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Brandi Glanville Says It Wasn't Her Choice To Leave #RHOBH — Calls Her Former Co-Stars ‘Fame Whores’

Brandi Glanville opens up about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and talks about her new wine line, Unfiltered Blonde and what we can expect in Season 6 of the upcoming Bravo reality series, which Glanville is returning in a reduced role.

"Well, I think everyone who knows me knows how much I love my wine," Glanville told Entertainment Tonight about her wine line. "A friend of mine was representing an athlete actually, and this winery came to the athlete and he said, 'I don't drink, but wait -- I know somebody who drinks and likes white wine. So, he introduced us and this, a year and a half later, is Unfiltered Blonde Chardonnay."

Of course, the name was inspired by Glanville's personal brand of unfiltered opinions. "Across the board, it's kinda been my title for so long," Glanville explained. "Everyone comes up to me and says, 'You say what I'm thinking.'"

Brandi sets the record straight surrounding her exit from the Bravo series, revealing it was not her choice to leave.

"It wasn't," Glanville confessed. "No -- [Bravo] said, 'We'll have you back part time,' and that was it. That said, I haven't filmed yet ... I'm actually seeing Yolanda today -- we're not filming it, but we are hanging out ... honestly, I'm happier. I feel like I broke up with an abusive boyfriend. Like, 'Oh my God, I love you, but you're horrible for me.'"

Glanville made it clear: She did the show for the money, but she says that's definitely not why her former co-stars do it. Labeling them as "fame whores."

"Well, if you think about the women who are on the show," Glanville explained," they're all rich already ... the only thing that you can't buy is fame. Ultimately, I think they signed up because they all lust for this fame drug."

"They said to me, 'We think if you sign up [again], you'll just be doing it for the money,'" Glanville continued, discussing renegotiating with the network. "And that's the only reason I ever did it, was for the money!"

Glanville sticks by the salary claims she made on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show earlier this summer, where she said she would have pulled in $500,000 for the upcoming sixth season. Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge called "bullsh*t" on that figure when she sat with ETonline earlier this year, but Glanville says, "I can show my contract."

There's no love lost between Glanville and the show, though. Even if she doesn't get the chance to come back, she's still grateful for the experience.

"I don't want to complain about it," Glanville said. "And I hope it doesn't seem like I am. It saved my life, really, in so many ways."

Glanville teased that she's excited for fans to get to see her real -- not Real Housewives -- life in the near future, adding that she understands she became the Bravo show's go-to villain.

"The thing is, I shot so much fun stuff," Glanville said of season five. "They didn't show any of it. It just happens that this season, I was the villain, so why show me having fun? ... It's a really hard job. People don't quite get what you go through, 'cause you shoot it, watch it on TV, then relive it again at the reunion."

Glanville is keeping busy, she's got a third book on the way, her podcast and the wine. Watch the full interview below!

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