Well, that was short-lived!
Before the ink had dried on Brandi Glanville's promotion from "friend of the housewives" to full-time Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member, Bravo swiftly reneged on their offer, leaving Brandi back where she started.
So what gives?
Turns out Brandi's ex-husband Eddie Cibrian (and new wife LeAnn Rimes) had issues with featuring the couple's children on the show.
“Brandi didn’t expect that LeAnn and Eddie would have objections since the kids have been on the show before, but they did,” the source told RadarOnline.com. “Eddie said they did not want the children on camera on a regular basis. So Bravo said that Brandi would have to stay ‘friend' and not become an official ‘housewife.’"
Bummer! But at least faithful fans have plenty of catfights to look forward to with new housewife Yolanda Hadid. Stay tuned!