The model-turned-real-estate-agent first made headlines when she welcomed a son with Nick Cannon in July 2022. Now, she’s joined the cast of Netflix’s Selling Sunset, starring in season 6 of the hit series.
“I’m a whole personality,” Tiesi told PEOPLE in August 2022 about what fans could expect from her on the show. “For anyone that’s followed me, they know I’m a hate it or love it kind of gal. I’m definitely bringing my full personality. It’s gonna be a whole show, from fashion to drama.”
A Los Angeles native, Tiesi began modeling as a teenager. She later appeared on television shows like WAGS and Cannon’s Wild n’ Out, as well as started her own YouTube channel and fitness course.
It wasn’t until after her divorce from former NFL star Johnny Manziel that Tiesi began to transition her career from entertainment into real estate. Tiesi talked about her career shift during an interview with PEOPLE, explaining, “Right before the pandemic hit, I started going to my brokerage every day. I started taking it more seriously and tapping into my network, and that’s when I started making some high-figure sales.”
From her start as a model to her two new roles as a mom and Selling Sunset star, here’s everything to know about Bre Tiesi.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tiesi got her start in modeling when she was a teenager. She told E! News in June 2022 that she “fell into modeling,” explaining, “I had never in a million years even considered or thought about it. I actually started dating somebody and he was in the industry.”
“He had a show at the time, him and his family, and I was 16, and his mom was like, ‘You should model,’ ” she recalled. “I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t know. I think I actually want to be a surgical technician.’ And she’s like, ‘No! There’s not enough money in that.’ ”
Prior to joining the Oppenheim Group, Tiesi was a real estate agent at Keller Williams Beverly Hills. She told PEOPLE exclusively in 2022 of her career change from modeling to selling real estate, “I wanted to transition out of modeling and start setting myself up for a long-term career. I started taking it more seriously and tapping into my network, and that’s when I started making some high-figure sales.”
She added, “As amazing as modeling was as an industry for me, I was just kind of over it. You know, I’m 31 now. So, I’m like, it’s time to be a big girl!”
Tiesi has a long-standing passion for fitness. She told E! News that she inherited that passion from her family, explaining, “My dad was an MMA fighter and grew up in the gym, and my mom is a nutritionist and has that whole side. That’s just always been such a huge part of my life that I didn’t even realize how lucky I was to grow up with.”
In addition to her fitness show Elevate with Bre on OF.TV, she offers her own 12-week fitness program on her website, Body by Bre.
The former model was well-primed to star in another reality TV show. Over the years, she has appeared on several shows, including Love & Listings, WAGSand Wild n’ Out.
“I had a bunch of friends and they were all going to Wild ‘N Out to watch the show,” she told E! News about how she got her start on the long-running VH1 comedy. “And Dave Osokow, we call him the celebrity babysitter. He’s like everyone’s best friend and I knew him from the club days. He was like, ‘I want to introduce you to Nick and take you to the show.’ I had never been to something like that and I went to the show that night and then met Nick. Maybe a year or so later, I started at Wild ‘N Out, so I actually didn’t start right away.”
After beginning their relationship in late 2016 and getting engaged the following spring, Tiesi and Manziel tied the knot in a private ceremony in a California courthouse in March 2018. At the time, a source told PEOPLE that there were no guests invited, aside from a few witnesses, and that a party would likely be held at a later date.
The insider also credited Tiesi for helping Manziel during a rocky period of his life. They explained, “He’s trying to get his life settled down. She’s good for him and balances him, and he’s crazy about her.”
However, the couple split in March 2019 amid accusations that Manziel had cheated on Tiesi, and the former model filed for divorce that December. Their divorce was finalized in November 2021.
“[I’ve] only dreamed of traveling the world and creating an empire and living life to the fullest with my kid,” the real estate agent said in January 2023.
In July 2022, Tiesi welcomed her first child and Cannon’s eighth, Legendary Love Cannon, via home birth.
Cannon announced that he and Tiesi were expecting a child in January 2022 on his talk show, The Nick Cannon Show. The real estate agent also confirmed the news on her Instagram the same day. The weekend before, they held a “gender reveal” party where it was shared that they were having a baby boy.
Throughout her pregnancy, Tiesi shared positive sentiments about Cannon, even telling the Daily Pop in March 2022 that she and Cannon “have a beautiful relationship [where] everything is so supportive and positive.”
“Him and I have had our on-and-off for years,” she added of their decade-long friendship. “And I just respect and love who he is so much as a person, that when I thought about, ‘Do I want my son to be this person? Look at your characteristics, look at your personality, look at how you treat people.’ ”
In July 2022, Tiesi shared the first photo of Legendary, posting a series of pictures of her son in an Instagram carousel. That same day, she dropped an 11-minute-long YouTube video detailing her birthing process, including her “pregnancy, natural induction, labor and delivery.”
