Star: LeAnn Rimes’ friends think Eddie Cibrian will leave when she’s broke


For many, many years now, the tabloids have been obsessed with the idea that LeAnn Rimes is running out of money, or that she’s bad with money, or that she spends too much money supporting her perpetually underemployed husband, Eddie Cibrian. I honestly believe a lot of those stories. While LeAnn was at one time pretty well off, she doesn’t have a lot of income coming in, and she has likely spent a good chunk of her savings since marrying Eddie. But still, we wait for the money to really dry up, and it hasn’t… yet. Which is my way of saying that this Star story could have been published at any point in the past six years:

Turns out you can’t live a jet-set lifestyle on zero dollars a year – just ask LeAnn Rimes, who’s hoping a comeback tour will get her finances back in the black. And if it doesn’t, insiders believe it won’t just break the bank, but also her marriage to actor Eddie Cibrian!

“LeAnn knows she’s neglected her career for too long,” admits a friend. “At this point she’s known more for her affair with Eddie than for being a singer.”

LeAnn’s last album, 2013’s Spitfire, was a flop, and Eddie’s last major job was a three-episode stint on Baby Daddy. “They’ve coasted off LeAnn’s savings since they got together five years ago, but they live large with a huge mansion and lots of trips,” adds the insider. “Plus, she helps support his two sons.”

Now LeAnn is ready to hit the road for a big concert tour… just with only two small shows scheduled this year, friends wonder if her dire financial straits will shatter her marriage to the 42-year-old Cibrian, who has grown accustomed to the A-list lifestyle, fueled by his wife’s nest egg.

“Eddie married a rich girl on purpose,” says the pal. “So what happens when that’s no longer the case?”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

The problem isn’t just that LeAnn is more known for the affair, it’s that she’s known for being a crazy Single White Female and a Twitter-stalker and all of that. And that means no one is really interested in hearing her sing. It’s a weird, LeAnn-specific conundrum, really. There are plenty of C-listers able to find revenue streams through social media, club appearances, random promotional work and guest appearances. But I get the feeling that A) LeAnn thinks a lot of that stuff is beneath her and B) no one is offering those deals to LeAnn anyway.

What makes this story extra-funny is that Eddie’s rep went to Gossip Cop to deny it! Did you know Eddie still has a rep? He hasn’t worked in a year, and even then (as Star points out), it was just a minor guest spot on basic-cable. How does he still afford to have a publicist, hm? Well, Eddie DOES have a rep and the rep says: “Their marriage is fine… their finances are fine.” CASE CLOSED!

Also, LeAnn posted this on her Instagram. I have no words.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet, Instagram.

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  1. QueenE says:

    Anyone could predict’s not a state secret.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Yes, this is one of the those glaringly Captain Obvious facts like: The sky is blue and Rimes is evil. A typical response would be “No s–t, Sherlock.”

    • tigerlily says:

      Exactly. My first thought when I saw the headline was Well duh….

  2. Tate says:

    Wait… Is someone suggesting this marriage is not made of pure love and passion?!?!?

    • Angelica says:

      So much passion that she needs to tell us everyday that they belong togethah forevah!!! And evah….

      Forever, Eddie. Do you hear her???

      • funcakes says:

        LeAnn once said divorce is not an option.
        I have no idea if that a declaration of love or just a threat.

      • gwen says:

        Leann’s admitted she has a dark side so I see her statement as a threat.

      • Wren says:

        Both, I’m sure. But when the money runs out I’m not entirely sure how she intends to make good that treat. At least, I don’t want to think about it too hard because that gets scary.

      • Marie says:

        LOL She will not be ignored Dan.

      • AmyB says:

        @Marie, that is a perfect reference LOL. If/when Eddie does leave LeAnn, I can definitely see some bunny boiling action going down!!

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Well, duh. And her Instagram caption is just gross. The life lessons that needed to be learned were apparently how to be a lunatic stalker.

    • MC2 says:

      He also had to learn how to cheat multiple times on his wife #lifelessonlearned #ihatehashtags #leeannhashtagstoomuch

    • Wren says:

      Honestly if she’d just stopped after the second sentence and omitted the stupid hashtags, it would have been kinda cute.

