Brandi shares what she and Camille have in common, her opinion of Kyle, and her thoughts on potty training.
Posted by Brandi Glanvilleon Oct 4, 20110
So there we are: I am complimenting Kyle on her gorgeous family (and I meant it, she has beautiful girls). She returns the compliment, and, as I turn, there is my baby dropping his shorts to take a quick pee. Is that the best etiquette when invited to a friend's house to swim? Of course not. I yelled to stop him, but clearly couldn't move that quickly and frankly, was a bit embarrassed, so I tried to laugh it off.
But as I said, it's not an uncommon thing for boys and he's still so young. Like I said, it's better than peeing in the pool! I wonder how many of the kids did that? Hmmm. Potty training is HARD WORK. Jake has been out of diapers for a while, but it's always a success when they don't go in their pants. And if I did take the time to hobble over there, he would have already moved onto the next thing and wouldn't understand why I was yelling at him. Plus, I think that would probably attract MORE criticism.
Never know if these are read or posted but good luck you and Lisa are my favorites and if nothing else kill the other girls with kindness and keep on smiling knowing all the time you are the real thing. Just try not to come across defensive all the time, it gives them a reason to attack you.
Brandi, I have only watched the past couple of episodes, but I feel for you. I really cannot believe how high and mighty Kyle and her obviously doped-up-on-something sister are. I was at a nice graduation party on Lake Minnetonka (the twin cities equivalent of BH) when my husband and I were informed that our 4 yr old son had just watered the bushes. Wait, it gets better. After a couple more drinks he actually pulls his pants down and starts to squat! My husband had to RUN over picks him up and run him to the privy. We live up north and he has been in the woods with Dad hiking many times, and apparently this beautiful lush estate looked more like a giant outhouse to him. I was a little embarrassed, but seriously, all kids do this at sometime. Who knows what I would have said if I knew the cameras were rolling. I don't think you acted inappropriately at all. And, by the way, neither did Minnesota's upper crust, with us. I can also relate to your need for dropping the f-bomb. I currently live in a community where it is socially inacceptable, and long for the days when I could unleash. My life is in a new chapter and I just find other ways to express the essence of who I am. Best to you!
I think that you are the prettiest housewife on this show. It is sad that women can be so cruel and things could have been different if they just accepted you as a person. Their true colors shined through and women that are mean like that is what is wrong with our world. They try to say they stand for good causes but if they did then they would be sincere and accept and treat people as they would want to be treated. Treat people the way you want to be treated. I felt sorry for you, because you were sincere and being yourself and we all make mistakes, we all say things we don't mean. I have two boys so a little pee on the grass is harmless. I am glad I have two boys because they are so much easier..Hopefully Kyle teaches her daughters to treat others with respect, because money isn't everything.
I have never left a comment before but after tonight's episode where you were all but tied to a stake, I feel compelled to. The women at this party need a serious reality check. Dana came across as vulgar and desperate. God bless her, Kim should be at a 12-step meeting. Kyle was aggressive, childish and ugly. Brandi, you were caught in the Bermuda triangle of crazy. High school mean girls everywhere should take notes on their "Lord of the Flies" behavior this evening as the "ladies" of Bev. Hills still have plenty to teach about petty nastiness. Hang in there, we're rooting for you!
Love love love Brandi!! Glad you said something at 'Game Night'. It was so obvious something was going on with Kim and everyone was ignoring it but you!! haha! Love when you said 'Bring It'. So funny! You are straight up honest and even though yes you come across a little strong, it's just what Kyle needs. I think she's the FAKEST on the show. And Kim so needs therapy of some sort. YOU ROCK GIRL!!! You and Camille are my favs!! Stay strong!!
I wasn't sure if I was going to like you, Brandi, but I do. Remember...when we recognize something about ourselves that is not pleasant, (i.e. not tactful, don't filter our words) we work to correct it!! Come on Brandi, you have a lot going for you. You are not alone. We see how pretty you are, now show us your beauty!! Good luck this season
Brandi, liking your edition to the show! Welcome! Glad to have someone who has no problem in standing up for herself and what she believes in! I think you're going to be a great addition to the cast. Knowing that you are a friend of Adrienne's said so much for us viewers since she seems to be the only one who is really down to earth yet, one of the hardest working ones. I cannot wait to see the episode tonight about Kim and her being drunk..... yes, we all see it, can they not? We're watching through a television and it's OBVIOUS that she has a drinking problem which needs to be addressed! I do not associate with drunks let alone want to watch one make a fool of herself on television! It must be that she has run out of $$ since she is on the show but does not seem to actually BE on the show, if you know what I'm saying. It was so hard to watch Adrienne and Paul at the last game in Sacramento with all her bantering and ignorance from her drinking or whatever drugs she's on. Bravo needs to be more responsible about whom they are letting be seen on their station since their are children and young adults whom watch these shows as well. As for your little boy taking a whiz outside..... HELLO, he's a little boy and yes, I agree I do NOT want pee in the pool! I think it's a jealousy issue that THEY need to get over. Don't fret yourself, they'll self destruct just as the others have on the other shows as well..... just don't let it go to your head as some have that just leave a bad taste in the mouth after watching. As for Dana, good luck with her, I don't do people who want to brag on ANYthing, it's appalling. Again, Welcome!!!
