And Once Again Brandi Glanville made a Mountain out of a Molehill by NMD
Yesterday I recapped the he says / she says between Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian. At one point in the day Brandi tweeted then deleted the letter she received from a lawyer – presumably thinking it supported her claim that Eddie had asked HER for child support. Well, either she can’t read, she’s a nitwit, she’s looking for attention, or she’s purposely misrepresenting the truth. Take your pick. But Eddie in no way contacted her to ask her for child support.
Rather, an attorney hired by the couple during the divorce was, at Eddie’s request, trying to close out their case by filing the final paperwork. He provided some information to Brandi, asked her to look it over and see if she agreed with it and to get back to him.
Attached to the letter was an audit Eddie had commissioned to determine if he under or over payed his child support or spousal support.
Exit explained it on the last blog:
“Ok-here’s the deal. According to the TMZ letter: In 2010-Edddie retained this attorney to determine if he over OR underpaid Brandi support payments. This was done to create a QDRO. But it wasn’t signed off on by the courts. In 2013, he wanted to settle the amount. It also states that there was a possibility of an over OR underpayment of child AND/OR marital support payments. These payments are factored into dividing the assets under the QDRO. Eddies figures state he has overpaid. From 2010-2013. And he didn’t do this on a calculator-an accountant or estate planner more then likely determined this. Brandi will submit her own figures since she does not agree. Totally standard for anyone. When they hash out the math of the payments-or the lawyers do-THEN the QDRO is finalized and Brandi gets her share of eddies pension or not. If their is an overpayment-she likely won’t pay him cash-it will be deducted from the pension settlement.
I’m not sure how much you guys know about pensions, retirement accounts, withdrawals, penalties taxes etc….but this is all a part of a QDRO and it actually BENEFITS brandi to have this situation resolved correctly or it could cost her. There’s tax implications for Eddie as well.
So, in conclusion, she painted a sinister picture of something that is necessary for her own well being. The payment situation HAS to be resolved no matter what-or no matter who’s favor-otherwise her final piece of her own settlement remains in limbo. This situations is waaaay different then she presented it.”
Re-read that tweet of Brandi’s:
Im not taking cheap shots at my ex in my new book cuz its all true,&now mr fancy new cars&house man is asking ME for child support!Uknownada
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) February 18, 2014
It seems clear to me now that she tweeted that to get people to READ THE BOOK and see what she said about Eddie. She made it seem like he was retaliating against her for writing about him in the book.
Good one Brandi – you managed to get every blog and tabloid talking about your ex and your kids. Not many mentioned your book though. I hope you feel it was worth it. What’s next – will you get a letter from an accountant saying you owe more than you expected on your taxes and tweet that they are trying to get taxes out of you?
And yes – it sucks that Eddie may have overpaid somehow. To most of us with normal salaries an overpayment of over $100,000 over four years is unbelievable. But looking at Brandi’s monthly expenses when she was with Eddie (see below), highlights that she lives in a different stratosphere than us when she talks about having to be on a budget. Given that his salary was up and down coming up with a settlement figure must have been difficult. Even if she didn’t understand this was coming, she shouldn’t have reacted like a child and taken to twitter to slam Eddie without finding out what was going on.
But if you still feel sorry for her – buy her book. That’s probably the best thing you can do to support her:
Meanwhile – RadarOnline has got hold of the income and expense report filed as part of Brandi’s divorce settlement in 2009. At that time, she reported that Eddie made $60,000 gross a week from his job on a TV show.
Brandi reported her expenses at almost a whopping $40,000 per month, although that included their mortgage and home expenses. Here is the breakdown:
- $12K – mortgage and property taxes
- $400 – home repairs
- $1K- extra health care costs
- $1.5K – child care
- $2K – groceries and home supplies
- $4K – eating out
- $1.5K utilities
- $550 – email, phone, cell phone
- $400 – laundry and cleaning
- $3K – clothes
- $4K – entertainment, gifts, vacation
- $1K – auto expenses and transportation
- $2K – car payment
- $600 – extracurricular activities for children
- $480 – housekeeper
- $750 – personal grooming items/makeup
- $750 – pilates
- $750 – dermatologist
- $1,000 – elder care assistance
- $500 – dentist for Brandi
- $500 – preschool and after school program