    • Liz says:

      Um yeah I call bullshit on HIM not remembering that meeting. She was famous then, he’s clearly posing with her as a fan, he kept the photo. I don’t need to know anything else about them to go, shady! LOL They seem like they deserve each other though. She totally seems like she wants someone who freaking worships her and my guess is he wanted his one time celebrity crush. Enjoy that cheaters!

  4. Msw says:


  5. Zapp Brannigan says:

    That comment ” Fate? Chance? Serendipity?” The world you are searching for is adultery LeAnn.

  6. Jem says:

    Well, DUH.

  7. He may not remember her but I can’t help but think she spent every second, from that moment onward, licking photos of him she had plastered all over her walls.

    • lem says:

      Yea seriously I thought the same thing. Given her history of stalking/obsession, I have no doubt that she remembers very clearly meeting him then. It just adds to her crazy honestly.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Yes, exactly!

    • Marie says:

      Yeah, I would bet, IF the photo is real, (I doubt it) that she’s been stalking him since she met him. Remember when Leann was this age, she begged her mom to move from Nashville to L.A. so she could start an acting career in soaps and she even managed to appear in a couple of episodes, and date her costar. So yeah, I think she’s been after Eddie since she was a teenager. But I would also bet she photoshopped this and is trying to pass it as real.

      • Apsutter says:

        Fun fact: she dated Andrew Keegan and the dude is running a new age ‘religion’ now. So freaking creepy

        And there’s NO WAAAAY that Eddie even had a copy of that photo let alone kept it all these years

      • I’m with you about the photo. There’s just no way that he just found it in the garage and that neither one of them had never seen it before. Guess the love fairies must have dropped it off for them.

      • Bettyrose says:

        In what context would they have met back then? I mean, was he a huge fan of hers and managed a backstage pass at a show? He wasn’t famous or traveling in similar circles, was he?

      • funcakes says:

        This photo is not authentic. A friend did a little Photoshop magic for LeAnn as an anniversary gift.
        That is the body of another country singer LeAnn posed with but with Eddie’s face Photoshoped on top.
        LeAnn must have forgot that this was discussed on social media at one time because other people that follows her remember.

      • Christin says:

        @funcakes – I think some assume the guy could be her former singing partner BW, but he’s not much taller than she is. It’s possible the ‘shopper took that into consideration, though, and added height to the torso.

        I think Edna is at least 6’1, she is said to be 5’5 and BW is 5’9.

      • CG says:

        @Marie that pic looks hella Photoshopped to me. I highly doubt it’s real, even if they somehow did meet back in the day.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      It is a lie. I don’t believe it all. Neither remembered and he supposedly kept a copy? So if he kept a copy wouldn’t it have been packed in his things over and over again through the years? Her lies are always exposed because of her failure to understand logistics.

      • Bettyrose says:

        You don’t forget meeting a celebrity. If they really met and he kept the picture, it kinda rewrites this whole narrative because it sounds like he was stalking her.

        And if she kept the picture, it’s a bizarre coincidence that they met again since he wasn’t a celebrity and would”ve beeen much harder to keep tabs on in the early internet days.

      • Spiderpig says:

        I don’t doubt the photo is fake, but tbf I’ve met loads of celebs I don’t remember. If you work in the industry like Eddie does (or used to, lol) it’s just not anything memorable.

        Either of them keeping the photo without knowing is just weird though. Even her fake stories are odd!

      • Bettyrose says:

        But spiderpig, how often do you pose for a picture with a celebrity? Per IMDB, Eddie wasn’t really in the industry back then just maybe getting occasional work as an extra, so he would’ve had to go out of his way to get in a picture with someone at her level of stardom (at the time) which would suggest he was a big fan of hers. IDK, even for them this is bizarre.

      • Spiderpig says:

        Honestly when you go to an event you have your photo taken with dozens of people and it barely even registers. Often you don’t even speak to them, a photog just kind of grabs you and smushes you together, snaps the shot, then you walk away without a word to each other. It takes literally three seconds. I found a photo of me and Catherine Tate online once that I had no idea had been taken (I remembered posing for the photo but I didn’t notice her coming and standing next to me).

        If you’re young, hot and thirsty, like Eddie is, it’s easy to get into that kind of situation. Not that I buy it, just playing Devil’s Advocate.

      • yellow says:

        deleted by me

    • starfish says:

      Photo shopped? The crazy girl needs a Mother to control this freak.

