Brandi Glanville is 40 years old and was born on November 16, 1972 to parents Guy and Judith Ann Glanville and raised in Sacramento, CA. Brandi is a middle child; she has an older sister, Tricia, and a younger brother, Michael.
Glanville has acknowledged undergoing plastic surgery procedures, including having her lips plumped and her breasts augmented.
Brandi Glanville joined the RHOBH series as a “Friend of the Housewives” in the fourth episode of season two. Mutual friend Adrienne Maloof introduced her to the women of the main cast at a party because “Brandi’s going through a divorce and I wanted to show her a good time.” The meeting got off to a rocky start: Lisa Vanderpump was immediately suspicious of Glanville because of Glanville’s association with Vanderpump’s enemy and former houseguest Cedric Martinez; others ridiculed Glanville for showing up to a charity event wearing a high wedge-heeled shoe while on crutches.
In the seventh episode, the relationship between Glanville and the Richards sisters spiraled out of control after Kyle and her sister, Kim, made fun of her, mentioned that one of Glanville’s sons had urinated on Adrienne’s lawn, and hid Glanville’s crutches.
In the fourteenth episode, Glanville invited the women to a friend’s beach house for a night of fun. The night takes an unexpected turn when Taylor Armstrong gets into a confrontation with the other guests and Glanville asks Armstrong to leave her party.
Glanville also appeared in the three-part reunion. During the reunion it was known that Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, and Brandi were friends.
When Camille was announced to not be returning for season three, it was rumored that Glanville would take her place as an official Housewife, and on April 29, 2012, it was reported this was in fact true. In October of 2012 it was announced Brandi was an “official Housewife” for Season 3 to air in November.
Glanville, now a breakout television star in her right was offered a book deal in 2012 by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Shuster. “Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders” will be released February 12, 2013. The book title is a play on her use of Twitter to rebuff Rimes’ own constant “tweets” regarding Glanville’s young sons and now ex-husband, Cibrian. Glanville, at the time of editing, has a twitter following of over 204,000 followers. The book itself is a humorous memoir regarding a very public break-up, surviving infidelity – mixed with social media, and moving on in the aftermath. Glanville is known for her frank sense of humor and honest take on awkward situations. The pre-order books sales skyrocketed following the season 3, episode 7 of the RHOBH and two highly publicized television interviews with Leanne Rimes. Pre-sale orders of Glanville’s book rose from No. 93 to No. 48 in four short days during the week of December 17th, 2012. Episode 7 was yet another in which several cast members bullied Glanville and she held her own while solidifying her fan base. Rimes’ seeming indifference to her actions regarding Glanville have also caused a swell of empathy for the until recently unknown Glanville.
Married Eddie Cibrian May 12, 2001; divorced September 30, 2010.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 34, a son Jake Austin Cibrian on April 7, 2007. Child’s father is her now ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian.
According to CelebrityNetWorth:
American televison personality and former model, Brandi Glanville has an estimated net worth of $4.7 million as of 2012, with a salary of $125,000 per season of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
She started her career in modeling at the age of 16; Glanville moved to Paris, France and began modeling; appearing in the pages of Glamour and Cosmopolitan. As a model she worked with Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Chanel. Glanville is best known to television viewers as a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a reality television series on the Bravo cable network, which premiered on October 14, 2010. She joined the show in the second season.
For more than 17 years, Brandi Glanville has traveled the world as a high fashion and top runway and print model. She has appeared on the glossy pages of premiere fashion magazinesGlamour and Cosmopolitan and worked for luxury design houses, such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel, and Gucci.
Glanville has recently added author to her resume and is currently exploring opportunities in the publishing world with her debut novel (her second book, a cookbook, is already in the works). Her most important role however, is mother to the sons, Mason, 8, and Jake, 4, she has with her ex-husband and television star Eddie Cibrian –- with whom her public break-up and divorce was well-documented by the media over the past two years. In her downtime, Brandi enjoys dancing, cooking, golfing, pilates, hiking with her new rescue pup, Sugar, staying active in her charities, and building Lego castles with her boys.
Brandi on Twitter: @BrandiGlanville