The National Enquirer has a story about a subject that’s been hinted about in previous articles. Namely, that Eddie Cibrian’s mom is totally Team Brandi in the epic Eddie-LeAnn-Brandi scandal. The Enquirer basically claims that Eddie’s mom Hortensia doesn’t even want to meet LeAnn, and this is totally driving LeAnn crazy. Hortensia thinks Eddie should just finish with his strange and go back to his wife. Well played, mom:
LeAnn Rimes’ romance with Eddie Cibrian has hit a major roadblock – his mom!
Eddie’s mom Hotensia disapproves of his affair with the Grammy-winning singer, and refuses to meet or even speak to LeAnn, pals say.
“LeAnn is completely stressed,” an insider says. “She was hoping her new life with Eddie would have a happily-ever-after ending. But that’s not happeneing because Eddie’s mom is horrified that he ran off with her and ditched his wife Brandi. She sees LeAnn as a homewrecker!”
Adding to LeAnn’s insecurity, Eddie still hasn’t introduced her to his sons – Mason, 6, and 2-year-old Jake. Eddie even caught Mason’s soccer game on Sept. 12 by himself.
“LeAnn desperately wants to meet the boys, but so far Eddie hasn’t let her,” the source revealed. “When they hang out, it’s usually just the two of them. Eddie’s friends and family still haven’t adjusted to the idea of LeAnn on his arm.”
Despite a recent getaway to Mexico, the family tension has LeAnn fearing that Cibrian, whose mother is reportedly battling breast cancer, will dump her, said the source.
“Hortensia is hoping it blows over soon and he goes back to Brandi,” added the source.
[From the National Enquirer, print edition, October 5 2009]
The whole “Eddie doesn’t want to introduce his kids to LeAnn” thing is also a running theme in In Touch Weekly’s little story about Eddie and LeAnn. In Touch claims that LeAnn and Eddie are “shacked up” in a Beverly Hills home “just blocks away from Eddie’s children’s school.” According to IT’s source, “Eddie wanted to be close to his kids, because that is very important to him – although LeAnn hasn’t met the kids.”
Meanwhile, the source goes on to say that Brandi Glanville “is so angry… she doesn’t want LeAnn around her kids, and she feels like they are being really disrespectful. Brandi wanted nothing to do with Eddie after she learned he was seeing LeAnn.” I actually disagree. After Brandi spent weeks bad-mouthing Eddie to whoever would listen, she seems to be taking the high road as of late, almost as if she figured she could let “sources” do her dirty work. It doesn’t really matter – public opinion is on her side in that respect. Although if I were Brandi, I would be concerned about the kids too. LeAnn seems sort of Alex Forrester-esque.
Here’s a gratuitous shot of Eddie Cibrian shirtless in Ugly Betty. [via]