Brandi Glanville Calls Lisa Vanderpump Manipulative; Talks Divorce And Making Out With French Men

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Brandi Glanville is a guest tomorrow on Bethenny Frankel's talk show 'bethenny'.  The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star dishes on everything from her rocky relationship with Lisa Vanderpump to Eddie Cibrian's parenting, making out with Frenchies and much more!  We have your sneak peek at the interview – and video clips.

Bethenny and Brandi chat about TV friendships versus "real" friendships.  They agree that many of their friendships from the Housewives shows are solely based on the show itself. 

Bethenny: These are friendships that are forged, they are real, but it's because you are on television.

Brandi: In other words you probably never would have met them before or hung out with them before.

Bethenny: Lisa Vanderpump would never be friends with you unless you met on television.


Brandi: I'm like you, we probably never would have connected the way we did if it wasn't for the show

Bethenny: Right, so you became friends but is it like bff or TV bff?

Brandi: That's the thing, my real friends and I go out and we talk about everything. When you go out with some of the people on the show all they talk about is the show and it's exhausting.

Bethenny: Yes, it always goes back though. You try to talk about other things.

Brandi: 'Can you believe?, You shouldn't shoot with this person.' It's like Oh my God.

Bethenny: Oh because it becomes a cunning strategy.

Brandi: Everything is a chess game and it's a nightmare. Not with all of them. I can go out with Yolanda and we don't talk about the show at all. We will talk about boys.

Bethenny: But you and Lisa were good friends and now you're not.

Brandi: We were good friends. We have hit a hiccup, we have a little hiccup. I love her as a person. She is one of those people, unfortunately, that when you go out to dinner with her it is show, show, show show.

Bethenny: Yes, while my understanding. First of all when I did the show it was originally called "Manhattan Moms,"we didn't even know what we were doing, we were just shooting.  Now, it's become a real cunning, machination strategy type deal and my understanding is Lisa Vanderpump is the matriarch of the machinations, of the moves, she's moving the chess board. That's my understanding from several people. Is that the case?

Brandi: Yes, unfortunately I didn't think that last year but this season it unfolds that she is very manipulative and everyone serves a purpose.



Bethenny: You don't like to talk about your ex's current wife but you had a lot of personal drama. Now if that used to be a ten what is it now?

Brandi: You know it ebbs and flows, sometimes it's fine and other times it sucks. Ultimately, as you know, you have to co-parent. This person is going to be in your life for the rest of your life. It's not like you didn't have kids and you could walk away and never talk to them again which would be great. I love my children. I'm just saying.

Bethenny: How do you reconcile that in your mind? Why did this happen to you? There are always checks and balances so besides your children what is the positive?

Brandi: You know I think he's actually become a much better father through divorce because when we were together he wasn't home alone. He didn't spend a ton of time with the kids. Now, he is really present. That's the one positive that I take away from it because the rest freaking sucks.

Bethenny: Do you ultimately think he's a good person that did something not good and wrong?

Brandi: I don't think he's a serial killer but you know he's a *bleep* for sure but you know it is what it is. If he saw someone who needed help on the side of the road he probably would help them. He's not a bad human being. He wasn't a good husband.

Bethenny: When you see your children with another woman what is that like?

Brandi: It's the worst pain you could ever, you think your heart is broken after you get a divorce wait until there is a girl tweeting pictures of, 'Oh, look at my family.' You have no idea.

Bethenny: It's amazing the things we have to go through. So you feel like it's never ending?

Brandi: It's crazy. No it wont ever end. I feel like she almost does it to antagonize me but at this point I accepted it….I have to admit it took me awhile but Xanax was my friend when that started happening. I was like, 'You can have the man but those are my babies.'

You can catch the whole interview tomorrow, Friday, September 27th, 2013. Check out to find out when and where it airs in your city! 

I have to add that Brandi looks AMAZING in the clips!  Her hair looks so much better with the warmer blondes/browns and it looks like she finally stopped with the injections! 

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Brandi on meeting a French guy in a restaurant (and making out with him!)

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