  8. MeAnnWhines says:

    Karma might be a bigger bish than she is!

  9. LadyLove says:

    That picture looks photoshopped.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah, I’m not sure that it is – but it doessss definitely look suspect. I think it’s partially that it’s a photo of a photo – but his neck area looks sooo strange.

      • outhousecat says:

        His neck is as thick as a thigh, and way long, and his head is the size of a baseball. Definitely photo shopped, IMO.

    • doofus says:

      now that I read this, and go back and look…

      It DOES. looks like she put his head on someone else’s body.

      • starfish says:

        Yep! Her Sara friend said on twitter she would put an old pic of them together. Now caught, she deleted her account? Hmmm.

    • Shambles says:

      It looks real to me. But what I will never understand is why people who have had extensive and obvious plastic surgery post old photos of themselves. I know she was only 14, but it doesn’t even look like the same person. Throws into very sharp relief how much work she’s had done. And this is super shameful, but… Damn he used to be pretty. Oops.

      • Easypeasy123 says:

        People were pretty awful about the way she looked. I’m a year or two younger and remember some radio djs making fun of her around this age. It really stuck with me. Like if that is terrible looking i must be horrible. I don’t blame her for getting work

      • NeoCleo says:

        I think she was really cute at 14. It’s too bad she let the comments of sh*tty people push her into having surgery.

      • MC2 says:

        I agree with Easypeay123 about what a rough go of it Leanne got when she was younger. Like another article on here today about pop stars only being a “vehicle, vessel” I think Leann didn’t fit the Britney, Christina, Mandy Moore group and was dubbed the “ugly duckling with the great voice”. She should have stuck with her own face but I have empathy for her struggles as a teen.
        And Eddie was so cute but and it looked sweet then, now it just comes across as swarmy. Man these two turned into some real losers. It’s too bad really…..

      • Bettyrose says:

        There’s gotta be a special place in hell for adults who publicly ridicule children, even famous children. Being a dj doesn’t make it okay.

    • burnsie says:

      He looks much older than 23 in that pic

  10. AmyB says:

    That Instagram picture gives me the creeps! LeAnn is so far gone in her delusional world. When Eddie does leave, she will have a meltdown of epic proportions. Maybe then she will get the psychological help she so desperately needs!

  11. Sb says:

    Does anyone else think it’s entirely possible wewe has been obsessed w dear old Ed since meeting him at 14!!??? I mean, she’s so clearly stuck at that age emotionally.

  12. Erinn says:

    Annnnd I just realized my husband has the same hairstyle as Eddie.

    I’m going to choose to ignore/forget this because it’s like the best ‘grownup’ haircut he’s had.

    • MC2 says:

      Don’t fret Erinn. Eddie might be a total dirt bag but he is cute. His hair is one of the only things he’s good at!

  13. Christin says:

    Hasn’t Star always sounded like they have info from his camp? Maybe it’s a way to prod her into working every year to disprove the failing finances angle.

    As for the picture neither can recall — This would have been the height of her brief fame moment. Yet he can’t recall it, nor can she, yet this mid-1990s photo ends up in a box he finds. Sketchy?

    • doofus says:

      yeah, why would he hold onto a photo of some person he doesn’t remember meeting? if he didn’t remember, obv she didn’t make much of an impression on him and he wouldn’t have saved the pic.

      I think it’s MUCH MORE LIKELY (as some have theorized above) that she had that picture in her “boxes in the garage” or she photoshopped it.

    • claire says:

      I think it’s believable he threw it in a box of photos of himself, memorabilia, and it just sat there for years, rather than the idea that he intentionally kept it as some sort of ode to her.

      Her fans were cracking me up with all their “he looks like he already loved you even then!” type messages. Um, dummies, he didn’t even remember meeting her. That was the year he was meeting the woman he would marry and have two kids with. i don’t think he was pining over a 14 year old with gingivitis.

      • Wren says:

        If it’s real that’s probably what happened. People keep all kinds of random crap that doesn’t mean anything. Some people cannot throw away pictures, no matter how little they may think about them. And, of course, we have no idea if her little caption is even close to the truth.

        If it was taken at the height of her fame I can see her not remembering. She probably met lots of people and photo ops don’t take that long. He might have been there with a friend or something and just like “sure I’ll take a picture with a famous singer”. Was given a copy, thought “neato” and promptly forgot all about it. My mom has a giant box of random mostly meaningless pictures that she will never get rid of, I can see either E or L having something similar.

