Is LeAnn Rimes not wearing her engagement ring because it doesn’t fit anymore?


Many of you LeAnn Rimes-watchers keep noting that LeAnn has been without her diamond engagement ring for months. She hasn’t worn it in public on the red carpet or during casual outings either. Apparently, there was a blind item about it too – something about LeAnn throwing the diamond ring at Eddie and then not being able to find it later. But what if LeAnn never threw it? What if she still has the ring, but she’s just too vain to get it resized for her finger? That’s what the Enquirer claims:

LeAnn Rimes is too chubby to wear the engagement ring Eddie Cibrian gave her three years ago – and she’s too vain to get it resized! In December 2010, the then-scary-skinny country star couldn’t wait to show off her custom-made 5-carat sparkler when she announced her engagement to Eddie, 40.

But LeAnn, 31, slowly started gaining weight after they married, and her gorgeous rock has been noticeably missing from her ring finger in recent photos.

“I think she’s a bit in denial about the weight she’s put on,” said a source close to LeAnn. “I wouldn’t call her fat, but she’s got a thicker, bigger body now, and I’m sure the ring became snug. If I had to guess, I’d say she’s put on 25 pounds since she married Eddie.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

From LeAnn’s absolute skinniest… yeah, she probably has put on about 25 pounds. And I think she needed those 25 pounds. I think she looks so much better now than when she posing her bones off in bikinis every weekend. Now, would that kind of minor weight gain (which is basically just her body correcting itself to a normal size) radically change her ring size? Well, my ring size changes depending on whether I’ve worked out – if I’ve been exercising and running around, my fingers are slightly swollen (is that common?). So… maybe LeAnn’s ring size has gone up. It seems weird that she wouldn’t just get it resized though.

But! The Enquirer does say later that LeAnn got an “early Christmas present” from Eddie a few weeks ago, and that it was another (different) diamond ring. Then she showed off this ring on her Twitter yesterday, writing, “The bing ring…. #besties #christmaslove #husbandsROCK”. I think LeAnn’s hand is the topmost. Is that the new ring or her old engagement ring? I think it’s the new ring. Her engagement ring is oval with a diamond surround. And this ring looks sort of like an emerald cut, maybe?



Photos courtesy of WENN, LeAnn’s Twitter.

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  1. Jacqueline says:

    There are three different hands in that picture, I think. Confusing.
    I started running about a year and a half ago, I realized this summer that my wedding set was huge and floppy in my finger. A trip to the scale showed me I had lost 25 pounds (I really didn’t think I had done that!). I had to have my ring sized down about half a size, but if I gained the weight back I’d need it to be a little larger. But who cares about that? I’m just having a good ol’ time with all of the theories!!

    • Erinn says:

      My weight fluctuates just enough that I don’t dare get mine sized down. In the winter when it’s really cold, I get a little nervous about my ring being a bit too loose, but in the summer, it gets so humid and gross that my hands swell a bit some days. I’m at the point where I just need to be careful, I think.

  2. Sullivan says:

    I’m not much of a jewelry person. When it comes to large, look-at-me jewelry, I think less is more. More on-topic, this bit of gossip seems passive-aggressively about her weight gain.

    • Irishserra says:

      I agree with you. What a stupid thing for Inquirer to make a story about, but then… It is the inquirer. And;

      @Kaiser: My fingers also fluctuate (swell) all thru the day depending on how much caffeine, water or sodium I’ve had. Additionally, my fingers swell like crazy when I work out as well. For the past two weeks, I’ve not worn my rings because my hands have been consistently swollen with all of the unhealthy celebratory eating I’ve been doing. Ugh.

  3. Shelby says:

    I can’t believe she would go all this time without wearing it

  4. Launicaangelina says:

    I don’t understand what’s going on with all the hands in the hands picture. Too many hands! Lol

  5. Christin says:

    Are those the hands of three different women wearing matching bead bracelets? Maybe they watched a diamonique presentation together and picked out their rings, too.

