Most divorced moms will tell you, co-parenting sucks plain and simple. Things are especially complicated when your ex has moved on to wife #2 and she now plays a big part in how your kids are raised. A mixture of emotions -- from annoyance to fury to heartbreak -- will inevitably come your way and sometimes make it hard to be a calm, rational adult. Though it's possible to somehow navigate this rocky road with surprising grace and style. Generally, I would not look to any of the Real Housewives from any city for tips on how to handle a touchy situation, but recent comments from RHOBH star Brandi Glanville about how she and ex Eddie Cibrian raise their two boys together have taken her from hot mess to devoted (and, dare I say, mature) mom in my eyes.
Brandi admits that when it comes to Mason, 9, and Jake, 5, they still have their disagreements. She wants the boys to be featured on her Bravo hit, but Eddie is opposed. "It's hard because Eddie's like, 'I want them to have a normal life.' I'm like, 'A normal life [with] a singer?'" she told Us Weekly. "They go on a tour bus halfway across the country and go backstage at these concerts. Then they have a dad as an actor -- [seeing him] kissing different girls on TV is going to be hard. And then they have me -- God knows what I am, but I'm me! It's not going to be normal."
Though, there is one subject the warring exes can always agree on -- they want their kids to feel loved. "I would do anything for them, and so would Eddie," the reality star told Us. "I know no matter what the situation is, we're going to keep them grounded, sweet, safe, and not entitled."
It's nice to see that Eddie and Brandi are intent on raising sweet, down-to-earth children. That's no easy feat no matter who you are or what you do for a living. Brandi may come off as a total wackadoo on RHOBH, but she certainly has her head on straight when it comes to those kids. Her goals are what every divorced mom should strive for -- making sure her kids feel loved, supported, and not spoiled.
Do you think Brandi and Eddie are doing a good job co-parenting?