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Brandi Glanville Dealing With Major Facial Disfigurement Due To Stress Of RHUGT Incident With Caroline Manzo!

Brandi Glanville Details Facial Disfigurement After Alleged 'RHUGT' Incident With Caroline Manzo

Brandi Glanville has been experiencing a scary medical condition ever since she her feud with The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip co-star Caroline Manzo started!

Speaking to ET‘s Brice Sander on Tuesday, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star revealed she’s been experiencing so much stress that it led to major facial problems! Her health issues began in August when her face, lips, and hands unexpectedly swelled up, as if they were going into anaphylactic shock. She shared:

“I’ve had some health issues that have affected my ability to talk. My ability to taste food, my face basically would swell up, like I would have anaphylactic shock, go into anaphylactic shock constantly and I saw seven doctors and their answer to it was it was stress-induced angioedema.”

If you don’t know, stress-induced angioedema is a condition where swelling occurs under the skin. Sounds like a really brutal condition — and she blames it for causing her to split with her boyfriend since she can’t “kiss” anyone at the moment due to the results of the swelling. Oof!

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As for all the stress? Well, it’s obvious to see what’s been bothering her. She was accused by Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline of alleged sexual misconduct while filming The Ultimate Girls Trip in Morocco earlier this year. This included alleged unwanted kisses and groping, all of which Brandi has denied. While the alleged situation wasn’t captured on camera, the 51-year-old former model was promptly removed from the show, with Peacock calling her alleged behavior “unacceptable.”

Meanwhile, Caroline said in April that she’ll never return to the Girls Trip franchise after the “traumatic” experience. The season has yet to air, too, prolonging a lot of drama. Amid this feud, Glanville was hospitalized in October — with an ambulance showing up to her home — after she collapsed, and this was a result of her harrowing swelling issue!

Addressing this, she noted she was on the phone with Andy Cohen going over this whole mess when she got some bad news that caused the condition to flare up. The upset TV personality has since hired lawyers as she fights back at the allegations — including by accusing the show’s producers of creating an unsafe working environment, such as by encouraging drinking and making them work super long hours. She said:

“I think the Girls Trips shows are the wild west. They don’t know what they’re doing yet. We can’t work 19-hour days and be fueled with alcohol all day.”

Clarifying her stance, she added:

“No, they don’t force you but they want you to and you want to please the producers. I think that you know when we’re all exhausted and we’re doing 20 events a day working 19 hours, fully wasted it’s not a safe environment for any of us and that’s what the Girls Trips are.”

It’s unclear when the controversial season will air, something that is making her more stressed, she expressed:

“I just want it to air so I can move on with my life. I’m disappointed, I’m not going to lie. It’s been the worst year of my life, worse than the divorce.”


Reflecting on her birthday just a few months ago, she added:

“I just want to be healthy. I have taken my health for granted. I cried on my birthday. It was on November 16th. I cried the whole night and I thought that was my new normal. I was just never gonna look the same or feel the same. I was just gonna be this giant pumpkin head and like my mouth even now I get tired of talking. So I didn’t do my podcast for several months because I would just have to stop and take breaks. It’s insane. I took my health for granted.”

Whoa. We wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Brandi is now seeking help from a Beverly Hills surgeon to transform her look. Chatting with the outlet, plastic surgeon Dr. John Layke said he plans to use a procedure called EmFace to help the Bravo personality, he explained:

“We chose to use something called EmFace, it’s amazing technology called HIFES technology which is High Intensity Focused Electro Stimulation, electromagnetic stimulation, and the idea behind it is that we put certain applicators onto areas of the face and we have muscles in the face that either pull our expressions downward as in a frown or we have it upwards in a smile and so this technology selectively will contract the muscles that elevate the face.”

We hope Brandi gets the help she needs to feel good in her body and also reduce all this stress!! She’s been through hell! And while the allegations against her deserve to be taken seriously, so does her health! Hear her break down this medical concern further (below):

Wow. It sounds like she’s been through a lot with all of this. Of course, in the RHUGT realm, and related to Brandi specifically, she’s certainly not the only one…

[Image via ET/Brice Sander/Instagram & SiriusXM/YouTube]

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Jan 03, 2024 07:54am PDT