Brandi Glanville Falls Down:The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star became so intoxicated at West Hollywood’s The London hotel on July 8, 2013 that she was stumbling around with her breasts falling out of her dress and her rear end flashing eyewitnesses. As RadarOnline.com has reported, a male friend tried to hold the disheveled reality star upright during the embarrassing incident. Addressing her online critics, the former model admitted she was “not perfect.” Indeed!
Taylor Armstrong’s Husband Kills Himself: She’s no longer on RHOBH, but Taylor’s marriage tragedy shocked fans of the show in 2011. Her husband Russell killed himself by hanging after Taylor had filed for divorce and accused him of abuse. Taylor has rebounded with fiancé John Bluher, who recently announced on VH1’s Couples Therapy he would be adopting Kennedy, her eight-year-old daughter by Russell.
Brandi Glanville’s Cheating Husband: The incident that shot Brandi to fame before she started on the Bravo show has defined her life ever since. Brandi’s husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, cheated on her with his Northern Lights co-star LeAnn Rimes in 2009. The torrid affair broke up Brandi’s marriage and LeAnn and Eddie wound up getting married in 2011. Brandi has never stopped complaining about Cibrian on RHOBH, in interviews, her books, and via Twitter.
Adrienne Maloof’s Messy Divorce: RHOBH star Adrienne accused her husband, plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, of abusing their sons in court filings. Adrienne claimed in the court papers that two of the boys had been kicking each other, prompting Paul to allegedly “choke one of the boys around the Adam's apple.” She also filed papers alleging he spanked one of their three sons and kicked the family dog! Meanwhile, Paul claimed during the court case that Adrienne had pushed him. Both denied the respective allegations and they settled their divorce. Adrienne left the show after season 3.
Lisa Vanderpump’s “Houseguest from Hell”: The Bravo star had a falling out in 2011 with Cedric Martinez, a handsome houseguest she and husband Ken Todd took in. Cedric crashed at their lavish home for more than a year. But after Cedric moved out, Lisa said he contacted her again, told her he was broke and threatened to sell his story to a tabloid, which led her to file a police report. But Cedric said the wealthy couple was to blame. Brandi Glanville recently added fuel to the fire by claiming Vanderpump had Martinez deported back to England!
Camille Grammer’s Husband Kelsey’s Affair: Camille suffered heartbreak after her Frasier star hubby Kelsey Grammer had an affair with stewardess Kayte Walsh. During a 2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance, Kelsey admitted he’d spent a “magical night” with Kayte—six months before his official split from Camille! Kelsey and Kayte married in February 2011, just two weeks after his divorce from Camille was granted. Camille left RHOBH after two seasons.
Brandi Glanville’s Feud With Lisa Vanderpump: Although Brandi was once BFFs with Lisa, all hell broke loose during season 4. Brandi suspected that to create drama, Lisa purposely befriended Scheana Marie, who worked with her at the restaurant SUR and had had an affair with Brandi’s then-husband, Eddie Cibrian! But both Lisa and Scheana Marie, who appear on Vanderpump Rules, denied the restaurateur had any prior knowledge of Eddie once being involved with the SUR employee.
Carlton Gebbia’s Booze-Fueled Hospital Stay: As Radar reported in March 2014, Carlton was rushed to the hospital after she fainted during a dinner outing in Beverly Hills. And tequila was to blame! After the Brit downed shots at Mastro’s Steakhouse with a group of five friends, she passed out and was hauled away in an ambulance. Later, the embarrassed reality star tweeted, “All is well. [Can’t] handle 6 shots of tequila. [When] did I become such a lightweight?”
Kyle Richards’ Husband’s Cheating Scandal: In a 2013 shocker, transgender stripper Toni Newman alleged in Star Magazine that she and a female escort had a wild sex romp with Kyle’s husband, Mauricio Umansky. The threesome supposedly took place between 2003 and 2005, during his marriage to Kyle, which is still going strong after 18 years and three children. However, Mauricio staunchly denied the claims and was later photographed grabbing Kyle’s butt!
RHOBH Endorsements Dry Up: As Radar exclusively reported in March 2014, the reality TV stars’ confrontational season 4 affected their ability to get endorsement deals. While housewives can usually pick up major bucks on product and book deals, mud-slinging took a toll. “People are not as willing to have these ladies as brand ambassadors for certain products,” an insider told Radar. Brandi’s tell-all books are selling, but the other ladies are struggling to get offers.
Kim Richards’ Rehab Stint: The loopy Beverly Hills housewife checked into rehab for alcoholism in December 2011. According to published reports, it was Kim’s third stint in rehab. "I'm getting reconnected with my kids, and that's been a huge thing for me,” the mom of four said post rehab in May 2012. Kim has claimed the Bravo show actually helped her sobriety and that choosing to make her struggle public was a good decision.
Brandi’s Racial Controversy: Glanville raised eyebrows on RHOBH by implying co-star Joyce Giraud couldn’t swim because she’s part black. Later on the show, she apologized to Joyce and told her, “I may say stupid things sometimes, but I’m not a racist.”
