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Brandi Glanville is constantly at the center of controversy but through it all, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star exclusively tells there’s one thing that keeps her sane and that’s her best friend, Jennifer Gimenez.
Through a husband, a divorce, her children, Twitter wars, reality-TV, explosive feuds with her ex’s new wife and terrifying medical scares, Brandi says Jennifer is the one who has always been by her side, so much so, that when Brandi attended therapy sessions with Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer sat in with her! “Jennifer is like a family member to me. She’s really been my rock through my divorce, through everything. When I went to therapy with [Eddie and LeAnn], Jennifer sat in with me because she’s my other half right now,” Brandi told Radar.
“I would do anything for her. We’re just one big misfit family. I depend on her…I lean on her and I need her. She keeps me sane when I start to go crazy. She calls me out when I’m not right and she validates me when I need it.”
And the feeling is mutual, because Jennifer tells that she would take a bullet for Brandi and literally owes her life to her. “In my toughest, most darkest time, she and my mom threw me into treatment,” Jennifer, who is now years into sobriety, said.”If it wasn’t for them, I doubt I would be alive today. I would take a bullet for her. People get the wrong idea about Brandi…she is a loving and caring woman, a great mother to her two boys…she LOVES her boys, and a great friend. She’s very generous, supportive and truthful.”
The two women have been best friends for 16 years, and Jennifer was even the first one to hold Brandi’s nine-year-old son, Mason, when he was born. “The negative stuff people say about Brandi, it’s not true. If they knew Brandi like I do they wouldn’t believe the bullish*t,” Jennifer said. “Jennifer’s my voice of reason in so many ways. She lived with me for a year, and my boys love her. She’s my best friend and almost like a therapist to me!” Brandi said.
As previously reported, Brandi has a benign tumor in her breast that she will have surgically removed on Wednesday, and it’s Jennifer who will be with her during the procedure. “I’m very proud of Brandi…today is yet another obstacle for her. She has surgery, but she will not be alone because I’ll be there to be by her side,” Jennifer said.

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 By Amber GoodhandRadar News Editor

Rodney King‘s death will likely be ruled accidental, but pals close to King blame his addiction and exclusively tell, “The disease won.”

King, 47, was found by his fiancee Cynthia Kelley at the bottom of their Rialto, Calif. home’s swimming pool in the early morning hours of June 17 and his former Celebrity Rehab’s Sober House pal and actress Jennifer Gimenez believes his alcoholism played a role.

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“Rodney was more than a man that changed history, a historic figure — he was a very kind, loving, sweet soul that suffered from the disease of alcoholism and addiction. The disease won with Rodney King and that’s heartbreaking,” Jennifer exclusively told

“I will miss Rodney and his sweet, sweet smile and calming way. I wish everyone could know the man I met.”

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Jennifer said she and Rodney stayed in touch after his stint on Dr. Drew’s recovery show in 2009, and she’s hesitant to believe that he drowned without some other extenuating circumstances.

“When I got the call he died I was in shock. In the pool??? We swam everyday at the house and even went surfing,” she said.

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“He loved swimming…how could he have died that way?”

A source close to the situation echoes Jennifer’s intuition exclusively telling, “Something is missing to the story. This man loved to swim and wouldn’t have just drowned for no reason. Some of the people close to him are even speculating it was a heart attack or something.”

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Rialto Police Captain Randy De Anda said, “[Kelley] was inside the residence, had been sleeping and Mr. King had been carrying conversations with her from the rear patio poolside.

“She had heard him speaking to her. She got up to go outside to talk with him, at which time she found him at the bottom of the pool.”
Officials are now awaiting results of toxicology tests to confirm his death was an accident.

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“I’m extremely saddened by the death of Rodney King,” Jennifer said.

“I was blessed to know him and work with him…I lived with him for a month and we got close. He shared a lot with me.”