you are really a classless woman. At least your ex husband is true to himself, and stuck to the same type woman. Classless! Guess they needed the nasty element this season and chose you. Really don't care for your personality, and I'm sure you don't care if anyone cares. Hope you won't be back next season (if there is a next season)
Thought I was going to hate you from the previews but turns out you are AWESOME! I love you. There is nothing wrong with a toddler boy peeing in the grass (the nitrogen is actually good for the grass), it is funny! and hey... we are in a world that needs to be more "green" so more power to him! Those girls need to get the snobby sticks out of there butts and laugh about it.
Brandi - did you consider why the producers added you to the fold? The show already features beauty, notoriety and money. You were brought in to rock the boat. You are not what's expected/assumed a BHHW would be or behave like.
Brandi, so glad to have you on the show! You keep it real always and that speaks volumns about who you are as a person. A good friend is an honest friend. Please continue to stick up for yourself.. AND PLEASE PUT KYLE IN HER PLACE!! SERIOUSLY, WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS! she is sooo jealous of you it's like an illness. But as we know she did the same thing to sweet Camille..
Love you Brandi! You and Adrienne are the only reason I watch this show. The other women make me want to saw my ears off. You are beautiful, bold, and terrifyingly honest! I can't wait to see the new episode tonight just to hear what comes out of your mouth. You are hilarious! Keep it real and keep it coming gorgeous! You deserve your own show.
was going to wait till your next blog to write but just had to after what happened last night:).I came home from an event with my 8yr old,&he immediately ran to the nearest tree and releived himself.Definitely a boy thing going on here.Women would probably do it too if they had a ..,oops better not say it here.Being a model,you were doomed from the get go .I had a friend who was a beautiful gorgeous model and as much as I loved her,I totally hated being around her as I always felt so tiny and not very attractive around her.Im sure youve had a lifetime experience dealing with jealous women.That being said,your raw honesty is what makes you a standout in addition to being a knockout.You're definitely not a phony.and although Im sure you're intimidated,you stay true to who you are which is extremely admirable given the tough crowd youre being initiated into.I was very surpised these women didnt welcome you with warm open arms given the quite public devastation youve been through.I believe women should support other women and was dissapointed in the other women for their lack of empathy.Stay strong, stay true,you have alot more support and fans than you realize.I wish you the very best of continued success and cant wait to watch tonight.xo
Brandi- Being the new girl around these woman must not be easy. However on camera you come off as insecure by how defensive you are. I am on team Kyle because although it takes her a while to let ppl in to her circle as most women once you are there she is a loyal friend and sister and that goes far. I am sorry for what you went through with your ex. I liked him as an actor but now I don't have any respect for him in what he did and the way he did it. Not to mention the other party involved. Kudos to you for not going into hiding but standing up and saying..he was wrong. I hope you and Kyle get to know each other and get past..but by your comment about having a much more famous niece I'm guessing that's a no. Your "digs" are not called for especially the one with Dana . Again seemed to come from an insecure place.
I liked your candor and bluntness and thought you came across very nice. I'm not sure why Kyle was being so catty and mean-spirited toward you. I guess you're the new girl. I got that your remark about Dana's fiance was a joke, and am not sure why she reacted the way she did. Tough crowd!
Ok so a few made judgements without giving you a chance but the truth is we've all done it. You don't help yourself getting on here talking crap about them. Two wrongs don't make a right! If you want people to see you for who you are stop stooping to the same level.
I really like you. I see myself in you. The other women are very attractive, but they don't have the raw sex appeal that you have. I get met with the same kind of jealous hostility from other women. It doesn't matter WHAT I say someone will find a way to make it into a mountain.
It was hilarious that Jakey peed in the tree. I would have started laughing! Have you seen the RHONJ? The GROWN men went outside and peed. My father has been known to take a leak outside on an interstate.
These women were LOOKING for reasons to dislike you. You have the "it" factor and they do not. I can totally relate to you. We even look similar, except for the height. But we have similar noses, nice lips, proportional features, and I have loads of natural sex appeal. I know how it is. I try to only hook up to women who are either beautiful and comfortable with it or drop dead gorgeous. It makes life easier for me.
I've never liked Kyle from the moment in the first season where she was talking down to Kim. I thought, "Who is that? and why is she here?"
I would totally rock it with you! We can say cock-a-doodle-doo all night!!!!
