Chalk this up to one more benefit of social media, as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville finds a novel use for Twitter.

Brandi apparently had been unable to contact her kids for quite some time on May 20, she she resorted to her Twitter account to reach out to their father, Eddie Cibrian.

On May 20, Brandi tweeted:

So did it work? It's hard to tell, as LeAnn Rimes tweeted shortly thereafter that Brandi had just spoken to her kids. LeAnn claims that she didn't see Brandi's tweet until after Brandi spoke to her kids on the phone.

Plus, we know that Eddie hasn't tweeted in almost a year, so he's probably not checking his account all that often.

Here is LeAnn's response: 

Hmm. So there seems to be a difference of opinion here on just how easy it was for Brandi to reach LeAnn and Eddie. Maybe Brandi was trying a phone number that they don't use as often?

We're just glad Brandi finally got in touch with them  and without there being too much drama between herself and LeAnn.  

Source: Brandi Glanville's Twitter