LeAnn Rimes’ ex-husband Dean Sheremet is engaged… to a woman


Yesterday, Dean Sheremet confirmed his happy news to Us Weekly – he’s engaged! To a woman! Yes, the man once married to and tossed aside by LeAnn Rimes has found love again. With a woman. It really is shocking to me, but I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes the global gaydar is totally off. It really is possible for a former backup dancer once married to a country child star can somehow pick up the pieces and become a chef and a loving husband to another woman. His fiancée is a girl named Sarah Silver, and she’s a cute little blonde – I actually think she looks like a (prettier) version of LeAnn (see a red carpet photo of Dean and Sarah here).

Dean Sheremet is ready to make an honest woman out of Sarah Silver! A source tells UsMagazine.com exclusively that Sheremet, 29, proposed to his live-in love Friday morning in their NYC apartment.

“They were having a nice morning together and the moment felt right, so he proposed,” a source tells Us.

The Nobu 57 chef, who graduated first in his class from Manhattan’s French Culinary Institute in March, “gave her a beautiful antique ring” from the 1950s, set in white gold and weighing in at 3 carats.

“She is an amazing, talented woman,” Sheremet gushed to Us in July of his photographer girlfriend. “We have a lot in common and we are both very happy.”

Since accepting his proposal, Silver “is elated,” says a source. “They’re planning on a summer wedding in NYC.”

This won’t be the first marriage for Sheremet; the former backup dancer divorced country singer LeAnn Rimes in June, more than a year after Us Weekly broke the news of her affair with actor Eddie Cibrian (who was married to model Brandi Glanville at the time).

[From Us Weekly]

Congratulations to Dean and Sarah. I went on his Twitter and I was reminded of how he always seemed like such a nice guy. Okay, I’ll stop judging a book by its cover.

Of course, LeAnn Rimes had to chime in about her ex-husband’s engagement. At first, she just kept it simple, tweeting: “Congrats to @deansheremet and @sarah_silver on your engagement! A little birdie told me the happy news last night. Wishes for a life full of happiness.” And then she spent the next 24 hours tweeting responses to people questioning that tweet, effectively making Dean’s engagement all about LEANN. LeAnn tweeted stuff like “why wouldn’t it be. I would never say it if I didn’t mean it” and “my congrats is from my heart. Sorry if you don’t understand it. I do not need the publicity, I get plenty. please stop passing judgement” and “why would anyone be unhappy that someone they’ve loved in their life has found love again?? People just want to be negative!” and “i know for a fact he’s engaged or I wouldn’t congratulate him.” Sigh… LeAnn just doesn’t know how to just let it go, right? I suspect that she’ll “pull a Jessica Simpson” and she and Eddie will end up engaged by Christmas, just so that her ex won’t get all the attention.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14:  Actor Dean Sheremet poses backstage at the J. Mendel Spring 2007 Fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week in The Promenade in Bryant Park September 14, 2006 in New York City.  (Photo by Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images For IMG)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11:  Singer LeAnn Rimes (R) and her husband Dean Sheremet arrive at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 14:  Singer LeAnn Rimes (L) and husband Dean Sheremet attend the 2008 CMT Music Awards at the Curb Events Center at Belmont University on April 14, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Vocalist LeeAnn Rimes recieves a kiss from Dean Sherement as they arrive at the 9th 'The Soul of Country' Annual Grammy Foundation Music Preservation Project held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater on February 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images)

Photos of Dean & Sarah courtesy of Dean’s Twitter.

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  1. brin says:

    Congratulations & much happiness to Dean & Sarah! Sarah is definitely an upgrade from Falcor leann in every way!
    Leann is so classless to insert herself in Dean’s life.

  2. foobie says:

    Nawww, Sarah doesn’t look like Leann. Sarah has eyes!

  3. Rita says:

    In every picture I see of Dean and Sarah, Dean seems so relaxed and they both seem genuinely happy (unlike past pics of Dean). Dean’s been through emotional hell but handled every bit of it with dignity and strength. This relationship must feel like a rebirth for him after being water-boarded for 8 years. I pray that the god’s of amore shine on them the rest of their lives.

    PS-Sarah is an intelligent professional woman who speaks 3 languages.

