Years after Brandi was brought to the Bravo series as a friend of Adrienne Maloof for season two, Patti claimed it was she who begged “Real Housewives” executive Andy Cohen to bring the mother of two to the show while appearing on a recent episode of the “Hot Takes & Deep Dives” podcast, via a report from Reality Tea on June 9,
“I’m the one that got her on the show,” Patti told the hosts. “You didn’t know that? She begged me.”
As fans of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” will recall, Brandi was known only as the woman who actor Eddie Cibrian was caught cheating on with country singer LeAnn Rimes, who he later married, before she joined the cast of the series.
“Andy [Cohen] was looking for someone. She begged me to come on. It was the whole Eddie Cibrian thing,” Patti recalled.
“They had not connected the dots between Brandi and [Scheana Marie]. What happened was, she wanted to come on, we had the same agent, publicist. I think Eddie had my publicist,” Patti continued.
In addition to cheating on Brandi with LeAnn, Eddie also slept with Schena Marie, who was and still is an employee of Lisa Vanderpump, who was part of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast at the time.
“I wrote a letter to Andy begging him and I gave him three choices. I gave him Marla Maples, who I’m friends with, really close to. And I gave him Alana Hamilton because I know her son. And I gave him Brandi,” Patti said.
Patti and Brandi shared a manager at the time when she was trying to get her cast on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” So, when it comes to Brandi’s pay for her first season, Patti said she was in the loop and knew that she didn’t make much at first.
“It was for like no money first season. No money. I’m not even going to mention what it was,” Patti teased.
Then, when asked if the two of them were still friendly, Patti replied, “I can call her on her cell and stuff. Every now and then we run into each other.”
“Something went down with Denise [Richards], but I don’t know what it is,” Patti said of the rumors. “I’m not saying Brandi’s a liar. And I’m not saying Denise is a liar. Was it a threesome with Aaron [Phypers]? Because I could see that.”
The drama between Brandi and Denise has been playing out in the press and will soon be seen on the show.