Brandi Glanville

Brandi explains how she was feeling when she walked on stage for the reunion.

on Jan 31, 20120

Wow. What a season! First of all, thank all of you for going on this crazy ride with me. It’s been an honor to receive this outpouring of love and support. Kisses to you all!

To say it has been a rollercoaster would be the biggest understatement in Housewives history! As always, I send my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Russell Armstrong. I'm sure this couldn't have been an easy thing to have as a reminder as they still grieve.

That being said, this season has had just as many laughs as tears. And as the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine.

So: The Reunion.

Since that episode was filmed more recently than the show, my feelings are still very raw. I was a ball of nerves walking onto that stage. Let me be clear, there are no video monitors or speakers backstage. I waited for six hours and had zero idea of what I was walking into when I finally entered. To be clear, here is where my relationships stand:

  • Kim: Kim and I haven't seen each other or spoken since the show wrapped. I wish her the best of luck in her recovery.

     

  • Camille: I've had a lot of fun getting to know her. She's sweet and kind, and I’m very grateful to have made such a lovely new friend.

     

  • Kyle and I have spoken only briefly since wrapping; she was kind enough to invite me to a recent holiday party but I was unable to attend.

     

  • Lisa and I have grown quite close. She's an amazing friend and mom. She's got an amazing sense of humor, and she's honest, one of the qualities that means the most to me.

     

  • Adrienne and I exchanged a few texts messages but I hadn't seen her since wrapping when we taped the reunion.

     

1154 comments
DeannaAmico5
DeannaAmico5

I can't find Taylor's blog so I'm writing it here. I just saw Taylor on the hills with Brody Jenners mom! Lol so I guess she was on reality tv way before the housewives franchise was ever thought of. Check it out the episode is called "when Lauren's away" 2008

BeccyBoo
BeccyBoo

Hi Brandi, coming to you all the way from Australia! We have just finished watching the 2nd season here and I have to say, you have made this season! You are a fantastic addition to the show, your honesty and down to earth genuine nature shine through and these qualities make you so endearing. Lisa is an absolute gem also. I love her and your wicked sense of humor, and it's clearly a dry sense of humor that the other cast members just don't have, or get. Probably because they are neurotic, narcissistic, conniving witches that are completely wrapped up in playing games to even contemplate being funny. I don't include Camille in that statement though, she is a sweetheart and she will be missed in the 3rd series. What's the deal with Adrienne attacking Lisa on the reunion part 1 saying she sells stories and offending her chef? It was so obvious that Adrienne was lying as she kept looking to the left when talking about it. She is all about self promotion for her, her shoes and her casino and couldn't stand that Pandora didn't want to have her hens night there. BTW her shoes are bloody ugly hooker shoes! I'll stick with Jimmy Choos, Manolo's or Christian Louboutins thanks! She's as boring as bat shit too! Her husband is quite funny though. Keep up the honesty, genuineness and telling it like it is Brandi!

Maggiemae
Maggiemae

Brandi, Just saw that you will be back...YEA!!!! Sorry I have to get the negative out first, kind of like "eat your veggies first" then you can have foreplay! I have come to understand how hard it is to understand the behavior of a victim of abuse. Now I know you have a big heart and you have a very open mind and you really are intellegent and you HATE to be judged. So please go a little bit easier on Taylor. I am too a survior of abuse and a whole lot of my decisions had left a lot of people misjudging me. OK..veggies are over. You go on with your bad self Miss Brandi! You had me laughing all the time last season. You look young, beautiful and your breast are not over the top excuse the pun. All the others have those same old same fake looking and way over the ten year mark. Last and not the least, stay away from kyle. OMG that self absorbed, look at me, shit splitting bitch carries a big spoon every kitchen she walks in. Ohh,ohh,ohh! Then as soon as she gets a little of it on herself..she breaks down into those over acting, can not belive stupid tears. I just hope you keep being yourself, having alot of fun and PLEASE stay grounded. Luv ya girl. Maggiemae.

snickers
snickers

Y ou are great. I love the show now . Bravo needs to keep you and get rid of taylor and kim. You go Brandi. Keep on smiling!!

