Brandi Glanville seems to be living the life on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She wears fabulous clothes and goes to amazing parties, but off-screen Brandi has been struggling to make ends meet financially after her husband Eddie Cibrian left her for LeAnn Rimes, leaving her with nearly nothing. Now, Brandi is opening up about the recovery process of getting through her messy split.
“I was a 36-year-old woman who couldn’t lease a car and couldn’t lease a house,” Brandi tells The New York Post. “For 13 years, my name wasn’t on one account. I am still building my credit. We were living way above our means in a 10,000-square-foot house. There wasn’t a lot to get, honestly.”
Brandi recently found a new home in the San Fernando Valley, but it wasn’t easy. “I had to pay the whole year in advance,” she admits. “I had to get my daddy to co-sign.”
Although she split from Eddie more than three years ago, they remain locked in a bitter custody war and Eddie refuses to let their children, Mason, 9, and Jake, 5, appear on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “The kids are not on the show this year, but my lawyer is working on it,” she says, adding, “When I am working I don’t get to see my children and that is not OK with me.”
As for what the boys know about their daddy’s infidelities, they will find out when they read Brandi’s upcoming book which is set to be released next year, but “for now they just know that Daddy fell in love with somebody else,” Brandi reveals.
While Brandi does what she can to remain civil with her cheating ex, she is no longer speaking to his new wife, LeAnn Rimes, who is fresh out of emotional rehab and suing two of Brandi’s supporters for bullying her on Twitter. “I want the lawsuit to go away,” Brandi explains. “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.”
Now that Brandi is an official housewife on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she’s getting a bigger paycheck and making the most of her camera time. “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 wh0re myself out to anyone that will pay me. But that is kind of what is happening.”
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 3 airs Monday nights at 9/8c on Bravo.