LeAnn Rimes “allowed” Eddie to deal with their affair fallout “in his own way”

I didn’t end up watching the E! News special with LeAnn Rimes on Sunday night. I was too busy preparing myself psychologically for Homeland. I needed that time, because Homeland kicked my ass. Anyway, as many of you probably already saw, the LeAnn special interview was just an endless recap of all of the crap LeAnn has always said. I guess there were a few new twists, like she hates the word “regret” but she acknowledges that she could have handled her business better, blah, blah. You can read more coverage of it here and here. I guess the only thing that caught my eye was when LeAnn tried to give (falsify) a weird timeline for when her affair with Eddie began. She claimed that they didn’t start up WHILE they were filming that Lifetime movie together:

“I call it insanity! Absolute insanity,” LeAnn said of falling for her then-costar. “But nothing ever happened between us except for on camera, you know, during the film . . . Absolutely nothing,” she insisted. “I had no idea what life was throwing me and I had no idea how to handle it. . . But all I knew was I could not . . . we couldn’t stop connecting in some way. And it was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through in my life.”

When Us broke news of the costar’s extramarital affair in March 2009, Rimes says she went into hiding.

“I think I became numb. Then I told everyone I should have told and then I curled up in a ball on the couch and then I didn’t move. And I didn’t move for a while. It’s that feeling of your heart falling to the ground,” she explained. “Eddie reacted the way that I reacted too, but he reacted in his own way and I allowed him to do that. Because he had so much more to deal with than I did — I had a marriage, he had a marriage and children. I can’t even fathom that.”

[From Us Weekly]

For a moment I was going to go all anal retentive and really analyze the hell out of the timeline to prove that LeAnn is full of it, but really, what does it matter? Either LeAnn and Eddie started up while they were working together, or they began shortly after. Whatever it was, it was still an affair and (in my opinion) LeAnn went out of her way to “win” Eddie away from his wife. She would not leave him alone… I still remember that, the way she would “show up” wherever he was, like she was stalking him. Also: how much do you love “Eddie reacted the way that I reacted too, but he reacted in his own way and I allowed him to do that.” Gurl… you “allowed” him?

Anyway, during the E! special, it seems that Mason and Jake Cibrian made appearances. And as you can imagine, Brandi Glanville is royally PISSED.

Brandi Glanville has another bone to pick with LeAnn Rimes. On Sunday, Dec. 9, Rimes gave an exclusive interview to E! News host Giuliana Rancic in which Glanville’s sons with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian — Mason, 9, and Jake, 5 –were featured without her permission. And Glanville is not happy about it.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 40, is furious that Cibrian’s new wife is exploiting their children on TV — especially since Glanville herself has been forbidden by her ex’s lawyers from bringing the kids with her when she films her Bravo reality series.

“My kids can be on [an] E news special apparently but not in the background of the show I am on?” the mom-of-two tweeted Sunday, Dec. 9. “Amazing!”

“They shouldn’t be allowed 2 be on ANYTHING w/her,” a fan replied. “She’s not their mother! If Eddie was on TV, that’d be different. #Team Brandi”

Glanville explained that Cibrian actually was on the show with the boys — but that wasn’t the issue. “The point is he says they can’t be on the background of RHOBH, so when I shoot I have to send them off to a babysitter.”

[From Us Weekly]

Ridiculous. I can’t believe that Eddie was totally fine with his kids being featured on LeAnn’s special. That is just… asinine.

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  1. mln76 says:

    LeeAnn is a crazy bitch….
    But if Brandi was smart she would keep her mouth shut and call her lawyer until she does that she has no credibility in my book.
    ESPECIALLY since she sold a story to the tabs that was embarrassing to her kid rather than go to court and try to get LeeAnn away from her kids.

    • Dap says:

      The reason she can’t show the kids on her show while they can is that they did what they had to do in court and she didn’t… Duh!

      • Az says:

        I’m not excusing Brandi but:

        A. With Leann footing the bill, Eddie has way more money for lawyers to file for him than Brandi does.

        B. It’s not like either Eddie or Leann is getting any acting jobs anytime soon. It might not have been a priority for Brandi. This is an E! special so it’s a one off deal.