Yolanda Foster’s Health Battle: Musician David Foster’s former model wife was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012 and has fought a brave battle ever since. Yolanda told fans via Twitter in December 2012 that she was having a port implanted in her arm to help treat her chronic disease and in April, 2013, she underwent surgery to remove the port.
Brandi Glanville’s Plastic Surgery: In 2013, a website implied that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills beauty, 41, had new plastic surgery, posting, “I wish she would stop messing with her face.” But Brandi, who in the past has admitted to a boob job, vaginal rejuvenation, and facial fillers, tweeted to the online scribe, “[I] haven’t done anything new to my face cept have some moles lasered off. Its just me and the B (botox).” Still, Brandi’s obviously puffy look makes people wonder.
Adrienne Maloof’s Feud With Brandi: Brandi accused Adrienne of trying to sue her during season 3 over a secret Glanville allegedly revealed. Fans were confused by the kerfuffle on the show, but finally the truth came out--in an interview with Life & Style, Adrienne admitted she used a surrogate to carry her twins, Christian and Colin, 6. Adrienne said Brandi’s big mouth destroyed her family.
Kyle Richards’ Plastic Surgery: Despite being "terrified of needles and blood," the Beverly Hills housewife, 45, had a nose job in 2006 and liposuction in 2012. "My nose bothered me for a long time," she said in March 2013. "The surgery made me feel better." As for the second procedure? "After having four kids, no matter what exercise I did, the love handles wouldn't go away!" she explained. "I'm very happy with the results!"
Joyce Giraud Anorexia Rumors: Pin-thin beauty Joyce was as mad as hell when Brandi Glanville accused her of anorexia. “In the entirety of my life, I have never had an eating disorder. It’s disrespectful of Brandi Glanville to accuse me of such an ugly disease,” she told Star magazine.
Kim Richards Nose Job: RHOBH fans were amused when Kim had a nose job as one of the plotlines in season 3 of the show. She wrote on her Bravo blog, “My surgery went amazingly well, and I really wasn’t all that nervous. Although I did have some last-minute fears about letting go of my old nose.”
Lisa Vanderpump Bankruptcy Controversy: During Brandi Glanville’s Podcast One show, she made a controversial comment about her former friend Lisa Vanderpump’s finances. Glanville said, “On our show, there are certain people who want to project this perfect persona like there’s nothing wrong in the world. Like Lisa Vanderpump used to live deep in the Valley and was filing for bankruptcy, and she doesn’t want to talk about that. That’s interesting to me.” Lisa has said it’s not true!
Brandi Glanville Staging Scenes?: As Radar has exclusively reported, Brandi has been accused by cast members of staging fights and creating drama — all for the cameras! Housewife sources claimed, “Brandi would call before filming…she would say, ‘Ok, I’m going to start a fight with you on camera, and I want you to go along with it, but it’s all for the show. I’m not really mad.’ “ According to the sources, Brandi was insecure and wanted to be RHOBH breakout star. Mission accomplished!
Carlton Gebbia Is A Witch!: The stunning English designer, who joined RHOBH in 2014, raised eyebrows by admitting she practices paganism and witchcraft. Carlton told The Daily Beast, “There’s a lot of debate about what I supposedly practice, because Wicca and other religions are covered under the umbrella of Paganism. I’m Celtic, which is my ancestry. And I practice witchcraft.” Co-stars Kyle Richards and Joyce Giraud have goaded Carlton over her apparently bizarre beliefs!
Taylor Armstrong Misplaces Her Daughter: In one of the RHOBH’s most controversial moments, Taylor told the Richards’ sisters she didn’t know where her daughter Kennedy was! Kyle informed Taylor, who sounded drunk, that the girl was at her home and was shocked that Taylor seemed to be focused more on taking a trip with the new man in her life than parenting. Armstrong later denied that she was not keeping track of her daughter.
Joyce Giraud’s Pageant Scandal: Long before she joined the housewives, Joyce was caught up in controversy that threatened her spot in the Miss Universe pageant. As the 1998 Miss Puerto Rico winner, Joyce was primed to compete in Miss Universe—but then sexy near-topless photos of her surfaced. However, she appealed to event producer Donald Trump, who said he had no problem with the pics; Joyce wound up second runner-up in the pageant.
Brandi Glanville/Lisa Vanderpump/Kyle Richards Tabloid Feud: The RHOBH ladies specialize in feuding, and during the 2014 season, Brandi stirred the pot by telling Kyle that Lisa wasn’t her friend. According to Brandi, Lisa had tried to get her to bring tabloids detailing Kyle’s husband Mauricio Umansky’s alleged affair. Lisa denied it, but the damage was done as Kyle and Mauricio were outraged.
Cast Demands Pay Hikes: Once season four of RHOBH wrapped in 2014, Radar reported that the key cast members demanded larger salaries for season five! Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, and Kyle and Kim Richards went into negotiations with clout as Bravo was determined to keep their dramatic core group. But a source told Radar newbies Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia had no contracts and might be axed from the show.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast has created controversy both on TV and off. Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump, and the rest of the glittering gang have dealt with relationship and financial problems, plastic surgery, feuds, and frauds. Here’s Radar’s guide to RHOBH’s stars’ secrets and scandals: