Brandi Glanville

Brandi picks apart her Beverly Hills debut and tells us what she really thought of Lisa.

on Sep 27, 20110

Tonight marks for me my first episode on RHOBH! Yeah! I feel so blessed to have become a part of this wonderful TV show.

Watching the show was a new experience for me because I am not used to seeing myself on TV! I, of course, picked my appearance apart like any girl would do, from my talking out of the side of my mouth, to making funny faces, or to how my hair and makeup looked (we do it ourselves).

After the insecurities subsided, I was able to sit back and really take a look at my interactions with this group of people. Needless to say, Paul and Adrienne are wonderful, cool, and honest people whom I adore more and more as time goes on. No BS with those two.

It was hard watching myself hobble around on crutches. I have been crutch free for four months now and seeing myself on crutches brought back bad memories of frustration and underarm rash. . .ouch!!!

106 comments
Carol Aragon
Carol Aragon

Brandi, on top of all the crap you had to put up with, I can't help thinking how vulnerable you felt with those crutches. I've had crutches and your not 100%. It's hard. You have class and show it. Kyle showed her true colors and Kim obviously has addiction issues that Kyle tries to hide from the world when in fact they're on national T.V. For Kyle to tell you anything about your son and the pool party made me so mad! She obviously doesn't have boys and doesn't have a clue. Thats it. Boys will be boys. Get over it. Lisa is mad about Cedric. Who gives a crap? He didn't do anything to you. That's her problem. Taylor and Camille just couldn't stand up to those two witches and say something. How they could just sit there and watch is beyond me. I guess they're intimidated. And that Dana. What a flake!! I don't even have words for her. All in all, it was just plain in your face jealousy. How sad. With all you've been through these past couple of years, that these woman had an opportunity to make a good friend and to be a good friend. Your lucky to have Adrienne. Your right. She seems 'Cool'. A word those other housewives dont know the meaning of. Looks like Kyle needs an IQ Test and should look up the definition of 'COOL'. Good Luck and know were all cheering for you.

ILOVERHOBH!
ILOVERHOBH!

Bravo please post!!!! I felt for you on game night. It's so hard being the newbie. We all heard Kim clearly saying she didn't want you on her team, I loved her until this episode as I always thought she was misunderstood. As for Lisa....I'm starting to dislike her this season and how childish for her to dislike you because of what she has heard....What, she doesn't have her own mind to give you a go and make her own decision whether you get on or not!? What a bunch of childish mean girls. Keep your chin up and don't let them bully you.

BHviewer1978
BHviewer1978

I know you were on chucthes but you could have stepped over to introduce and speak to the people and given off some positive personality. And everyone of the girls knew what a low-life shoe scum Cedric was. Naturally, anyone who is friends with that kind of person is suspect.

fan3
fan3

Even though you're not the typical real housewife character, I sitll like you. While I enjoy your bluntness for entertainment purpose on TV, I'd advise you to think before you speak. Understand that there is a difference between honesty and bluntness. When you master this concept, you will find that people are more receptive towards you (and they should be because you're genuine and funny). In a crowd where "class/pretentiousness" is everything, you're definitely a breath of fresh air.

breann
breann

must be tough being the new girl especially when the girls are talking crap already it's obvious there haters you must stay strong & I love Adrienne she's my favorite she's a real deal you have a good friend i'm sure your nice too I wish they would leave you alone and would get along apparently they need to grow up and some example for there kids it's like saying it's okay to bully

cindy r
cindy r

Brandi,

You are my favorite! Good for you...don't let these women bully you! Love how you speak your mind and are not intimidated by these women. Continue to stand your ground. They are envious of you because your young and hot!

girls in pink love boys in blue
girls in pink love boys in blue

Brandi....I keep reading all the comments above and am so incredibly excited for you and your new found freedom. You are a breath of fresh air. I do have to say, that Kyle and Kim have no room to give advice on family issues. I mean, look at their niece, (Paris Hilton.) What a hot mess? Nonetheless, make sure you watch out for malicious, ill-natured, venomous comments sure to be directed towards you. Threre's a reason you were casted for this seasons show. And I for one, can't wait to follow your story.

jomama 1970
jomama 1970

hey Brandi! Let that self rightous group of "ladies" have it! You seem real and down to earth. Don't worry about sensoring your self, you were halarious!! Seriously, are you the first to throw out a little cocka-doodle do?

barneveld WI
barneveld WI

Be yourselve. Love your personality. keep the cattyness in check. btw your way better then leann rymes. you go girl. your perfect for show.

sandi2
sandi2

Brandi you should square things up with Lisa. You'll never get another chance to have such an honest, loyal and kind friend. Choose friendship over that slimedog Cedric.

Tulie
Tulie

I actually though Lisa Vanderpump was 60 or more as well. My bad.

