LeAnn Rimes husband outed by fictitious cousin on radio

LeAnn Rimes’ husband Dean Sheremet has been outed as gay by a woman claiming to be his cousin, “Pebbles,” who called into a radio station. The rumor that Sheremet is gay has been circulating since he started dating Rimes, and JayBird wondered if Rimes was hinting that this was an open secret in her strangely worded statement denying the affair but saying that things aren’t blank and white.

Mojo in the Morning spoke to a series of callers claiming that they knew Dean Sheremet and that he was gay. A woman named Pebbles called in to claim that she’s his first cousin and that he’s gay. She couldn’t cite a specific example, like Dean having a boyfriend, and just said the ‘stuff he did when he was a kid’ made him seem like a gay person. She claimed that he didn’t care about the alleged affair. It didn’t sound convincing, and I’m not buying it. You can listen to the whole asine breakfast radio blather if you want. Pebbles is the first caller in part one.

LeAnn Rimes rep has treated the Pebbles call with the contempt it deserves.

Rimes’s rep’s response? “Although Dean and LeAnn never knew they had a cousin named Pebbles, they are glad to hear that she has come out of the woodwork,” he says. “Dean and LeAnn are also interested in connecting with their other long lost family members: Fred, Wilma, Barney and Bamm-Bamm. So Pebbles, please let us know if you have spoken to them, too.”

Us Weekly

LeAnn married Dean when she was 19 and in 2007 talked about wanting to have children with him. The rumors of homosexuality were around then too, but little came of them. While Dean might have been confused about his sexuality, I think a more likely scenario in this saga is that they were married young and weren’t ready for a lifelong commitment. Or perhaps it’s an even simpler explanation: marriages are hard work and plenty of them fail, whether you get married at 19 or 29 or 39.

LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet are shown at the Brentwood Farmers Market on 2/22/09. Credit: Fame Pictures

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  1. jay_center says:

    who cares? if they are happy, let them alone. It is no ones business!

  2. Ursula says:

    Poor guy, now he has to deal with all these rumours in addition to his wife playing around on him.

  3. eternalcanadian says:

    okay i know leanne was 19 when she got married, and probably didn’t have much life experience to boot, but is she raelly that dumb to marry a guy that was gay and then be his “beard” for years? i don’t think so. if he really is gay he would have “confessed” to her at some point and that would likely have been the end of the marriage. so why this “rumour” and why now? it’s all quite bizarre, and i still haven’t stopped laughing over that video.

  4. CandyKay says:

    The Economist, the highbrow news magazine, recently ran an article about how men who are effiminate but not actually gay are extraordinarily attractive to women, and therefore from an evolutionary standpoint have traditionally produced more offspring.

    Maybe Dean likes to talk about feelings and talk about fashion, but also enjoys time between the sheets with Leann.

    Just because men appear gay – and this guy definitely does – doesn’t mean they actually are gay. He gets to make up his own mind.

  5. CandyKay says:

    Also, she looks insanely skinny in these photos. Country music fans, has this affected her voice?

  6. Call Me Al says:

    It is known in certain circles in Nashville that he is gay. She probably hasn’t divorced him because she hasn’t really faced it. That kind of thing does happen, you know. Especially in the Bible Belt.

  7. Meredith says:

    ok .. random .. those flowers are so pretty 🙂

  8. Polkasox says:

    Good point, Candy Kay. Never really thought of it like that.