Star: LeAnn Rimes & Eddie are still in deep financial & marital trouble


Another day, another story about how LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are close to broke-ass-broke. Star Magazine decide to run yet another piece about how Eddie is a terrible golddigger who will eventually dump LeAnn because she can’t afford to keep him in the lap of luxury for much longer. Star references their previous reporting on the alleged $350,000 LeAnn and Eddie borrowed from Dave and Lizzie Fradin, their couple-BFFs. The Fradins are their constant vacation-companions, and just judging solely from the photos that LeAnn posts on her social media, I’ve always thought that Lizzie and Eddie probably have something going on the side. I’m just saying, she looks like his type. Anyway, here are some highlights from Star’s current LeAnn-and-Eddie story:

Dave & Lizzie Fradin are their constant companions. LeAnn and Eddie brought the Fradins along to Cabo for their anniversary trip, and Eddie spent most of the trip bonding with Dave.

The money is running out. According to Star, they’re living on the equity pulled from their $3 million Hidden Hills home, but they had to borrow $350,000 from the Fradins as a down payment, then took out a $2.1 million loan.

Eddie is a golddigger. An insider says: “Eddie married a mega-rich woman but now, with LeAnn’s career in crisis, they’re living on loans and struggling to make ends meet. It’s only a matter of time before the money runs out and they can’t borrow any more. When that happens, Edie won’t be sticking around… bottom line, Eddie is a complete golddigger. Deep down LeAnn knows he’ll leave her if she can’t regain her fame and fortune. If she can’t keep the gravy train going, her marriage is over.”

LeAnn keeps alienating fans & friends. She was rude to Bill Mack, and she’s constantly skipping shows and forgetting her lyrics. An insider says: “LeAnn badly needs a hit, but what does she do? Makes enemies in the business.”

LeAnn doesn’t want Eddie to work. Because of the constant rumors of Eddie’s wandering eye, the insider says: “LeAnn’s incredibly insecure and she’s glad Eddie isn’t working, because she fears he’ll sleep with any cute actress in his line of vision.”

LeAnn was trying to make Eddie jealous. During the Cabo trip, LeAnn tried to chat up various men, just to get Eddie’s attention. He wasn’t biting. The insider says: “Eddie doesn’t care who she flirts with, he has no passion for her anymore. LeAnn was trying to get Eddie’s attention, but he was totally checked out.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I know there will be cries of “but it’s Star Magazine!” But I believe all of this, 100%. I believe that LeAnn and Eddie’s finances are a mess. I believe they haven’t paid back the $350,000 loan. I believe that LeAnn and Eddie can’t just be alone together, not even for their anniversary. I believe that LeAnn doesn’t want Eddie to work because she KNOWS he will bang anything with a pulse. And I believe that Eddie couldn’t care less about LeAnn trying to make him “jealous.”



Photos courtesy of LeAnn’s Instagram.

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  1. Tate says:

    Both LeAnn and Eddie are living their karma. Stuck with each other. It is just too bad those boys have to be exposed to it all.

    • Christin says:

      This is why it’s going to be a bit of a letdown if they split. He looks over it unless she has him at a casino or on a shopping excursion.

      My guess is that they really are scraping by financially to maintain the lifestyle they each think they deserve.

      • Deanne says:

        When they first got together, I honestly thought that Eddie looked genuinely happy and affectionate toward her. Now he looks dead behind the eyes unless there’s liquor involved, or as you say, he’s headed for a casino, or on a shopping spree. LeAnn and Eddie started their relationship in an unsustainable way. Constant luxury vacations with his friends. Expensive cars, motorcycles, clothes and watches for him. Expensive gifts for her that she paid for herself. Him “choosing” not to work at a time when his career should have been at it’s peak and her cancelling concerts to keep watch, have no doubt taken a permanent toll on their financial situation and it’s only going to get worse.

      • jenn12 says:

        He looked happy because he thought he hit the lottery. Half time parenting, being supported in style, maybe more fame. And instead he’s married to a needy psychotic who wants to play house like she’s in kindergarten, with fame and money draining at warp speed. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy. And now he has a teenager and a tween who are cognizant of the crap their mother was and is being put through.

      • Christin says:

        Their reality show also revealed probably more than they (or at least she) intended. It’s karmic for both, but not in a happy-great love story way.

    • starfish says:

      Leann has serious issues, it’s time she dumps Eddie, get some real help. If she had a younger lawyer who really looked out for her, she might save a few coins.

