There just *aren't* words for how... disappointing this is.
I was never a huge fan of Eddie Cibrian - he was on a few shows here and there... but I thought he was a bit of a tool in general. I certainly had *no* idea who Brandi Glanville was... and frankly: I'm wising it had stayed that way.
When I was booked on the Jeff Probst show, they informed me that Miss Brandi was also on my show - and that when she arrived we all had to remain in our own dressing rooms with the doors closed.
No one - not us mere mortals for sure - were allowed to see her, meet her or even *try* to make eye contact with her.....
Miss Brandi's segment filmed before mine and I watched from the side of the stage. I though Jeff Probst was *actually* kind of an ass to her... she was clearly *very* impressed with herself - yammering on and on - telling her story.... she was so *passionate* about her pain and her loss and her *suffering*.... and Probst was.... kind of hard on her.
At the time, it started making me nervous. You do all this prepping with various levels of Producers before you film your segment, I think I did at least around 15 hours of 'interviews' and prepping for my 6 minute segment. Seriously. It's *a lot* of work. They had said that Probst would be nice to me - that this show was about *how* women can move forward and find adventure after being cheated on.
I watched them film Miss Brandi's segment and I didn't see a whole ton of 'moving on' and certainly little 'adventure'. I began to get a bit worried about how he would approach my segment.
As they bantered back and forth Probst kept saying.... "But, you're no longer married - so you're not *really* a Beverley Hills Housewife - Are you?!?!"
Brandi kept explaining over and over that she as *in* the show- she even told him that she was in all the promo photos for the new season - because now instead of being the friend of a legit cast member, she was an actual 'cast member' in her own right for the coming season.
Probst didn't let up - he kept hammering home that as a single Mom she was 'no longer' the Beverly HIlls Housewife she claimed to be..... I was stunned: and then they edited all that out.
It wasn't until she explained that *this* - the whole affair had happened TWO YEARS EARLIER.... WHAT??? - that I began to think that Probst thought she was really just miking the whole thing.
Ironically.... I had only been divorced a few months and left 5 months prior to *that* and I wasn't nearly as bitter and pissed off as Miss Brandi was..... lololol
After the show I looked up a few things on the whole affair and was disappointed to see that the two couples were friends - and that Brandi had *thought* she and LeAnn were friends - and that might, reasonably, explain some of her upset. Ok: fine.
I was *very* unimpressed with LeAnn's repeated songs and tweets and general whining about how awful Brandi was and how no one "understood" their love... blahf*ckingblah.... wah.... did you break up someone's marriage and now you want the world to 'understand' you?
I think not.
However..... it nagged me a bit that TWO YEARS on Miss Brandi was still crying 'thief'... I mean: c'mon, two years?!?!?! That seems like a *really* long time to be wrapped up in your own personal misery. At some point, YOU are the one holding you back, not your past, not your loss, not the betrayal: but YOU.
Then LeAnn appeared on whatever TV show after rehab and there was *more* whining from her... really? ugh. Can't these two just move the f*ck on already?
Sooo.... *now* Miss Brandi has written a book. Curious, I picked up the new US weekly that discusses and said book.... and WOW..... what a freakin' train-wreck.
Turns out that Brandi met and hooked up with Eddie while he was already living with another woman. WHAT? Are you kidding me.....? THEN - according to Brandi's OWN BOOK - she was a "top only lesbian" - and she and Eddie would invite women into their bedroom for... "fun".
I'm sorry.... Brandi Glanville - you TWEETED horrible nasty things about *your sons STEPMOTHER* because LeAnn had the audacity to tweet "going on vacation with my boys".... and allllllllll the while, YOU had stolen Eddie from another woman AND THEN you HOOKED UP with other women IN YOUR OWN BEDROOM?
But LeAnn is *the* bad guy?
LeAnn is the *dumb* guy who thinks she's found love.... clearly she's never met The Papa who would tell her that Anytime a Man Marries His Mistress: A Job Opening is Created.
Do the math LeAnn.... this isn't going to add up to you and Eddie growing old together.
Aside from that.... how the *hell* do you expect to play with *that much fire* and not get burned? You weren't this 'happy housewife' whose husband innocently left her for another woman.... *that* is not who/what you are. Not by a loooooong shot.
It's not really any of my business... but it kind of is. When you degrade your marriage to being a carousel of hot women you and your husband take turns making out with.... *how* do you get to hold him up to a certain moral standard later? Um.... newsflash: YOU DON'T.
You *also* don't get to cry about it.... FOR TWO YEARS!!!! As though you were some kind of victim.... the true *victims* here are the children who a) have a douche bag for a father, b) have a mother who wrote a book exposing all the horribly poor choices she made during their marriage and after and c) a stepmother who will no doubt be traded in for a new one... and a new one... and a new one......
I'm not trying to be judgmental - what people do in their bedroom is *none* of my business and I'm no one to judge.... but this less than 'lily-white' version of the Glanville/Cibrian household is one that Miss Brandi has neglected to share before now while at the same time she's been more than willing to paint LeAnn with the brush of a whore and a home-wrecker .... That might be true - but one could argue - what kind of 'home' was being 'wrecked'?
It kind of pisses me off, if I'm being honest. Brandi Glanville has made a freaking *living* out of being a 'scorned' and bitter wife. She tweets her hate non-stop, she's say's *horrible* things about LeAnn - and people let her... because LeAnn *did* do one of the worst things someone can do to another person: she stole Brandi's husband.....
However, should we not stop and think for just a second that if you have a truly treasured item that you love and adore and would protect with everything.... do you leave it on your bed for other women to play with?
Man.... Eddie must have magic hands or be hung like a Trojan horse... because I'm pretty sure these women aren't swooning form his acting skillz.
So to Brandi Glanville I say: Get The F*ck Over Yourself.
First and foremost, for the sake of your children... move on and let THEM move on. They have a stepmother who *wants* to co-parent them... thank your lucky stars and stop whining. Sorry you didn't get to handpick the woman your husband would leave you for... but since the two of your were seemingly 'auditioning' women for the role... you don't get to act all indignant and surprised now.
If *I* looked like you... I was be *running* that town. I'd be dating up a storm and LOVING my life.... you have a nice home, two gorgeous boys and a body that is *amazing*.... why are you wasting yourself by selling yourself out as an angry bitter, bitch with an ax to grind. No offense, but for a lot of men: that's a bigger turn off than me being overweight.
No man is ever going to want to seriously date you while he thinks he's going to pay the price for everything Eddie ever did to you... that he's going to bear the burden of mending all of your broken emotions. Sure, most men want to 'save' a girl.... they want to be Superman, not PIcasso - they have little interest in putting back together some chaotic emotional mess.
Sorry... but they just don't.
To LeAnn I say.... run for the freaking hills..... mark my words, it won't be long before you're wearing Brandi's stilettos and crying the blues on twitter about the latest blonde taking the Cibrain boys on a vacation.
Sadly.... you're likely to never shed that incredibly public scarlet letter that Brandi has so thoughtfully sewn to your chest for the last two years..... like most women who break up a marriage: you will suffer the affects of the damage you've caused for years to come, without or without Eddie by your side. Karma is a bitch, and I think *you* thought her name was Brandi.... but I'm guessing it's not and if you're more likely to find her name by scrolling through Eddie's cell phone.