August 09, 2017 09:23 GMT by mirror.co.uk

Who is Brandi Glanville? Everything you need to know about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and Celebrity Big Brother 2017 housemate

Who is Brandi Glanville? Everything you need to know about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and Celebrity Big Brother 2017 housemate

From Beverly Hills to Celeb Big Brother

The contestants in the Celebrity Big Brother 2017’s summer series includes quite a mix of famous faces from both sides of the Atlantic.

Among the stars living in The Most Famous House in Britain is Brandi Glanville.

The reality TV star is bringing some Hollywood glamour after she flew all the way from Los Angeles to take part in the show.

But who exactly is Brandi Glanville? Here is everything you need to know...

Brandi Glanville(Image: FilmMagic)
Brandi Glanville will be swapping the bright lights of Beverly Hills for the CBB house

Who is Brandi Glanville and where is she from?

Brandi Glanville is an American television star and former model born on 16 November 1972 in California.

Brandi Glanville and her boyfriend Jonathan Ruiz(Image: FameFlynet)
Brandi starred on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - which charted her romance with Jonathan Ruiz

She was raised in Sacramento, California, and started modelling when she was just 16-years-old.

She continued being a model for 17 years and has also ventured into acting - with small roles in 90210 and Sharknado.

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Why is Brandi Glanville famous?

Aside from an impressive 17-year-long career as a model, Brandi is perhaps best known as one of The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills.

She first appeared during the second series of the hit US reality show which ran between 2011 and 2012 - before advancing to a full cast member in the third series.

She quit after series five - but returned in a guest role for series six in 2016.

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Is Brandi Glanville married and does she have any children?

On 12 May 2011, Brandi tied-the-knot with Sunset Beach actor Eddie Cibrian.

Eddie Cibrian (L) and Singer LeAnn Rimes(Image: Getty)
Brandi's ex-husband Eddie Cibrian had a high-profile affair with singer LeAnn Rimes

The couple have two sons together - named Mason and Jake.

However their marriage ended in divorce by 2010 - amid claims Eddie had cheated on her with now-wife LeAnn Rimes.

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