      • jenn12 says:

        A “14 year old with gingivitis”- everyone can sit down now. Claire just won the internet.

    • Marie says:

      I do know that Eddie and Brandi have mutual friends who still spill the tea to Brandi, because a few years ago she released emails about it when he was blaming her for something in the tabloids. That was the whole “Angel Fish” story. Brandi’s email:
      “Your ‘close friends’ talk sh*t about u and ur wife ALL the time… Leann is horrid she is addicted to laxatives and aderol [sic] has severe metal issues and [redacted] who was all to ready to spill on both of you and to me lovingly refers to Leann as angelfish because she sings like an angel and drinks like a fish.”

    • kcarp says:

      So someone (Ed) not famous doesn’t remember having his picture taken with someone who was then very famous? Bull**** to this whole story.

      • claire says:

        He had already been starring on Young and the Restless and she was blowing up that year. It’s when Blue came out. She was one of the biggest draws of the fan fair if you google it for that year. Yet, he doesn’t remember meeting her. Attending fan fairs in Nashville with her, in the couple times she’s been invited since they’ve met, doesn’t jog his memory about it…I could potentially see her not remembering him, but a new soap star attending a country show in Nashville and not remembering meeting one of the big names on the charts right then?! It just makes no sense whatsoever.

      • Annie B says:

        The whole deal about them taking this pic at Fan Fair in Nashville came from one comment on IG from a fan who thinks she remembers Leann wearing that shirt/dress there. I doubt Ed has ever even been in Nashville except when he was taping that dimwit “reality” show they did. I don’t think he has gone to any events there, he only shows up when something in in NYC or Vegas. W The few times she has gone to Nashville he seems to be “babysitting” his kids, aka has no desire in going.

        Anyways, that he was at some country music fan event and met superstar Leann at a meet and greet has somehow now become the urban legend. I guarantee this was in LA, she mentioned a parade when she last spun this story. Eddie was working on Baywatch Nights during this period.

    • Christin says:

      Thanks for providing possible scenarios. This photo just puzzles me. She was the bigger star at the time (a novelty of sorts), so I could see her not remembering. Yet it would be strange for him to keep a photo of a bit awkward kid country singer.

      This was before digital cameras, so unless it’s a Polaroid, someone had to have film developed and get a print of said photo. It’s all just weird.

      • claire says:

        Like I posted earlier, him having an old box of photos that he hasn’t looked all the way through in years isn’t odd at all. I do find it odd though that he was even at a country fan event in Nashville in the 90s. Though, I think he seems like someone who would do anything to be famous but has no real passion. It could be singing, acting, whatever, as long as he got to be a celeb. So throwing sh*t at the wall to see what sticks seems very like him. (and is something he certainly has in common with Leann!) That would include trying to see if anyone would take him in the music business, despite having no talent, (as we see later when he forms a pointless talentless boyband three years after this photo), so I could see him attending music events just to get noticed and glob on to something.

      • Christin says:

        @Claire – Those are good points. He might have been angling for any and all publicity he could get at the time. Maybe he kept a box or book of those snapshots with random celebrities.

      • Imqrious2 says:

        If it was a Polaroid, it would’ve been totally faded out by now, and cracked, as it was “thrown in a box”. I had a Polaroid, and none of those pics are that clear at this point.

    • starfish says:

      Who keeps old boxes for years? It’s sad that the dirt bag is just spending her money and she is so child like she will be broke.

  14. Stef Leppard says:

    She doesn’t think she’s above social media revenue. She’s always shilling stuff on Instagram.

  15. Lara K says:

    The problem is that she is so naffing hate-able. Who would pay her for anything?

    She is a amazing singer (or at least was) but I can’t stand her.

    Contrast her to the Kardashians who have no discernible talents but people seem to at least enjoy hanging out with them.

  16. grabbyhands says:

    Dear Star-

    Everyone knew this when they got together five years ago. Try to keep up.

  17. Giddy says:

    I’m shocked! Shocked I tell you to find out that this marriage might not be a true communion of souls. I wonder how much she has paid to private detectives to follow her devoted hubby. Also, Falcor has a bad case of hashtag-itis.

  18. Snowpea says:

    Leann if ya reading…leave DickEd now (see what I did there?)