    (More about twit-wit later)

  4. TeeTee says:

    man, I wonder how much $$ Dean got out of his marriage w/old sourpuss??

    probably plenty cause she just wanted Eddie and didn’t want him to air her out.

  5. deb says:

    Congrats to Dean and Sarah!!!
    @Rita not only does Sarah speak 3 languages, she also attended Vassar.
    She is an awesome photographer as well.

  6. Darla says:

    You know it’s got to be killing this red-neck little trashy homewrecker that she has a head start when they broke up, but he got engaged fist. Face it Squinty. Men never marry their mistresses. If they’d wanted a wife, they’d have kept the one they had.

  7. malachais says:

    Those pics of Sarah aren’t so great, but she is a very beautiful woman. I don’t like comparing ex’s, but he actually looks a lot happier in this relationship. Congrats to him, I hope everything works out and they are able to eventually start a family.

  8. Siren6 says:

    He’s looking – dare I say – cuter than I remembered?

  9. flutters says:

    Best wishes to them. I hope they get to live their lives happily and in private without getting dragged into the entertainment media by association.

  10. Rita says:

    It was probably Darrel Brown (friend of Dean’s) who told twit-wit and after promising not to say a word, she couldn’t resist. While Brandi and the rest of the tweet world sent private tweet congrats, Dean has blocked LeAnn from his tweet account and she took advantage of the opportunity for her own purposes.

    As far as LeAnn tweeting “I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t feel it in my heart”, I will remind everyone that this is the same compulsive liar who publicly stated “I love my husband dearly” and “In our marriage there are no secrets”, all the while she was stalking and boning Eddie.

  11. Green Is Good says:

    Lord knows Dean deserves some happiness after the mess his Ex put him through.

  12. bellaluna says:

    Girlfriend looks like a cross between LR and the Olsen twins. Whatever. After what DS has been through with LR, I really hope he’s happy with his cute little chickadee. Mazeltov.

  13. journey says:

    dean probably set your gaydar off because leann had his huevos firmly in hand, squeezing till he sang soprano. the divorce must have been a huge relief not just to him, but to his poor abused and maltreated huevos.

    and just wait till eddie and leeann get married– soon eddie will be the one with the my-nuts-no-longer-belong-to-me look.

  14. brin says:


  15. TG says:

    The pic I saw of Dean and Sarah on UsWeekly looks like they both are gay. Are we sure she isn’t gay too? I don’t know anything abou her but I will never believe he isn’t gay.

  16. Jayna says:

    This divorce was best for him. He seemed to have no career direction and LeAnn supported them. He said he gave up his life for her. Well, real men have drive and ambition. I think he wasn’t that way. But this divorce forced him to find himself and stand on his on two feet. He got millions from his divorce. He went to culinary school and found a career and new love. I thought he was gay. I hope he doesn’t come out at 40 and break this girl’s heart.

  17. brin says:

    When all is said & done (and it won’t be for a while), Dean & Brandi will be the ones who will be fine and leann & eddie won’t. Will be interesting to see where everyone is in a year.

  18. Liana says:

    The pic I saw of Dean and Sarah on UsWeekly looks like they both are gay.

    Gay has a “look?”

  19. December says:

    Damn, Dean is cute.

    Glad he’s rid of LeAnn, he deserves better.

  20. deb says:

    Hmmmm Gay nope. Interesting question….who would it benefit for people to speculate that he was?

  21. Jayna says:

    Deb, it’s been gossiped he was gay for years and years, way before LeAnn left him. Nothing new. Look on the internet. It’s been there forever about him. Most gay guys I know say their gaydar goes way off on him. Maybe not. I hope not for this new girl. I had a friend marry a gay that had the same look and we all told her. She said people say that all the time. He has never acted on it, it seems, since when she broke up with him he dated another girl. But my friend told me their sex life was bad, almost nonexistent and strange. He loved being with her. She was beautiful, stunning, and they were like best friends. He cried when she left him. But he didn’t have much interest in her body, which was sexy.

  22. Shannon says:

    @Siren I agree. I didn’t think Dean was cute at all before, but he’s suddenly kinda hot! Is his hair darker? Whatever it is, it’s working for him and he’d better not change it back.

