Brandi Love, real name Tracey Lynn Livermore, is an American adult entertainer of English, Polish and German descent. She was born on March 29, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan, and is known for being one of the most searched for and popular ‘MILF’ actresses in the adult industry. She’s been married 24 years to American businessman Chris Potoski, and they have a daughter together. She’s an outspoken swinger and an advocate for open marriages and relationships, discussing the topic on various platforms including The Howard Stern Show in 2005 and The Tyra Banks show in 2006. She also authored the book ‘Getting Wild Sex from Your Conservative Woman’ which was released in 2008. Brandi Love has appeared in hundreds of adult videos and DVDs since the start of her adult career in 2004 and has shot for many of the most popular porn studios including Brazzers, Naughty America, Girlsway and Mile High Media and was recently inducted in the XRCO Awards Hall of Fame.
Brandi Love was born Tracey Lynn Livermore on March 29, 1973 and grew up in Dearborn, Michigan in a conservative, Presbyterian household. She was very active as a child, starting dancing at 3 years old, ice skating at 4 and played sports like soccer and tennis. “I have always been an athlete and adrenaline junkie” she told XCritic in a 2018 interview, “I bought my first motorcycle at seventeen and had tats by eighteen. I was always independent and marched to my own beat”.
Brandi attended college at Central Michigan University to study business communication where she met her now husband, Chris Potoski. They moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where they now reside. The couple have always been very open about their swinging lifestyle. She explained XCritic; “We may be non-traditional, but it works for us. Not everyone could or would want to have a marriage like ours, nor would I recommend it. It takes two very confident, very trusting, very in love individuals to successfully pull it off”. She continued, “I know he is coming home to me; I know he loves me, so I have no jealousy issues. Neither of us is seeking love, we have that. We just enjoy the rush and thrill of different sexual experiences.”
Always the entrepreneurs, the married couple started a wine labeling business which saw some success in the early 2000s called Grapevine Greetings. They hired a company to do their website for them, and it turns out this company were also adult affiliate website managers on the side. They eventually asked the couple if they ever thought about doing adult, and after some thought they decided they’ll make an adult website. “We had the finances to develop it and they had the adult understanding, like how to build a website” she told Bang in a recent interview. When discussing who they’d like to have model on the website, Brandi decided she’d step up to the plate. “I remember looking at my husband and said, I’ll do it, and he said, ‘are you nuts?’, I said ‘why? This is something we do, we’re swingers, we love adult entertainment, why wouldn’t we do this!”. From there BrandiLove.com was born, and her life changed forever!
Between 2004 and 2008, Brandi Love submitted content strictly to her own website, BrandiLove.com. She was submitting mostly solo content and would film sex with her husband which gained her a nice following. Before long, the major production companies would be knocking on her door. She would refuse at first but in 2008, she took Naughty America up on their offer, and she flew to LA to film her first professional scene with them. “I was terrified” she told AdultDVDTalk of the experience. “I walked in to do the scene and there was a lighting guy and a camera guy, and a production assistant and I hadn’t even met the male talent yet. It was a little overwhelming. But at the same time, I was very excited. I’m a bit of an exhibitionist, obviously (laughs) within a matter of minutes, it was more of a turn-on than anything else”.
Her first professional scene was for Naughty America’s ‘My First Sex Teacher’ web series and site and most of her scenes for the next couple of years was with them. She starred in their other MILF related series such as ‘My Wife’s Hot Friend’, ‘My Friend’s Hot Mom’ and ‘Seduced by a Cougar’. She still performs regularly for them to this day and is one of their most popular performers.
After 2011 Brandi started working with more and more of adult’s top production companies including Brazzers, Kelly Madison, Girlfriends Films and others. Her only rule in the types of scenes she shoots is that the chemistry is right for all involved. Her favorite scenes are the unscripted kind. “Most of my favorite scenes are for my website, because they’re so real” she told AdultDVDTalk. “There’s no script and we’re not worried about angles. It’s true and very, very passionate.”
On of her most popular scenes came in 2014 when she starred in the movie Aftermath for Wicked Pictures. The movie also starred Jessica Drake, Asa Akira, Bonnie Rotten and others and was directed by Brad Armstrong. Brandi played a mother of an 18-year-old, who begins to ask questions about his father who died when he was young. This was Brandi’s first foray into acting. The feature did well, winning a slew of 2015 AVN and XBIZ awards.
