As any Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fan knows, Brandi Glanville is a pro when it comes to looking “messy.” She even did a podcast episode called “I Confessed My Mess.” The outspoken reality star isn’t afraid to speak her mind and call people up, leading to some decidedly disordered and chilling confrontations. She is also the Queen of Shadows and uses Twitter to diss and smash her critics and enemies.
Glanville announced that she would be joining the “RHOBH” cast in 2011. “Moving to the Beverly Hills on April 22nd,” she tweeted (via MTV News). Her divorce from Eddie Cibrian was finally finalized a year earlier after a bitter fight between the two. They had been married for eight years and had two sons together. Glanville was head over heels in love with Cibrian and thought he was her one forever. She was completely unprepared for the bomb that would explode in 2009. And when she did, she blew Glanville’s life apart and ripped her heart to pieces.
The details of their acrimonious breakup would inevitably raise heads throughout Glanville’s “Real Housewives” journey. And, oh boy, did she not disappoint. Glanville spilled the scalding hot tea over every aspect of their relationship, breakup and the aftermath. There was a lot to dig through, but it didn’t take long to figure out what had been—and still was—the most messy part of her and Cibrian’s divorce. Their once-loving partnership had turned into a total train wreck, and fans were there for it.
The war between Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian begins
The most messy part of Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian’s divorce was his relationship with LeAnn Rimes. Cibrian and the singer began dating in 2008 while working on the Lifetime film Northern Lights. Glanville had suspected something was wrong with her husband for some time. “I’ve visited him on set sometimes and noticed the chemistry with certain co-stars,” she wrote in The Sun. However, Cibrian apparently gassed Glanville when she confronted him, calling her “insane” and “jealous.”
Cibrian reportedly continued the gaslighting and lying after Us Weekly published pictures of him and Rimes making out like bandits. And even when the tabloid published video footage of them feasting on each other’s fingers. Cibrian claimed he loved Glanville, swore he didn’t care about Rimes, and suggested therapy. However, he continued to see Rimes during their marriage counseling, according to The Sun.
Glanville’s extreme feelings towards Rimes over her affair with Cibrian led her to want to “kill” the star and even herself. “I was broken. If I didn’t have my kids to look after, I probably wouldn’t be here now,” she told The Sun. Luckily she changed her mind. “[Cibrian] submitted yesterday and I accept it. We’re getting a divorce,” Glanville told E! News (via the Daily News). However, rather than drawing a line in the sand about the end of their marriage, the divorce filing sparked a fight between Glanville, Cibrian, and Rimes that was growing more bitter and sordid by the day.
Brandi Glanville, Eddie Cibrian and the “Bonus Mom”
The Leann Rimes cheating scandal shattered Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian’s marriage and spelled the end of her own marriage to Dean Sheremet. However, Rimes had no regrets. “It happens to so many people every day,” she said in an interview with ABC News (via Us Weekly). “You had two couples whose marriages didn’t work out who really tripped over each other and fell in love,” she continued.
Glanville and Cibrian have two sons together, and when they asked what happened between their mother and father, the new couple didn’t hold back details. “The kids would come up to us and ask, you know, very casually as at dinner, and Eddie was very honest with them in the way you can be with a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old,” Rimes explained to Extra.
After Rimes and Cibrian’s wedding ceremony, their feud with Glanville became nuclear. Rimes played soccer mom in front of the paparazzi and threw shade with a cheery “bonus moms” tweet on mothers day. However, Glanville and Rimes finally buried the hatchet for the boys in 2018. “They love her and she loves her – it’s like everyone’s happy. I think the hardest part was just her and I tackling it, and now that that’s done the kids are super happy,” Glanville told the Make Speidi Famous Again podcast (via People). “They have never been happier.”