Bravo was set to make Brandi Glanville a regular on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before she revealed her kids could not appear, reports say.
Her ex, Eddie Cibrian, and his new wife LeAnn Rimes put the kibosh on that.
Brandi was to graduate from ‘friend’ to full-fledged cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in Season 3, but Bravo yanked the offer.
“Bravo wanted her to have her kids on the show in order to expand story lines,” a source says of Glanville. “But Leann and Eddie wouldn't allow it.”
Eddie and LeAnn, who just marked their one-year anniversary by renewing their vows, started an affair while married to their respective spouses.
They filed for divorce and married each other not long afterward.
Despite the multiple photo-ops where the exes are seen smiling at the kids’ events together, there's still plenty of tension between Eddie's women.“Brandi didn’t expect that LeAnn and Eddie would have objections since the kids have been on the show before, but they did,” the source says.
“Eddie said they did not want the children on camera. So Bravo said that Brandi would have to stay ‘friend' and not become an official ‘housewife.’"
Brandi will still be seen along with Taylor Armstrong, Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, Kim and Kyle Richards, Yolanda Hadid and Camille Grammer.