        Brandi had to have known about this E! Deal beforehand. Knowing how batshit crazy Leann is, Brandi should have prepared better. Do they pay for those E! Things? Because if they do, I imagine they’d offer more to have the kids be on it.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Exactly. Stop fighting your personal wars through the media. Have some class and handle things as privately as possible and use the proper channels (like the court system) like everyone else does.

      Honestly, these people are so juvenile.

      • MW says:

        Seriously. I have never in my life had a yelling disagreement with a friend, privately. I can’t understand why these reality show people especially, are ready to rip each others’ heads off regularly, in public. And not that I am defending Leann, but there have been celebrity specials for years on TV, which normally have an appearance by family. But the kids being exposed to filming “in the background?” of RH is just not good. Does she want her kids thinking that is an acceptable way to behave, or solve problems? Yikes.

  2. laura says:

    Leann is so unfortunate looking…I cannot stand her.

  3. brin says:

    Everything that come out of her mouth is absurd. Ediot just does what he’s told.

  4. marta says:

    Scheana said he was with her until feb 09 and then 3 weeks later the leann affair hit the news and eddie called leann a speedbump. No matter what way she spins it Eddie was a player and she was just another notch in his bedpost until brandi kicked him out and he needed a sugar mama

  5. DanaG says:

    What goes around comes around. Let’s see how Leanne handles it when she is the one being cheated on we all know that will happen.

  6. Relli says:

    My favorite part was when the preying mantis asked Leann to define their super-connection they have and her exaples were that they are both only children and have been in the biz a long time. Ok!?!? I mean guess she couldnt very well cite his dong on TV but watching her string these together as one thought was funny.

    But i will say this cruddie came off a lot better than i had anticipated, very in love and a caring husband, he is however an actor by trade so I am not sure what to make of that. But why was he so red? All those makeup artist around and no one could powder him?

    I do wish Brandi would be more savy in her handling of Leann & Eddie but to each their own. She is a RHW and drama is a part of that deal.

    • brin says:

      Relli…I think he’s very loving and caring of her money.

      • yuck says:

        My exact thought. LeAnn best pull her s*** together and make a LOT more money, ’cause Eddie likes the lifestyle, but he doesn’t have the talent to bring it in on his own. Enjoy your hubby, LeAnn, he’s bought and paid for–but only for as long as you’re able to shower him with goodies. You’ll need to keep a close eye on him if he’s ever around another babe with similar, umm, “assets.”

      • Relli says:

        Oh I am sure ;)

        But I have never actually seen him act. For all his alleged success and stardom I have never seen him on one show at all and i have cable, netflix and hulu. Their body language during that part was very odd, like she wasn’t looking at him adoringly while he said these things she just looked wooden.

        OOH my other favorite part was when she actually declared herself “a very private person,” and then made Guilianna agree verbally that she is… HAHAHAHA OK then!

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      I don’t agree about Eddie coming off good in the interview. I think he came off sleezy. He said that his marriage to LeAnn “made him a better father,” he never mentioned “it made me a better HUSBAND” which would have been VERY helpful to say that. Of course he is a better father, he is now FORCED to take care of those boys 50% of the time when before he would just screw around and Brandi would be at home taking care of them. Now he has to parent them. Other than that, he didn’t show me anything in regards to having a love for LeAnn.

  7. marie says:

    LeAnn is no prize and I hope Eddie pays for his mistake daily but…Brandi’s argument to US Weekly looks really petty. She’s not mad that her kids were on tv (stop exploiting them you f-cksticks) she’s just mad that they aren’t on her show? WTH is that? Don’t let them on ANY show, since none of you respect yourselves, respect your kids privacy..

    • heidi says:

      she feels she’s held to a double-standard by L&E. And she’d like to be allowed to have them in the background of her home when the shooting is done there, as some of the other HWs do. You know she wouldn’t permit them to witness the scenes where yelling, drinking, etc take place.

    • mln76 says:

      Huge difference between ongoing appearances a trashy reality show where most of the content is not kid appropriate and a one time interview. Still they should have gotten an OK from Brandi. My feeling is that none of these idiots is thinking about the kids. Brandi is hellbent on revenge and attention,LeeAnn on repairing her image and Eddie on not getting caught with any of his new conquests. 