Debbie Hill
Debbie Hill

Brandi, I liked you from the beginning but after seeing you on the Reunion Show I LOVE you, your by far my favorite housewife (& I watch all the Housewives show but this is the first time I've ever commented on any of them) EVER.

You don't mess around or play the stupid games like most the others do, you just tell it like it is & OMG you made Kyle, Taylor & Adrienne look like bumbling fools. I LOVED it...you go girl!! My opinion on all 3 of them ladies has changed after hearing the stupid things they were saying to about & to you. You put every one of them in their place over & over again though & totally exposed them for how they really are.

I've honestly never been much of a Lisa fan but after seeing the reunion show & seeing Lisa & yours friendship & her treatment of you compared to how the other girls treat you my opinion of Lisa has totally changed. I misjudged Lisa, she's actually pretty cool & is way more real than the other ladies. She's obviously secure with her self & I think that's where the other ladies have such a problem with you, they're jealous because your so much prettier than them & they know it & can't stand you for it! We all know the pretty girls get hated on the most usually.

That party where they were so rude to you & hid your crutches was hard to watch. Who acts like that? They were so rude & no one stood up to them like they should have. If it was my party I would of kicked those b*****s out so fast..but they did it on national television & now it's forever there for anyone to see so really your getting the last laugh! Anyway, love ya girl & dont ever change. Looking forward to seeing you next season on the show!

Miss New York
Miss New York

Wow, You are very cool under fire. I wanted to crawl through the TV when the two sisters ganged up on you. Did you watch it? It was awful! They are two of the biggest bullies I have ever seen. You know what is sad, they did not even know you. The two horrible bullies knew the public was watching, and they looked like pure white trash. I wonder what they would do if their children ever saw the episode. What would they do, if their own daughters were bullied like you were. I just could not understand at all what their problem was. Anyway stay cool, and most of all stay real. Good Luck with those two, I can't even stand to look at them anymore. You, Lisa, and Camelle (sorry if misspelled) keep me watching the show. I can't stand the two ugly bullies!!

dexdon
dexdon

Brandi...you should be proud of yourself. Watch your swearing and your good to go! Refreshing, taking it on the chin even when the Richard sisters are spineless bullies who are permanent victims...Pathetic they are - and jealous. I'll watch for you next season..or I won't watch.

BrandyLT
BrandyLT

Team Brandi 100%

Brandi, You wear skimpy clothes, swear to much and have no filter...But...If I looked like you I would wear the clothes and as far as the rest I love it..Its me also. If you dont tell it like it is sometimes people will start to walk all over you.

zigsmom
zigsmom

Brandi, Didn't want to like you when the season began because of perceptions. Jury was still out until I read this blog. I stand corrected and apologize for my initial thoughts about you. You are real and your blog shows that. Thank you for going to bat for Lisa; she was getting thrown under the bus again and again. Adrienne acused her of selling stories and when she said she didn't, Adrienne looked at her like a mother looks at a 4 year old when you know they are lying. I loved Lisa's defense: I know all kinds of secrets about people more important than you all and have never told or sold those stories, why would I do it now?? For a measly few hundred bucks! Really, Adrienne, Kyle and Taylor simply aren't that interesting to sell a story about - much less publish. These women are her friends?!?! - I don't even know Lisa but, know she wouldn't be involved in something that tacky!!! Stay cautious where Kyle is concerned. If she percieves that everyone is taking your side and beginning to like you more than her, she will try and become your friend - sneaky snake!!! Clean up your mouth Brandi and you just might prove to be the only other "lady" besides Lisa and Camille to grace the RHOBH show. Hope they'll ask you back next season. One more thing - stay away from the Ken or get in line behind those of us who have been lovin' on him since season 1!!!! :)

bhfanwife
bhfanwife

Definitely Team Brandi. Get rid of Kim Kyle Taylor and Dana. Come on Bravo, do us all a favor and bring on more fun and waayy less drunken drama-filled fighting. These drunk scenes are obnoxious. Camille, Brandi, Adrienne, and Lisa are where it's at. They're FUN to watch! Thanks Brandi for always tellin it like it is. Do not change a thing - - well ok, you COULD swear a bit less. : )

Julie K.
Julie K.

why does Andy kiss Taylor & the Richards sisters ass?????? You are AMAZING!!!!!! I too tell it like it is. TEAM BRANDI 100%

Bnthrdnthat
Bnthrdnthat

Dump Taylor, keep Brandi. I am sorry for Taylor's misfortune but I watch this show to be entertained and her situation in life does nothing but bring me down. Brandi on the other hand is so alive and so fun to watch.

lalimor
lalimor

Brandi, I enjoyed watching you tell Kyle and Kim off!!! I use to like Kyle but she proved to be a jealous, insecure bully. She took no responsibily over the crutches and went along with Kim. I lost alot of respect for her. Keep your head up, you have way more class then the SISTERS!!.

