Star: LeAnn Rimes is ‘broke & alone,’ Eddie ‘isn’t pulling his weight financially’


YES. I love this Star Magazine cover. Just know: this is going to be a two-parter. I won’t get a chance to read the Star cover story on LeAnn Rimes until this evening, and I promise I’ll do highlights from the article on Friday. To be fair… I think Star has been cornering the market on LeAnn Rimes gossip for a while. Unfortunately, Star ran a story last October about how LeAnn is worth $50 million… and now this cover story is saying that LeAnn is BROKE. Which is it? Who knows? Some highlights from the piece:

Are LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian going broke? Star has conflicting information. The gossip magazine dedicated its Apr. 7 cover story to the couple, with sources claiming that Cibrian “isn’t pulling his weight financially” and that the 40-year-old actor “has no money of his own.” Insiders also allege that the 31-year-old “Blue” singer “is exhausting every possibility she has to make a buck.”

Per a “friend” of the couple, “LeAnn recently told Eddie that she was scared he’d leave her if she couldn’t keep bringing in so much money, and it turned into a nasty fight. He told her to quit being paranoid, and she called him heartless. She wanted him to promise he wouldn’t ever leave her, but instead he just left the room.” Another insider tells the tabloid that Rimes “feels like she’s all alone.”

[From E! News]

Now, I tend to believe this version of LeAnn’s finances more than LeAnn’s alleged $50 million estate. That being said, I don’t believe LeAnn is broke. I just think that she spends too much money and she doesn’t have enough cash coming in because her tours are sad spectacles and she always cancels half the dates anyway, and because her last few albums have bombed, majorly. And Eddie does not bring in that much money, that’s the truth.

So, LeAnn got on Twitter to deny it and… yeah, she just gets WAY too involved in the tabloids stories. First she tweeted: “Hahahaha wow, I must sell a lot of Star mags! Flattered.” Then she tweeted this:

Gurl… STOP CARING. You know what’s more pathetic than Star Magazine calling your ass “broke”? The fact that you’re tweeting about it.


Photos courtesy of Star, Fame/Flynet, LeAnn’s Twitter.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    No…say it isn’t true…Eddie? Our Eddie is using LeAnn for…money? Wow, I’m so shocked! I thought it was true love at it’s most tender and glorious! Said no one on the planet, ever.

  2. Elisabeth says:

    Eddie has never pulled his weight in any situation.
    If she’s not broke, she is damn close to it.

  3. Jennifer says:

    If Eddie keeps growing that tire he’s wearing these days he won’t be pulling his weight anywhere.

  4. Josephine says:

    Alone, I can believe. Broke, I doubt.

  5. Patricia says:

    Aren’t marriage vows supposed to be a promise that you won’t leave when times get rough? I guess she has enough sense to realize that marriage vows mean nothing to Eddie and so she is looking for a secondary promise that he won’t leave her. How sad and pathetic.
    Still, Leanne has been playing it much less crazy than she was just a few months ago. I think someone gave her the good advice to chill for a while and let Brandi stand out as the trashy mess that she is. And it worked. Now if only Leanne could stay quiet…

  6. paola says:

    ‘Eddie isn’t pulling his weight financially’
    Of course not! Thats’ why he married her!

  7. MrsBPitt says:

    Wow…who would have thought that this Romeo only wanted Juliet for her money? I truly, thought this was an epic love story!!!! Their romance is so classic…remember the birthday (or was it an anniversary) cake decorated with them in bed, with Eddies little boys watching…remember the stories of LeAnn teaching Eddies little boy to sing the beautiful, love song of how she and Eddie cheated and broke up two marriages! ahhhhh…memories, light the corners of my mind, misty, water colored memories la la la la la….THE BREAK UP IS GOING TO BE EPIC!!!

  8. Tracy says:

    If these two kids can’t make it, who can? ;-)

  9. YummyMummy says:

    What about Jessica? Did she really lose all her baby weight? Is that old or photoshopped or does she really look great these days.

  10. doofus says:

    meh, she could blow through $50mil in a short time…the way they live, constantly on vacation, her buying “please-don’t-leave-me” gifts for Eddie, and the money not coming in due to poor album sales (didn’t she produce her last one?…that costs money, too) and poor ticket sales (and cancelled dates). And didn’t she also put up a lot of the capital for her “reality” show?

    I doubt she’s flat broke, but I’d bet her finances ain’t what they used to be. and she probably does believe that Eddie would leave her if the money train stops.

