‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Brandi Glanville Dishes Out Relationship Advice: ‘Be an Individual First’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

When Brandi Glanville wasn’t busy filming Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she was hard at work writing her debut book, Don’t Drink and Tweet … and Brandi’s Other Breakup Blunders.

Full of Glanville’s signature one-liners, the tell-all will focus on her publicized split from Eddie Cibrian and the steps she took to get her life back together after the divorce.

“It’s a cautionary tale about breaking up,”  Glanville told Celebuzz. “I spent 13 years with Eddie, and I came out of it with no credit, nothing. My name wasn’t on any of our houses, not the boat, not the cars… and I came out of that marriage having to ask my dad to co-sign a loan for me so I could get a car.”

“I had to pay my rent upfront for the year, in order for me to get the house — and that was basically all of the money I got in the divorce settlement,” she added. “It was a really big wakeup call for me.”

So what advice would Glanville give to woman considering marriage for the first time?

“With my younger friends, I just tell them, be an individual first,” she said. “Make sure you have your name on everything. Have your own job. Have your own life. Don’t make it about the other person 100 percent.”

The reality star may be striving toward a drama-free love life, but when it comes to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, there’s plenty of drama to go around, especially when it involves Glanville and Taylor Armstrong. When Glanville announced her plans to pen the tell-all, Armstrong was less than impressed.

“The girls want something on me so bad,” Glanville said. “They’re digging for dirt, so they’ll take anything and run with it. I’m so over it. It’s like, ‘OK, so you want to call me a whore? Call me a whore.’ Call me something more original.”

For Glanville, the decision to write the book had nothing to do with seeking revenge on her cheating ex Cibrian. Rather, she wanted to ensure her own financial independence.

“This show can be over for me after this season. You just don’t know,” she said. “So, I’m doing anything and everything to have some financial independence, so I can buy a house for me and the kids.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Mondays at 9 PM on Bravo.

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