Jtaylor85222
Jtaylor85222

First off I think your great! And guess what my boys pee everywhere too big deal! I think you coming on the show gave us a chance to see what the other"ladies" were really like. Mean girls at heart. Don't change one bit of yourself you are one of the on genuine people on the show. Hope to see you back in f@#%ing action next year! Jessica in Casa Grande, Az

SARAH B
SARAH B

Brandi, You are fantastic! You really stand your ground! The things you say are so right! I enjoyed you putting some of the wives in their place. Stay honest as you are. I look forward to seeing more of you on the show.

Someone else said it, and I will too, you put the real in reality! You go girl! Sarah

EmmaAnne
EmmaAnne

I love you girl!!! Truly a breath of fresh air - hope to see more of you on the show. Bravo should definitely think of the Brandi and Lisa show!

cutie button
cutie button

Team Brandi Here. I agree lose Taylor and keep Brandi!!

LoveMeSomeBrandi
LoveMeSomeBrandi

Your Awesome Brandi! Good for you slashing his tires - he deserved it the damn cheater. By the way I feel like Leanne Rymes tries to outdo you and get under your skin by using the press...skimpy bikinis, PDA bla bla bla. Did you notice she wore high red pumps on the Chelsea show AFTER you were shown in high red pumps on the reunion?! She is such a copy cat. It's like she wants to be you :-) Well I guess immatation is the best form of flattery! Don't waiver on your convictions of drifter con artist Taylor. Your instincts are correct and thanks for telling the truth - basically what 98% of America thinks. Kisses Kitty Kat

Trina Carey
Trina Carey

Brandi--I think you are the best thing that has happen to Beverly Hills Housewives! Not only are you beautiful, you are REAL. That is so refreshing after seeing how some of the others act. Let me tell you what I think of: Kyle--definition of Mean Girl--very catty. Taylor--Pathetic--I'm embarassed for her! Camille--Love her! She went through this last year, Very classy lady. Anyway, you're fabulous girl! Can't wait to watch next season!

cristians mom
cristians mom

I love you brandy your so honest, funny and beautiful, thats y the Richard sisters where so mean to you pure jealousy they look like old leather and then to have to look at your pretty face just drove them over the edge.

Gloria.Girlie
Gloria.Girlie

Brandi, clearly you have the most character of the housewives, Kim clearly had it in for you because as Adrienne's husband explained, she is one of those women who is threatened by your youth, charm and looks. You were entirely correct to call her out on game-night. She wasn't upset about being called a meth-head. Instead, she was upset because you commented on her mysterious trips to the bathroom, which coupled with her erratic behavior, allowed the audience easily draw their own conclusions.

Before Kyle should pass judgment on you, she should first look at herself. How can she accuse you of doing any damage when she outed Kim as an alcoholic last season and chose to completely ignore Kim's dependency issues this entire season. Tyler is just as much a liar as Kim and Kyle. While you've all had your share of problems, unlike them, you've been honest through it all. Go Team Brandi.

Eleanor Duda
Eleanor Duda

Taylor is such a fake. Brandi at least told her what most of us were thinking. Taylor wants everyone to think she was sooo abused by Russell while she was spending money faster than Russell could make it. In fact she ruined him. Now she is complaining he hid finances from her. Gimme a break. Now she is attempting to set herself apart from his deals since she is also being sued. She is putting a halo on herself in hopes of catching the next money train. IMO

Susan from chicago
Susan from chicago

I think Brandi is a great addition to the show, I have to say if I had her figure I would dress exactly the same! I love her casual and chic clothes. I also want to mention that there are probably many woman who would say the other housewives dress risqué as well, so realistically they should not comment on Brandi.

Ps I love Andy the most!