  23. Confuzzle says:

    Congratulations to them! And haahaa to Squinty Ferret Face 🙂

  24. DKO says:

    What right does Squinty McCheater have to tweet Dean’s business to the world? He should have been the one to announce his engagement. I hope LeAnn’s not going to start stalking Sarah now like she does Brandi.

  25. Lady D says:

    First time I’ve seen him. Looks and sounds like a decent guy. Karma works in good ways too. LR cheated on and left him for a guy who cheats? Karma’s going to work for her too.

  26. jemshoes says:

    Aww, congratulations to Dean and Sarah! The best revenge is not wanting vengeance and living well, and Dean seems to be on the right road (ie the high one). 🙂

  27. why? says:


    Real man have drive and ambition?

    So then by your standards EC is not a REAL MAN because as evidenced by the fact that he allows Leann to tweet about his kids even though he claimed that this type of behavior wasn’t acceptable, EC has no real drive or ambition, right? EC had to move in Leann because he is unemployed and can’t even afford to pay his own child support and alimony. So would you say that this makes EC REAL MAN?

    What does DS sexual orientation have to do with LR inability to respect her marriage and the marriage of another woman? Let’s not forget that LR did that PSA in honor of gay teens being bullied. So it looks really bad that she encourages her “Fans” as they use DS sexual orientation to justify her affair with EC.

  28. why? says:

    Leann didn’t make that statement about Thanksgiving for nothing. Just look at how she set it up; she, EC, and his two kids are going to Dallas to celebrate with her mother(hint: to make it possible for EC to be the “perfect gentleman” and ask her mother for her hand in marriage).

    Perhaps she was planning on annoucing the engagement after Thanksgiving, but since DS annoucement has been made public you can be sure that she will announce her engagement pretty soon. I give it another week before LR leaks the info to In Touch and then confirm via People mag.

    LR sounds really upset over DS engagement, could it be because EC thinks proposing to LR is a joke. Why? Because EC knows that he won’t be the one buying LR engagement ring, LR will.

  29. icantbelievethis says:

    I think DS has done the best out of all of them. You rarely hear of him rehashing things and he seems to have taken the high road and moved on with his life. Good for him.

  30. Jayna says:

    @Why, I think Dean is a nice guy, but let’s face it, he didn’t work. I do think this change has been good for him, which he has admitted. His self-esteem will be better having a career.

    I’ve never approved of LeAnn texting about the children. I am past judging the affair. It happened. And they were, obviously, serious about each other. Everyone has moved on. Brandi is dating. But I have always said texting ad nauseum about Eddie and the kids isn’t smart for her career nor just empathy towards the ex-wife.

    Eddie has always worked and supported his family. Brandi was flat-out dumb to keep things in the press. Eddie was fired from a really great-paying job with CSI because of it. She might have felt good saying all that stuff because she was betrayed, angry and hurt, but in the long run keeping it going in the press she hurt herself and her children financially. Her child support has to be way lower now. He has a gig, a six episode run or something on some show. I’m sure he will get another acting gig. He has always been on shows.

  31. why? says:


    Eddie isn’t working either, so what is your point?

    Leann and Eddie haven’t moved on. Why do you think that Leann sits on twitter trying to convince everyone that all is well in her romance? Couples who have moved on, don’t make a joke out of proposing the way that LR and EC have.

    But Eddie isn’t working and supporting his kids NOW. Which is odd, because he has money to wash that car and motorcycle and pay lawyers to sue Life and Style.

    You are wrong, stop blaming Brandi for EC poor choices. Eddie was fired from CSI because of HIS poor actions. BTW, didn’t his firing happen soon after LR gave that interview to People mag (because she was trying to promote the release of her first single) and issued that C & D against BG, so then by your own logic, LR was 90% responsible for the loss of EC job, right? It is interesting that you want to blame BG for the loss of EC job and truly overlook that EC firing happened soon after LR People mag interview. So by your own logic, LR might have felt good saying all that stuff in that People mag interview because in her mind she felt betrayed, angry and hurt because the public wouldn’t accept her affair with EC, but in the long run keeping it going in the press she hurt herself and EC children financially.