  8. Elisabeth says:

    Eddie’s 3rd wife is just finishing up high school

  9. gg says:

    Here we go round the le-mon treeeee …

  10. Jayna says:

    The most interesting part I found was Dean, saying their marriage was a great friendship. Is that a nice way of saying mostly passionless? I still get the gay vibe off him.

  11. jess says:

    The REAL kicker for Leann is that back when she stole Eddie she thought she could do whatever she wanted to, taunting and abusing Brandi on twitter, getting her ‘friends’ to do it,because Brandi was a ‘nobody.’ Now Brandi is on a hit show, she has fans, and Leann is called out for doing that. She never counted on that. She thought she could swoop in, take what she wanted, I don’t believe anyone ever tells her ‘no’. but now people are, and she’s not used to it. I think it’s funny. She just doesn’t understand why people ‘turned’. She just can’t understand why she’s not getting away with this with a pat on her back.

  12. Jezi says:

    I wonder if that connection she felt was Eddie’s dong in Scheana, his wife Brandi and also Leann’s at the same time?

  13. emmie_a says:

    I’m with Brandi on this one. If the kids can’t be on camera with her, they shouldn’t be on camera with their psycho bonus mom.
    And it’s sad E! can’t come up with a more relevant topic or at least something anything more interesting than LeAnn’s fake drama and fake crying. I wonder if she paid THEM to air this.

  14. Samigirl says:

    I don’t understand why Brandi wouldn’t have also had to agreed to the children being on the special, if Eddie had to agree to them being on RHOBH? Can someone explain to me why that’s ok?

  15. Deanne says:

    I don’t get how anyone saw a loving husband in Eddie on the special. He looked like he had been drinking prior to the interview with the weird sweaty, red face and he IS an actor, albeit a mediocre one. He and LeAnn are reviled so they definitely have that in common to bond over. He seems willing to do only the bare minimum to support her as well. I don’t think Eddie ever imagined that he’d end up married to LeAnn. He was probably very happily married to Brandi. A lot of people cheat, even when in good relationships. Just like people who don’t need money, steal it. It’s an entitlement thing. Poor morals and a big ego are to blame for Eddie’s behavior. He never expected LeAnn to stalk him and expose his affairs with other women either. When his wife kicked him out, LeAnn was waiting with open arms and deep pockets. With Eddie’s love of gambling and living beyond his means, LeAnn was a great rebound relationship. He gets to live the high life, have his side pieces, get revenge on Brandi for dumping him and can use the “she’s unstable and I can’t stay married to her for the sake of my kids” card when he eventually leaves LeAnn. I would also be willing to bet that their pre-nup demands he stays married to her for a certain number of years, before he gets a nice settlement. Once he’s done his time, he’ll be gone and she’ll be even more of a mess than she is now, if that is even possible.

    • vvvoid says:

      I especially agree that he never ever thought or dreamed he’d call a woman like LeAnn his wife. She is not his type, I don’t think, but she tries, bless her. She does have lots of money, that’s his consolation for getting dumped by a woman he actually wanted to be married to and have children with [regardless of if he cheated]..she wasn’t bringing in the big bucks, so whatever feelings of “love” he experiences, he experienced for her, for whatever reason…LeAnn can tell the difference in his “feelings” for her which is why she is running around like a manic, headless chicken trying to please him.

      • Deanne says:

        Imagine how long LeAnn and Eddie’s “super connection” would last if LeAnn suddenly lost all of her money? He’d be out the door as fast as a bullet and she’d be left with the bills and her Cibrian Family tree skirt that she bought before she was even divorced from Deane. If LeAnn tries any harder to morph into Eddie’s type, she’ll end up having that bone extension surgery to make herself taller. I think she’s willing to do just about anything to keep him.

      • vvvoid says:

        The funny thing is, I don’t even know if Eddie has a particular type or not, all I know is that LeAnn is NOT his type. He makes it so obvious, there is no chemistry or attraction coming from his side from anything I’ve ever seen of them.

