Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Blonde vixen Brandi Glanville has been demoted back to "friend" status on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. For a brief moment, it seemed as if all that cattiness and backstabbing had paid off for the 39-year-old reality star. But fame is fleeting, especially when you have a protective baby daddy and stepmom. All of Glanville's efforts were apparently in vain. When the mother of two was finally offered a full-time gig on the hit Bravo show, it was rescinded after ex Eddie Cibrian and stepmom LeAnn Rimes refused to allow the children to be filmed more frequently. Sources tell Radaronline.com that Cibrian and Rimes quickly pulled the plug on Glanville's opportunity after finding out the kids would have more screen time than they had in the past. The insider reveals, "Bravo wanted her to have her kids on the show in order to expand the story line. But Leann and Eddie wouldn't allow it." With sons Jake and Mason out of the picture, Bravo reportedly had no choice but to reduce Glanville back to a second-string player. The move is likely a sore spot for the jilted ex, who has been reeling since Rimes and Cibrian hooked up while she was still married to the former Playboy Club actor. Recently, the threesome was spotted looking friendly for the cameras. But in light of their recent crunch on her career move, it's unlikely Glanville will contain to put on a happy face. The source adds, "Brandi didn't expect that LeAnn and Eddie would have objections since the kids have been on the show before, but they did. Eddie said they did not want the children on camera on a regular basis. So Bravo said that Brandi would have to stay "friend' and not become an official "housewife.'"