EXCLUSIVE: Brandi Glanville reveals she has been DENIED a facelift amid disfigurement ordeal… as she praises ‘really good’ friend LeAnn Rimes for helpful skincare gifts


Brandi Glanville has detailed the latest twist in her facial disfigurement saga, revealing she was dealt the devastating news that she is not a candidate for surgery. 

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 51, was left disfigured from stress-induced angioedema – a condition which causes swelling under the skin – after facing claims she inappropriately touched her costar Caroline Manzo.

The reality star has now opened up about her road to recovery on her podcast, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered, in which she also praised her ex-husband’s wife LeAnn Rimes for her supportive gifts.

Speaking in an exclusive clip from an upcoming episode, she told cohost James Maas: ‘Now that the swelling is going down… I’m trying to figure out, with a doctor, trying to figure out how for my skin to be tight again.

‘A very established doctor told me that I am not a candidate because my skin is very tight.’ 

Brandi Glanville has revealed that her doctor has denied her a facelift as her skin is too tight

Brandi Glanville has revealed that her doctor has denied her a facelift as her skin is too tight 

The 51-year-old previously revealed that her face was left looking different due to stress-induced angioedema - a condition which causes swelling under the skin

The 51-year-old previously revealed that her face was left looking different due to stress-induced angioedema – a condition which causes swelling under the skin

Back in July, the Bravo star was forced to deny she had gone under the knife as fans began to speculate on her altered appearance.

Months later, Brandi was hospitalized after her face ‘blew up like a basketball’ – an issue she claims was ‘partly’ due to being so stressed from the ‘threat of a bad edit’ of Bravo’s Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip.

She tweeted at the time: ‘I collapsed at home this am and my SON had to call 911 for help! You guys have no idea the amount of stress I’m dealing with.’

The star is now working with a plastic surgeon to conquer her condition.

Elsewhere in the podcast, she also discussed the support she has received from her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian’s wife LeAnn.

Brandi and Eddie had an acrimonious split in 2010 after he had an affair with the singer, 40. However, the trio have since become a happy ‘modern family’ who often spend the holidays together.

The mother-of-two made it clear that it was all water under the bridge as she gushed about their ‘really good’ relationship.

She explained: ‘We do have a really good relationship and I cherish that, because a lot of people [are shocked]. 

The mother-of-two said her ability to talk and taste food had been affected by the condition, which saw her rushed to hospital

The mother-of-two said her ability to talk and taste food had been affected by the condition, which saw her rushed to hospital

The star, pictured left in 2017, is currently working with a plastic surgeon to conquer her condition

Brandi pictured right on her podcast in 2024

The star, pictured left in 2017, is currently working with a plastic surgeon to conquer her condition – pictured right in 2024

Elsewhere in the podcast, Brandi revealed the surprising person who has been a source of support during her ordeal - her ex-husband's wife LeAnn Rimes

Elsewhere in the podcast, Brandi revealed the surprising person who has been a source of support during her ordeal – her ex-husband’s wife LeAnn Rimes

‘Some of my friends still hold on to what happened in the past and hate her but I’m like, “Guys we’ve grown and we’ve changed. We’re different people now”.’

She continued: ‘It’s good to have people that I can trust. They know some of my secrets… and I trust that they’re not going to say anything.’

Brandi added that Eddie and LeAnn came to visit her in the hospital, and that LeAnn recently gifted her a thoughtful present after the pair ‘bonded’ over skincare.

‘We did gifts [at Christmas],’ she said. ‘It’s funny because Leanne and I always bonded over skincare. We’d get these little machines. I gave her a little radio frequency machine last year for Christmas, and this year she gave me a cute little machine that she likes.

‘I’m like, “How do you find these machines?” One of them was $700 but it was really good. Definitely liked it.’

She continued: ‘It’s funny because on my presents she always writes, love Lea, not Lea and Eddie. She clearly bought it for me, it’s from her. It’s a facial instrument. I doubt Eddie went with her and picked it out with her.’

Brandi and Eddie (pictured center) had an acrimonious split in 2010 after he had an affair with LeAnn. However, the trio have since become a happy 'modern family'

Brandi and Eddie (pictured center) had an acrimonious split in 2010 after he had an affair with LeAnn. However, the trio have since become a happy ‘modern family’ 

She explained that they have all moved on as she stated: 'We do have a really good relationship and I cherish that, because a lot of people [are shocked]'

She explained that they have all moved on as she stated: ‘We do have a really good relationship and I cherish that, because a lot of people [are shocked]’

Brandi added that Eddie and LeAnn came to visit her in the hospital, and that LeAnn recently gifted her a thoughtful present after the pair 'bonded' over skincare (pictured in 2020)

Brandi added that Eddie and LeAnn came to visit her in the hospital, and that LeAnn recently gifted her a thoughtful present after the pair ‘bonded’ over skincare (pictured in 2020)

Earlier this year, Brandi revealed that her ability to talk and taste food had been affected by the stress-induced angioedema.

She told Entertainment Tonight her lips and face first swelled up in August, stating: ‘I’ve had some health issues that have affected my ability to talk, my ability to taste food. My face basically would swell up — like, I would … go into anaphylactic shock constantly, and I saw seven doctors, and their answer to it was it was stress-induced angioedema.

‘I cried on my birthday. It was on November 16. I cried the whole night, and I thought that was my new normal. I was just never gonna look the same or feel the same. I was just gonna be this giant pumpkin head and, like, my mouth, even now, I get tired of talking.

‘So I didn’t do my podcast for several months because I would just have to stop and take breaks. It’s insane. I took my health for granted.’

Her condition was reportedly triggered by reports that she allegedly non-consensually kissed Caroline and inappropriately touched her breasts and genitals during their trip to Marrakech, Morocco for Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club last January.

She later branded the allegations a ‘f*****g set-up.’

Brandi Glanville Unfiltered can be seen on all podcast platforms with full episodes available on YouTube. 



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