If LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian were hoping that their very public fight with Cibrian's ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, would end soon, they better think again. Brandi is said to have signed a three-week exclusive paid deal with Us Weekly magazine.
“Instead of giving it away on Facebook and Twitter, why shouldn't Brandi make a little money telling her side of the story?” a friend of the "Real Housewives" star tells The Huffington Post. “Eddie cheated on her, left her broke. Now, thanks to Bravo, she has become a star, and media outlets are willing to pay her to talk. Only a fool would walk away from that.”
Brandi has revealed that she and her then-husband were living well beyond their means when they were together, leaving very little to split when they got divorced. Since then, she has become one of the breakout stars of the Bravo network's "Real Housewives" franchise, someone that certain outlets are willing to pay to play.
“LeAnn would do the same thing if she could, but no one is offering her money,” one magazine insider says. “But Brandi needs to remember that if you cut a deal with a magazine, they expect you to deliver the goods.”
Brandi is not the first "housewife" to enter deals with weekly magazines. Teresa Giudice from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" had a deal with InTouch.
When we contacted Brandi and asked if she had signed a three-week exclusive deal with Us Weekly, she responded, “I think.”
A rep for Rimes told The Huffington Post in a statement:
Once again, it doesn't shock me that Brandi is willing to sell her story to further perpetuate her relevance. It's all about publicity -- selling her "reality" show and her "tell-all" book. She's willing to sell her story in order to further her self-interest and celebrity. This isn't in the best interest of her sons. In Brandi’s words, "I want it to go away so I can deal with it on my own. I know it seems hypocritical but can we not talk about 'them' anymore at least 4 today," "This is about my kids not them!!!!!!!!!!" -- so do you really think selling her side of things to the highest bidder is wanting it to go away or in the best interest of her kids? After all, Eddie is their father and LeAnn is their stepmother.
Spokespeople for Eddie and Us Weekly did not return out calls for comment.