Who is Brandi Glanville of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Well, she’s a pretty face, she’s a potty-mouth and, of course, one of the more colorful stars of RHoBH. Below, we’ve put together some important things to know about Brandi.

Brandi began modeling as a teenager, working with brands like Giorgio Armani, Chanel and Gucci and appearing in magazines like Glamour and Cosmopolitan. Her name first made headlines, however, when she went through an ugly divorce with her husband of 10 years, actor Eddie Cibrian. Brandi and Eddie got married in 2001, had two sons, Mason and Jake, then split in 2010 after Eddie had an affair with country music star LeAnn Rimes (more on that later).

It was during her divorce that Brandi first appeared on RHoBH, when her then-friend (now enemy!) Adrienne Maloof wanted to show her a good time. Brandi joined the cast full-time in Season 3, and she’s been causing a ruckus ever since, mostly due to her legendary lack of filter. Case in point: Not one but two Brandi-related feuds are now tabloid headline fixtures.

Feud number one is with her co-star Adrienne, which began when Brandi told her fellow Housewives that Adrienne had her children using a surrogate. Feud number two is with her ex’s wife, LeAnn Rimes. The two aren’t shy about publicly sniping at one another, and have been on the attack on Twitter and in interviews for ages. Brandi called LeAnn insane, LeAnn responded, “screw you,” yadda yadda yadda. The beef goes on.   

Fueling the fire is Brandi’s newly-released tell-all book, Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders. It has just hit stores, and it’s full to bursting with dirt on her ex-husband Eddie and his affair with LeAnn. We don’t imagine Brandi and LeAnn will ever be best friends, but Brandi has said that when she’s done promoting the book, she’ll stop talking about she-who-must-not-be-named.  We’ll believe it when we see it!