The ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star is keen to establish an amicable relationship with the woman who stole her husband, for the sake of the children she and Eddie Cibrian have together and to whom LeAnn is now a stepmother.
Friendship may be out of the question between Brandi and LeAnn, who began her relationship with now-husband Eddie Cibrian while he was still married to Brandi, but now Brandi has expressed a wish to get on more amicable terms with her love rival, to help provide a stable environment for son Mason (9) and Jake (9).
Speaking about her new tell-all book, ‘Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders’, Brandi told ‘Access Hollywood’ that she was ready to put the past behind her:
”This [book] is my final chapter, this is me closing the door on our public fight. I want it out of the media, I’ll just deal with it as best [as] I can with them. We don’t have the best communication or relationship right now but, I’m hoping we can change that. I don’t think we’ll be friends, but I hope we can co-exist peacefully.”
Then in what is becoming Brandi’s default patronizing attitude to LeAnn she said,
”I think once she has a child of her own, I think she will understand boundaries and what’s respectful to do and how to handle things a little better.”
But Brandi (40) is not blaming LeAnn for (quite) all the unpleasantness between them. She admits that still loves Eddie and lashed out at LeAnn, who was married to Dean Sheremet when she began a relationship with Eddie. In fact, she said she hopes the couple will remain together ”forever” for the sake of the children. She doesn’t want them to have to go through another divorce, she says “and I want to make sure she’s stable and happy.”
”They’re my children. I know what’s going on only 50 percent of the time that they’re with them … My children are my life, they come first. ‘I don’t want anything bad to happen to [Eddie] because he’s the father of my children. I want him to work and flourish and I want him to stay with LeAnn forever.”
What do you make of the comments from Brandi regarding LeAnn while at the same time allegedly challenging her to reveal the big, big things she knows about her? Is she serious about laying down and olive branch for the sake of her children or is it just another way for her to subtly stick the knife in?