      • dlo says:

        only if she will listen, and I think that is a lot of her problem, if she does not like or does not want to do what is being suggested by the people who are there to help her, then nothing will ever change

    • Isabelle says:

      Some of the most well rounded ‘behaved’ people I know were raised by crazy selfish parents. A lot of the kids grow up and don’t want to be like mom & dad. Hopefully these boys won’t be as much influenced by three crazy parents.

  2. LookyLoo says:

    It couldn’t have happened to a better couple.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Exactly, it could happen to two more deserving d-bags, especially LiarAnn. She is a reprehensible and morally corrupt pitiful excuse for a “human” being. Eddie is just a typical male tool.

      • Jane says:

        I couldn’t have said it better myself! Spot on!

      • Emily C. says:

        Nothing about Eddie is “typical.” The vast majority of men are nothing like him. I’m sorry you’ve had such bad experiences with men that you would say that. But his being male is not a reason and it’s not an excuse for his behavior. He’s more responsible for this than Leann — they were both married, but he was the one with children, and he was the one who cheated with anyone who would have him.

      • Denise says:

        @Emily C – I think by ‘typical male tool’ she meant exactly that. Not typical male.

  3. NewWester says:

    The marriage will be over when Eddie has found another wealthy woman to latch on to. I am sure he is conducting “interviews” right now. It will not be a pretty sight when Leann’s world comes crashing down. She will lash out at everyone and everything around her. Her Twitter account will not be able to handle the traffic

    • robynsing says:

      and her access to her bonus boys will cease to exist. so probably a drunken, methed out leeann posting non-stop bikini selfies 24/7. she’ll be at lunch in Bev Hills in her bikini, at pilates in her bikini…

      • NewWester says:

        The selfies will be used to get a part on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She will certainly need a paycheque by then

    • Linda says:

      Funnily enough on there is a blinds reveal saying there is a very rich woman interested in him!!!!!!

      • Chetta B. says:

        Obviously this very rich woman has more money than brains to be interested in a wet end leech like Eddie Cibrian.

      • Wren says:

        Oh I don’t know, if he’s good in bed and willing to play by certain rules I don’t see why a rich woman wouldn’t want to keep him for awhile. Not forever, but long enough to enjoy herself. I doubt this person (if she exists) is looking for her soulmate here.

      • Emily C. says:

        Wants to take him on one vacation? Maybe. Interested in him as anything but a temporary boytoy? No way.

      • jess says:

        It’s probably Adrienne Maloof. To have a boy toy and get back at Brandi

    • starfish says:

      No one wants that infected peen, she is stuck with him.

  4. Snowpea says:

    Oh my god this lunatic of a woman never disappoints. She’s been banging on about Mothers Day on Twitter for what seems like weeks now!

    I mean, I am a legit mum of three (as opposed to a bone-arse mum) and I barely take any notice of Mothers Day. The kids make me cards and somebody presents me with burnt Burgen toast and that’s it for another year.

    Plus Brandi posted a #tbt of her with her oldest kid as a baby and then Leann went and posteda #tbt of some promo shot from when she was 18…

    Oh my stars, this woman is so beyond bonkers. When Eddie finally leaves it’ll be the most epically bonkers breakup in the history of breakups. And what’s with her shoulder in that pic of her with creepy Liz in the water…it looks…odd.

    • Christin says:

      As those boys get older and more independent, things will get more interesting. I think we are only seeing the beginning.

    • gwen says:

      Eddie isn’t going anywhere. Where would he go? He’s lost his looks, he’s much heavier, he’s older and most of all he no longer works and no one’s hiring him. He made his choice and karma has caught up with him. Tough titties.

  5. Zuzus girl says:

    It’s too bad Leanne is certifiable because she did have a good voice at one time. They are both a-holes.

  6. Patricia says:

    He spent his anniversary trip bonding with a dude friend? Haaaahahahhaa

    Isn’t it kind of awkward and uncomfortable to go on a luxury vacation with a couple when you owe the couple all that money? Odd.

    Also Lizzy or whatever her name is gives me the creeps. She’s the one who was Brandi’s bestie first, right? Again… Odd.

    • burnsie says:

      My theory is that the reason that the other couple always vacations with them is bce they’re chipping in for the trip financially

    • Christin says:

      Do any of us doubt they had a swingin’ good time?

      • Deanne says:

        Well, Lizzie is way more affectionate towards Marg than Eddie is, so you are probably on to something. The dynamic between the four of them is weird. When they travel, Eddie hangs out with Dave and LeAnn spends most of her time with Liz.

