Brandi Glanville Lets Us Down By Admitting She’s Yet Another Poor Real Housewife

Brandi Glanville poor Eddie Cibrian divorce living above their means Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Taylor ArmstrongLest you think that Bravo were the only ones who struck gold when they decided to make Brandi Glanville an official member of the Real Housewives of New York cast, Brandi revealed that the money from her reality TV career is sorely needed. As she told the New York Post, she was left penniless when ex-husband Eddie Cibrian left her for LeAnn Rimes three years ago.

But before you go blaming Eddie, Brandi admits that she was complicit in the family’s financial irresponsibility. “We were living way above our means,” she said, “in a 10,000-square-foot house. There wasn’t a lot to get, honestly.” And after she became a single mother, it was shocking how powerless she actually was: ”I was a 36-year-old woman who couldn’t lease a car and couldn’t lease a house. For 13 years, my name wasn’t on one account. I am still building my credit.”

To be honest, it’s a little disappointing to discover that Brandi isn’t rolling in the cash. This show is set in Beverly Hills, for crissakes! I still remember the original previews for season 1, with Dana Wilkey‘s $25,000 sunglasses and Kyle Richards‘ sprawling mansion. We expect fiscal issues from Sonja Morgan because she’s from the New York contingent, but not the carefree, overtanned ladies of the 90210 zip code.

Did you see Lisa Vanderpump‘s daughter’s wedding last season? And yet, we hear about Taylor Armstrong hocking her fake designer bags to pay off a settlement and Brandi’s single-mom woes. I expected better, ladies.

Also, why did Brandi wait until now to tell us about her money issues? Maybe because of LeAnn’s recent rehab stay for cyberbullying, and Brandi wanted a proportional amount of sympathy. Of course, considering that the women who went after LeAnn on Twitter were fans of Brandi, that may not happen anytime soon.

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    • SmartyPants

      The trailer with Dana bragging about her 25k sunglasses was for Season 2. Dana was not in Season 1.

    • Shula

      Whoever wrote this blog is a dumb ass. First, Brandi is not a self pitying jackhole. She -unlike Leanne – admits her mistakes and laughs at herself. Leanne not only helped break up a family, but worse, rubbed Brandi’s nose in it publicly and showed ZERO sense of boundaries or decorum in her behavior with Brandi’s children. She also called those twitter folks and was trying her damnedest to tarnish Brandi. Now, rich witch Leanne is suing teachers who don’t have the resources to fight back. This blogger is an insane arse for suggesting Leanne is the frigging victim OR that Brandi wishes to engender sympathy. Idiots! Is this blogger Taylor Dipshizz Armstrong?

    • Rina

      I think that Brandy is one of the most unpretentious of all the Beverly Hills housewives. I really do not care for Taylor this year….she’s jealous of Brandy and is trying to make the others take her side….so sophomoric. There is something not right with Taylor, she’s too fake. Brandy is real and just speaks her mind.