Brandi Glanville: 'RHOBH' Star Talks Aftermath of Ex-Husband Eddie Cibrian's Affairs

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Brandi Glanville of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills chatted recently with William Shatner during Brown Bag Wine Tasting about the grief she experienced after each one of her ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian's affairs. The most famous--and final--of Cibrian's affairs was, of course, with country singer LeAnn Rimes, to whom he is now married.

"He had extra girlfriends, I guess you can say," Glanville said of Cibrian's affairs. "He had some ladies on the side."

In addition to his affair with LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian also had an affair with Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Marie, who was confronted by Brandi Glanville in an emotional episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills back in 2013.

Brandi Glanville says even though Eddie Cibrian cheated, she tried to forgive him.

"I tried,” she admits, "but when I found out there was more than a couple, I decided I was better off on my own."

The two split up in 2010 after nine years as husband and wife.

"It's almost like a death," Brandi Glanville explained. "You mourn, you die a little bit. Who you were as a wife and a mother, you're no longer that person."

The cheating scandals had Brandi doubting herself at times.

"It took me about a year to figure out that it had nothing to do with me," she said of Eddie Cibrian's affairs. "But it took a while...I was wondering how I could be any better than I was. Was I not tall enough? Skinny enough? Are my boobs not big enough? Should I have blue eyes? It was all of that."

Fortunately for Brandi Glanville, she was able to work through these issues and leave her insecurities behind.

"It made me a better person to go through that," she said. "And to figure out that it had nothing to do with me."

Actor Eddie Cibrian cheated on Brandi Glanville back in 2009 with his Northern Lights costar LeAnn Rimes. At the time, she was married to Dean Sheremet.

"He was a good looking guy. I just remember being like, 'Oh, God, just another one of those Hollywood pretty boys,'" Dean Sheremet recalled of Eddie Cibrian. "If you’re in a room with him, he’s probably one of the most charming people you’ll ever meet. But I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw this f---ing table...He just felt like one of those guys from the beginning. A total schmoozer. Very Hollywood. I never bought his schtick. But I wasn’t worried."

How long do you expect it might be before Eddie Cibrian's wicked ways return to him, and he cheats on LeAnn Rimes?

Do you expect Brandi Glanville will get any satisfaction if and when that happens, or has she truly moved beyond his antics to a place where it simply doesn't matter any more?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.