Brandi Glanville Says Viewers Don’t See The “Real” Brandi On #RHOBH

Posted on Feb 9 2015 - 2:59pm by Dani-K


One of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills“star, Brandi Glanville’s attributes (for us anyway) is that she doesn’t mind speaking her mind. That’s why she has a weekly podcast show aptly named, “Brandi Glanville Unfiltered.” She can cuss. She can be rude. And she can spill her tea! This week, Brandi spoke of her true feelings on what it’s like to be on Housewives.

“It has it’s ups and downs,” Brandi says. “It has definitely been a great platform for me to have my books out there and other things that I’m doing… my wine, my app.”

Wait. She has a wine? How very Ramona of her.

Brandi continued,

“So it has its pluses, but there’s also minuses. They (Bravo) only show a certain side of me because they can’t see me with my kids, they can’t see me doing business meetings. They only see me socializing with women who I probably wouldn’t normally socialize with. These women can be intimidating and judgmental and they don’t always show everything that happens. So, you don’t know. You think you had a great season and then you’re watching it and…”

Bam! Those private talking head testimonials can be brutal. But we all know Brandi can give it as good as she gets it. Or can she? She spoke about how she handles the negativity that comes with book deals, wine deals, and app deals.

“I did have a little break down recently because of some things happening that I don’t think should be happening. But at the end of the day I’m taking care of two little men,” she explained. “I have no education, what was I going to do?”

Umm, perhaps get some.

Brandi also spoke of the upside to being a reality show.

“This show really saved my life as far as being financially stable. I’m just thankful that I’m doing the Apprentice now because it gives a different side of me for people to see. I’m not always drunk and crazy and yelling and screaming and fighting. That’s not who I am. If it was, I wouldn’t be where I’m at. It’s frustrating and it’s hard but I appreciate it still.”

Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen how it went down for Brandi, but she was fired. In the beginning Brandi was somewhat of a strong player, but her time ended with a whimper. Brandi also admitted that she and J.R. are dating again (slow learners) and trying to build a serious relationship.

“But now we’re really gonna try and be a couple,” she clarified that they’ve been dating on and off for two years but steadily now since Thanksgiving. “We had breaks because he’s an only child and he’s Latin, like my ex husband, and there’s a lot that goes with that.”

Sigh. Why doesn’t Brandi come with a seven second delay? She further clarified,

“He was raised by a single mother so he gets a lot of where I’m coming from so I do have respect for him in that way. He’s a hard worker and I respect that,” she continued. “But he was an only child and I think it’s hard for him, I have two little men that come first. He loves the boys, he’s around them, but it’s hard for him, I think he’s used to being #1, but when it comes to the romantic department, he’s my #1.”


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  • Lucy94

    Well, we sure see the real Brandi on the internet and in tabloids! Drunk, no underwear, tampon exposed! She better just STFU! And she better have a better plan for income because I see her days on RHOBH as numbered.

    • cait

      Oh Luce, she just told us all what a lovely, sweet, kind, gentle woman she IIISS ! (pauses to snigger) Gotta believe her, gurl !

      • itsjustme

        Just reading your comment made me vomit a bit in my
        We see and hear the real Brandi all the time, between hearing what she says on her podcast and what we read in the tabloids I think it is pretty obvious she is the same icky person we see weekly on RHOBH.

  • tibi

    Well, she is right about one thing. She certainly would not be socializing with the other housewives if she were not on this show. Most (excluding Kyle and Kim) are way out of her league.

  • TGIP>>Now That’s Mister Darcy

    Totally Off Topic:
    KrapyeWest back to being the dirt bag s/he is. The jerk was about to try to steal the grammy from Beck when he thought better and went back to his seat.
    REALLY!!! So in a, not so very, later interview, he completely dogged Beck, as if that was a surprise. And again it was in retaliation to Beywhatever not getting a grammy in that category of nominations.
    And the Kimster looked oh so drab with that sequined robe, Sheweeee! When will that guy get it… that his opinion isn’t what everybody else in the world/voting committee thinks. What a major JERK!

    • Sunny

      Totally agree with you about Kanye, he IS a jerk…and you can always tell when he dresses KimK because she looks ridiculous.

  • Gabby

    Yep, you are right about one thing, Brandi…no way in hell would you ever come close to the likes of Lisa Vanderpump or her friends without RHOBH. Who the hell would really socialize with her? She’s always been a miscast.

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    I don’t think Brandi was at all strong or convincing on Celeb Apprentice – it’s a contrived game show that for some reason makes these HWs think they are astute business women. All her podcast and appearance on CA prove is that she is just as snarky, touchy and bitchy off RHOBH as she is on it. And no matter what the excuse or what has transpired that side of her that she claims is only one part of her is still her and sometimes when you are that much of a trashy b*tch the other “better” sides that you think you have just don’t matter.

  • Of course we see the REAL Brandi…she’s always drunk and shows us who she really is.

  • Chica

    “these women can be intimidating and judgmental” Really Brandi do ya think we’re buying that?
    She says she’s uneducated but yet wants viewers to see her in business meetings -where does she think she gets all this business know how –tabloids are the deepest reading she does for god’s sake. Dating a 40 something year old man whose never been married has been the center of the universe to his mother do you really think he wants to share this attention with 2 young children – I DOUBT IT.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      But she wore a pair of glasses on CA!!! Doesn’t that prove she has great business savvy?

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      Brandi has no one but herself to blame for being judged …..

  • She Stinks!

    I’m just sick of her, period.

  • ChristianMotherofAte

    It’s funny that Brandi and Kyle both think that just because they’re in their 40s that they can’t continue their education? It just shows what little value they have for it. At least Kyle sent her kids to college, but really it’s so obvious how uneducated both Kyle and Brandi are when they speak. I really think this country were better off if we were more like some European countries where when you have graduated from mandatory education at 17-18 years old you have the equivalent of what we would call an associates or 2 year degree. I just think there’s a certain base knowledge you have to have to understand and deal with other people and the world overall.

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      my daughter is 41 and will be graduating Nursing school this Spring with two young children and a home to run… excuses

      • Nancy Krystofik

        Congrats to your daughter, my28 year old son is graduating from nursing school also, Brandi and the others like their lifestyle the way it is, party’s , traveling, the glamorous life, not much time for school.

        • Susan Thorne Zavagli

          same to your son…..its a tough course

  • cait

    At 40yrs, I embarked on an addition to my existing qualifications, and did extremely well ! Apparently older women fight hard to succeed !

  • MorningYawn

    So no blog from Kim this week??

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      ummmm……she must be praying to garbage cans or feeding squirrels

      • MorningYawn

        Or “guarding” Monty’s pills.

  • UniversalMoments

    Behind the scenes of all of this is Leann Rimes driving Brandi crazy.

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    the show brings out the good…bad…and ugly and then the contents are edited …..Brandi is the rebel …the youngest and a problem child this is her persona for the show…..she said in real life she wouldn’t be friends with these women

  • Wait, a couple of weeks ago, she was sprouting out about how she’s so real, so if we don’t get to see the “real” Brandi Glanville, then she must be playing a caricature of herself, which would mean she’s still fake, right?

  • mytwocents

    So is the real Brandi the drunken woman we see shot by the papparazzi with femine hygene products on display when she is not filming?