Bravotv.com: What have you been up to since we saw you last?
Brandi Glanville: All I do is move, move, move no matter what! Since last year's RHOBH reunion, which was incredibly emotionally draining, I've moved not once but twice. I continue to defend myself against a defamation of character lawsuit filed by a fellow ex-Housewife from a different city. My two boys are growing into little men and are doing not just good but AMAZING. We have a new full-time roommate--my best friend and former hairdresser known to many as Mark, who is now transitioning into a woman and wants to be known as Mia. Finishing book number three and hoping to hit the New York Times best-seller list yet again. I look forward to celebrating with my dear friend and the co-author of my books, Leslie Bruce-Amin. It's close to done and f---ing hilarious if I don’t say so myself. I continue after two and a half years to do and to love my @PodcastOne show "Brandi Glanville Unfiltered.” It's something I see myself doing for the long haul. My Sonoma County Chardonnay Unfiltered Blonde is killing it, winning prestigious awards left and right and making its way into huge chain stores and restaurants across the country. I have a successful t-shirt line and web-store through my website www.brandiglanville.com, as well as introducing this summer a new outdoor barware and accessory line partnering with the successful Silver Buffalo company. I've recently finished shooting the new E! show Famously Single, which I'm so excited about and is about to start airing any minute now! I am celebrating, as we speak, about a newly inked deal for a new show of my OWN with people I've recently worked with and my former RHOBH production company. I'm hustling, and I’m happy things are not perfect, but they are good. I am working hard and will always continue to do so, because I'm a survivor and I have two little men to raise.
Bravotv.com: Aside from Yolanda, which of the Housewives (past or present) do you still see?
BG: As everyone knows, I have a great friendship with both Yolanda Hadid and Kim Richards and have stayed in constant contact with them since not retuning to the show full-time this season. I have remained very close friends with Carlton Gebbia since meeting her on the the show a couple of years ago. We see each other often for dinners, kids' playdates and girls' nights out. I obviously am still best friends with Kristen Taekman from the New York City franchise. We have known each other for at least 15 years, and I consider her to be family as I always have. I don’t see Kristen as often as I'd like because she is in NYC, but we have our girly phone call catch-up sessions as often as possible.
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised when Yolanda told you about the Munchausen drama?
BG: I was more than surprised--I was actually shocked when Yo told me about the Munchausen's accusations. Yolanda has been fighting this illness for years, and there has never been a question that she could possibly not be sick--that is until both Kim and myself left this group. These women were just looking for an easy target and always need someone to pick on so that they don’t have to deal with their own sh--. The treatment of Yolanda this season has been deplorable, and these women should be ashamed of themselves. The only REAL friend to Yolanda in this group has been Erika, and I'm thankful she has been around.
Bravotv.com: Have you watched this season? If so, what are your thoughts about how the other ‘Wives have reacted to Yolanda’s illness?
BG: Obviously I've been watching this season of RHOBH because for the past four and a half years these women and this show were a huge part of my life. I would be lying if I said part of me didn’t miss some of them a little bit, but at the same time I really needed a break from the drama. While watching the show, there have been moments where I have literally wanted to jump through my TV screen and wring a few necks. Thank God I wasn’t there or I might have landed myself in jail! Instead I just took it to twitter and got my aggressions out through social media. I was always aware of what was happening during shooting because of my close friendship with Yolanda and Kim but watching it unfold on national TV took my frustrations to a new level. Beverly Hills is a small town, and I run into some of these women more than I would like, but I'm always cordial and either smile or if I'm with my children I say hello as to not act like, well…a child.