Ha you are soo funny! I love ur blog, you go girl, tell them what they need to hear, they are just trotting around on thier high horse (Kyle) and you just came along and knocked her off! I like that you call a spade a spade. I can't wait for next week's episode, where you call out Kim for being drunk, that ought to be interesting, seriously I can't wait.
You came in way too strong Brandi. Im younger and think much prettier than you, so its not that your more "beautiful" or "younger" than everyone and thats why they don't like you....it's that mouth you have on you and the way you carry yourself that makes you intolerable. You just came into a new group and you should know by now that somethings you say might offend some people. Didn't they teach you that while hanging out at the "Hollywood Parties"? One more thing, the comment about Kyle not being a nobody up against her niece was just a immature low blow. Don't bring others' family into this just because you look like a idiot. Oh- My eyes would still be rolling if I had to hang out with you.
The fact that you are a friend of Adrienne's says a lot in itself. You are known by the company you keep and as far as I can tell you are keeping great company! I had foot surgery a few years ago and I had to wear a big ugly boot and was also on crutches for weeks. Like I'm going to go that long without wearing heels? Please. I did exactly what you did, made the best of it and when the opportunity presented itself I had at least one foot in Prada! Just keep being real to yourself, who cares what Kyle thinks or says.
First impressions: you seem honest and funny / fun to hang out with! Some of the existing housewives are not nearly so honest /blunt with their words. It's creating an interesting dynamic to watch you interact. As a transplanted east coaster who now lives in southern CA I know first hand how different the California sunshine covered way of speaking is from shooting straight. I'm glad you're on the show! I think you are way better looking than your ex's new wife. It's kind of petty and shallow but there is still some satisfaction in that!
First of all I want to start by saying that I'm so sorry for what you have gone through with your family. I hope you are going through counceling to help you get through it. I want to tell you also that I'm sorry for the way Kyle has treated you. She acts like she's all high and mighty but her and her family have done and said classless things. She should not judge you for what you say. You have the right to your opinion and how to express your opinion that is why we live where we live. That is why our guys are fighting in afganistan for our rights. Keep being you and don't let the rolling of the eyes bring you down. You are beautiful and will find love again. Take Care and Many Blessings for you and your children.
I have the same type of personality as you, call em as I see em, nothing fake her. But, for some reason Kyle had her mind made up from day one that she was not going to like you no matter what you did, so that's her loss, I think you would be fun to hang with. Lisa has her own reasons, not to say she doesn't like you but she is cautious and she should be given what your "mutual" friend or in Lisa case x-friend has done to both her and her husband, so I would give her a little room to get to know you first. It is a tough crowd and I wish you luck, but something tells me you won't need it.
There is a difference between honest/forthright and crude/tactless. Surprised you haven't picked up any social graces in your set of friends. As for your son, perhaps since you cannot get around very well or quickly, you should keep them closer to you when you're in public and embarrassing behavior wouldn't be a problem. So far all I see is a big blonde trashbag trying to find another spotlight. Good luck with that.
Kyle doesn't have any boys so she doesn't understand the "peeing outside" thing. I think you are real and funny but I also think I wouldn't want to cross you. Have fun and don't worry, people are going to think what they are going to think.
It might be too soon to tell, but I think you're my favorite housewife. And you're not even an official housewife..yet. What are they waiting for?
I hate when there's an elephant in the room, and nobody calls it out. You're the person that calls it out..people living in glass houses better watch out...
Even better, you tell it like you see it, and if you say something wrong, you'll apologize and admit it once you do (like how you did with Dana. I agree, before she added the comment about him visiting his mother, it did seem sketchy).
Honestly, you tell it like it is, and won't take crap from anybody. Are you sure you're not from New York?
Brandi- I'm very glad you were added to the show. Kyle was so fake acting like she didn't know what Camille was talking about. I'm sooooo glad that you put it as bluntly as you did! You're beautiful and they're jealous so they are going to try to run you down. Good luck and I hope you continue to hold your own.
Kyle is so rude to everyone, so don't take it personally.( Look how she attacked her own sister in the last episode of last year.) You and Adrienne are the only REAL people on this show. Hope to see more of you!
First I am sure you were embarrassed by him urinating in the bush but hey kids are kids and having a "talk" with him in front of others would of brought more attention like you said...it seems you did have a target from the beginning; I like your personality and some girls just can't look past that your beautiful and they are jealous with that being said I do really like Kyle but right from Jump it seems she isn't giving you a chance...good luck...nice addition to the show
Brandi you're quite blunt so most women can't take that without getting offended at some point but you seem more than capable of holding your own. It gets quite sticky when you start questioning people's parenting skills (Ex: the housewives of NJ) so I think Kyle was a bit quick to give a dig. Dana obviously was hurt but honestly I thought the same thing: If you don't know what your man does or where he goes and you speak it ALOUD, you open yourself up like a Thanksgiving turkey.............POW!