    • Christin says:

      Tens of millions is doubtful. If she still had that kind of money, I think she would have a place in her beloved Malibu or a more ritzy address than where they are.

      Having lots of money as a teen (and spending it wildly, per her father’s claims) got her used to a lifestyle that can’t be supported forever when little money is rolling in. I think Ed fell for the appearance of money.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Not to mention all the lawsuits she files. Her lawyers must be the happiest people in the world.

  11. Stephanie says:

    If she’s not broke, she’s damn close.

  12. Relli says:

    I tend to believe the 50 million estate number includes her assets, investments, property and whatever royalties she receives. Cold hard cash is a whole other thing and that could be where she is in trouble.

    • Jessica says:

      I thought the same thing Relli – having non-liquid assets vs. cash on hand are two very different things. It’s not uncommon for people to have to liquidate their house because they can’t pay their mortgage any longer.

    • chuckles says:

      I doubt she has much in investments, she has to pay to get a album out, no record deal and haven’t see anything since Curb got rid of the train wreck. She’s 30, spent like a drunken sailor, she ain’t got it, bet on it. She owns a home with a line of credit on it, not good from what I have read. Assets???? All she has is Eddie and mooching friends which she pays to keep a few friends around. No one will touch her, she is toxic, she sells pics of the boys, a real no no in Hollywood.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I can’t imagine she has tons of cash left – her career has been sputtering for a few years now, and he doesn’t appear to do any kind of work, yet all they do is vacation.

    Tweeting those covers? She clearly enjoys the drama and attention.

  14. Jaderu says:

    Surely with 50 million she can afford to hire someone to snap her with rubber bands every time she logs on to twitter.

  15. Lady mary. says:

    Iam more traumatised by alleged PMK’s sex tape pics on the side of t he cover than leann;s desperation

  16. Sugar1 says:

    What better way for her to prove Eddie is in it for the lovE than to be “brokE” & that means what to them 2 vacactions a year instead of 2 a month-seems that is all they do. Afterall this is an exhausting marriage they can’t even take these vacations alone.

  17. Celeste says:

    Technically, the fall article stated that Leann was worth $38, and Eddie was worth $12. The fall article has to be wrong; how the hell could Eddie be worth $12 millon? (Not to mention Leann being worth that much).

    I think that Leann loves ANY attention. The more articles (even unflattering ones) from tabloids/gossip sites she gets, the more she still thinks she’s winning over Brandi.

  18. Cris says:

    I can totally believe she is blowing through her money. Think about it…lavish lifestyle with no real funds coming in for many years. Plus numerous money sucking lawsuits she has filed. She even had to put the funds up for her reality show, which probably will never see the light of day. Celebrities go broke every day because of their inability to adjust their spending when the fame dies out. She has never been known as a saver.

  19. Deanne says:

    LeAnn has no clue as to how pathetic she makes herself look. Tweeting about the latest a cover of Star is the last thing she should be doing. I don’t think that she’s broke, like average person broke, but Eddie hasn’t worked in over a year and she plays low rent casinos and venues offering her tickets at two for one. Her concert in Austin was only filled to. 60% capacity and it was a small venue. Her last successful song was seven or eight years ago. Even though she sold a lot of albums in the mid nineties, there is no way she’s worth 50 million. She paid to produce Spitfire and it bombed. They are putting their own money into the reality show as well. She and Eddie basically bought a bargain mansion that is the worst house, in the best area. Her vehicles are leased and they take an entourage every time they travel. Eddie’s there for the lifestyle she provides him. As long as she keeps him in vacations and toys, he’ll still be there. Where does he have to go?

    • Christin says:

      Agree. As for the house, there is a reason it was such a bargain. Everyone has different taste, but there were photos of the full exterior and it looked like a botched western set. There are a lot of signs that they aren’t enjoying a lot of liquidity these days.

      At this point, I don’t know what options either of them have for a steady stream of income. Maybe they could become a singing duo and work at a seaside resort for the older crowd. She might not have as many illnesses and injuries if he has to stay by her side.

    • ya says:

      She’s been playing casinos for years and years – since long before hooking up with Eddie. That’s generally what country singers at her level do.

      • claire says:

        Yeah. She had been a has-been for several years before the Eddie thing. And her history of canceling a lot goes back before him too, though people seem to say it’s worse now. I wonder if the low ticket sales(not selling out at casinos or small shows) had been a thing before him, or if that is more directly related to current public opinion about her antics.

