I told you yesterday that LeAnn Rimes had given “exclusive” interviews to both Us Weekly and People Magazine, and I imagine both pieces include the same BS quotes about “feeling pathetic” and “being strong now” and “not knowing how to process everything.” As it turns out, LeAnn also talked about motherhood and fertility and such too. Fascinating…
She’s got a full house already: a husband, two kids and four dogs, but LeAnn Rimes is ready to expand, when the time is right.
“We have a lot on our plates,” says the singer of home life with Eddie Cibrian, 39, and his children Mason, 9, and Jake, 6, who live with the couple part-time. “But whenever I talk about kids, I’m like, ‘Let’s have one!’ I have a lot of work to do now but I’m totally ready if it happens.”
Timing aside, Rimes, 30, whose new album Spitfire is out June 4, is realistic about her dreams of being a mother.
“It took my mom 12 years to have me. I hope I don’t have that [issue] but if I do, then a surrogate is something I’ve thought about,” she says. “Eddie and I have also talked about adopting. My capacity to love a child doesn’t stop at my own eggs, obviously!”
Rimes and Cibrian married in 2011, two years after separating from their respective spouses following an explosive, and highly publicized, affair.
“I felt like my life was falling apart,” she says. “But now I feel settled. I’m proud of our great family. Eddie is an amazing father and I love my stepsons.”
Still, Rimes says with a laugh, it would be nice to mix things up a bit when it comes time for a new arrival. “Testosterone is all around here so I need a little girl!”
LeAnn with a daughter… OMG. I don’t know whether that would be a cosmic joke or whether we should just call CPS right now. I actually don’t think LeAnn could deal with having to “compete” with a daughter for attention. It would not bring out the best in her. As for the fertility issue, Us Weekly released more of their interview:
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian have their hands full with Mason and Jake, the actor’s sons with ex-wife and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville. Even so, the spouses of two years are excited about the prospect of starting a family of their very own.
“We talk about having kids all the time and I would love to, but it’s gonna be a second,” Rimes tells Us Weekly. “I’m still young and fertile — it’s all good!”
The “Borrowed” singer predicts that Mason, 9, and Jake, 6, will be “a little older” before she and Cibrian give them a half-sibling. “I was just with the kids for the last two days taking care of them on my own, and trust me . . . I have a newfound respect for working moms who do it all by themselves,” Rimes admits. “It was my birth control for a little bit — so overwhelming!”
The tight-knit brothers are “really active,” Rimes explains, so most afternoons are spent hanging out in the backyard playing “whatever they’re dreaming up at that moment.”
“The little one has a vivid imagination, so we’re usually playing swords and shooting people with imaginary guns. Mason is turning 10 and he’s definitely got that kind of pre-teen thing going on, which is so crazy because I’ve known him since he was 6,” the Grammy winner tells Us. “They ride dirt bikes now and quads. I grew up in Mississippi, so I’ve ridden quads my whole life, since I was like 2-years-old. So that’s kind of like our family thing to do now. Everybody has either a dirt bike or a little quad and we go riding around the neighborhood.”
Rimes, 30, doesn’t mind being outnumbered 3-to-1 when Cibrian has custody of the kids. “It’s fun to be around boys,” explains the singer, whose new album Spitfire is out June 4. “You get to do things that I didn’t necessarily get to do and haven’t gotten to do in a long time. With two boys around, I usually don’t get out of shorts and a T-shirt because we’re rolling around most of the time and jumping on a trampoline. I love it!”
Again, how is this appropriate? How is it appropriate to pitch a fit about your ex-wife showing your sons (in the background) of a reality show but it’s completely okay for your children’s stepmother to whore out details of her stepsons’ lives to Us Weekly. Oh, and I live in the South too and it’s common to let young children ride/drive ATVs and dirtbikes, but that should be a discussion between Eddie and Brandi and it shouldn’t involve LeAnn discussing it with Us Weekly!!! Also: LeAnn is still posting creepy Vine videos too, and check out this one which includes Mason and Jake! How shocking.
Here’s another one which includes Eddie giving the camera a “FML” look.
Photos courtesy of WENN.