      • Christin says:

        It probably is more about the ‘boys’ wanting their bonding time.

        And I completely agree with your summary downthread — He’s in control and has it made. It may not be as lush and cushy as it once was, but he’s the puppetmaster.

    • starfish says:

      Leann was hanging all over her, hmmm, maybe it’s Le who is interested in a female relationship. Just saying of course, no proof.

      • gwen says:

        I’ve wondered if Leann and Kiki have a special relationship. They do spend alot of time alone together.

  7. Size Does Matter says:

    That pic of them together in the water is just bizarre. Did the photographer actually climb into the pool with them?

    I have a close friend who almost never does anything alone with her husband and kids. There is always another family there, even when they’re just going out to dinner. My husband and I almost never have another couple with us. It’s hard to coordinate schedules with anyone else. Which situation is normal?

    • Jayna says:

      In the middle is normal. Every couple needs alone time away from the kids and just to be a couple, not mom and dad, but it is also fun to socialize with other couples that you have a great time with and a lot in common . It’s about balance.

    • Jess says:

      I think it’s normal to vacation with friends occasionally, especially if everyone has kids around the same age, But on your honeymoon or an anniversary trip, or almost every freaking trip they take…no. It’s weird and I have no doubt it’s eddie’s doing because he doesn’t want to be alone with LeAnn. Dave is his longtime friend and LeAnn latched onto his wife since she was Brandi’s friend before. I crave time alone with my husband and jump at every chance we get to vacation without the kiddo or friends, and I damn sure don’t spend that time taking a million pictures and posting all day online, apparently they had a paparazzi photographer go on this trip with them and he took these pics. Someone on another post said LeAnn messed up and posted a pap pic on her Instagram before it was up on the daily mail, which confirms what we all knew and that she sets those up.

      • claire says:

        When they’re alone at home, she’s with Kiki or spending all her time talking to her loser fan-friends on Twitter and Instagram. And in 7 years, not one vacation alone. Not even their honeymoon. Yeah, I agree, dude doesn’t want to be alone with her and doesn’t pay any attention to her. I get so much second-hand embarrassment for her that she doesn’t realize she exposes all of this about her crappy marriage on social media.

      • Deanne says:

        If my husband had suggested takng friends on our honeymoon, I would have been completely crushed. Seriously, how into her could he be if he couldn’t stand the thought of a week alone with his new wife?

    • Erinn says:

      I’m definitely somewhere in the middle. I definitely need the alone time with the husband, but almost every friday we hang out with our closest couple friends, play some board games or go out for supper, or whatever. Tonight we decided to stay in because we have a busy weekend ahead of us and we want some down time to ourselves. I think it’d probably be super fun to go on a vacation with another couple – but it definitely wouldn’t be an every time thing.

      • claire says:

        It’s definitely normal and healthy to have a mix. They have no mix whatsoever. It’s downright pathetic.

    • gwen says:

      I think that pic looks bizarre also. Is it photoshopped?

  8. And deep dilution judging from that photo.

    • Canadian Becks says:

      Deep delusion.

      Sincerely hope you don’t mind the correction. English is not my mother tongue, but I have grown to love all its complexities.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I can see how this error could be the result of Siri’s ( or other’s) dictation function.

      • Jwoolman says:

        I think that just as there is truth in wine and children, there is truth in autocorrect… Dilution actually makes some sense here!

      • I don’t mind at all. I had a little laugh when you pointed it out. And, I really appreciate that you corrected me so nicely.

  9. Suzanne says:

    Well, in their defense…who would want to be alone with Eddie and Leann??? 😜

  10. DanaG says:

    Pre Eddie, Leanne did have a good voice and a career he really bought out the cray cray in her. He is a leech and the fact she knows he will leave when the well dries up is just sad its funny to watch from afar because they have made it into a kind of bad soap opera. But you can’t buy love. Wonder who the next lucky rich lady will be….

    • Bridget says:

      LeAnn has always been crazy, but the people in her life were able to wrangle her. Her ex-husband was basically her caretaker (and that includes professionally) and now with Eddie, LeAnn is just off the rails.

      • claire says:

        It was in the 90s, super pre-Eddie, when one of her big fan club’s president quit because Leann was being such a b**ch to fans at meet and greets and after shows and stuff, in addition to just sounding like a real jerk in interviews. So yeah…all this behavior and nastiness predates Eddie. Nashville was already washing their hands of her. Fans had already left in droves.

