Brandi Glanville

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Brandi Glanville
Glanville in 2014
Brandi Lynn Glanville

(1972-11-16) November 16, 1972 (age 47)
  • Model
  • television personality
  • author
  • fashion designer
Years active1988–present
TelevisionThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The Eric Andre Show
Celebrity Apprentice
Famously Single
Celebrity Big Brother (UK)
Celebrity Big Brother (U.S.)
Eddie Cibrian
(m. 2001; div. 2010)

Brandi Lynn Glanville (born November 16, 1972) is an American television personality, author, fashion designer and former model. She is best known for appearing on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2011–2016, 2019-present). She also hosts a podcast called Brandi Glanville Unfiltered and has appeared on television shows Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Big Brother, Famously Single, and My Kitchen Rules. Glanville has released two books, Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (2013) and Drinking and Dating (2014), which became New York Times Best Sellers.[1]

Early life[edit]

Glanville was born in Salinas, California[2] and raised in Sacramento, California as the middle child of Judith (née Swinehart) and Guy Glanville. She has said her father grew marijuana, and she would sell it as she got older, admitting on Celebrity Big Brother that with her siblings, older sister Tricia, and younger brother Michael, she had blackmailed her father in order to obtain money.[3] Her father worked three jobs to support the family, such as working at a grocery store and gas station. Her mother worked as a housekeeper.[4] She attended Willow Rancho Baptist School and Gloria Dei Luther and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School.[4]



At the age of 16, Glanville moved to Paris, France, and began modeling.[5] She was signed to Elite Model Management and worked in Hamburg, Munich, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo.[6][4] By the next year, she was taking part in Paris runway shows.[3][7] She has appeared in several magazines, including Glamour,[8] Cosmopolitan, NW[9][10] and Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine.[11][12][13] She appeared on the magazine cover of UK's The Times in January 2014.[14][15] Glanville has worked for well-known brands including Valentino, Versace, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, and Gucci.[16][4] She has appeared in a commercial for Coors Light.[17][18]

In December 2012, she launched a clothing line called "Brand B", which was sold exclusively on Amazon.[19][20][21] Glanville's T-shirt line was launched in her official online store in 2014. The tops feature slogans such as "Medicated" and "It's Not Fun To Be Sober" and are priced between $25 to $30.[22][23]


In 2011, Glanville appeared on the second season of the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[24] She made several appearances throughout the season as a "Friend of the Housewives", and on the reunion episode.[25][26] She revealed to radio host Howard Stern that she made $18,000 as a part-time cast member during her first season on the show.[27] The following year, she and Yolanda Hadid joined the cast as housewives for its third season.[28] She left the series after its fifth season in 2015, before returning as a guest star in the show's sixth, ninth and tenth seasons.[29]

In 2015, Glanville competed on the seventh season of Celebrity Apprentice,[30] where she was fired two weeks before the finale.[31][32] She appeared on the E! reality series Famously Single in 2016.[33] In 2017, Glanville competed with Dean Sheremet on the FOX reality cooking series My Kitchen Rules,[34] where they finished in third place. That same year, she took part as a housemate on season 20 of Celebrity Big Brother UK. She was the fourth housemate to be evicted on Day 18.[citation needed] In 2018, Glanville took part as a HouseGuest on season 1 of Celebrity Big Brother U.S.[35] She was the fifth HouseGuest to be evicted on Day 24. She also appeared on the second season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition with her father, Guy Glanville.

In 2013, she co-hosted an episode of CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper's talk show Anderson.[36] In February 2013, she worked as a fashion correspondent and hosted the Academy Awards for ABC’s On the Red Carpet.[37][38] In 2013, she also appeared as herself on The CW's teen drama series 90210, in the episode "Dude, Where's My Husband?". She portrayed Erica in Lifetime's television film Missing at 17 (2013),[39] Housewife Veronica in comedy film The Hungover Games (2014) and Tech Whitley in Syfy's disaster television film Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016).

Books and writing[edit]

In early 2013 she released a book with Leslie Bruce, Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller.[40][40] LA Weekly called the book "the best piece of celeb literature we've ever come across."[41] People magazine also gave the book a positive review by writing: "Yet as crazy as she might come off here (and on TV), she's strangely relatable, like someone it would be really fun to have drinks with."[42] Glanville's second book with Leslie Bruce, Drinking and Dating: P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance was published on February 11, 2014. The book focuses on her relationships and dating life as a single mother.[43][44]

In 2014, Glanville wrote a weekly column for an Australian celebrity magazine NW.[45]

Other ventures[edit]

Glanville is popular on social media and endorses products such as beauty and wellness products on Instagram. She has partnered with several brands, including Hand MD Skincare hand care range,[46] Lifeline Skin Care products,[47] FabFitFun beauty subscription box,[48] Teami Blends teas[49] and Singles Swag subscription box.[50] On November 4, 2013, Glanville began a weekly podcast show entitled Brandi Glanville Unfiltered.[51] On the podcast Glanville discusses her life, popular culture, and holds interviews with various personalities.[52]