  6. PoliteTia says:

    OMG! That dress is GOREGEOUS!!!

  7. paranormalgirl says:

    Talk about sending mixed body messages (from the Enquirer): “LeAnn Rimes is too chubby to wear the engagement ring Eddie Cibrian gave her three years ago ” and then: “the then-scary-skinny country star.” Seems she’s damned no matter what and I’m not even a fan of her’s!

  8. IzzyB says:

    I love the green bracelet they all have, but I’m not a fan of any of those rings. They’re all huge and in my opinion very gaudy.

    Why not get a ring resized? It takes an hour, nobody knows or cares. I can’t understand why it’d be a problem. Then again, I’m (partially) normal.

  9. Erinn says:

    Soooo. I made a single tweet to this woman; ever. It was regarding her stomach bug, and the friends mom dying the other day- (I can’t believe you put stomach bug and someone losing a mom in the same breath as if they’re comparable). She felt the need to tweet me back (“god bless you”) and then block me. I have since seen my tweet on multiple gossip blogs that I read – which was really weird. Anyway, I didn’t think my tweet was particularly viscous, though I am a bit touchy this time of year, as I have lost a few people close to me this time last year.

    Anyway, someone re-tweeted this photo of her, and she had mentioned her hand is to the left I think? Regardless, I find the jewelry to be kind of tacky? I don’t know … I like big jewelry at times, but these diamonds just aren’t all that interesting. Maybe because I’ve seen so much fake jewelry that looks like this.

    • Sugar says:

      It doesn’t take much to get blocked by LeAnn the truth is really all it takes. So good on you for speaking it. She should check her tweets before hitting that “tweet” button on second thought forget it that would take time for her to think about what or how she says things. Carry on LeAnn you will anyway & we will keep calling you out & rinse&repeat….

    • Deanne says:

      She blocks people who have never tweeted her or even mentioned her. It’s her thing. LeAnn cannot handle anything with even the vaguest whiff of criticism. Even when people are very respectful and offer a suggestion, she blocks them. She knows all, is never, ever wrong and completely above reproach. In other words, she’s a narcisistic loon. The diamond on her new ring isn’t the same shape as the old one, so it can’t just be reset. No one will ever know the truth because she is incapable of telling it. She’s the type of person who lies even when the truth would suit better.

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      Congratulations on the block. I loved your tweet. Thank you for telling her that.

  10. MrsBPitt says:

    Which hands are LeAnn’s???? Or is she really a three-handed alien from the planet “Squintyeyes” as I’ve been thinking all along????

  11. HHH says:

    I think she stated on Twitter that it is the same diamond and EC had it reset as a “surprise”.

  12. Len says:

    Her ring is the one to the left. She claims it’s the same diamond but a different setting bc she can’t wear her last setting from “breaking her hand” (aka punching something) and b she “bangs her hand hard on the mic when she performs” and bent the ring.

  13. Dani says:

    That’s for sure cushion cut. She looks better ‘chubby’ whatever that’s supposed to mean. She doesn’t weigh more than 120/125 and if that’s chubby then shit I’m obese.

  14. Kate says:

    I’m not a fan of hers but she’s not chubby, she looks fine

    • Deanne says:

      People only call her chubby now because when she was painfully thin, she claimed it was her natural shape and she had lost her baby fat. She called herself fat. She looks much healthier and just needs to wear clothes more suited to her new, healthier frame, rather than trying to wear her clothes from when she was stick thin.

  15. Nroth Wset says:

    hihihiihihi, hahahahahhaaaahahahha

  16. anoneemouse says:

    I heard through one of the grapevines on the internet that she threw the ring at him during a fight and it got lost.

  17. Leslie says:

    LeAnn lies so much, and contradicts herself so much, that it’s difficult to follow what kind of crazy she’s up to.

  18. Jennyjenny says:

    I gained 60 lbs when I was pregnant and my rings fit the entire time- I could take then on and off. Now that I’ve lost all the weight they still fit the same. Unless it is cold then they are too big. I guess my hands don’t fluctuate much.