    • Tiffany says:

      There had been rumblings about LeAnn’s behavior well before the affair and marriage. Dean all but said that she needed constant montoring in all aspects of her life. It is not a coincidence that things are starting to unravel and she is broke.

      • Wren says:

        I recently reread that big interview about his marriage to Leann that he gave awhile back and he pretty much spells it out. He stops just short of saying flat out that Leann can’t handle anything on her own, including herself. She lived (and lives) through other people’s opinions of her. She’s emotional and reactive and has no filter or sense of proportion.

        Now that she’s on her own and dealing with things by herself (because you know Eddie ain’t helping her), she’s completely adrift and it’s painfully obvious to everyone. It’s like she’s a small child, really. Prone to tantrums, pursuing what she wants with no thought as to the consequences, little self control, hyper aware of the reactions of her peers, etc. We expect this type of behavior out of little kids, not grown women but here it is.

      • doofus says:

        and Wren, add that assessment to the whole theory of how people remain at the mental age of when they became famous and YUP! it makes sense.

      • Emily C. says:

        I think that applies mostly to American celebrities. The Harry Potter kids are doing great, for instance, and not acting 12. We don’t have nearly enough protection for kids stuck in celebrity culture in the U.S.

      • Veronica says:

        It’s really not that surprising when you consider how young she was when she hit it big. I don’t know how many examples of child star burnouts we need to figure out nobody comes out of that situation emotionally healthy.

  11. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    I’m only surprised by this part “Eddie has no passion for her *anymore*”. Anymore?

    People have been saying for years now that Eddie will leave her. It hasn’t happened yet. They could be married 15 years and people would still say “I told you so” at the end.

    • Starkiller says:

      I don’t think he’s going to leave her at all. As you said, it hasn’t happened yet. I’m no fan of either of these people (in fact, I’d never even heard of either of them until I started reading about them here) but I don’t know, maybe Eddje genuinely likes her? At the very least, I’m sure he’s comfortable and complacent. He doesn’t have to work and he does as he pleases. He probably considers it a pretty sweet deal. Why would he leave her?

    • Deanne says:

      I’ve never thought he was going to leave her. Why? To go where? He literally earns so little money, he (LeAnn) pays California’s minimum amount of child support. Even though the vacations have been sharply downgraded, he still gets to take lots of them and with his friends as a buffer. He lives in a budget “mansion” and gambles with her money and lives a life of total leisure, all on her dime. He’s completely in control of the situation. She has to play low rent casinos and parking lot gigs, while he sits with his feet up, by their pool, drinking high end tequila, she pays for. Plus, she’s so desperate for people to think they are the greatest love story ever told, he can do whatever he wants, without fear of her dumping him. It’s not like a serial cheater like Eddie is going to be any more loyal to her than he has been to anyone else. Talk about a cushy life. He’s got it made.

      • Dlo says:

        @deanne. I was hoping in the beginning, it would not last. Now I agree with everything you said. Leann will have to end this IMO and unless she gets help I don’t see that happening unfortunately. Now I root for her getting help

      • paleokifaru says:

        Agree with both of you. I’m not sure who else would want to keep him.

      • Wren says:

        He will leave her when (if) something better comes along. Otherwise, why bother? Aside from the negative press, he’s got a pretty sweet deal going here and I don’t think he’s going anywhere until a sweeter one presents itself. Or they go completely broke and he isn’t able to do what he wants anymore, ever. But that hasn’t happened yet apparently so there he’ll sit.

      • Marie says:

        @Deanne, ITA with all of what you’re saying.
        HPV Eddie’s got a free pass to cheat (I believe the Jessie rumor) and he knows it. I think the stories that came out in the beginning of their relationship: that he blames Leann for stalking him and leaking their affair to the tabloids and that he believes this was the cause of his marriage ending, are true. After all he’d cheated on Brandi before and they’d stayed together. So I believe the mutual friends who told Brandi that Eddie trashed talks Leann behind her back and was going to spend all her money, and leave her broke. I think he knows he can do this and walk away with some assets in five years, and he will have had his kids raised in Calabasas with housekeepers and nannies and private schools and nice vacations and a wealthy lifestyle. I’m sure he tells himself that he is working, and providing for his kids, by having to put up with Leann. And in five years, when Leann can’t afford him, Eddie will have the next lonely wealthier woman in bed.

      • Sonia says:

        I think he will leave when his child support is over. So, whenever the little one is 18. Plus by then he will have been married for 10 years, which means something in palimony, if he sues her to keep him in the lifestyle he is accustomed to being in, right?