Brandi, Welcome to TRHOBH! Hopefully you find your groove with the ladies and find enjoyment filming the show.

NeddyO
NeddyO

It was a WEDGE heel!!! So much more comfortable than stilettos! Those women were so crude in their behavior and I am so happy to see someone new on the show!

socal1234
socal1234

The show episode reminded me of high school. yuck! I did not like those women huddled together talking smack about another woman. And, especially when you were only a few feet away. Pretty low class.

I think maybe it had something to do with Cedric..something about photos or something, who knows. As Paul told the camera-younger women make older women jeoulous (spelling probably wrong) anyway...it's true sometimes women no matter what the age get a little catty especially when/if there is a "model" around. Someone taller, thinner, maybe to them prettier. Maybe that's part of the cattiness. I have a feeling it is.

I did not like it and I told Kyle i was surprised cause I thought she had "class."

Anyway...my advice to you: have class, and oh, i forgot...watch Adrianne - cause she HAS Lots of CLASS!! :-)

Take care, And...as far as your divorce...i hate to say this but if Eddie Cibrian fooled around on you with Leann Rimes...shouldn't Leann Rimes be waaay fearful of him doing the same to her?? Scary...cause usually that's exactly what happens.

Anyway you are gorgeous and he certainly didn't divorce you over your looks. It's so true that good-looking women even get cheated on! Look at Halle Berry- same thing happened to her.

Be classy and that will make you look and be even better-looking on the outside! If you have the class on the inside...wow that will make you really better looking. Not saying you don't have class...just if you do/or don't keep it classy.

Take care, kim - SD

By the way - girl get out there and date!! when your boys visit their dad! :)

Jenna p
Jenna p

Brandi, I don't know why you brought up Lisa's age ...when you said she's about 60 ...HElLO, Lisa is only 50... Your only a few years younger than her.

Cyn1
Cyn1

I totally understand your feelings towards your Ex. One of my lowest moments was when my Ex's lawyer was explaining to the court the other woman was a housekeeper and but then I recovered when my Lawyer produced the nude pics of her on our yacht with my Ex in front of our young son, asking if that would that be her uniform. Sometime a little revenge helps. That and I walked away with millions. I'm so grateful I didn't divorced in a no fault state. It made all the difference in how I felt when it was over. Now life is more wonderful than I could imagined.

mslily
mslily

Yes, they were kinda mean, but it was mostly your association with Cedric, not You (although if a high heel took my ankle/knee out, I wouldn't be wearing a high heel on either foot...too painful a reminder!) You say Lisa should let it go, but he lied to her and tried to blackmail them, so be careful he does not take advantage of YOU as well.

Lorie J.
Lorie J.

Oh honey...just so you know, you're not the first woman whose husband cheated on her. Hardly warrants any special treatment for you. You probably should stop expecting any. It just makes you seem ridiculous.

disgrazia4
disgrazia4

You feel so blessed to be part of the show?? Give it some time ...

agans2010
agans2010

You did wonderfully!!! Welcome aboard:) And with regard to your family; your boys can see right through "her" even if they can't verbalize it yet. The new couple will get their karma. Stay poised and graceful; wonderful things are coming your way.

lisa cariaggi
lisa cariaggi

Loved your raw honesty Brandi:)Continue keepingit real & you'll be just fine.and I thought you totally rocked that broken leg & Stiletto.I loved your saying about getting what you give,so here's what I think is a great idea,design some very cool tanks or tees with that saying so Bravo can sell them on this site,I'd be the 1st customer. Most important have fun and stay fun,one door closed but a very exciting new one just opened for you,Im rooting for you!!xoxo

Jdsmom68
Jdsmom68

Brandi, you are a great woman. Let the ex go. It cheapens you to continue doing it. You will be forever marked as " the bitter ex-wife". Yes, he is a dog. Yes, he hurt you. Rise above him and show class, not trash. as far as Cedric, I guess some people have to Lear the hard way. If he can do what he did to people who treated him like family, you'll be easy pickin's!

BrandiFan
BrandiFan

I just loved watching you Brandi! I have been waiting for months to finally see the Glanville Goddess on RHOBH and you are the reason I started watching. I've been following your story ever since it broke a couple of years ago and have become a huge fan of yours. You have such style, and grace under fire, not to mention you are a devastatingly beautiful woman! As long as you are on the show, I will watch it. I think you have struck a chord with so many women who have endured alot of the same crap you've put up with or are friends with women who have. You have shown that life does not end with a painful divorce, but can be whatever you make it to be. You are so headstrong and positive, and such an inspiration to women everywhere. Not to be forgotten, you are a fantastic mom!

I love your clothing style and beautiful lion's mane of blonde hair. You always look so gorgeous without even trying. You should come up with your own clothing line or makeup or hair products. Who wouldn't want to look like you?!!