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I had such a long day…. but oh was it amazing…it rained today in L.A for the first time this fall.  I got to wear Fall/Winter wear!!!! I had on dark blue skinny jeans, beige t-shirt, black cashmere button up sweater(the style of it is insane) high black  flat boots with this amazing tweed jacket that goes above my knees…with the biggest oversize purse a girl could find….ahhh my time of year…

So I have been on the eating clean diet…I eat a green apple a day…and…THIS IS ALWAY’S MEASURED PRE COOKED!!!!!!!!! 3 1/2 ounces of protein (alway’s measure) of white fish, scallops, shrimp or chicken 2x’s aday, 6 to 10 ounces of 1 type of greens with only lemon on it and condiments 2x’s a day, then  I can have 4 to 6 ounces of either blueberry/blackberries…. WITH ABSOLUTELY NO OILS WHAT SO EVER….it’s not easy cuz you have to take a cooler with you if you are running around. No sodas-only water, green tea and coffee with STEVIA!!!!!!

I have been doing situps and cardio for 25 to 40 minutes (my heart rate at 130 to 139…) for me that feels slow… but I’m burning fat …. no joke it is working. I’m almost done with this torture…I only got to workout 30 minutes cuz of my busy schedule…I’m a bit smaller than my STAR MAGAZINE SHOOT…size wise …

I worked this am then went to a 12 step meeting…then I got invited to go out to lunch with JIM HECHT, GORDI HOFFMAN AND JAMES BLACK….. writers, actors and great friends of mine. Honestly Jimmy is MY BOY (btw he is a brillant writer/producer he wrote ICE AGE and ROBOTS etc. etc. ). I will alway’s love him dearly. I live with him-he has been my saving grace….he truly is a FRIEND that just loves me as a friend…he is screwed cuz he is stuck with me as family forever. I love to gross him out… we play well off each other. Well he decided to tag along with me. I went to a  fancy gym while he went to one of his writing spots around the way.  Later I ended up at chiro appt (thk u my sweet sweet GLENN). I suffer from a bad back. Long story…I will fill you in another time. I suffer from migraines and this Dr. could not crack 1 bone or adjust me-he said that I was one of his hardest  patients (he has been practicing for 50 yrs…ya ughhh)  going back on Friday. Then I went to see 1 of my lifelines-DR.SOPHY (my therapist) ohhhhhhh how I love him xoxoxo he saw me late tonight . It feels good that he’s taking care of me … even though it gets to me, I know it’s the best thing I could be doing. I got lucky today with being able to be around great men. I had alot of work calls and meetings throughout the day…

I got asked to do a photo shoot SUNDAY for a MAGAZINE with SHAWNA ANKENBRANT ( my hot photographer who shot me for STAR MAGAZINE and RADAR ONLINE ) and I think that I may be doing tasteful NUDES !!!!! I’ll find out tomorrow …..but I’m shooting for sure SUNDAY.  A certain kind of story….xoxoxo

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STAR Magazine Photo Shoot. Credits:(Shot by photographer Shawna Ankenbrandt. Hair by Sean James for Sebastian Professional at Opus Beauty. Makeup by Cameron Cohen).

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I have to remember that “This is the Best Time of the Year.” I love this time-Fall/Winter. Ohhh it’s simply beautiful. I went to my storage unit the other day with my mom….ughhhh, I became so overwhelmed. I opened the unit up-and I literally saw my whole life…boxed up. Since I moved out of my X’s 4 months ago,I haven’t had to go there. We work so hard for “things” blahhhhh…but living simple has become so delightful for me. The season is changing,so that calls for a wardrobe change as well. YaY! Boots, sweaters, scarves, jackets and layers! I’m about to leave for work right now. I just wanted to check in and let you know that I have been reading your comments,emails,tweets &wall posts. I will blog later today answering questions like…
weight loss/exercise/some eating tips
and some other things…
For those of you leaving me messages on here-(as well as on TWITTER &FACEBOOK)-I will try to address some of your questions. Please forgive me if I don’t answer all of them. Leave me questions on here or via Twitter/FB…and I’ll respond later on. Keep warm today….& love who you are right at this moment…because you do matter…and you are worthy of love….

Yesterday RADAR ONLINE posted my bikini/weight loss story with 19 pics (all in bikinis)…from the STAR MAGAZINE SHOOT!!!! It’s been scary to have shown my body pretty much bare…and on many levels it’s as if I’ve left myself with very little to hide behind (I’ve exposed my insides and out now) and U guys have embraced me with your love/PROTECTION and spirit. I’ll explain later if u don’t get what I’m trying to say.

If it had inspired 1 person out there-or allows someone to relate on any level…then my story served and serves it’s purpose. WE CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING IN LIFE. I PROMISE U THAT….

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