    BG child support is lower now because EC lied to the courts. We have seen this man show up in public with new shoes, dining out every week, on vacation every month, tweeting on an iphone, and with a clean car and motorcycle. LR even bragged that EC bought her a bracelet. And then the court systems allows him to pay less. That is wrong.

    EC will get jobs because LR will work something out with her friends. But the question is can he keep those jobs. EC has been on many shows and has gotten the reputation as a “show killer”. BTW, EC also did that Hallmark, that movie didnt’ do very well at all because his actions with LR turned the viewers off. So are you going to blame that on BG too?

    The truth of the matter is that all of his actions with LR is causing the public not to like him.

  32. why? says:

    Dean hasn’t been completely quiet. He has called LR out several times.

    Dean doesn’t have the same problems as BG. Brandi has two kids, which Leann tweets about EVERYDAY and uses interviews just to tell BG that she isn’t going to be spending Christmas with her own kids.

  33. Jennifer says:

    Yes, Brandi, I agree that it is 100% wrong that EC pays less child support than he should. But LR is the one paying for those new shoes, cars, etc? Right?

    Doesn’t that frustrate the bejeezus out of you??? I mean, I can see that no LR shouldn’t pay EC’s child support but good lord!! He obviously doesn’t feel compelled to bring in the money with LR supporting his ass.

    I am glad Dean found somebody, and that’s pitiful if he blocked LR and yet she still posted something about his engagement on twitter.

    Get a grip LeAnn!!

  34. A Friends Take says:

    Dean has only spoke-up about circumstances when LeAnn has stated something, involving himself, that is incorrect or mistakes facts about his feelings on the subject. It is disingenuous to say he didn’t work. Dean handled LeAnn’s day to day business, charitable and social scheduling, functioned as her body guard, choreographer, co-song writer, co-author in childrens books, cooked her meals and physical trainer, accompanied her to business and social functions as she always desired (she hates to be alone – miserable company) – all things she otherwise used to hire employees to do for her. He did those things well for her and it took up his days and didn’t allow him to pursue his own career. He put his trust in her at social and business affairs that put her in situations he didn’t relish of his wife. Dean is not gay, can’t change his genetics that gave him his physical appearance. Only LeAnn benefits by encouraging/not stopping her fans to spread erroneous gay rumors she knows are not true!

  35. 1Salem says:

    So, Dean blocked LeAnn on Twitter, and if she knew she was blocked, WHAT was the point of her tweeting a congratulations @DeanSheremet if she knows he won’t see her tweet? What is the point, then?

  36. brin says:

    @1Salem….that she is a narcissist who has to make everything about her.
    @AFT….sounds like Dean was more of a personal assistant than husband, now at least he has a chance for some happiness.

  37. Iggles says:

    Omg, I know there’s a lot of hate for LeAnn Rimes (well deserved might I say), but there have been rumors for YEARS that Dean is gay. Including on blind item when she walked in on him with one of their male employees. I believe it.

    BTW, interesting that he move with his “fiance” to the West Village. I’m just saying…

  38. Eileen says:

    We’re still on this gay thing huh? I would think if he was gay, after all the shit he’s been through with LR he would FLY out of the closet.
    Anyway-I hope the best for him, he’s a very sweet guy!

  39. I Choose Me says:

    Seems like everytime a guy looks even a little bit ‘pretty’ he’s considered gay. Doesn’t matter if there’s no concrete evidence to back it up. And of course if it gets repeated enough times, people accept it as fact. Sigh. Why do we keep trying to define one another’s sexuality? To make ourselves feel better? So we can point and say hey, I told you so? Some people are gay, some straight, some bi, some asexual. You can’t always tell by looking and unless you’re intimately involved with the person why should you care? Yeah, yeah, I know this is a gossp site and people are people and are gonna speculate. I just get tired of the constant so and so looks gay! He/she beeps on my gaydar and so on and so-fecking-forth. /rant

    Anyway, Dean and his new lady make a cute couple and I wish them happiness.