    Also, I like the ring on the middle hand – it is unique.

  19. Relli says:

    Totally off subject….. But i just opened up the MSN homepage and right there under the main headlines under entertainment it says;
    “Hollywood stepmoms: Rockin’ it, or epic fails?”

    and guess whose photo they used!

  20. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I’ve fluctuated up & down & up & down 40-50 lbs through my adult years & have always kept the same ring size. Like Kaiser, my rings get tight if I wear them while exercising & they get loose in winter. My engagement ring is a 1/2 size too big b/c it didn’t occur to me that my left & right ring fingers might not be the same size when I told my husband I wear 5.5. I’ve never bothered to get it resized but I’d never not wear it b/c it’s not a perfect fit.

  21. claire says:

    Just like her Web MD research and lies about her fake illnesses, the ring story makes no sense. Is it even the same shape of diamond?

  22. The Original Mia says:

    I’m confused. All those rings are LeAnn’s? I thought one was hers and the others were her friends/hanger-ons.

  23. Jennifer12 says:

    Leann is out selling stories again…. she isn’t fat, but I’d be more concerned with the sociopathic elements of her personality, n’est pas? I think she’s hoping to get people’s sympathy- calling the poor woman fat- and throw out some stories about why the ring has been missing this long. I think they will announce a separation this spring.

  24. Stacey says:

    This is Lele’s new PR team spin. Mentioning her ‘weight gain’ turns Ring-gate from a months missing ring to everyone talking about her weight instead – she he looks great, stop weight shaming etc. And she does look great so it’s whatever.

    As far as her broken finger/hand – there are plenty of pics showing Leanne carrying items, purses, pushing a luggage cart and balancing shopping bags on her ring/hand.

  25. Julie says:

    Kaiser- that is totally normal for your hands to swell while/after you work out. Happens to me all of the time.

    • emmie_a says:

      Me too. I like to power walk and when I walk I swing my arms but don’t necessarily bend them – and my fingers blow up like balloons. But when I jog and my arms are bent and swinging higher, my fingers don’t bloat. So I think it has something to do with the blood flow and if you keep your arms moving and above your heart, the swelling is minimal.

      As for LeAnn, ugh – what an obnoxious picture. Do married ladies really sit around and compare diamonds? Seems high-schoolish to me.

  26. Jennifer says:

    She never broke her hand; she was leaning on it and carrying things with it within days of “breaking it.” She hit something and bruised the crap out of it. I think she lost the damned ring and first she says the ring bends because it hits her mike and now it’s her fingers are too fat? This girl doesn’t know the truth anymore because of all her lies (that she obviously cannot keep straight). if you’re so happy leann, just STFU and live your life.

  27. P.J. says:

    Excuse me but “too chubby”? I’m no LeAnn supporter but that comment is super rude and completely inaccurate. She is probably at most a size 6 right now, and how soon the media forgets that this was her NORMAL size-maybe she was even a bit bigger-pre Eddie.

    I vividly remember her “Life Goes On” video coming out several years back just because I couldn’t help but notice how curvy, fit and beautiful she looked in it :) LeAnn is back to that place again and I applaud her for it!

    Side note to many of my fellow ladies above: I wouldn’t recommend getting your ring resized every time you gain or lose a few pounds :/ Not only is does it weaken the gold/platinum/whatever over time, but most of us fluctuate up and down quite a bit over the course of a lifetime and it seems a little extreme to constantly go back and forth to do this (never mind the fact that expanding a too tight ring is not an easy thing to do). If my jewelry is a bit to big I just head to my local jeweler and they put on a temporary adjustable ring sizer for about $6-10. So easy and you remove it when the ring(s) feel normal again!

  28. Emily says:

    I’m not a fan of hers (I think she needs help with her social media addiction… It doesn’t seem healthy how she uses it), but she looks SO much better lately. The weight she’s gained looks so great on her.

