Brandi Glanville

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Brandi Glanville
Brandi Lynn Glanville

(1972-11-16) November 16, 1972 (age 46)
  • Model
  • television personality
Years active1988–present
TelevisionThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
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[1][better source needed]) is an American reality television personality, author and former model. In 2011, she became a cast member on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; she was a friend of the housewives in the second season, and was a starring housewife from the third through fifth seasons. She also hosts a podcast called Brandi Glanville Unfiltered and has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Big Brother, Famously Single, and My Kitchen Rules. She has written two books and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author.[2]

In April of 2019, a People article reported that Glanville had a nervous breakdown that Glanville filmed and uploaded to the Internet, wherein Glanville was crying and emotionally explaining photos taken of her the night before, which had been widely scrutinized after a drunken night out; although she removed the video it became widely reported on and featured across news publications, and Glanville went on to explain thereafter that her face appeared botched because she suffered paralysis in her lower facial region after bad facial procedures.

Early life[edit]

Glanville was born in Salinas, California[3] 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.[4]



At the age of 16, Glanville moved to Paris, France, and began modeling; signed by Elite Model Management she worked in Europe, Los Angeles and New York. By the next year, she was taking part in Paris runway shows.[4][5] During a 17-year modeling career, she appeared in the pages of Glamour and Cosmopolitan and worked for couture design houses including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, and Gucci.[6]


In 2011, Glanville appeared on the second season of the Bravo reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[7] She made several appearances throughout the season as a "Friend of the Housewives", and on the reunion episode. The following year, she and Yolanda Foster joined the cast as housewives for its third season.[8] She was fired from the show after its fifth season in 2015, before returning as a guest in the show's sixth and ninth seasons.

In 2015, Glanville competed on the seventh season of Celebrity Apprentice,[9] where she was fired two weeks before the finale. She appeared on the E! reality series Famously Single in 2016.

In 2017, Glanville competed with her friend, Dean Sheremet on the FOX reality cooking series My Kitchen Rules,[10] where they finished in third place.

That same year, she took part as a housemate on season 20 of Celebrity Big Brother UK.[11] She was the fourth housemate to be evicted on Day 18.

In 2018, Glanville took part as a HouseGuest on season 1 of Celebrity Big Brother U.S.[12] 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.

Podcast and magazine column[edit]

On November 4, 2013, Glanville began a weekly podcast show entitled Brandi Glanville Unfiltered.[13] On the podcast Glanville discusses her life, popular culture, and holds interviews with various personalities.

Glanville wrote a weekly column for an Australian celebrity magazine "NW".[14]

Personal life[edit]

On May 12, 2001, Glanville married actor Eddie Cibrian and during their marriage the couple had two sons, Mason Edward and Jake Austin.[15] The couple divorced in 2010 after Cibrian cheated on her with LeAnn Rimes.

Glanville was sued by 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 Unfilitered 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.


  • Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (2013)[16][17][18] ISBN 978-1476707631
  • Drinking and Dating (2014) ISBN 978-0062296313

Reality Television and Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011–2016, 2019 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself 95 episodes, Recurring (Season 2) Main Cast (Season 3-5) Guest star (Season 6, 9)
2012 The Eric Andre Show Herself Episode "Brandi Glanville"
2013 90210 Herself Episode: "Dude, Where's My Husband?"
2013 Missing at 17 Erica Television film
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 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


  1. ^ a b "The Birth of Brandi Glanville". The California Birth Index. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Harnick, Chris. "Celebrity Apprentice Cast Revealed! Kate Gosselin, Brandi Glanville, Kevin Jonas and More Enter the Boardroom", Eonline, November 4, 2014
  3. ^ Lee, Elyssa (October 2013). "Reality Star Brandi Glanville". Sactown Magazine. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Hawks, Asa (September 5, 2011). "Brandi Glanville bio, new cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills". Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Hawks, Asa (September 6, 2011). "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Brandi Glanville modeling photos". Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
  6. ^ "'Brandi Glanville - The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season Two - Bios - Bravo TV Official Site'". Archived from the original on October 28, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  7. ^ "Cat Fight! Watch Brandi Glanville's Real Housewives Debut". Us Weekly. September 23, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  8. ^ Reality Tea. "Report: Glanville a Full-Time Housewife on RHOBH". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  9. ^ Vestal Robson, Shannon (November 4, 2014). "Meet the new cast of The Celebrity Apprentice". PopSugar.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (May 13, 2016). "Fox Orders 'My Kitchen Rules' Cooking Series With Curtis Stone & Cat Cora". TV Tonight. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "A pop princess with a vengeance, a Real Housewife with a VERY famous love rival, a Mob Wife and Barry from EastEnders: All-new Celebrity Big Brother line-up promises fireworks". Daily Mail. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  12. ^ Piester, Lauren (January 28, 2018). "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition cast revealed: Omarosa, Brandi Glanville and more move in next week". Eonline.
  13. ^ Glanville, Brandi. "BRANDI GLANVILLE UNFILTERED". PodcastOne. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Brandi Glanville Exclusively Chats to Us at NW Magazine's 21st Birthday Bash", The Australian Reporter, November 14, 2014
  15. ^ Chiu, Alexis (2009-08-29). "Eddie Cibrian Is 'Committed to Being a Devoted Father'". Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  16. ^ "'Drinking and Tweeting': Life lessons from a 'Real Housewife'". Today. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  17. ^ Trachta, Ali. "Brandi Glanville's Book Drinking & Tweeting: 8 Incredible Revelations". LA Weekly. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Best Sellers March 03, 2013". New York Times. Retrieved 27 December 2014.

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