Brandi did her share of hardcore content as well, appearing several times for the award-winning Evil Angel. Her first scene with them was in 2016 for Manuel Ferrara’s ‘Raw’ series. Recently, she appeared on the cover art for the Jonni Darkko directed movie ‘Milf POV Fantasy’ in which she appeared in one of the featured scenes. “This was my first time working with Jonni Darkko” she said of the experience. “And after having the time of my life on his set, I hope it’s not the last. This was so much fun. I can’t wait for my fans to watch me in one of my hottest POV scenes to date!”
She also appeared on the box cover for the Dark X movie, ‘Interracial MILF’ which featured her in the main scene taking a BBC from Isiah Maxwell.
Because of her age, it’s natural Brandi Love would be featured in lots of fauxcest type roles. She defended the genre in an interview with MensHealth, saying; “I’m not a psychologist, but it’s taboo and the more taboo something is, the hotter it’s going to be. It’s fantasy. Adult entertainment. The entertainment is feeding the fantasy.” She told Bang that she plays the MILF character “Probably 85% of the time…The thing that’s so fun about my age, is I get to be stepmom, boss, secretary, realtor, news castor, friend’s hot mom, wife’s hot mom, there’s so many roles my age can do that 14 years ago, there weren’t categories”. She attributes some of her popularity due to the blockbuster movie American Pie coining the term MILF in the early 2000s. “Thank God American Pie came out with that term because it’s one of the coolest words in the adult industry in my opinion” she laughed. “I love it, it exemplifies everything I love about being a woman!”
She often plays the role on the Girlsway subsite Mommy’s Girl, playing the sexy, seductive mother seducing her teen stepdaughter. She recently spoke about the scene Mommy Games who she starred along with Uma Jolie. “This project was outstanding” she said, “I got to work with my porn crush Uma Jolie and together we turned in a white-hot sex scene that I know my fans will want to watch over and over again”.
She even became a Girlsway Girl of the Month in February 2018. “I’ve loved every scene I shot with Girlsway” Brandi said. “To be honored with this title is just awesome. From scene ideas to execution to how the fans are treated, it’s top notch. Girlsway director and head of Gamma Films production Bree Mills commented on Brandi; “Brandi is an incredible performer, has a great attitude and is a joy to work with”.
In 2016, Brandi Loved signed an exclusive girl/girl contract for one year to Mile High Media and their subsite, Sweetheart Video. Brandi commented on the signing to AVN, “Sweetheart has some of the industry’s most talented directors and their scenes have always impressed me. I’m so happy to be a part of their family!”. She shot 12 lesbian scenes with them that year with stars like Abella Danger, Abigail Mac and AJ Applegate. The pairing was so successful that they agreed to renew their contract in 2017, and again in 2018. “Throughout year two of my contract my love and adoration for the company grew” Love said of the resigning. “The professionalism, creativity and sheer kindness I always felt around the crew is one of a kind.”
For the next two years, Brandi Love worked with even more of the industry’s top female talent in the hottest lesbian scenes you can imagine. Adriana Chechik, Sara Luvv, Karlee Grey and others were involved in erotic lesbian scenes with her. She also starred in Dana Velspoli’s directed features for Mile High, The Candidate and The Coven Wives.
Throughout her adult career, Brandi Love has been nominated for MILF performer of the year almost every year, she’s become a hall of fame inductee at the XRCO awards, and even has her own fleshlight. She continues to work on her website BrandiLove.com, which still hosts her own live cam shows and exclusive content, but it also includes a social network for swingers to chat and plan meet-ups. She also recently launched BrandiHub.com along with Pornhub that features her content.
When it comes to the possibility of retirement, the subject often comes up, but she still seems to be having fun and enjoying herself, so it doesn’t look to be any time soon. There were rumors in 2016 of a retirement but she stated that it was exaggerated and compared it more to a transition than a retirement. She recently told Bang in her interview at the 2019 AVNs, “As long as I’m getting hired, as long as I can come to an expo like the AVNs and have a line of people saying ‘OMG I love your work, thank you’, why would you want to leave?” She continued, “I love what I do, I made the career choice 15 years ago to be Brandi Love and perform in adult entertainment because I love it. It’s trying to figure out that fine line as to when I should walk away, but I don’t know”.