The fallout continues after The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville recently expressed her frustration at LeAnn Rimes’ posting Christmas photos of Brandi’s children after Glanville asked her to stop. In the podcast, Brandi claimed that she asked LeAnn to stop, but Eddie Cibrian, Brandi’s ex and the father of the children in question, has since denied Brandi’s claims.
“Brandi is lying,” Eddie told People. “She lies for the sake of publicity and she has to bring in my wife unfortunately for it to make headlines. It isn’t fair. She never asked LeAnn to not post pictures of the kids during the holidays, ever. They don’t even talk!”
In response to being called a liar by her ex Eddie, Brandi shared an email with Real Mr. Housewife that she allegedly sent to Eddie in early November. In the email, which had the subject line “clearly we can’t have a conversation,” Brandi specifically asks Eddie to have LeAnn stop posting holiday photos of their children.
“PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just stop the holiday family posts,” Brandi pleads. “Any other time my [children’s] step mom has my blessing to snap their picture.” She adds, “Its hard enough not seeing them on the holidays but then for you to pour salt in my wound is just mean and unkind. Please don’t.”
Brandi does keep things civil in the correspondence, and she preempted her request by humbly pointing out, “I am happy that my children have a loving stepmom, so don’t think that has anything to do with this.” She adds, “I’m not pissed, I’m not mad. I’m hurting. Yes, I have emotions, and holidays ESPECIALLY are so hard for me when I’m not with my kids.” Brandi reminds Eddie that she doesn’t have family near her, and that adds to the difficulty of not having her children around during the holidays. “I struggle, I’m lonely for them, I cry. I miss them sooooooooo much,” she writes. “Yes, even 6 years later, I will never get use to not having my baby on every holiday, but those are the cards life has dealt me. It will forever be painful to send them off to your house half day on Christmas.” There’s no reason to believe that the message wasn’t a real email sent from Brandi to Eddie, and it clearly contains her request that LeAnn stop posting holiday photos of Brandi and Eddie’s children. However, in Eddie’s defense, this isn’t Brandi asking LeAnn to stop, which is what she claimed in the original podcast. So, what’s your take? Is it right for a birth parent to ask his or her ex’s spouse to not post “family” photos online during the holidays? Or is that too much?