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Brandi Glanville Opens Up About Her Marriage Before She Was A ‘Housewife’

January 28, 2014 05:00 PM by Suzy Kerr

Remember when Brandi Glanville was just a regular housewife instead of a Real Housewife? Me neither. But she was, and she was married to TV star Eddie Cibrian and taking her role as his arm candy very seriously – until he started banging LeAnn Rimes, that is. Now, the Brandi we all know and love (?) is one of the most well-known faces on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and she’s dishing about the days when she was an actual housewife instead of just playing one on Bravo.

Brandi recently sat down with The Times in London for an interview, and for once, the entire dialogue wasn’t about the constant drama between her and the other ladies on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Instead, B dished on her marriage to Eddie Cibrian which ended in 2009 after he was caught cheating on her with country superstar LeAnn Rimes.

While Brandi has readily admitted that the wounds she received from the cheating scandal haven’t fully healed, she has gained a bit of perspective regarding her marriage to Eddie. “We lived in Los Angeles, surrounded by some of the wealthiest people in the world, but Eddie and I were never truly rich,” she told The Times. “We were ghetto rich. We had the nice cars, the nice house and the nice jewels, but we probably had a second and a third mortgage. We were living pay cheque to pay cheque, with no savings.”

At the time, that type of lifestyle suited Brandi just fine, as her only concerns were cooking dinner and looking good. “I had a hot dinner served on time every night and I looked great on his arm. That was my role,” she confessed.However, since the couple’s split, Brandi’s role has changed considerably, and her primary concerns were being a good single mom and providing financial stability for herself and her two boys.

That’s where RHOBH came in.The 41-year old turned to reality television in 2011 and hasn’t looked back, although she admits that her image has suffered since she became famous. “Am I getting notoriety for being an a**hole on TV? Yes,” she says. “But guess what? I’ve saved X amount of dollars in the bank and will be fine without a man taking care of me.I don’t live beyond my means,” she revealed. “I go to the 99 Cent Store… I’m not trying to keep up with the Kardashians.”

So what do you think about Brand Glanville’s revealing interview? Does it make you see her in a different light? Sound off in the comments!

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