Brandi Glanville has never shied away from sharing what she really thinks of her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian and his current wife LeAnn Rimes. That was especially the case this summer when, after what seemed like a peaceful period among the exes the year before, Glanville made several inflammatory comments about Cibrian and Rimes, predicting that they were headed for divorce in a matter of years, claiming that Rimes has purposely tried “to hurt and torment” her, and dropping a few expletive-ridden insults before she entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in the U.K. in August.
Rimes’ ex-husband Dean Sheremet, who is also a good friend of Glanville’s, recently told Personal Space that he had to get away from the drama surrounding their divorces and Rimes and Cibrian’s marriage when he and the Grammy winner broke up in 2009. “I mean, Brandi can do whatever Brandi wants to do. Eight years ago, I got out of L.A. for that reason. I didn’t want to be part of that triangle. It would’ve been a square if I was involved. I didn’t want to be involved in the mudslinging and the bullsh–,” he said. “Thankfully, we didn’t have, as much as I wanted to have kids, LeAnn and I didn’t have any children. So I didn’t have to see her, and I didn’t have to be in her world, kind of a world of now LeAnn trying to be the mom to the kids and Brandi being threatened. There’s always gonna be some kind of bullsh– that gets stirred up there, and for me, I was like, ‘You know what, I’m going to New York. You guys can have L.A. and all the craziness that comes with it, and I’m gonna start something fresh.’ And that’s why I had to get out of, I stopped writing songs, I stopped doing the kind of whole music world, just because I needed my own identity. So I was fortunate that I split from them emotionally and geographically.”
Of course, Glanville and Cibrian do have two children together, 14-year-old Mason and 10-year-old Jake, which means it may be more difficult for the exes to completely separate themselves geographically, as Sheremet did after his split. But then again, Sheremet, who talks all about exes in the latest episode of Personal Space, said that there’s a reason why Glanville continues to speak out about Cibrian and Rimes every now and then. “Everyone thinks [Brandi is] such a bitch, and she really is just one of the most sensitive souls. And she really takes things to heart. People think she just lashes out, but I think that they don’t realize that she has such a sweet and innocent soul, which sounds silly because most people don’t see her that way,” Sheremet explained. “But the way that I know her, I think it’s more of like she’s the mama bear where if she feels threatened, she’s gonna lash out. If she feels like someone’s coming up against someone she loves or hurting someone or hurting herself where she’s very sensitive and vulnerable, she will lash out at them. So that’s just Brandi being Brandi. I don’t think that she’ll ever change, and I don’t think the world wants her to change.”
That includes Sheremet. “You have so many people that walk around on eggshells. She’s not always tactful of her timing of things, but what are you gonna do?” he shared. “I wouldn’t prefer to have anyone else in my corner if this sh– was going down, so she’s a good girl.”
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