You gotta hand it to Brandi Glanville for being able to make an entire career out of getting cheated on. It happens to millions of women all over the world every day, but sistah turned it into an empire! Of course, if ex-husband Eddie Cibrian had left her for some random Hooters waitress, things would be different. But he left her for a famous singer -- LeAnn Rimes -- who was formerly known as a goody-two-shoes. But there are those (who? hmmm?) who have been saying all along that Brandi's scorned woman shtick is just that -- shtick. That, in fact, Brandi was actually the one who cheated before Eddie. (Anyone believe that? Show of hands? I've got some bonds I'd love to sell you.) But rumors have swirled that Brandi hooked up with NBA star Rick Fox and restaurateur Harry Morton long before Eddie locked his squinty eyes on LeAnn's squinty eyes. Brandi is finally addressing -- in her usual no-nonsense style -- those rumors.
RadarOnline gets the early scoop from her new book Drinking and Dating: P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance (apparently Brandi has to drink before she does anything). As she writes in the book, which will be released February 11 (right in time for Valentine's Day, guys!):
Who on earth could have anything to gain by leaking false information about an alleged affair seven days before the tell-all book about my philandering ex and his mistress [Glanville's Drinking & Tweeting] hit bookstores? Hmmm. You tell me.
Wait ... Does his name rhyme with spaghetti?
To top that, my 'affairs' were apparently with former NBA player Rick Fox, who I don’t believe I’ve ever met and restaurateur Harry Morton. Knowing what I do now about what a sham my marriage was, I may have welcomed dating either one of these eligible bachelors, but it just wasn't true.
As much as I think hanging your entire career on an affair your husband had eons ago may not be the wisest way to get over it and heal your psyche, I do have to admire Brandi's no-bullshit style. This is one woman who isn't going to let rumors go unchecked. And, yeah, she's still willing to hand Eddie's balls to him on a platter -- which he deserves, after all.
Oh, and she admits that after she found out Eddie was cheating, she didn't wait to become officially divorced before checking out some new wares herself. Can't blame her there.
Do you think Brandi cheated first?
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