    Boyfriend is a total nong, drongo, dropkick, deadbeat, loser and an absolute douche to the max times infinity.

    Oh and honey? That pic of you and DickEd? Freaking creepy. I reckon you’ve been obsessing about him ever since that day and you hunted him down finally, rubbing your hands with glee. Please get help immediately.

    • outhousecat says:

      OMG. I had to hit up the Urban Dictionary for nong and drongo, but this post gives me life. lol I now have new words for the nongs and drongos in my life. Thank you.

  19. Jayna says:

    No,he’s broke, not her. Even if her fortune is really dwindling, she will never be broke, and so is still a nice cushion for him. How is this guy going to pay child support and be reduced to living on his own in a tiny apartment, not able to afford much of anything without LeAnn? And his parents are helped out by LeAnn.

    He’s going nowhere.

    • Tammy says:

      ^Exactly… I just looked up her net worth.. it’s either 10 million or 38 million. Still plenty of money either way.

      • claire says:

        Those sites aren’t reliable.
        But who does really know what her worth is. It can’t be that much if they had to borrow money from friends to buy their house though. Their house was cheap and isn’t even that nice.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think he’ll cling down to the last penny, but there’s no way she isn’t bleeding cash. He barely works and when he does it’s very minor roles, and she’s barely done anything in the last few years, canceling more shows than she performed.
      She does have a bunch of dates on a summer tour schedule, we’ll see how many she actually does. It’s a shame, she is a talented singer, but the messiness has long overshadowed any talent.

    • starfish says:

      She self funds failed projects, that takes money. Also, with interest rates today and her bills, the money will be gone.

  20. NewWester says:

    Eddie will only leave Leann when he has another “sugar mama” secured. Does anyone honestly think he would leave Leann and have to actually find full time work? Also he is smart enough to know that once he starts earning decent money Brandi would haul his ass back to court to change the child support arrangements

    • Dlo says:

      This! Nailed it. Edna is going nowhere unless Leann comes back to reality and dumps his sorry butt. I truly wish she would, I would buy front row seats to watch his sorry butt pack

  21. Marie says:

    I wonder if this story is related to the previous story on here that was revealed in the comments section about Billy Mack’s fb rant, in which a poster said she was friends with the girls who are Eddie and his bff Dave’s long term mistresses. The story is that Eddie is taking Leann for all she is worth and will leave her at the 10 year mark and that Dave has a new baby girl. Could it be one or both of the Fradins releasing this story in retaliation for that news coming out or in order to try to get Leann to repay the 350K she owes them?

    • Jayna says:

      Just a kook who has been going around with variations of that story regarding Eddie under different names for years

      • Marie says:

        I think where celebrities are concerned, where there is smoke, there is fire. Celebrities and their handlers can do a really good job of hiding problems for the cameras and a show and a paycheck. And then years later you find out the couple hated each other or one (or both) of them is gay, or the celebrity who is a total health freak was a major: cigarette smoker, (haha just google celebrities smoking! I’m looking at you Angelina and Gwyneth) drug addict, alcoholic, gambler. Prince was a lifelong health freak, a strict vegetarian, non-drinker, non-smoker and was very strict about not allowing drug use by any of his staff or tour members. Yet I won’t be surprised if he is found to have died of an overdose of prescription pain killers. Celebrities are human too.
        So yeah, I do believe Eddie’s got a mistress, I think he’s had one the entire marriage and I believe it’s what’s allowed him to keep up this sh!t show happeee marriage for so many years.

  22. tricklady says:

    OF course she had to “Tragedy Jack” Prince’s death and make it about her. LOOKIE at me I did a cover of PURPLE RAIN. I could only listen to her warble for about 10 seconds , but honestly how do you ruin PURPLE RAIN? WHY OH WHY did I listen to that.

    • starfish says:

      She did a terrible job, her cover songs are not doing her any good. What happened to writing your own material? Her casino gigs are old farts who pay for a buffet.

  23. Josefina says:

    I gotta say Eddie looks pretty hot on that picture. If only he weren’t what he is.

    I wonder why these people are a thing? Literally everyone on the internet hates them. I have never read one single positive thing about them. The Kardashians are hated too but I know a lot of people laugh at their antics and even admire them (to my disgust). These two don’t even have “ironic” fans.

