Brandi Glanville Talks Kristen Taekman’s Cheating Scandal, Kim Richards’ Sobriety And Yolanda Foster’s Health Battle
Brandi Glanville has a lot to say when it comes to the controversies and crises surrounding some of the women with whom she used to star on TheReal Housewives of Beverly Hills with. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, posted on Tuesday, she talked about Kim Richards’ sobriety and legal troubles and Yolanda Foster’s health battle. During the interview, Brandi also gave some opinion on what her friend Kristen Taekman, one of the stars of The Real Housewives of New York City, is going through after it was revealed that her husband had an account on the marital cheating website Ashley Madison.
When it comes to Kim, who has been arrested twice, once for public intoxication and another for shoplifting, and has entered rehab several times after the end of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5, Brandi said that she will always be there for Kim as a friend.
“It’s hard, because, you know, I’m a friend. I’m not, you know, a sober companion. Obviously, I’m not a coach. You know, I’m there for her as a friend. I will always take her calls, and that’s really all I can say about it right now.”
As for Kim missing her Monday court appearance relating to her first arrest, for which she was charged with resisting arrest and battery against a police officer in addition to public intoxication, Brandi said that Kim definitely has a nasty foot injury. As Entertainment Tonight reported on Monday, a source said that Kim got her foot caught in a door about two days ago and was told to stay off her feet for two weeks. After the court was shown a photo of the injury, Kim’s trial was moved two weeks ahead. Brandi called the photos of Kim’s foot injury “disgusting.”
“I think she didn’t want to go to the hospital because the press…I was like, ‘Oh my God! Go to the doctor.’ She was like, ‘I can’t.'”
While Kim Richards likely won’t appear on season 6 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills due to her sobriety and legal issues, Yolanda Foster will. Brandi Glanville expressed admiration for how strong Yolanda, who recently had her breast implants removed after it was discovered that they were leaking, is staying despite “not really seeing any light at the end of the tunnel” and her packed schedule.
“She is so strong. She literally was in surgery for six hours… They took out lymph nodes and all this stuff. She’s already on the treadmill. She’s shooting Housewives… I’m like, ‘How do you do it?!’ She is the strongest woman I know.”
Brandi also said that Kristen Taekman is a strong woman who will get through her crises. Brandi, who was friends with Kristen long before she joined The Real Housewives of New York City, said that she doesn’t believe that Josh Taekman actually cheated on her.
“You know, the hard thing is, whether it’s true or not when it comes to the rumors — and I believe that it’s not — going through anything in the public eye is so difficult. Even if it never happened and it’s all a lie, he’s gonna be judged for that for the rest of his life, and she’s gonna have to deal with it, and people shaking their head and going, ‘Why are you with him?’ And it’s, it’s just unfair. But at the end of the day, it’s what we sign up for. And Kristen is a strong woman, and she will hold that family together no matter what.”
Brandi and Kristen recently hung out with one another in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Kristen tweeted a photo of them hugging and called Brandi a true friend.
Besides Kristen Taekman, Brandi has also recently hung out with Yolanda Foster. On Monday, Brandi tweeted that she just spent some quality time with Yolanda.
Just spent some quality time with my REAL friend not a Hollywood one @YolandaHFoster ??????
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) September 1, 2015
Perhaps Brandi Glanville will be meeting up with Kim Richards next?
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