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Joyce Giraud on Brandi Glanville needing rehab, her "blessed" life

Joyce Giraud attends KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 gift suite at Staples Center on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen

Joyce Giraud and Brandi Glanville have been at each other's throats both in the press and on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills nearly since their first meeting, and now, midway through the season, not much has changed. The pair still do not get along, and they continue to bash one another whenever they are given a chance.

"The entire table was defending and making excuses for Brandi's behavior, and while I do find it admirable to stand up for your friends, true friends also stand up when someone is being attacked for no reason," Joyce wrote in her Bravo blog on January 6. "Being a good friend doesn't mean you have to always agree with someones bad behavior."

Following a dramatic dinner in which Brandi was seen cussing out Joyce, many of her friends defended her actions, saying that Brandi was simply going through tough times and that she was on edge because of the loss of her dog. But was that really an excuse?

Sadly, death happens at times, and that doesn't give anyone a right to wreak havoc in the lives of others. If anything, Brandi should have reached out and made amends -- then, instead of having more tension and heartache in her life, she'd have peace and support from friends.

As for Brandi's drinking, Joyce is convinced that Brandi may need to get help, and she could be right. After all, Brandi did recently admit to drinking to cope with the absence of her sons when they spend time with their father.

"You heard me say I thought Brandi needed rehab, and unfortunately I do stand by that," she explained. "When you are a person of public interest and it comes to the point that you are conducting yourself drunk multiple times in front of TV cameras and you have to witness a paparazzi documentation of your behavior, it's time to wake up and reevaluate if you are just having fun with friends or if you have a legitimate problem."

Since Brandi is using alcohol to get herself through the rough times, which happen regularly, one would say that she is dependent and having to rely on alcohol is a big problem.