  24. Chinoiserie says:

    It has been predicted for so long that she would run out of money but she has not. She might have done some good investments and been more careful than some rich people with money, a mansion is expencive but not ridiculously so after it has been payed.

    • Tiffany says:

      I think it is practically gone. Too many expenses and no revenue coming in. If she just commit to anything, she should be fine.

    • claire says:

      They had to borrow money for the house. They don’t do nice trips. They get comps on cheap vacations by her performing for a night. She begs for freebies on social media. Sought sponsors to pay for her birthday party. They’re wealthier than me, that’s for sure, but in Hollywood celeb standards, they seem like they are on the D-list scale.

    • tricklady says:

      Good investments and Leann Rimes is a oxymoron.

    • starfish says:

      You have to keep replacing the money you spend, the last 5 years is low paying gigs. No way she has 10 million. She would be lucky to have a 1 million. Her shack she bought is not high end, it looks like a 60′s era.

      Also, buying her music at the dollar store for a buck would give her a dime off of each sale.

  25. Teebee says:

    5 years? Feels like 10. 10 interminable, tortuous, annoying, years. If random strangers piecing together stray gossip bits can’t stand her, imagine being married, 24/7, 365 days a year, to her. Eeep.

    LeAnn celebrates the minutiae of her life like she’s Jackie O because she needs affirmation like an alcoholic needs booze. She’s chasing a dream while living a nightmare, and we’re rubbernecking her car-wreck life, shaking our heads as we slowly coast by.

    You reap what you sow, LeAnn. Put that up on your chalktalk…

  26. Dragonlady sakura says:

    I can’t stand this couple either way, but I don’t think they are headed to any poor house anytime soon. I’m sure before she became an obsessed cibrian stalker, her finances were handed by her people and money was put away like an intelligent person would. I’m sure she’s gone through a lot of her nest egg, but she’s not on skid row. As for Eddie, he’s smart (sneaky) enough to put up with LeAnn’s crap for the time being. I only sense feelings of love from one party In this marriage debacle. 😑

  27. Tiffany says:

    I doubt Eddie hangs on to pics. Someone found it and sent it to her.

  28. NeNe says:

    Well DUH!!!!!!

  29. Suzanne says:

    Uh, sure…because most guys hang onto crap like that..uh huh…sure. 🙄

  30. Lurker says:

    I wonder if this picture was taken back when he was trying to be a boy bander with the actor who plays Nick on Y&R and some other guy. 3Deep. I am ashamed I know about this – but their only video was all over MuchMusic (Canada’s MTV) way back when. You can still find their videos on YouTube.

  31. Deanne says:

    LeAnn’s money is dwindling for sure, but Eddie’s not going anywhere any time soon. They’re too deeply in debt. They had to borrow from friends for the downpayment of their house, because the bank wouldn’t give them emough money. They also remortgaged the house last year and took out $750 000. In terms of celebrities, a $3,000,000 house with no equity, isn’t exactly living latge. I know many people who live in Vancouver, who aren’t celebrities, but still earn enough to get mortgages as large as Eddie and LeAnn’s. They don’t own a vacation home and their vehicles are leased. He makes so little money that he can pay the minimum amount of child support California allows. He pays $500 per kid, per month. That’s pathetic. I know everyone thinks that LeAnn controls him, but I completely disagree. He has her right where he wants her. She has provided him with a cushy lifestyle. Sure the trips aren’t luxury ones like they used to be, but he still gets to bring his friends and gamble etc., all on her dime. How can a man who never works tell the difference between his daily life and a vacation anyway? She supports his parents too. It’s not like he’s going to be loyal or decent to her. No woman in a loving, supportive relationship behaves like LeAnn. She tries so hard to overcompensate and everyone sees through it. He’s definitely using her, but where does he have to go that’s better? I’m sure that 5 years from now, she’ll still be childless, paying his bills and preparing to go on their tenth anniversary trip with the same people who came on their honeymoon and this trip. What loving couple needs people to buffer for them on what’s supposed to be a romantic trip? Notice the rep said things were fine, not good or great. Their marriage is ” functional” and their finances are ” fine”. Sounds like a fairytale doesn’t it?

