LeAnn Rimes got into a Twitter drama with an ex. Shockingly, it was LeAnn’s ex and not Eddie Cibrian’s. For the most part, Dean Sheremet and LeAnn don’t seem to speak or acknowledge each other in any way. I believe that when they divorced, LeAnn gave Dean a nice settlement and he took it and moved to NYC, where he probably invested in some real estate and went to culinary school. He’s now remarried and he seems to have been able to “move on” from the drama with a lot of grace. Last month he did give an interview where he talked about LeAnn, and it was notable just because he hadn’t mentioned her in public in a long time. Anyway, the new drama happened because (why else?) LeAnn will not and cannot stay off of Twitter. I don’t want to get too far into the weeds here, so here’s what went down:
LeAnn Rimes continues to have Twitter-related drama. The 31-year-old country star irritated her ex-husband, dancer Dean Sheremet, after replying with laughs, to a snarky comment that implicated he was gay.
It all began Saturday when a Twitter handle labeled Da Giggle Factory posted a picture of the “You’ve Ruined Me” singer from her first marriage, with the caption, “Remember the good old days when @leannrimes was just a chubby country bumpkin married to a gay dude?”
Rimes, who famously went to rehab last year in order to curb her urges for the interactive website, wrote back: “hahahaha I’m gonna choose to laugh at this” — which rubbed Sheremet the wrong way, as he wrote back to his ex-wife, “Laugh away-Who’s the bully now?”
Sheremet then wrote a message addressed to both Rimes and the NOH8 Campaign, as he said, “I don’t do twitter wars, but I do hate ignorance.”
Rimes, doing damage control, clarified she was “laughing” at herself, and said Sheremet’s “not gay and there’s nothing wrong” if he was.
“I have always & will always support the [gay] community,” she wrote.
Like Brandi Glanville, Sheremet was publicly cuckolded after his wife’s 2009 affair with Eddie Cibrian came to light after the two filmed the TV movie Northern Lights. Sheremet subsequently found love with photographer Sarah Silver, and the two have been married since 2011.
So, does Dean still “follow” LeAnn on Twitter or did someone just tell him about her tweets? As for what actually went down… yes, LeAnn was trying to show how “happy” she is and how “she doesn’t listen” to all of the criticism, and that’s why she responded the way she did. Of course. I like that Dean stood up for himself and that he called her out on her BS.
Incidentally, I read this Celebrity Dirty Laundry story a few days ago and it’s worth a read if you’re a tin-foil-hat-wearing LeAnn conspiracist. CDL basically says that LeAnn spends most of her time on Twitter responding to herself through various Twitter handles. I kind of believe it.
Photos courtesy of WENN.