    • Happymom says:

      Exactly this. I think people on here get so hung up on vilifying Leann (and yes, I agree, she’s insane and self absorbed) or pointing out Brandi’s faults (she appears to be a drama queen too, and has a touch of a drinking problem) but I think the biggest loser in the bunch is Eddie.

  16. GoodCapon says:

    She’s talking about THAT affair again? Honestly LeAnn, just drop it.

  17. Cathy says:

    They’re all a bunch of users and losers. I have no use for any of them. The kids shouldn’t be on camera on any show period.

  18. juju says:

    somebody please shut this women up, i am sick of looking at this rat’s face crying and playing victim every freaken day !!!

  19. Sapphire says:

    Ok, back to the real POS in this scenario-Eddie the Funster. You know, I haven’t watched most of the interviews etc, but I have never seen him make one spontaneous gesture toward his current wife. Not one. Every single pap shot/video is where Leann is plastering herself around him, launching herself at him or clutching. I forgot! There is one! When he pinched her ass in a bikini! Such Love!

    Truly, I don’t know if this guy has more brains than we thought or he’s just dumb lucky-Leann is making all this noise, wailing through all these interviews and he’s sneaking out the back door with the credit cards. Eddiot shows up for one softball piece, says he loves her and suddenly he’s off the hook.

    How about a serious interview for a change?

    • claire says:

      LOL. The ass-pinching…ever seen the full photo of that? It was hilarious. One of his buddies and his wife was standing in front of them, and the guy was doing it to his wife, so then Eddie did it to Leann, while staring directly at the other wife’s butt. Make of that what you will.

  20. Cam S says:

    Guys please correct me if I’m wrong, but I have NEVER heard or read Eddie declare his love for Leann. In the E interview, he said she was amazing, and I heard him say words like “connection” etc, but never “I love her”. I have never heard him say, “We fell in love”. Doesn’t anyone (side eye to YOU Leann) find that strange? Kinda sad really.

    That interview reminded me a little of the Mike Tyson/Robin Givens one, with Eddie being Mike and Leann is Robin. It’s like she always interrupts him when he is asked a question or she as to interject. Probably scared of the truth or that he wont remember his lines. Calm down Leann, he’s an actor!

    They have both lied in interviews before denying the affair, when it was happening. I don’t believe a word out of their mouths.

    • brin says:

      I believe you are correct and it reminded me of when Leann tweeted one time that she told Eddie she loved him and he said “I know”. LOL…that’s the most she can get out of him.

    • Memphis says:

      I know right!? No ones sees this ‘super connection’ she was going on about. No one sees this grand unstoppable love.

      I love her, I adore her etc. are things you never hear Eddie saying about Leann..

      Although I’m sure we will by end of week if he wants his allowence.

    • Ming Lee says:

      @camS — this is a trick liars use, they dance around the topic but never say the actual truth, its so they can feel less guilty for all of the other lies they tell.
      eddie can lie/act all day, but the only person he loves is himself.. by never saying it to leann, he’s remaining true to himself, number 1.

  21. Dee Cee says:

    I swear even a boot to the head won’t help her..

  22. PS says:

    Cam, during the Robin Roberts interview a number of months ago Ediot, said they were “madly in love”. No real emotion, looked like he said it because it was expected, not from the heart (just from the wallet).

  23. Rita says:

    This is all part of LeAnn’s mind set that rewrites the past to fit her delusions. She bragged about the late night hot tube love making after filming and brought in her tour bus as it was more private than the set trailer.

    In her next interview she will recall how she and Eddie got together while stranded on a tropical island. He looked a vision riding shirtless on his white horse and when he extended a hand to help her aboard, she felt soooo connected.

    One more thing, I find it hilarious that LeAnn is constantly putting out her crap for publicity but after the E-interview, Brandi’s book ranking jumped 50 places in the top 100 for her category. Keep talking LeAnn and Brandi will own you.

  24. skuddles says:

    She’s STILL talking about this?? It must be because she knows it’s the only thing people still find even remotely interesting about her. She’s gone from famous singer to infamous homewrecker….