      • @ Sonia
        Agreed! I just don’t see him leaving before that, even if other wealthy women are interested. He’s happy to have affairs and has total control over Leann – she will do anything to keep him. She tolerates his work ethic and wandering eye, that would be hard to find in a stronger woman. Short of a complete mental breakdown or bankruptcy I think he will stay with her for another 5 years. But, on their 10 year anniversary he will probably celebrate with a trip to his divorce lawyers office.

      • Katie says:

        Any bets on he’ll try to get back with Brandi?

  12. Bettyrose says:

    Why would a cute actress sleep with Eddie?

  13. Jayna says:

    Dave is his best friend. He’s not going to screw his wife, and his friend is no fool.

    • Kay says:

      I think you give Eddie Cibrian far too much credit.

    • Dlo says:

      Um did you not see the pics of the ladies making out? Yea they have

      • Marie says:

        My favorite was from their lake vacation a few years ago, where Lizzy is demonstrating her inner thigh workout on the dock, with her legs in the air and Eddie is staring mesmerized by her crotch while Leann stands there in a huff with her hands on her hips,

    • Cici says:

      I think Dave and Eddie are from the same cloth. Who knows what they do to get off?

  14. SleepyJane says:

    How many times are they going to recycle this story? Bankruptcy docs and/or a foreclosure sale or it didn’t happen.

    Yes, this is probably true. But, so what? This has supposedly been the case for years and he’s still around.

  15. burnsie says:

    I remember the blinds a few years ago said that bce of how they met (on set), she wouldn’t allow him to workin shoots that were more than 50 miles away or were overnight shoots.

    Funny how that’s worked out bce he cheats on her all the time anyways

  16. Paris says:

    They both are annoying

  17. escondista says:

    I see her going full Lohan soon.

  18. Christin says:

    So another Star story surfaces that seems to suggest the ‘insider’ understands Eddie’s POV?

    Maybe these stories every six months or so help keep her motivated to bring in a few more dollars and prove to the world that she’s still rich and in love.

    • gwen says:

      I remember reading at another site a few years ago that Eddie has a friend who works at Star Magazine.

  19. Alix says:

    These two are so lazy they practically make the Cambridges look like worker bees.

  20. Mrs. Welen-Melon says:

    The 350K loan is a down payment on a house? You can’t use a loan as a down payment.

    • Christin says:

      This story surfaced before and I think described it as an equity or second mortgage loan.

      I remember articles that bragged about what a ‘bargain’ they got from a short sale, and I thought 2.6 or 2.7 million was mentioned. It’s possible the friends’ loan was for remodeling they did right after they purchased the home.

    • Erinn says:

      Loan from friends so it was probably a ‘gifted’ down payment on the legal end of things.

    • Sapphire says:

      This is actually true-the documents concerning the purchase of the house are public records.

  21. Margo S. says:

    She doesn’t love herself. She’s so blindly in love with eddie too and he is just fake smiling through the whole thing. So embarrassing.

  22. Beatrice says:

    If Eddie left Leann it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After she recovers from the inevitable meltdown, she might actually drop the cray-cray, get to work rebuilding her career, and start bringing in the bucks. Stranger things have happened.

    • claire says:

      Maybe not though. She had already faded to irrelevance before Eddie, and certainly already had the reputation for being unlikeable, and cancelling shows a lot. Would anything change? I think it’s just the way she’s always been. Dean just helped keep it under wraps and she wasn’t exposing herself as much on social media.

      • Christin says:

        Her father claimed she wasn’t exactly taking her career and fans very seriously when he filed the countersuit nearly 20 yeas ago.

        Sometimes it’s easy come, easy go. She was wealthy and famous at a very young age. She doesn’t seem to truly grasp or commit to rebuilding her career in a realistic way.

  23. Chetta B. says:

    This Lizzie person has had more surgery than a Kardashian/Jenner – boob job, lip fillers, at least two nose jobs – nothing really original about her. Totally surgeried.

    • Tate says:

      She truly looks like a blow up doll

      • jenn12 says:

        She wants to turn herself into a paraffin witch (as they said in Harriet the Spy) on her or her spouse’s dime, that’s her business. What is infuriating is her constant writing in urban dialect, and she doesn’t even seem to realize that being a rich middle-aged white woman who calls people homies and uses terms like “Ima”, or “we too clean” etc, is obnoxious and downright rude.

