behaved irresponsibly and broke the deal!
    Some people than respond: SHE should have a job, SHE should have never give up her career, etc.
    Believe me, there are women out there who simply cannot work for different reasons – kids, expat husband, husband in military services…F.e. I accompanied my husband to an 5-year-assignment to a foreign country in Asia. Only he got a permission to work, I didn’t. The options were then: work for free for a charity or stay at home or get a divorce . I stayed at home because I didn’t see working for nothing for five years as an attractive option especially when I know the charity bosses earn lots of money. Since I have been out of work for five years, I won’t be able to find an appropriate job in my home country (I have a master degree in economics). So I am a housewife. I cannot wait for the day when my marriage ends up in divorce and I will be left high and dry surrounded with smartasses who are going to tell me that my husband left me because I was sooo lazy and had no job and that everything is my fault.