    • Marie says:

      I agree with all of this Deanne. I think it’s been this way from the beginning, backed up by those emails released by Brandi years ago saying Eddie told their mutual friends that he was angry that Leann outed the affair to the tabloids and broke up his family. That he was going to spend all her money and live off her, that she was desperate to be the bread winner and spend on him and he was going to let her. It is also backed up by the fact that they were practically broke when they divorced. Brandi said that they always lived above their means and that Eddie’s parents managed his money. He was a man child still happy to work sometimes, and party with his mistress the rest of the time.
      So I would guess that he is still living this way and he is happy to keep his individual earnings to a minimum in order to stick it to Brandi and to live off Leann. Leann buys everything so that even the boys’ clothing, toys and electronics all have to stay at her house, and nothing can go to Brandi’s. Eddie is a pretty manipulative, mean guy and I agree he was playing both of these women off of each other for years, thus Leann’s desperate compulsion to turn into Brandi to please him.

      • Deanne says:

        Eddie’s not a good person and it’s obvious. He’s treated every woman he’s been with for an extended period of time, like garbage. He lied to Brandi and cheated on her while she was carrying his children. He exploited LeAnn in order to have a soft place to land after his marriage ended. He’s probably a sociopath. He believes he deserves to live a luxe life, but doesn’t want to earn a living. He left Brandi destitute, but she hussled her way out if it and he now works a couple of times a year and lets LeAnn do the heavy lifting work wise. LeAnn didn’t win anything when she stalked him away from his family.

  32. Cirque28 says:

    It’s so disrespectful of their first marriages to refer to them as “lessons that needed to be learned.” As if their first spouses were just a diversion from their ultimate destiny with each other.

    Here’s how people who feel secure speak: “I loved X, and of course we had our issues, but we were happy enough to marry each other. And now I am happily married to Y.”

    • helena says:

      yeah. and she’s ridiculous.they both seem lousy and it’s clear that she’s forcing it and he’s not into her a bit. very pathetic couple. if he loved her a bit she wouldn’t feel the need to talk about their passsssionate, romaaaantic love every single day. nobody does that. people who actually are in love don’t do that even in the moments of greatest passion. actually, that’s when they don’t do it at all, because they enjoy their intimacy and connection and don’t spend their time trying to shove it into other people’s faces. it’s sad, but they’re obviously not happy. people, just get real, divorce and start living authentic lives.

  33. tacos and tv says:

    I can’t comment on their garbage relationship anymore, but I will say eddie was fox!!!

  34. holly hobby says:

    So did she shop Greedy’s head onto that old picture? My she looks different than the 14 year old picture. I hate to say it but she looked better at 14 than now.

  35. majicou says:

    Golddiggers going to dig.

  36. Jayna says:

    I don’t believe the photo story. And I don’t believe he ever had this photo all these years. Now, LeAnn? Yes, I believe she had it or it’s photoshopped. LOL Maybe someone else sent it, like her mother who found it.

    • starfish says:

      Her Mother must be a nut bag to allow her daughter to act like this. I would hide in shame.

  37. knower says:

    so. many. hashtags.

  38. Marie says:

    I’m starting to believe this Star story. They were supposed to be celebrating in Bora Bora or Tahiti and changed plans in the last week to go to a resort at what looks like just south of Tijuana. So I do believe their finances may be somewhat curtailed.

  39. Castor & Pollux says:

    IF this photo is real, I wonder if she knew about it all along and just withheld it until she could present it as some cheesy fate thing right before their 5th anniversary. Probably not…I think if she knew it existed she’d be throwing it up on IG and bragging to her followers immediately upon finding it. Who knows? I feel bad saying this, (but not that bad) but I get a kick out of the mental image of Leann huddled over her computer frantically photoshopping this pic while Eddie is nowhere to be found. Schadenfraude (sp?) at its finest!

  40. JRenee says:

    She looks like a pretty girl here, healthy, pretty girl.

  41. JLO says:

    cute pic! I love going through old photos and finding awesome surprises that also tell cool stories!

  42. Jess says:

    She’s a child, people who are truly meant to be together do not act this way or have to hurt others repeatedly in order to be happy, she’s like a teenager living in a fantasy world and it’s almost sad. Everyone else can see he’s using her, even that picture she posted of Eddie seeing her for the first time on their wedding day is ridiculously staged, he doesn’t look happy, it looks like bad acting to me, yet she has this narrative in her head that he thinks she’s the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, she sees what she wants, not reality.