So, Rock On GLAMVILLE GODDESS! Can't wait to see you next week!

MakersMarkMom
MakersMarkMom

Don't let those other ladies get you down. As long as you don't talk about them badly, and kill them with kindness you'll be fabulous! Remember... heads up ...boobs out...knock em out!

brookeandcompany
brookeandcompany

Now that I take another look at you....you have something none of the other ladies have: Raw Sex Appeal. The women with the most sex appeal is always scapegoated.

KimberlyKimberlyKimberlyKimberly
KimberlyKimberlyKimberlyKimberly

Hi Brandi, I just wanted to let you know I feel for what you have gone through. My ex cheated on me. I can't imagine how horrible it must be to see your ex with his new woman in front of your face in mags. Good news to you is that new booty becomes old bootie. And frankly I don't see what he sees in Leanne. It is obvious to me that she is doing all she can to keep him interested in her, with all the changes she has made to her body lately. You know, guys like him will find someone new. So my advice to you is the best payback to your ex is just being happy and successful. Trust me, with all the hotties in Hollywood, and your ex's career, I doubt he will be with Leanne long term. I see it kind of like an Elizabeth Taylor thing. I think eventually the girls may be nice to you. But frankly I think Lisa is so cool, that I wouldn't even talk to Cedric anymore, just to be Lisa's friend. She seems so kind and genuine to those she likes. I am sure if you were nice to her, she would be a great friend to you. Kyle seems really genuine too. Anyhow hang in there. And I hope you make the most of your get togethers with the girls on tv, just to help yourself get through the difficult time you have had to endure the past few years. What I have learned is that you have to not only marry up, but let go of all the trashy memories and what your ex did to you. Look at them as doing you a favor. Now you can meet someone that will love you truly and your kids as well.

Best wishes. And I am glad your leg is better. I was on crutches for a while. I wasn't brave enough to wear heals. All I can say is I thank God I no longer use them.

I married a MUCH better guy than my first husband. Remember, hurt people hurt people. And obviously your ex was messed up. So forget about him. I am sure God has someone wonderful in store for you. But you got to let go of all of the negativity of your ex. Remember, he did you a favor, giving you the opportunity to meet someone better. Any way...As well, I'd rather be married to a Doctor, than a actor anyday.

Best wishes from Northern Cal.

SaraWonline
SaraWonline

I think any new woman that comes into a group with established friendships is going to be picked apart. My advice, don't give them ammunition to begin with, stand back and just watch don't react. You have a chance to repair any bad publicity and have people get to know who you are. Not focus on catty bs that in no way reflects the true person. For the record it isn't cool to be bitchy and catty, you can find those anywhere. A women with class and elegance is hard to find and will be remembered.

GeorgiaPeach70
GeorgiaPeach70

You are beautiful. Don't make yourself ugly (the way the other women do) by saying nasty things about others, not even about your ex. There is real beauty in graciousness. And dump that crazy, mooching, liar Cedric! Lisa and Adrienne are the smartest and most mature women in the entire RHO franchise. You're friends with Adrienne. You'd do well to make friends with Lisa, but that won't happen with creepy Cedric in your life. Stay away from the other housewives. Seriously, just smile and ignore them.

Nat B.
Nat B.

Brandi, welcome to RHOBH! You seem very real and outspoken, sometimes that bothers people but personally i think there's nothing more refreshing! I enjoy watching you on this season, judging by the previews you are going to speak up about what apparently has been the elephant in the room because so far no one has even mentioned it outside of the show. Stay strong and I hope life brings you and your family all the blessings in the world! xoxo

Aloha808
Aloha808

Your fashion sense is great!

Viewerduffy
Viewerduffy

Hello Brandi- welcome to the show & thank you for letting us peek into your life. I am so sorry for the things which have happened in your marriage to Eddie. I read some things, not much. I know he has acted scandilous & I have no respect for him. Hugs to your children. I agree with the others, you were treated poorly. You are friends with Cedric? I am too. He & I go back & forth on twitter. He has promised me a copy of the book he just finished. I still love Cedric. I think too many ppl got involved (Kyle) & poisoned Lisa. You can see the hurt for her still. He was like family to her but I don't think you can compare the loss of your marriage & family to that of Lisa & Cedric for those of them who think you need "to get over it". I hope there will be a healing between Lisa & Cedric. I didn't see the reunion show so I don't know all that has happened. I know he called her "C U Next Tuesday" Not good but some ppl's language is pretty colorfull. Mine for example. I don't use the "C" word but it is offensive. Lot's of ppl have arrangements just as Lisa & Cedric & I think some of the others were jealous of their relationship & began to errode at how LIsa felt. I know Lisa's husband was irritated but come on, Cedric had been there for 2 years. I think his parting could have been handled better by LIsa from what I could see & they could have remained friends. You don't have to defend yourself Brandi. You will have lovers & haters, just be good to yourself & your babies. All will be well! Much success to you in this crossroad in your life. There will be someone far more gorgeous & NICE come into your life & love you & your children BETTER than Eddie ever did. I'm no psychic but sometimes I do know things. Watch & see! Big XOXO from No. California!