Two months later, Tiesi opened up about motherhood on Instagram, which prompted a fan to suggest that Cannon should pay for a night nurse. The next day, the realtor followed up in another Instagram Story, writing, “Nick is NOT my sugar daddy. Nick is MY F—IN CHILDS FATHER THAT IS ALL.”
During an “ask me anything” session on Instagram in January 2023, Tiesi revealed that she has no plans to have more children.
“One and done. Me and Ledgy for life,” she told her followers. The real estate agent also clarified that she’s “far from a single mother.”
“I have help and a support system,” Tiesi wrote. “I truly applaud the women who do not have any help. Let’s also be real that 99% of women do it all and then add on taking care of their spouse.”
On an episode of Selling Sunset, Tiesi claimed that because Cannon has more than 10 children, he isn’t legally required to pay child support.
“The way it works is like, after 10, the court can basically say he can’t afford to pay child support,” she explained to costar Amanza Smith. “Or because he is who he is, they could say, ‘We know you can afford X amount for each household.’ ”
Tiesi added: “I take care of myself. If my son needs something, or we do, I ask, that’s all I have to do. I know he’s a good dad and Nick is not my sugar daddy, Nick is not the reason I’m where I’m at. I did this all myself, and of course, my son is even more of a motivation. I want to give him everything from me. Not from my partner.”
In a statement to PEOPLE, however, Tiesi’s lawyer Neama Rahmani refuted Tiesi’s child support comments on the show.
“Nick, or any father, is obligated to pay child support under California law regardless of the number of children he has,” Rahmani said.
In August 2022, it was announced that Netflix’s Selling Sunset was getting two new agents just weeks before cast member Christine Quinn confirmed she would not be returning for season 6. Tiesi joined the cast along with longtime Oppenheim Group member Nicole Young.
A day before season 6 premiered, Tiesi told PEOPLE she wasn’t “thrilled” to have certain moments in her personal life captured on camera.
“There’s some drama that is, let’s say, dramatized,” she said. “I’m not really sure the word to use with this one, but there’s some of my personal life in a situation that happens with Nick and all of these things that are not fully accurate.”
Tiesi continued: “For me, it’s just one of those things where people have to take it with a grain of salt and understand that there’s a difference. There still is a difference between my real life and the show.”
Tiesi immediately made waves among the group of Oppenheim realtors during season 6, particularly when it came to her costar Chelsea Lazkani, who gossiped about Tiesi’s “open” relationship with Cannon in the office.
“I find Nick Cannon and Bre’s relationship rather off-putting,” Lazkani told cameras in episode 4, calling Cannon a “master manipulator.”
Lazkani’s comments led to a heated argument between the two during a girls’ trip to Palm Springs, after which Tiesi declared she would never be friends with her costar. “No, I’m done. B— bye,” she told Heather El Moussa of Lazkani.
“I know you hate your birthday, BUT ledge and I are going to celebrate you every year forever. Happy birthday to the most beautiful soul we know. Thank you for the best thing that’s ever happened to me. we love you. Cheers to a lifetime of love and memories I got you for life 💙♾ 🔥,” she captioned two cute images of her, Cannon and baby Legendary.
In April 2023, Tiesi, along with Legendary, surprised Cannon with cupcakes and balloons in celebration of his two new projects — The Daily Cannon and Celebrity Prank Wars.
“Congratulations @nickcannon on both of your new shows!! Hardest working man around! Legendary and I love you very much 💕,” she captioned a video on Instagram.
In December 2022, Tiesi reprimanded an Instagram user who claimed that LaNisha Cole — the mother of Cannon’s daughter Onyx Ice — was “embarrassed” by their blended family and couldn’t handle the criticism that comes with being a public figure.
“You don’t have to understand or even like our situation but people have no right to be so hurtful or disrespectful,” Tiesi wrote. “She’s hurting she’s overwhelmed and I’m sure she’s learning how to process and move through this while keeping her peace. I want to be very clear here I have respect for all women involved.”
She continued: “I love my child, I love Nick, and I will love and embrace every sibling and even mommy involved.”
In 2022, Tiesi posted a video on YouTube documenting her second breast augmentation. In the video, she recalled getting her first implants when she was 18.
“I got them done when I was really young,” she explained. “At that time I was like 100 lbs. and now I’m like 130 lbs. and I’m in my 30s so I filled out a lot, my body’s changed a lot so I wanted to balance out a little more.”
In May 2023, Tiesi spoke about her cosmetic procedures again during a Q&A on her Instagram Story.
“I am down to do anything and try anything,” the reality star said. “I have had my nose done. I have had my boobs done. I’ve done filler, I have done Botox. I’ve tried literally everything. Kybella, Morpheus, like I just did a CO2 laser. I’ve done a ton of lasers.”
She also called herself a “guinea pig for anything you can do to fossilize and keep this forever” while pointing to her face.
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