    • Lady D says:

      I looked those pics up and lo and behold Ediot was actually wiping tears. A poster in the story comments mentioned that “winning the lottery is always an emotional time.”
      The story also mentioned that she got married on Good Friday. The arrogance is strong in this one.

      • Marie says:

        Ahaha that’s a comment worthy of “Eddie’s” Instagram account. I saw that photo, and it’s priceless. It is bad acting. He looks like he’s laughing at her and at himself, like “how the hell did I get HERE?!” Like he just woke up from a bad dream and all he can do is laugh at the horror. Haha, no, Eddie it was just beginning and it’s a living nightmare. Don’t worry, mistresses and tequila, mistresses and tequila.

      • Jess says:

        It really does look like he’s laughing!! Hate to be mean but she was at her worst looks wise when they got married, way too skinny and her teeth reeeeeally look huge in the pictures, I’m sure he was horrified.

      • Christin says:

        Confession – I was prepared to accept that he really could have been touched to see her. But when I saw the photo for myself, I laughed out loud.

        He looks like he is stifling a laugh, not just smiling.

        And Good Friday — oh please.

  43. Deanne says:

    So how did Bora Bora get downgraded to Cabo? Cabo’s nice enough, but it’s certainly not paradise and doesn’t come close to being exclusive. They are at a massive resort. Not exactly romantic and private. I’m Lizard the lips had been posting photos of Bora Bora, claiming that was where they were goung, but took them down. Did LeAnn’s credit card get rejected or sonething?

    • Dlo says:

      This! Inquiring minds want to know. Does anyone know why the downgrade?

      • Marie says:

        Maybe the Star story about them going broke is true. Maybe the Frandins aren’t willing to pay for a bigger vacation, supposedly Dave has a new baby girl to support. Or maybe Leann is paying the bill for the whole thing and this is all she can afford. It looks like she took her best pap friend with them for daily photo ops, another story on the DM again today. So maybe this is how she is making the cash to afford any vacation at all.

      • Jane says:

        M-O-N-E-Y… or the lack of it, I suppose.

  44. Mrs. Odie says:

    What I want to know is was Eddie in the garage looking through boxes trying to find money, or pills?

  45. Ifea says:

    This is doctored. The original is LR with singer Bryan White. Eddie’s pic is from when he was in the boy band “3Deep.” She ‘shopped EC over White. Pathetic bunny boiler.

    • Jane says:

      I’d love it if someone found the actual pictures before they were doctored and called Leann on it. How she would talk herself out of it would be comical.

      • Loves Gossip says:

        I also did some “investigating”(lol) for the picture. On eBay, I discovered someone is selling twenty Eddie Cibrian 35mm slides during his Sunset Beach days. In two of the slides, he is pictured with Julianne Morrison wearing a white long-sleeved shirt. I’m not sure if Leann photoshopped her picture or not. She is like the boy who cried wolf, you never really know when to believe her.

    • puravidacostarica says:

      Doctoring an old photo of Eddie with Julianne would make sense since there’s a tuft of brown hair that his right cheek is nestled in (not LeAnn’s hair).

      • Jane says:

        I just noticed that. I also recall on Leann’s Twitter “bio” she wrote that she loved playing with pictures. (It has long been removed) I don’t think she realizes that people remember these things.

      • Chetta B. says:

        I might be wrong also but the pixel density doesn’t look the same in these two images. Highly suspect as with everything she does, and plasters all over social media.

  46. HappyMom says:

    That’s so bizarre. Why is Darryl financing her? Just so he can be friends with a “celebrity”?

  47. Jayna says:

    She didn’t request Eddie for the Lifetime Movie. And Dean has even said he had to talk her into doing it.

  48. Ming says:

    Great post, Why.. You never disappoint

  49. starfish says:

    Why would need to vacation so much, he has no job, and she does about 20 gigs a year?

  50. claire says:

    There was definitely a story that came out, way back when, that she suggested names for that role and his was one of them. Who knows if true but I think it was even before the affair was revealed that the story came out about that.

  51. gwen says:

    I remember Dean saying he had to talk Leann into taking this movie but I seriously doubt she had the clout to suggest her leading man.

  52. starfish says:

    I never see Darrell with anyone else, his client list must be very short. I think Darrell and Leann had a thing way back, she dumped him and he married the creepy skull guy.