Brandi Glanville is one of those minor celebrities people can’t help but love. Sure, she’s been dogged by controversy her entire career. And yes, half of what she says is taken the wrong way. But that doesn’t mean watching her on television isn’t incredibly entertaining.
America first learned about Glanville when she was on the cast onto The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. At first she was set to be a temporary addition. Her presence on screen made producers reconsider, and she ended up staying on the show for several seasons.
Recently, she’s been back in the news. This time, for dropping a long-standing feud with her ex-husband’s new wife, LeAnn Rimes. The new peace won’t hurt Glanville’s ability to make waves, since she’ll continue to have her own podcast, and will even be returning to television later this year.
Brandi Glanville in Modeling
Brandi Glanville was born in 1972 in the small town of Wadsworth, Ohio. She was the middle child, with an older sister and younger brother. She was signed by Elite Model Management when she was just 16, and moved near their headquarters in Paris, France.
Glanville spent the next 17 years traveling around Europe, occasionally living for stints in Los Angeles and New York City. By any measure, her career as a model was incredibly successful. She worked with Armani, Chanel, Gucci, and showed up in multiple magazines, including Cosmo and Glamour.
On May 12, 2001, Brandi Glanville married Eddie Cibrian, an actor most known for his role in the soap opera Sunset Beach. Glanville gave birth to two sons while they were married, Mason Edward and Jake Austin.
After nine years together, the couple divorced, in early 2010. It may be the divorce which led to Glanville being arrested for driving under the influence that October. While a DUI might set back most people’s career, she was able to leverage it into a role on the then-upcoming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The sixth spin-off in its franchise, Bravo’s Real Housewives premiered on October 14, 2010, just a week before Glanville’s DUI. The first season was incredibly popular for the network, and became a focal point of gossip journals like TMZ.
For season two, the show producers brought back the original cast, but added Dana Wilkey and Brandi Glanville, credited as “friend[s] of the housewives.” The third season premiered on November 5, 2012. Replacing Camille Grammer, Glanville was made a full housewife, despite not having a spouse.
Unfortunately, Season 3 was not the hit the first season was, and viewership continued to drop through the season. However, a reshuffling of the cast helped stabilize the show for the next season, and since then, the show has had relatively steady viewership.
Brandi Glanville eventually left the show after season five, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t stayed busy with other projects.
What’s Brandi Glanville Doing Now in 2017 – Recent Updates
Even before leaving Real Housewives, Brandi Glanville had other projects going. In 2013, she released her first book, Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders, which talked about her life as a modern model and reality tv star. She released a follow-up the next year, Drinking and Dating. She also appeared in her first film in 2014, The Hungover Games. A parody which mixed up The Hunger Games and The Hangover, the film was missed by most audiences and critics. Somehow, I managed to see it when I came out, and actually, it’s not that bad, for what it is. The film managed to lampoon several dozen pop culture trends, from Pirates of the Caribbean to Real Housewives, and did it in a way that didn’t feel too over-the-top.
She also started her own weekly podcast in 2013, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered. Mostly her thoughts on current popular culture, she also brings in minor celebrities to interview. She also writes for the NW, an Australian magazine similar to People.
Earlier this year, she appeared in an episode of Famously Single, an E! series which focuses on celebrities who’s separation from their partners brought them a degree of fame. In 2009, Glanville learned that her then-husband Eddie Cibrian was forming a relationship with LeAnne Rimes. This led to a divorce the next year, and since then, Rimes and Glanville have been at odds.
However, now that Cibrian’s children with Granville are getting older, she thought it was time to put the past in the past. Mason is 13, and Austin is 9, so the stress between their parents has started to effect them in very real ways. Granville said she didn’t want to disclose what happened, but confirmed there was an incident with one of the kids that motivated her.
Brandi Glanville will be returning to TV sometime soon, with Fox’s upcoming My Kitchen Rules. Based on an Australian show by the same name, the show has teams of two host dinner parties for their competition and celebrity judges. The lowest-scoring team from each episode will be eliminated. Beside Glanville, you can expect to see country singer Naomi Judd, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, Brandy and Ray J, and N’Sync’s Lance Bass, who will be competing alongside his mom.