Brandi Glanville may be gone from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she’s definitely not forgotten. While the model-turned-wine entrepreneur is no longer part of the cast of the hit Bravo reality show, she has been mentioned multiple time this season, and one current RHOBH star even misses her.
During a guest appearance Khloe Kardashian’s FYI talk show Kocktails With Khloe, RHOBH star Lisa Rinna said she misses having Brandi Glanville on the show because the outspoken single mom knows how to make good reality TV.
“It’s been harder to not have her on because she was so easy to play off of. All you have to do is hit the ball back. She knows that genre. She knows what she needs to do. She plays the game. Whatever it is, it was really easy.”
Last year, Brandi Glanville exited RHOBH after four seasons, several slaps, some wine throwing, and a whole lot of drama. But her former castmate says while she initially liked and even missed Glanville, after a while, she realized that Brandi caused too much drama off-camera. Lisa pointed out that Brandi Glanville said nasty things about some of the cast members on social media.
“We all really liked each other, so it made it much more difficult. I missed her. And then I didn’t.”
Brandi Glanville addressed her bad behavior in an interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, revealing that it was her decision to leave the show because she was starting to see that her own behavior was detrimental to her. While Brandi couldn’t explain why she threw a glass of wine at Young and the Restless icon Eileen Davidson or why she slapped RHOBH royalty Lisa Vanderpump, she decided it was time to go.
In a separate interview on Stern’s show, Bravo host Andy Cohen said the other RHOBH cast members didn’t want to be around Brandi anymore. Cohen explained that Glanville had alienated herself so much that she was practically on her own island. While Andy admitted that Brandi probably thinks he hates her, he added that he would welcome her back to RHOBH any time.
Still, it may be hard to find an ally for Brandi if she were to come back. While it would be interesting to see how she would interact with newcomers Erika Girardi and Kathryn Edwards, at this point, Brandi’s friendships with the other women are deeply in question.
On the most recent episode of Real Housewives, Kyle Richards asked her sister Kim if she had seen Brandi lately. Kim has been in treatment for substance abuse, and party girl Brandi was one of her closest friends on the last season of RHOBH. But Kim revealed that while has exchanged messages with Brandi, she has not been hanging out with her.
Of course, that episode was taped several months ago, and Brandi recently posted an Instagram picture of Kim holding her son, and she captioned it by thanking her for “helping me calm the tears.” Brandi posted a similar snap about two months ago, so it looks like the former co-stars have definitely been hanging out. Incidentally, when Kyle asked Kim if she has seen Brandi lately, she also pointed out that whenever they do hang out, Brandi finds the need to post about it on social media.
Still, even if she’s chummy with Kim again, Brandi Glanville is gone from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and it would be up to Andy Cohen to try to bring her back. The Bravo boss told Stern he would love to have Brandi back, and he could make it happen — but the big question is, will he?
Take a look at the video to see Lisa Rinna talking about being on RHOBH without Brandi Glanville.
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