ExtraCelestial
ExtraCelestial

Hopefully my comment will be posted here since I have nothing but nice things to say about you!!

I wasn't quite sure what to make of you when I heard they were bringing you on, but you have been such a breath of fresh air! You are like Bravo's answer to a Greek Chorus. Reality show gold. You've done a great job kicking this sleepy, self-congratulatory cast into gear! I love that you own your flaws and are comfortable with who you are, yet are still open to growth and learn from your mistakes.

I think you handled the Taylor situation with more grace and elegance than anyone (save for St Camille) has displayed this season. THAT and your honesty, humility and kindness are what make you a good person. I don't care much for swearing, but it is so frustrating to see comments from a (very) tiny minority that question your character because of your colorful choice of words. Ridiculous!

I sincerely hope you (and Lisa, but I can understand why she would be reluctant) come back for another season. This has been my favorite housewives season since the first season of RHONY. My boyfriend also appreciates the tiny bikini eye candy on nights that I make him watch the show with me. So I thank you for bring the realness and he thanks you for bringing the hotness and making the franchise somewhat bearable for the few straight males in the audience. :o)

PS- the WHOLE WORLD saw that Taylor brought up the tires before you brought up her book (which really, we were all kind of thinking). Although she clearly didn't appreciate your apology, I think it's quite admirable that you tried!

Lindanica
Lindanica

Having watched the entire season, I can honestly say that Brandi is my favorite person to watch on the show. Her honestly is a breath of fresh air and I truly hope Bravo continues to delight us with her appearance. She has stood her ground, defended herself and apologized when she has to, soemthing some of the ladies don't know the meaning of. I just saw the interview with Kim Richards and she is definitely not sober. She is slurring her words and looking tired-like. Kyle is still a bully in disguise. Taylor is milking her drama to the last drop...good for her I guess. Lisa is the older version of Brandi and I like her a lot. Camille is different person than in season 1 and also a delight to watch. Last but not least..Mrs. Maloof...she's a smart business woman...i wish she'd treat her husband better on camera...it wasn't funny to watch most of the time.

TexasLady
TexasLady

We love you Brandi, yes we do!! Don't mind at all that you slashed tires.....as you said, you owned them too! He probably deserved a lot worse than that after all the publicity. Sad to say, but LeeAnn will probably someday be in your shoes.....he's obviously cheated with more women than just LeeAnn, and tigers don't change their stripes. We understand your admiration for a terrific married man like Ken - 30 years is a long time and it's a happy marriage. Doesn't mean you'd cross the line with him and hurt Lisa. Adrienne turned into a mean lady, and Kim and Taylor both need to exit the series and work on their own problems. We hope you have a terrific 2012 and lots of gorgeous single guys to share it with you!!!

fabnoble
fabnoble

LOL!!! Brandie, the more I watch you the more I LOVE YOU!!!! You have my personality to a T!!! Have fun and enjoy life.

GrannieNani
GrannieNani

I love you Brandi!! You are real and honest. I love your earthy sense of humor and I get it. You don't back down when attacked and bullied by the Richards sisters and Taylor. What an example those women set . They had their minds made up about you before they ever met you. Those three are a whole other story. That other fake person, Dana, ugh! What a liar and nasty person. Anyway, stand your ground! Looking forward to seeing you next season.

Nicole Carvalho
Nicole Carvalho

Brandi, I really liked you on the show! Your fun and spunky. The girls needed a crazy girl who's confident and outgoing but loyal and trustworthy as well! I hate to admit it but game night you were totally right about Kim. I thought something was going on in the restroom too. She was the only housewife I didn't care for. She never made any sense and just seemed drunk all the time! Now I understand why. I hope that rehab works well for her but think you helped her even though Kyle won't ever admit it. Someone needed to say something! Glad you did! Hope that it works out for her and hope to see you next season! &hearts

J Erickson from Austin
J Erickson from Austin

Brandi, I did not see my last comment, so here goes again. I appreciate your directness and honesty. There is no games from you. I love it. It's about time the show got someone who is strong enough to call the little "click" on their behaviors. I saw Kim Richards on Reunion Part 3 tonight and am sad for Kim. She has to be one miserable person. She does have a long road ahead of her. She is still in denial and has such a low self esteem. That is one of the reasons she seems not to like you because you see right thru her and she knows it! So, keep up the honesty. ONe more thing, please let up on yourself. YOu are a awesome woman. Just remember one thing, "you spot it, you got it!