      • Deanne says:

        I get that, but her shows are rarely full, the tickets are often sold at cut rates or included in the price of a buffet dinner and she cancels a lot. You’d think that she would want to put in her best efforts at the gigs she does get. She shows up looking unwashed and poorly dressed for concerts and then goes all out at a kids baseball game. Something’s way off. There is no way in hell she is rolling in dough. I don’t buy that she’s broke, but I think that she and Eddie spend way more than they can afford to. I think she’s in denial about her celebrity status and importance in the country music industry. She seems to think it’s still 1995.

      • chuckles says:

        She has no talent, like Carrie, Faith, ect. She was cute at 12 when she could yodel, she’s had really nothing big since then. She clings and tweets people who might give her 5 minutes to listen to her whine. Nashville has rejected her, she no rock country singer, she’s done!

    • chuckles says:

      Eddie is a pig, he can’t screw for money anymore, no other gal will ever look at that pig without thinking about his infected peen. Ewwww, she can have the bum, he is so old looking, slops around like Leann. He has picked up her bad habits, dirty, wears the same clothes, and is always shoving food in his mouth.

      • Stephanie says:

        Ba ha ha! Infected peen. No way I would touch that dick with a 10 foot pole.

      • Zwella Ingrid says:

        I think Leann does have talent. She has a great voice, but she needs to step back, get her head on straight, and start earning a living before she puts herself in a position where she cant. If she would start touring, stop canceling, start focusing seriously on her music again, then she could turn things around. She needs to stop obsessing over Ediot, and start putting some energy back into her career.

  20. Christin says:

    The cover mentions “shameless” Eddie asked Brandi for money. Can’t wait to hear what that’s about. Brandi is apparently filming the latest celeb apprentice show, so I’m expecting months of drama.

    I still suspect he would bail in a heartbeat if he could set up a soft landing.

  21. JenniferJustice says:

    Who knew? Seriously though, I don’t doubt she is in fanancial woes, but I don’t think she’s broke….yet. She has the contract for that new talent show coming out and that trainwreck of a reality show they taped. If and when she downsizes her home, I will beleive she is truly broke.

  22. Izzy says:

    Wha…? Oh, heeeeeyyyy, Karma! Nice to see you!

  23. briargal says:

    I bet LeAss is just glad to see her pic on the cover of any magazine! I’m sure it makes her feel soooo relevant when she really isn’t. She hasn’t had a hit in years and is only known only because of her affair and horrible actions since she won her “prize” hubby! People are laughing at her and she doesn’t even understand that in her delusional feeble little mind! Pathetic!

  24. CatJ says:

    That top Star magazine cover makes her look a little like Kate Gosseln. Not someone
    you’d want to resemble……….

  25. TheTruthHurts says:

    She looks so hillbilly with her hair slicked back like that in the white sweater/shorts outfit. You just know she smells bad.

  26. anne_000 says:

    Is this the reason why EC wanted $100k+ from Brandi from the alleged over-payment?

    • prayforthewild says:

      Likely, because I think he’d be too embarassed to do it otherwise. Also it just proves that he has not made much money over the past, I think, four years. He is not pulling his weight financially at all, and Brandi and LeAnne are the ones supporting the kids. What a catch he is!

  27. Leslie says:

    Anyone see the “teaser” to their reality show? OMG bad, bad, bad with LeAnn yapping about all the lies, and her truth. Gag me. Aren’t promo clips intended to make viewers WANT to watch the show?

  28. julie says:

    She just put up a tweet saying “what the hell was I thinking” It was in regards to a picture of her taken during the 34th annual country music awards in Hollywood years back. She has Rhinestones glued to the sides of her eyes/face and a stupid black cowboy hat on. It is a hideous picture of her. Thing is in about 15 or 20 years she is going to look back on her life and her pictures of this present time in her life and say the same thing, ‘What the hell was I thinking?” She doesn’t realize this yet, but she will one day.. What she’s done, and how she parades herself can not be unseen. Someday she may be very embarrassed by more then just a picture in a cowboy hat. Someday she may be broke and alone and will realize how she f’d up her life, another families life and her career. I just don’t see this all ending well for Ms Rimes. Sad really.

  29. Michele says:

    FINALLY!!!! An article that is getting closer to the alleged truth of the matter. Sorry MeAnn, Margaret, Falcor and all the other names I’ve enjoyed hearing you be called.