Brandi Glanville Returns To RHOBH As ‘Real Housewives’ Kyle & Kim Richards Dish Life After Substance Abuse

Brandi Glanville has been shooting for the next season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be watching Brandi as a featured member of the RHOBH cast, according to E News.

“[Glanville is] not returning as a cast member but she’s making some small appearances here and there on the new season…that’s it,” shared a source.

Other boomerang RHOBH cast stars who have reappeared are Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer. But in June, it was reported that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Brandi were going separate ways. What happened?

Via Instagram and podcast, Glanville broadcast the word that she made the choice to leave RHOBH.

“After a lot of careful thought and deliberation, I have decided not to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” said the RHOBH off-and-on cast member. “I mean, they’ve been awesome. And Bravo will always be my family. Like Andy [Cohen] said, ‘It’s the mafia, you never really get to leave us’…They’ve been so great to me.”

However, after making that departure decision, Brandi added a hint that she could return while sharing that she’s looking forward to the next stage of her life.

“…if I’m available and they need me, they know how to find me,” pointed out Glanville. “We’ll see. But I’m excited about what the future holds…It’s just been a great four years, and I’m just really excited for what’s next. And like I said, it’s always gonna be my family. So I’ll see ya when I see ya, peeps.”

Featured as a pal of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills during the second season, Brandi was subsequently promoted for the third season. Glanville is friends with Kim Richards, who is another cast member not coming back on a full-time basis for the upcoming season.

Kim Richards (L) and Kyle Richards (R) talk reality away from reality TV.
Kim Richards (L) and Kyle Richards (R) talk reality away from reality TV. [Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images]
Who will be on the next season of RHOBH? Viewers can look forward to seeing Taylor Armstrong, Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Yolanda Foster, and Eileen Davidson, as well as two new faces, Erika Jayne and Kathryn Edwards.

As the Inquisitr reported, Kim recently was sentenced after an incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel that resulted in charges ranging from public intoxication to resisting arrest. The plea deal came just as Kim was spotted allegedly trying to purchase Xanax drugs at a smoke shop.

But following that sentence, Richards talked with Glanville and revealed how she’s changed her life. During her discussion on Brandi’s podcast, the reality TV star focused on reality away from reality TV, reported People.

Kim has survived legal battles, allegations of substance abuse, and rehab rebounds. But now is Richards focused on sobriety? Dishing with Glanville, Kim emphasized that she’s finally experiencing happiness.

“Everything is good…It’s a good time for me right now,” said Richards. “I’m really happy things are going good.”

What’s helped Kim is putting the emphasis on today rather than obsessing about her history or stressing about what lies ahead, said the reality TV star.

“Living in the present for me is just the best way and it’s the only way for me today,” shared Richards. “Realizing today is beautiful and I’m super grateful for right now and all who’s in it.”

Kyle Richards and Kim Richards have improved their relationship.
Kyle Richards and Kim Richards have improved their relationship. [Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images]
Both Kim and Brandi claim that not having the stress of appearing as full-time cast members on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills makes them feel calmer and more upbeat.

“We were both saying it’s relaxing for us and we’re not so stressed out with everything that we would normally be stressed out with,” asserted Glanville. “We wake up with smiles on our face and we don’t have to deal with the drama.”

However, Kim admitted that she’s not exactly opening her eyes with a big grin on her face on a daily basis.

“Well, not every day,” clarified Richards regarding Brandi’s morning smile comment.

However, Kim did reveal that she feels her life is better now than before.

“It’s good. It’s better now. It was a rough time for a bit there but it’s just putting everything back in order and just really focusing on my family and me.”

Kim’s sister Kyle Richards discussed her views on just how Kim is doing.

“She’s doing really well – she’s doing really well right now,” shared Kyle.

The sisters have had clashes in the past, but Kim’s Instagram post indicated that their relationship has improved.

[Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images]

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