Brandi Glanville Still Having a Hard Time Coping With Her Kids Having a Step Mom

Brandi Glanville

Blending families isn't always a walk in the park. It's been six years since Brandi Glanville's ex-husband Eddie Cibrian married LeAnn Rimes, and unfortunately there's still animosity between the adults. Should stepparents share photos of their stepchildren online, especially during the holidays? According to Brandi, the answer is no.


The 43-year-old former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is still heated over a series of holiday photos Rimes posted on social media. With the caption "Happy family moments of 2015," the pics featured LeAnn, Eddie, and Glanville's two boys, Mason, 12, and Jake, 8, whom she has with her ex-husband. 

You would think smiling kids and cheerful moments would be worthy of a thumbs-up -- or one of those Instagram hearts -- but not from Brandi. In fact, she says she's asked LeAnn time and time again to stop posting pictures of her children, because it's too painful for her to see.

I can understand some of Brandi's sentiments. It must be hard for any parent to see another person coming into the mix to help raise his or her child -- especially when the spouse cheated, and married said person. You might question whether or not the new stepparent is trying to replace you, or if that person will be the "cooler" mom or dad. Hollywood has made tons of movies based off this very story line that can play out in real-life families.

While I can sympathize with certain emotions, ultimately, the kids should be the top priority.

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It would be one thing if Brandi didn't want her boys in the public eye, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. She seems in her feelings about her children's being happy with LeAnn, and that does nothing to make the situation any better.

I don't know LeAnn (or any of these people), but rather than sulk over your kids' having joyful moments during the holidays -- because they're spent with someone other than you -- why not be thankful they're happy?

Personally, I wouldn't follow any of LeAnn's social media accounts if they brought tears and feelings of anger, and would likely have a talk with myself about why it bothers me so much (I'm no Dr. Phil, but I don't think that's healthy). Why look at the photos? Whether you subscribe to her accounts or not, your children are still going to spend time with their stepmother.

Hopefully, Brandi can get to a place where seeing her boys with their stepmom won't cause such negative or sad emotions. Blended families take both time and finesse, but they can work.


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