Brandi uncensored! Brandi Glanville really didn't mince words when she chatted with Howard Stern about her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costars during an interview for Stern's SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, July 1.
Asked about her recent announcement that she would not be returning to the Bravo series as a full-time cast member for Season 6, the Drinking and Tweeting author, 42, said she'd struggled with how she was portrayed on the show — as an acerbic troublemaker who didn't get along with veteran Housewives Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump.
"Last year was a really tough year for me, because I felt like I played ball — you know, I gave my all to the show," Glanville told Stern. "And then when it aired, I felt like, 'Oh my god, they did me no favors in the editing room.' And I got really upset and a little depressed because of it."
In part because of that, she was really against doing another season, even though it would have meant a much bigger payday. (According to the interview, she made just $16,000 as a "friend" in Season 2, but earned over $100,000 as a full-time star — and was due for another raise soon.)
"I didn't want to do the show again, 'cause I took so much heat," the Bravo-lebrity told Stern. "I was doing things to my own detriment that I couldn't explain, like throwing wine in someone's face. And then I slapped Vanderpump. I really don't know why."
All that resulted in "so much hate on social media," which led Glanville to question her role on the series. "I really didn't want to come back, I had other offers to do other things," she shared. "And I said, 'Listen, I will come back if it makes sense, if it's with Yolanda [Foster] or if it's with Kim [Richards]. Otherwise, I don't talk to any of the other ladies, and I don't like them.'"
Glanville went on to note her specific issues with Vanderpump and Richards, recalling how they often refused to shoot with her. She also suggested her costars were behind the rumor that she'd been fired from the show.
"Here's what sucks, and this is why they're c–ts," she told Stern. "They are. Because they're saying I got fired, I'm in the process of moving, trying to rent a house for my two children, and no one will rent to me because they don't think I have a job. They're like, 'Are you sure you're not fired?' I'm like, 'I have 10 other jobs, I have a new show that I'm gonna be doing that I can't talk about yet, and a development deal with a really big network. So I have jobs, and I wasn't fired from the Housewives.'"
The reality star also got candid about her love life on Wednesday, dishing to Stern about her rocky romance with an unnamed boyfriend. (After her marriage to ex-husband Eddie Cibrian imploded as a result of his affair with now-wife LeAnn Rimes, Glanville romanced a series of men including an NBA player, True Blood actor Mehcad Brooks, Gerard Butler, and real estate agent Jonathan Ruiz, who appeared on the most recent season of RHOBH.)
"The problem is, our physical relationship is so great, but we just don't get along otherwise," she said of her on-again, off-again beau. "Like, if he didn't talk, we would be together forever."
Generally speaking, she added, dating has been difficult since her divorce. "I have serious trust issues, and when I start to have feelings for somebody, I tend to sabotage it and break up with them before they break my heart, because I'm afraid of that again," she admitted, alluding to her divorce from Cibrian, with whom she shares sons Mason, 12, and Jake, 8. "I have to be strong and independent for my kids, and I can't go through that again."
She added: "I dated this guy who was very rich — he had a plane and all this stuff — but he cheated on me, too! And he was short, Jewish, with a hairy back! I was like, 'What the f–k?'"
It's not just her past that interferes with romance, though. "My dating life started to suck when I went on reality TV, because no one wants to date the crazy chick on TV," she quipped. "It's scary for them. They either want to because I'm on TV, or they don't want to at all."
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