Brandi has Leann Rimes’s ex-husband, Dean Sheremet, on her podcast this week and for some reason, Entertainment Tonight is previewing on their show. It seems, Brandi has a gotten herself a great publicist. Brandi also knows to continuous go back to the well off “Leann stole my husband” gossip to cash in on those ratings. She knows that all of Leann’s fans will tune in to her podcast for ammo to blast her with later. So of course Brandi begins by saying how much it bothers her when people say that someone stole her husband because the husband has to be willing to go, and Dean says that looking back seven years later, he understands that he probably irritated Leann a little bit. He acknowledges his role in the breakup of his marriage. He says that two people are responsible for the demise of a marriage. Brandi doesn’t jump in to agree. And honestly, if the husband is out cheating the entire marriage as Eddie was, then it’s hard to blame the wife. Even if it is Brandi.
Brandi’s publicist has also been working overtime this week making sure she gets papped at pre Grammy parties and the like. It would not surprise me if Brandi ended up back on RHOBH at some point. I know she pops in with Kim Richards this season, but I’m not sure that Bravo is really done exploiting either of their drinking problems.
In the podcast, Dean and Brandi reminisce about being in Canada when Eddie and Leann were filming together and the time when they knew their marriages were over. It’s the story about when they were all playing pool that we’ve heard how many times before? And yet, I transcribed part of it for the Redcoats and the Aussies who are often video challenged here. Because I’m known for my international diplomacy. And because I’m hoping to return some of their citizens to them, and this builds goodwill.
Brandy: “Do you remember when we were playing pool in Canada?(Dean: Oh Yeah!) ..I mean,..like…vividly? ”
Dean: “It’s funny that you say that moment… it’s weird that you say that moment because that was the moment that I knew. That was it. So…. yeah.
Brandi: Crazy, right?
Dean: Yeah, that was a very bizarre thing and it was …the beginning of the end.”
Brandi: Yeah. exactly. I mean there were other things, but in that moment in time is when it all like… I was like.. Holy fuck! This is happening!!! It was so bizarre to me because I knew it; but I didn’t want to believe it. And I feel like you were kind of in the same boat, maybe?’
Dean : “Yeah, I think that being… when you’re in that space … I don’t think I wanted to believe it up until the point when I signed my divorce papers … You didn’t want to believe it.”
Brandi: Oh I didn’t sign mine! That motherfucker had to work to get my signature! And then I got nothing. (Laughs)
Dean: “Yeah, welcome to that club (laughs)
They talk about their lives a bit. Dean talks about not having children yet with his wife, Sarah. Brandi uses the opportunity to get a “minute man” joke in there. Dean says he wanted kids with Leann and it turned out for the best. He was grateful during the divorce that they didn’t have kids. Sidenote; As badly as Leeann seems to want kids, I suspect that unfortunately there is some issue there. Brandy says that she usually just sits with nor near Eddie and Leann at soccer and school events. She wishes they could get along all the time but it ebbs and flows. Something will happen with the kids and then there is distance for a bit. I’m going to guess this podcast dredging up the past is not going to make for pleasant school encounters.
In other news, several of you have referred me to Brandi’s Instagram over the past few weeks where she is posting short unintelligible videos wanting to know if she has plumped her lips up so much she can’t speak clearly, or if she is drunk. And, well, the obvious answer is, “Yes.”