  40. Crash2GO2 says:

    @I Choose Me: I DITTO your post 100%!! I find it downright insulting that people feel free to even speculate about others’ sexuality based on anything! Does ‘mind your own business’ not mean anything anymore? You absolutely cannot tell by appearances or mannerism AT ALL. Period. And it is rude and hurtful to think you can. Blah.

  41. Jezi says:

    Leann’s PR team started those gay rumors because she needed to justify her cheating ways. Making it seem as if Dean was gay so she had to sleep with someone else. Nice right?

  42. 4Real says:

    Of course LEEHAG cant keep her TWITTS to herself! UGH!

    Totally agree Jezi

    She knew it wouldn’t look good for her. She’s just so gross and evil.

  43. icantbelievethis says:

    @jezi The gay comments about Dean have been around since they got married. I remember hearing about the jokes/comments LONG ago.

    I’m with others in that I think all the “gay speculation” is wrong. When JG’s Prince of Persia came out there was an article and I was shocked that people were commenting that they refused to watch his movies until he “came out of the closet and admitted he has a child with Austin somebody”.

    I’m still amazed at people seem to ‘know’ such detailed information on this group. Or know motivations behind things. I’m missing out on the good stuff b/c all I know about any celeb is what I read here and another site.

  44. Jezi says:

    @icantbelievethis I didn’t hear about the gay comments until after the affair but I agree I found it disturbing that people make comments about someone’s sexual orientation just by looking at a picture.

  45. icantbelievethis says:

    I only knew who Dean was b/c Perez Hilton would make comments and call him ‘gayface’. But even back in 2005 there were blogs about it and a blind item thought to be Leann and Dean. There was also a rumor that he had an affair with a male makeup artist (prior to the stuff with EC).

  46. Jake says:

    @icantbelievethis: If people like yourself would stop repeating pure unfounded/uncorroborated info about Dean’s sexuality this victim would be less humiliated and you’re further victimizing his fiance by continually repeating it – intentionally. Info about LeAnn’s adultery, cruelty and callousness have been documented and corroborated. Stick to what is known and don’t further victimize a victim!

  47. icantbelievethis says:

    @Jake WTH are you talking about? Please learn to read.

    BTW, Jezi, I meant to add that I am sure LR used the rumors to her advantage in 2009, but they’ve been around for years.

  48. Jake says:

    @icantbelievethis: And you yet again continue to bring-up unfounded info, to victimize Dean and Sarah in a veiled attempt to disguise your true motive, by referring to LeAnn using the rumor to her advantage. LeAnn was asked and answered that question while she was married and she said absolutely not true, SHE is the person in the marriage that associates with gay males. Your motive and method are glaring!

  49. why? says:



    Are we at that again?

    So anyone who defends the victim or points out how wrong it is to blame BG for EC job loss is the victim herself?

    Isn’t that just an attempt to villianize the victims just to make EC and LR look like decent people?

  50. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Jake: You can’t be serious.

  51. Jake says:

    @Crash2GO2: Very; Can you say Trojan Horse?

  52. iş bul says:

    And you yet again continue to bring-up unfounded info, to victimize Dean and Sarah in a veiled attempt to disguise your true motive, by referring to LeAnn using the rumor to her advantage. LeAnn was asked and answered that question while she was married and she said absolutely not true, SHE is the person in the marriage that associates with gay males. Your motive and method are glaring!

  53. why? says:

    Leann is starting the engagement rumors AGAIN. To make it even better she is fueling pregnancy rumors by staging a photo-op at Rite Aid where she “shopped” for pregnancy tests. I guess she added the pregnancy thing because she is trying to outdo all of the attention that Prince William and Kate M are getting for their engagement and wedding.

    She leaked the engagement/pregnancy info to In Touch, which means that EC will soon deny the engagement and pregnancy rumors on his twitter page, and then days later they will then confirm it to People magazine in an exclusive interview.

    It also said that they were waiting until the holidays (between Christmas/New Years) to annouce the engagement, how odd because that also seems to be when her new single “officially” comes out on iTunes. Doesn’t it come out on iTunes Dec 21? So Leann’s engagement/pregnancy news just so happens to fall when her single is being put out for the umpteenth time. If Leann is so talented, why then does she have to use things like an engagement/pregnancy to sell her singles or albums?