Lisa M
Lisa M

Love your spunk! Just wanted to say that Taylor did comment about the tire slashing first (low blow), before you mentioned "the book". At least you made an effort to be the bigger person and apologize and she just wanted to play the blame game.

ViewerfromDC
ViewerfromDC

I am horrified that the Richards sisters don't get you. Lisa fortunately does. You are a delightful person who needs to tone it down just a little when it comes to you. Be kinder to yourself. You deserve better from you. Listen to Lisa, she will definitely help you be kinder to you. As for Taylor, you may be the only person who is capable of giving Russell's side. I would like to see you do this one day but wait a while and give it some thought. I realize that Russell's sister is trying to defend him but I saw her on Dr Drew and she wasn't very good and with Taylor you have to be very good. Brandi I look forward to seeing you next season.

jasmen mam
jasmen mam

i love love u brandi and i wieh u and adriana be b.f.f again i love u u was the best in this show

Alba Allen
Alba Allen

I am speaking from a person that has maintained their sobriety for 15 years. While listening to the 3rd episode of the reunion tonight I can see that Kim has a long, hard road ahead of herself. She stated that she could not EVER forgive Brandi for the comment she made about doing drugs in the bathroom. Kim part of your journey will be about making amends both to others and yourself. I am hoping that you are working steps so that you can be diligent and not manipulate those around you. I suggest getting a tough sponsor - one that will tell you the truth about yourself always. Hopefully, this time next year you will be able to look back on all of this and realize you have no one to blame but yourself....

Good Luck :)

Christina Gutierrez
Christina Gutierrez

I absolutely agree with Brandi! She is fun, honest, and real...the other housewives just don't know how to deal with confrontation so they'd rather keep their mouths shut and talk behind one's back. Go Brandi!

Dawn marie
Dawn marie

I actually felt bad for you during the game night but after watching the way you handled yourself on the reunion show I changed my mind. I find your so called honesty just plain rudeness. Just because you can say something doesnt mean you should. Remember you joined their show dear.

ClairefromAustinTX
ClairefromAustinTX

Brandi, I must admit, at first I didn't like you. I thought you were tactless and the kind of person who would start a fight just to get attention. But now I see you are just being true to yourself. You are not like Taylor who is obviously a social-climber and I am so happy that you're the only one in the show (well Kim too but she's not on this year's reunion) who's not afraid to call Taylor out on her dishonesty, pathetic attempt to make money out of her husband's demise and obvious plot to stir the pot between the other housewives. Keet it up girl! Do not sugar-coat anything and do not tip-toe around Taylor just cause she's "been through much". I've no idea why the other housewives are still friends with that woman anyway. Glad you're friends with Lisa and Camille! You made the right decision staying friends with these two! -Claire

BenYok
BenYok

GO Team Brandy.....You have a Pair !!!

karen9822
karen9822

Love U Brandi - You and Lisa are the only two worth watching on the BH housewives. I love your honesty.

ChrisDC
ChrisDC

Love me some Brandi!! Telling it like it T-I-IZ!!

Shelby510
Shelby510

Way to go Brandi! Bravo needs to lose Taylor from the cast and add you!

sara_bo
sara_bo

I LOOOVE BRANDII!! you stand up for yourself, shows should be a way to show viewers things to learn in life, something positive, i've learned a lot from your actions, stay true to yourself and don't mind all those insecure and fake girls like the Richards sisters and taylor. They should be OFF the show, nothing positive come from those women , i was so not interested in watching the show naymore, until you came along.

Mili
Mili

Love you!!!!!!!!!

Sarah leigh
Sarah leigh

I just love Brandy she is awesome ,she is someone i would hang with.I think when i saw the episode of Kyle and Kim acting like mean high school children and attacking her, i liked them less :( .I always thought Kyle was a secure person and after that i thought of her as a bit immature and jealous/catty .Lisa also seemed attacked for nothing small digs with humor/sarcasm.I think she is just witty and it makes her likeable and fun to watch .They have all said terrible things so only throw that stone if you are innocent!!!