  29. Emily says:

    Also, I did need to get my engagement ring resized before I got married. Losing weight definitely impacted my ring size. I dropped half – three quarters of a size after losing 60 pounds. My shoe size is also different- when I was morbidly obese I was a 9.5 (US), now I’m an 8-8.5. It really blows my mind that my shoe size is so different than it was 10 years ago!

  30. LeAnn Stinks says:

    Maybe it’s me, but I don’t believe this “weight” story.

    I still have a sneaking suspicion that she lost the ring when she allegedly threw it at Eddie during a fight.

    Regardless of the reason of the disappearing ring, I am surprised she hasn’t replaced it with one that is bigger and better, seeing how she loves to brag and show off all the time.

  31. Jane says:

    CelebDL has an interesting write-up on all of Leann’s stories about her infamous ring plus Twitter caps. Breaking out the wine and looking this over.

  32. shellybean says:

    I think she looks so good at her current weight. She actually looks very pretty. Her face looks better and she just looks softer all around and has more of a glow.

  33. Bobbiesue says:

    Someone may have said it already upfeed, but there are three hands in the photo; hers being the left most with this new pear-shaped diamond ring she’s been papped wearing a few times recently. Something happened to the original one…but, who knows?? I think 25 lbs can make a difference in ring size, it’s happened to me but sizing that ring would be easy by a good professional. I think it got thrown into the sea or a bush.

  34. Mary says:

    And Leann Rimes is full of joy today just because people are talking about “the ring” because that means she still matters!!!!!!!! I think she replaced the diamond with one that does not have near the sparkle. Only reason I think she would do that is because she collected insurance money on the $85,000 ring and replaced it with a much cheaper diamond! That’s a spin nobody has thought of yet. LOL

  35. JustNow says:

    Seriously she lies so much who knows what the real truth is about this ring. She hasn’t had a wedding ring on since summer. Does it take months to fix or resize a ring or have a diamond reset? Heck no. Also, think about it. Would she really go months without wearing a wedding ring that symbolizes the “great love” she and her “loving sweet hubby” have for each other? Heck no. Never. There is no doubt a lot more to this story. Also, she’s on another high right now because Eddie appears to be hanging around some again baby-sitting her and obviously awaiting her to sign a new contract so he will be entitled to “his” part.

  36. NinaS says:

    My question: Who in their right mind would design or buy a diamond ring of that size and only protect the stone with four gold prongs? I have a gorgeous 1.5 carat flawless diamond engagement ring and, even though the band is gold, the diamond setting is made of platinum and sports six prongs to protect the diamond. The one she has in this photo looks fake.

    • JustNow says:

      Ninas, you make a great point about the new ring’s setting. The dead give away the ring is fake is the FOUR GOLD prongs on a huge diamond. An expensive real diamond that size would be in a platinum setting like yours and mine, too. The ring is fake.

  37. Leslie says:

    I would hate to have LeAnn’s miserable, Twitter infested life. I can’t imagine how unhappy/miserable a person must be to tweet as much as she does, And the things she tweets about. I know some junior high school girls who tweet more matures stuff than LeAnn does. But then, LeAnn is always trying to prove some point, and she ends up looking low class, immature, and not very bright.

    • Jane says:

      ^This. I would love to give her a test to see what grade level she’s currently at in math, writing and reading. Strictly based on her speaking ability and her childish and ludicrous Tweets, I get the impression it is quite low. I have the gifted cluster in my classroom and three of my lovely girls speak more eloquently than her and certainly have more poise and grace. Another part of me is dying to know her IQ. She is certainly not the brightest light on the Christmas tree.

  38. Mew says:

    Fingers absolutely change size together with weight loss and weight gain so this story can be very much true. LeeAnn’s shape has dramatically changed. Back then she was quite toned and veeery skinny, now she’s much softer and with more weight. She’s not chubby or fat but it’s absolutely possible the ring is now too small.