    Funny how she now paints herself now as having had a conscience when the whole affair mess started up. Yet by most accounts she was busy stalking Eddie, getting in Brandi’s face (and starting to SWF her) and generally just behaving like an obnoxious, entitled brat. She treated the whole thing like a competition – to the trashy victor go the spoils.

  25. KellyinSeattle says:

    Please, no more interviews for LeAnn.
    Her goal seems to be to make it into the tabloids.

  26. Apsutter says:

    Even if they weren’t physically cheating during the filming they were most definitely having an emotional affair. People who always are ranting about “no regrets” are complete f-ing morons. They’re usually the most narcissistic messed up people you’ll ever meet. News flash Leann, you need to go through bad shit and actually realize it was bad and have regrets to move on and actually grow as a person. But then again she clearly has the emotional maturity of a 14 year old so she’ll never grow up and face facts.

  27. skuddles says:

    I’m tired of her endless yak about the affair, same old denials and justifications and fake tears. I’m just waiting for the day we have proof of Eddie’s cheating and MeAnn’s subsequent freak out. *impatiently taps foot*

  28. Meaghan says:

    Tori spelling and her husband went thru the exact same thing, I remember pictures of them leaked when they were filming a movie in Canada, it blew over and they’re still together after years. I think he’s got to be just as crazy as she is, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they did last.

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      Tori and Dean are different. You can REALLY feel the love between those two, the way Dean treats her, they are a lovely couple. Plus, they have a zillion babies together. I see no comparison between them and L&E except that they hooked up on set.

  29. Roma says:

    LeAnn and Eddie stay relevant by talking about their affair. Brandi would never be on a tv show if not for the affair drama. This is a symbiotic relationship.

  30. Memphis says:

    Letting him “deal with it in his own way” is code for Eddie sleeping with Brandi, Scheana (sp?) and Leann until he was left with only one option..But her wallet made a nice soft landing spot.

  31. jess says:

    @Deanne I think you’re so right that he never expected to be married to Leann, I also think Brandi is not over him. Some comments she has made recently, like about Eddie’s ‘endowment’ that he’s such a good lover, that Leanne is a ‘stepmom 4 now’, makes me think she knows something we don’t know. Also the rumors of their ‘affair’ while Leann was in rehab. It woulden’t surprise me at all if they got back together.

  32. Jess says:

    I live in calgary where they filmed their movie and they were ALWAYS all over eachother when they came to the bar i worked at. They can lie all they want about the timeline but i have seen it with my own two eyes. Just own your drama. There will only be negativity that follows them because thats how tey started their relationship.

  33. ms. heart says:

    that first picture,hahaha, priceless. makes me want to blow it up, frame it and send a copy of it to Ediot for Christmas! oh, hell, I’ll do it for myself as a reminder of how lucky I am.. money can’t buy you class and only so much plastic surgery.

  34. Louise says:

    I’m sorry but if this were my children I’d do anything to keep them safe, and do it above the law. As others are saying, contact lawyers, she can afford it. Even if it’s for advice. These people act like they’re alone in their descision making, like you and I, but they are not. They have staff, PR people, friends in the business, so it makes me feel like there’s more to this than meets the eye.

    I’m not 100% convinced Brandi, LeAnn and Eddie aren’t in this together to keep them in the limelight.

    Nothing else makes sense. Got a problem that worries you that much? Seek advice and a lawyer.

    I’m way younger than these people yet I’d never slag them off on Twitter etc. If my husband left me for someone else I would BLOCK them both & never mention them again in public, and put all my efforts into being happy.

    Fine, have a twitter (although they’re dubious) but keep it neutral. Light, fluffy, whatever. In contact with ur `fans` if u must.

    But this is real teenager stuff. Goading each other. It’s almost like a silly soap.

    Let’s hope the children are in on it too. I really think the eldest always looks unhappy with either parent though.

    Either way, this is silly beyond measure! They’re not even worth discussing, so this is my last comment on these fakers.

  35. HCS says:

    The only thing that Eddie is connecting to is her bank account. He’s the new K-Fed.

  36. Louise says:

    Looking at her as a youngster she always had the potential to be evil and conniving but now she’s in full bloom.

  37. nomorerimes says:

    All LR’s comments are lies! She has told so many lies that noone can believe anything she says!