Glanville's Sonoma County Chardonnay titled “Unfiltered Blonde" was launched in partnership with Rippey Wine Company in April 2015.[53][54][55] The wine received a Bronze Medal in the Celebrity Wine Division at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Awards and was rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.[56][57] She has also created an Android mobile application called Blunder Block.[53]


Glanville served as the Celebrity Grand Marshal at the Sacramento Pride in June 2013.[58] In July 2013, Glanville and Charitybuzz organized a charity project auctioning off a chance to spend an entire day with her, valued at $10,000.[59] Proceeds from the auction benefited The Foundation For Living Beauty, which provides free services to help women with cancer and cancer survivors.[38][60] She supported the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert in Calgary on September 27, 2014.[61]

She supports children's charity Make-a-Wish Foundation and chose the latter as her charity of choice when competing on Celebrity Apprentice.[62] Through Celebrity Apprentice, she was able to secure a donation of $80,000 to the foundation. In December 2014, she promoted and encouraged the sales of Make-a-Wish Foundation's holiday cards on Facebook, Twitter and her official Bravo blog.[63] In April 2015, she participated in Make-a-Wish Foundation's "Walk for Wishes" charity walk and had a personal goal of raising $15,000 for the organization.[64][65] She received a Woman's Achievement Award from Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies based in California on May 6, 2015.[66][67] In June 2017, Glanville participated in a bachelor auction with television personality Eden Sassoon. The event raised money for the breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen, as part of the Babes For Boobs charity event.[68]

In March 2018, Glanville, Carole Radziwill and Teresa Giudice attended “An Evening With Celebrity Housewives” charity event at The Ridgefield Playhouse.[69] Proceeds from the event's meet and greet tickets benefited actress Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation.[70]

Personal life[edit]

Glanville began dating actor Eddie Cibrian in September 1998 and the couple got married on May 12, 2001.[71] They have two sons, Mason Edward (b. 2003) and Jake Austin (b. 2007).[72][73] The couple divorced in 2010 after Cibrian had an extramarital affair with singer LeAnn Rimes, who was also married at the time.[74][75][76] "Marriages break up all the time. People have affairs. Happens every day. It matters how you handle yourself after and if you're actually remorseful. I've never found LeAnn to be remorseful. I found her to be like, 'Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah, I got your family'", Glanville said in 2013.[8] She was in good terms with Rimes and Cibrian by mid-2018.[77][74][78]

Glanville was sued by model Joanna Krupa for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress related to false comments about Krupa made by Glanville on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live television show. After several years of legal process Glanville issued a public apology to Krupa. Glanville discussed the settlement agreement she reached with Krupa on her podcast Unfiltered Blonde in 2019 and stated that she paid around $500,000.00 in legal fees and settlement costs. Glanville stated on her podcast Unfiltered Blonde in March 2019 that this amount of money was her entire savings and that she had been saving for a home. Glanville also stated on the same podcast that she believed it was Lisa Vanderpump's fault that she could not buy a house and was "forced" to spend all of her savings because, according to Glanville, Vanderpump would not support Glanville in depositions.

In her free time, she enjoys "dancing, cooking, golfing, Pilates, hiking, staying active in her charities and building Lego castles with her boys."[53]


  • Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (2013)[79][80][81] ISBN 978-1476707631
  • Drinking and Dating: P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance (2014) ISBN 978-0062296313


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011–2016, 2019-present The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself 95 episodes, Recurring (Season 2) Main Cast (Season 3-5) Guest star (Season 6 & 9) Recurring (Season 10)
2012 The Eric Andre Show Herself Episode "Brandi Glanville"
2013 Vanderpump Rules Herself Episodes: "Tooth or Consequences", "Rich People Annoy Me"
2013 Anderson Herself / Co-host Episode: "'Safe Haven' Star Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough/Co-Host Brandi Glanville/Money-Saving Secrets"
2013 90210 Herself Episode: "Dude, Where's My Husband?"
2013 Missing at 17 Erica Television film
2014 The Real Housewives of New York City Herself Episode: "Unhappy Anniversary"
2014 The Hungover Games Housewife Veronica Comedy film
2015 Celebrity Apprentice Herself Contestant; 8 episodes
2016 Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Tech Whitley Television film
2016 Famously Single Herself 8 episodes
2017 My Kitchen Rules Herself Contestant; 8 episodes
2017 Hollywood Medium Herself Episode: "Brandi Glanville/Joanna Garcia Swisher/Chuck Liddell/Tiffany Haddish"
2017 What Happens at the Abbey Herself Episode: "Welcome to the Abbey"
2017 Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul Herself Episode: "Episode #1.10"
2017 Celebrity Big Brother 20 (UK) Herself 20 episodes
2018 Celebrity Big Brother 1 (U.S.) Herself 12 episodes
2018 Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition Herself Season 12


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