Elayna
Elayna

Looks like you will make things interesting....certainly NOT dull.

BrandiGlanvilleFAN
BrandiGlanvilleFAN

you are so real and beautiful, Eddie lost his mind apparently during that crappy lifetime movie, but lights everywhere will now be shinning BRIGHT for YOU. Love ya on RHOBH

josies
josies

I can't imagine why anyone would want to be "friends" with these women. They don't seem to have much to offer.

Big Red
Big Red

Remarking that Lisa is sixty during your interview is really very childish...perhaps you received the treatment that you deserved from the other women? FYI...in case you forgot, you are not in your twenties either...

erin in fla
erin in fla

They were catty but I guess we'll have to wait and see if there was any merit to it. Your ex's new wife is a disaster. She can lose all the weight she wants and plug in new silicone yearly but we all know you can't polish a turd.

jsbach5000
jsbach5000

Paul got it right. You are far too young and beautiful to be on a reality show with those women. Watch your back, watch what you say, and be prepared.

I-told-you-so
I-told-you-so

You are too beautiful for your ex-husband. He seems to prefer women who look like clowns.

Utahhousewife
Utahhousewife

I'm not excusing Kyle's and Taylor's behavior BUT she is ONLY 3 yrs younger than Kyle. Not that much of a difference. They would have gone to high school together.. You can all calm down on the age difference.

Kelly Moore
Kelly Moore

Brandi, Felt bad for you. What a horrible introduction. Not sure what causes these women who seemingly have everything to be so mean. Good luck to you! It looks like you might need it.

tinaleemckenzie
tinaleemckenzie

I hope you have a great season. I was so ashamed of the other women on the show that I turned it off. Their attitudes were sickening and disgraceful. Hold your head up high. I feel for you and for what you have had to go through these last couple of years. LeAnn is just horrible and she sickens me everytime she brings up YOUR kids in the media. She did not have any respect for you in the situation. Does she not realize that what Eddie is saying to her now, is what he said to you at one time? Once a cheater always a cheater. It may take years but it will happen.

GiannasMama
GiannasMama

KUDOS, Brandi, for holding it together at that "charity'. You are gorgeous and made a fantastic first impression. :) as far as the comment towards your ex? Dead on. Nobody can blame you for being hostile. Some things, such as the breakup of your family, you just never get over. xo!

SmartBlonde1300
SmartBlonde1300

Oh, come on...it's reality TV. You've really got to give these gals more credit. This is an elite group of strong, beautiful women -- Brandi is just getting "initiated." ;) She's been through much worse and she'll be just fine. They've all got to have some really tough skin just to be on their show -- heck, have you read all of the comments and jabs they constantly get? I love this show and ALL of it's characters. Wishing them all the BEST! You go girls!

Freddie's Nana
Freddie's Nana

Come on Brandi....YOUR introduction to the show is a clip with you saying your ex is a "douche bag" (I do agree) ...so don't get your feelings hurt when the other wives say things about you. You can take it.... I've followed the story of your divorce and the subsequent drama between the ex, Leann Rimes and yourself. You've gotten alot of digs in and you don't hold back. I think you can hold your own....so stop acting like a wilting lilly. Just show them the same spirit that you have shown with all the drama attached to your divorce. And like I said: I agree with everything you have said about your douche bag ex and that creep he married.

Jen H
Jen H

Welcome Brandi, Looking forward to watching you, your a beautiful woman! Stay yourself and best of luck with the other ladies... Know we are rooting for you!!

animasch
animasch

Welcome to the show, Brandi! I'm so happy Adrienne introduced you! I don't know much about you, other than that crap your ex did to you (and for the record, you are beautiful compared to what he has now). Give Lisa a chance, I think once she's on your side, she's there for real. And, for the record, Cedric does come off as a mooch...living for free in Lisa's mansion, keep your eye on him. Good luck!

Elin
Elin

Brandi, welcome to the show! Just want to tell you that you are not much younger than other housewives. You are 39-40? Just saying ....

Simply Me
Simply Me

Brandi, love you the first episode!!! A little "bump" wont stop you from being glam!

kvammer9
kvammer9

Brandi, I hope the girls are nicer to you. I was really appalled at the their "mean girl" behavior. It seemed so out of character for Kyle, but then, maybe we just haven't seen or accepted this side to her. I don't think Taylor is really mean, I think she was just to happy to be on the right side this time. If you are a friend of Addriene's, you must be a great gal. Good luck to you, I think you will do great!