Cedric Martinez Speaks Out About Lisa Vanderpump’s “Viciousness” and Brandi Glanville’s “White Lies”
The claws are always out on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but this time are the ladies’ true colors finally showing?
After all, if anyone knows, it’s the Vanderpumps former houseguest, Cedric Martinez.
When Glanville’s not accusing Vanderpump of stirring the drama pot by insisting she bring tabloids (the same ones reporting that Kyle Richards’ husband Mauricio Umansky cheated on her), Eddie Cibrian’s ex also informed her castmates on last Monday’s episode that Vanderpump had her ex-BFF, Martinez, deported back to England.
Vanderpump got the last word: “Housewives don’t have that much influence over Homeland Securities,” even saying Glanville lied about knowing Martinez: “She wasn’t a ‘friend’ of his and they hadn’t modeled together. She had somehow concocted the story with somebody else. She came into my life on a lie… that should have spoken volumes,” she wrote in her blog.
Now, it’s Martinez’s turn.
“[Last week’s] episode shined the spotlight on Lisa and Ken’s habitual lying and viciousness. It would be easy for me to say ‘I told you so,’ but that’s not my style,” Martinez said in a statement obtained by CB! “But I do want to clear up the nasty deportation rumor.
“Brandi is brutally honest and I love it. Most of the time she says exactly what everyone else is thinking. But sometimes she tells little white lies to amp up the drama. That’s where things get complicated,” he added.
A la The Hills faux reality, Glanville’s starring role was written just for her, he claims.
“It all started with the entirely scripted lie that ‘Me and Cedric are friends from modeling,’” he explained. “The producers concocted the fib to get her on the show.”
Only Vanderpump isn’t as innocent as she has claimed to be. Martinez says she was just as complicit in the TV scheme.
“Brandi, Lisa and I sold it, and the rest is history… Brandi’s a star and I was kicked to the curb,” said Martinez.
“At the time I was furious. I’d just been betrayed and fired because of Lisa’s vicious lies. I was naïve; expecting Brandi to do the right thing and support me, as I had supported her. Instead, she dropped me like a hot potato. In hindsight, I’m okay with it because I know Lisa forced Brandi to cut me off.”
Since the episode in question aired Feb. 17, Glanville has stood by what she said, telling her Twitter fans she didn’t lie about what Vanderpump apparently told her: “That’s what Lisa told us all at the airport in Paris last year. So sorry I chose to believe her,” she wrote online.
“Now, things are starting to get out of hand again. Brandi cleverly spread the ‘Lisa had Cedric deported’ rumors as the other women were beginning to realize how conniving Lisa really is,” Martinez continued in his statement. “It’s mildly amusing that whenever they need an interesting storyline, they use me.
“But, to be clear, I was not deported. I’m happier than ever, following my dreams, far away from the scripted backstabbing on which Lisa has built her ‘brand.’ If lying and betrayal were crimes, Lisa and Ken would’ve been deported long ago.”
Martinez, who lived at the family’s huge Beverly Hills mansion for over a year in 2011, even has an opinion about the show’s progress since his sudden exit and the housewives he perfers to watch.
“As this season’s ratings prove, RHOBH has lost its way. It began as an unscripted show with a diverse group of interesting women. But, before this week, it’s been one boring ‘kid’s going away’ party and poorly scripted ‘vacation’ episode after another. To make matters worse, the show is now filled with ridiculous cartoon characters like boring Jolanda and creepy Carlton,” he said.
“At the same time, Real Housewives of Atlanta is soaring with real characters and real drama,” he added. “I hope RHOBH regains its old magic, soon. The producers can make it happen by bringing back interesting characters and real drama.”