The RHOBH star claims she and her ex-husband were once living paycheck to paycheck.

on Jan 29 - The Dish0

Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got…The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Brandi Glanville has recently revealed that she and ex-husband Eddie Cibrian were living well beyond their means while they were married.

"Eddie and I were never truly rich," Brandi explained to the UK's Times Magazine. "We were ghetto rich. We had the nice cars, the nice house and the nice jewels, but we probably had a second and a third mortgage. We were living paycheck to paycheck, with no savings."    

In fact, it seems like their entire relationship was built upon keeping up appearances. Brandi summarizes her nine-year marriage by saying, "I had a hot dinner served on time every night and I looked great on his arm. That was my role."

Though the author of the upcoming Drinking and Dating has recently admitted that the dissolution of her marriage is partially responsible for her bout with depression, there is one good lesson that she learned from her time with Eddie.

"I don't live beyond my means. I go to the 99 Cent Store," she says of her lifestyle now. "I'm not trying to keep up with the Kardashians."

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15 comments
CineB
CineB

dramaQUEEN but i like u for that


teeeena
teeeena

I never really liked you before but I like how you are. True to your self regardless. I wish we could see you with your kids but you can tell when you speak of them that you do what you do for them all out of love nothing fake about that. You don't need to prove a point or stage a photo op like your exes new lady. She is all show and nothing real. Love you stay on this path I look forward to getting your new book. You won me over your my new house wife favorite.

joanhut@att.net
joanhut@att.net

You keep saying You have a right to speak your mind:"  YOU may think so, but we all live with censoring ourselves so we don't hurt someone's feeling or doing so will cause trouble and breaking up of friendships.  You shouldn't use that so called right of yours to say whatever you want, it's put you in the problem spot you're in. Grow up and learn when to speak and not to speak. Maybe an etiquette coach could help you and make your life calmer and happier.

lorrilmrche1965
lorrilmrche1965

Get over it Brandi, First you are not the only one that has been cheated on. But you make your problems with your mouth, it is none stop. As Ken put you are STUPID! and you can't fix stupid.

gertasmom
gertasmom

    As much as I cringe at some of Brandi's behavior, I also feel for her in her experience with the infidelity of her husband. I have not had to live through that, but I have seen it many times. Brandi: just remember  that, although it is exceedingly unfair that the "other woman" may end up with the prize, (loose term for for a cheating man), that woman will always be the "other". There is an inexcusable arrogance and lack of character in a woman, and a man, who hurt others, including their own children, in that way.  

   If you never get over it, if you always carry a tiny bit of the bitterness that made a scar on your heart because of this wound, no one can hold it against you. The best revenge is a beautiful, happy, balanced life. You have no cloud of guilt hanging over you so carry on and thrive!!

dfc0709
dfc0709

Brandi.....you will land on your feet. Your biggest role in life is to be a great mom to your sons. Maturity will be your best friend. You are well on your way.

CrazyKoolaid
CrazyKoolaid

Have issues w/some of Brandi's negative behavior.  But generally believe...That an honesty (even when bluntly, inappropriately exhibited) resonates w/her.

Thankfully, 33+ years still married to a great guy I identify w/some of her history.  Financial/Pride...We did the same crap until "reality" slapped us silly.  Her additional experience w/marital infidelity to the mix, has to be 10 fold.  I wish positive things for her future & sons!   We clueless outsiders, might try tempering w/some of our assumptions.  The emotionality and scope of another's 'true life' happenings behind closed doors we can't possibly know.  Let alone, feel the need to accurately dissect in determining the end result. 

joza
joza

Quit talking about this man, you need to move on already like he did. It doesn't seem like the 2 of you had a very strong or close marriage due to all of his cheating and the statements you just made above. GET OVER HIM! I'm shocked at how quickly you are turning on Lisa and now getting buddy buddy with Kyle. I would be afraid to be your friend. I think this is going to backfire on you, people will start to see your true colors, and I really liked you in the past seasons.

NORTHCAROLINAFAN
NORTHCAROLINAFAN

Brandi...its time to move on girl.  You have allowed this divorce to consume you - its like its the only relevant thing that has ever happened in your life and its to blame for all that is wrong in your life. You go on endlessly about it.  Time to find a new story line.  Oh and b.t.w. You state "we probably had 2 or 3 mortgages" - well you either did or you didn't.....'probably' makes it sound like you are either lying or you don't know. Time to grow up honey....


susanzavagli
susanzavagli

when one door closes another door opens......Brandi is a lucky girl to be on Bravo and have the opportunity to start over.....I like her  

gne58
gne58

Brandi should become the next Jackie Collins. Brandi is a good writer and hears all the hollywood stories. Jackie made alot of $$$$$$.

AK2Indy
AK2Indy

Brandi, I love you.  I didn't want to at first because what I saw was mostly negative in the beginning.  But you've owned up to your responsibilities and you're honest about your life.  I see your voice being heard and your confidence behind it.  You absolutely sparkle and I see the goodness in your heart shining through more and more with every episode.  You are setting such a good example by your honesty, your willingness to forgive the trivial things, (ie: personality clashes with Joyce) and move on.  Plus, you're hilarious.  I wish so many good things for you and your adorable boys.  

realtorladi
realtorladi

You go girl!! Starting over breeds character and we pay attention to what is truly important.  I shop at the Dollar Tree also, why not?  Luv that you and Carlton are close.  I think she has brought a lot of fun to a very "boring" supposed "Reality" show.  I think she will be a true friend to you and you two seem to get on well together while enjoying life.  BRAVO to Bravo for bringing a shot of "fun and happy" to the otherwise booooooring show. Hang in there girl; you're landing on your feet in "heels".

YouTellHerBrandi
YouTellHerBrandi

Brandi is a very smart woman. I hope she finds someone who will be loyal to her and she has a happy life with him.