Real Housewives of Dallas star Brandi Redmond has opened up about the strains of marriage as her husband Bryan’s busy work schedule kept him away from his wife and kids for days on end. When Brandi finally confronted her husband about this during a dinner date, he stormed out of the restaurant.
In that moment, Brandi says she “was at a point where I felt like I needed him, especially with everything else going on in my life, I needed more from him.”
But Brandi wasn’t the only one caught off guard by Bryant’s behavior. She shares he has received a lot of backlash from fans. “It’s hard on him,” Brandi told People. “I mean, we’ve been out to eat and people literally come up and call him an a**hole! In front of our little girls!”
But Bryan has since apologized for the way that he acted. “He’s been struggling with it but we know at the end of the day that it’s the way he handled something and he agrees that it was wrong,” she added. “I think as long as we are willing to forgive and try to forget after this is all over with, then we can just move forward.”
Since then, Brandi and Bryan have learned to “really communicate more” after filming this season of RHOD. Brandi added “how much he loves us and cares about us” and praised Bryan for being “an amazing father” and “an amazing provider.” “I think that’s what the viewers don’t get to see, they don’t get to see that side of him, that side that makes me laugh,” she said. “He really is so kind and so genuine and we all make mistakes, we all go through things, and I think if anything this taught us more about each other.”
Brandi admitted that she and Bryan “still have our bickering, just like any other couple,” but their relationship is in a good place these days.
All in all, Redmond doesn’t regret putting her marital issues on the show. “I’m proud of what was captured in our journey. I think that it made us authentic, and I think it’s encouraging for other people to see that not everybody’s perfect and we all have ups and downs,” she said. “And at the end of the day, I’m such a fighter… I’ll fight for my family, my marriage and my friendships.”
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