On a recent episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Brandi Glanville revealed she watched the reality show of her ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian, and his second wife/ former mistress, LeAnn Rimes.
Brandi explains in her Bravo blog that she watched LeAnn and Eddie’s self-titled VH1 reality show (that they landed YEARS after first mentioning their intention of putting their life on television), writing, “My ex was, again, necessarily a part of the show last night… My ex-husband and his wife created a VH1 reality show (since canceled) based around their very serious issues with me living happily and their having to cope with their immense fame.”
Despite LeAnn bragging on Twitter about the show’s success, the show got poor ratings for being on VH1 and it’s reported to have been shelved. Producers are not planning season two. Incidentally, LeAnn reportedly let Eddie keep all the money from season one.
The Real Housewife explains why watch the show at all: “My lawyer suggested I view the show to monitor if my children, as rumored, were filmed.” LeAnn and Eddie previously clarified that the kids would not be on the show, it was scripted not reality (they didn’t even film in their own home), and any kids in the background would be actors pretending to be Eddie and Brandi’s kids.
Brandi writes, Eddie previously forbade her from broadcasting her kids on the Housewives so she returned the favour. She added, “This is related to several legal edicts from my ex, forbidding my children be used in any of my own TV work.” She watched LeAnn & Eddie with Jennifer Gimenez and Kim Richards, recalling, “I decided to make it fun and invite some of my friends.”
Brandi realised that despite the couple’s denials, claiming the show is “Not taking shots at Brandi,” it was a platform to bash her and refute ongoing reports of problems in their marriage, “I watched their initial show and, like most critics, realized it was just a forum to talk about me, reference me, and bash me.”
She was disturbed by what she saw, and sought legal advice, “I was disgusted that my children’s images were used in the opening titles of a show that was about disrespecting their mother.” Although, in the end, she decided not to sue, I wanted to fight it but chose to pick my battles. Money not spent on lawyers is money for my boys’ future.”