You may know Brandi Glanville as tabloid fodder circa 2009 thanks to her cheating ex-hubby or as the feisty, often tactless Season 2 addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. You may also know her as a best-selling author or possibly you remember her from the more distant past as a runway and print model. She is all of those things and more. Here’s how she described herself when Bravo introduced her to RHOBH:
Brandi Glanville was born on November 16, 1972 to Guy and Judith Ann Glanville and raised in Sacramento, California. She has an older sister, Tricia, and a younger brother, Michael. By the age of 17 Brandi was a full-time professional model doing runway shows in Paris and and over her 17-year career she appeared in Glamour and Cosmopolitan and worked for luxury design houses such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel and Gucci. Brandi was married to actor Eddie Cibrian from 2001 until their split in 2009 after said hubby pursued a much-publicized affair with LeAnn Rimes, with whom he was co-staring in a made for TV movie. Noteworthy for our purposes is that Eddie also had an affair with Scheana Marie Jancan, of Vanderpump Rules semi-fame. Both affairs have been discussed ad nauseum within Brandi’s RHOBH storyline. Brandi and Eddie have two children together, Mason Edward, born June, 2003, and another son, Jake Austin, born on April 5, 2007.
Brandi first appeared in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills second season as a “Friend of the Housewives”, introduced as a friend of Adrienne Maloof’s, but got quite a bit of screen time feuding with the Richards sisters while hobbling around on crutches in high heels. By Season 3, she was a full-on Housewife and a new bestie of Lisa Vanderpump’s.
In February 2013, Brandi released her first book “Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders” and within two weeks the book was a New York Times best-seller. Her second book is set to be out in February 2014. Like Drinking and Tweeting, the second book will be a memoir-type tell-all with personal insights, advice, and juicy details about her love life. Think it will be called “Drinking and Dating”?
Brandi is currently appearing on Season 4 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Given the success of her book she’s “movin’ on up” and into some new digs with a little non-financial help from her hunky new realtor/boyfriend. (She revealed during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live that they have since broken up but that she still sometimes calls him for a good time, ifyaknowwhatimean.) If you really want to get to know Brandi Glanville, this next clip is a great place to start. Not only is Brandi welcoming us all into her new home and giving us a personal tour a la Cribs, she’s doing it in a pink barely-there bralette and thong panties. That’s Brandi for ya!