  24. claire says:

    I need someone to do a story of the insanity of her Instagram account. WTF is she trying to do there? Is she trying to be a guru like her ex, Andrew? Writing a self-help book? Is she going through manic delusional episodes and just letting us in on her periods of faux “spiritualism”? This idiot is acting like she’s some sort of moral arbiter over there, with all sorts of preaching nonstop of peace and love (while of course not actually doing any of those things she preaches – quite the opposite). She seems to be on some quest to paint herself as this super enlightened completely changed person. Of course, anyone with half a brain cell can analyse it and see all the hypocrisy, double speak and nonsense she’s spewing but her idiotic fans seem to be eating it up. To me, she sounds like she’s getting closer to another breakdown. What do others think?

    • Dlo says:

      IMO Edna is gas lighting her

    • Christin says:

      Re: the inspirational dailies — I think it just gives her a way to influence a few followers and look good, with a passive-aggressive bonus now and then.

      There are several posters online (alt accounts?) that intrigue me. The tone and talking points are always the same.

      It’s boring yet fascinating (like a case study).

      • claire says:

        I agree some of it is attributed to that. And since she has no personality of her own, she gloms on to things. But, IMO, they’ve lately become very similar to how you hear people speak during manic episodes, so I’ve been wondering if there’s more going on there. It’s all very obsessive and creepy at this point.

  25. Tammy says:

    I don’t know. It’s Star Magazine. Maybe there’s some truth to the marriage being in crisis but I doubt LeAnn Rimes went through all the money she has made since was 13. I just find it hard to believe but you never know.

    • Bridget says:

      She hasn’t made much money at all in the years since she met Eddie, had to pay out a huge amount to her ex husband, and still spends like it’s going out of style. You really don’t think she’s broke?

      • Tammy says:

        Not until I see a bankruptcy filing or a foreclosure on her house. She made a lot of money in her teen years. Her net worth was estimated to be 20 million last year. So no I don’t think she’s broke but apparently she is making new music and going on tour this year.. if she does you know she needs money.

      • Bridget says:

        Who gave her that net worth estimate? People that are flush don’t borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars from their friends. Not to mention, she has been trying to make music and tour, it just hasn’t gone well.

      • Christin says:

        I take those net worth estimates with a grain of salt. They have no way of knowing how much is spent — only estimates of earnings. A big spender can run through millions quickly.

      • Bridget says:

        They also take very little into account – like percentages taken from agents, managers, lawyers, etc. as well as taxes, money she has to pay back to the record company, not to mention any settlement she gave her ex-husband. And then you have actual spending, like real estate, vacations, clothing, what she’s spent funding her own albums. And LeAnn Rimes has never been a huge draw.

    • doofus says:

      we all remember (well, us oldies, anyway) the cautionary tale of MC Hammer. Had it all, riches galore…and filed for bankruptcy. too much spending (houses, cars etc…and in LeAnn’s case, vacations/shopping) and not enough money coming in. it happens, even to those who have riches beyond what any of us “normal” folks have. It’s amazing…as long as you lived sensibly, not even FRUGALLY, but just sensibly, you’d have more than you need your entire life with an income or savings like that. a lot of them think that “the money will always be coming in” like it did in the beginning.

      too many of these people have poor advisors (in Rimes’ case, I’d bet she just doesn’t listen to what anybody tries to tell her) and don’t realize that, to live a life like that, you have to keep the money coming in, whether it’s investments, real estate…whatever you can do if you’re not singing/acting/etc anymore.

      • Christin says:

        Several big name country artists ended up broke and/or in huge tax trouble.

        One example was Dottie West, who had several hits over two or three decades (solo and duets with Kenny R.). She was still trying to dig out of her financial troubles when she died.

        Big spending, divorces — it all catches up to them.

      • bob says:

        Will Smith too, he said himself he pissed a couple of million up a wall when he was younger, but luckily had the chance to earn it again and be wiser with it.

    • Veronica says:

      It’s really not that shocking when you consider how expensive those celebrity lifestyles really are. The sheer cost of those McMansions and the realty expenses (taxes, insurance, etc.) is enough to eat up a hefty percentage of a millionaire’s income. You get used to a certain level of living, and it becomes almost impossible to budget again when the cash flow runs out. Think how young Rimes was when she became famous – you really think she was surrounded by people who were looking out for her future interests?

      Beyond that, the majority of the money made from the actual music sales goes to the record company. The money that makes people like Taylor Swift and Rihanna are batting around comes more from touring, endorsements, and contracts stemming from their celebrity profile. Leann Rimes hasn’t been a big star since the 90s, so she’s probably not commanding large sums for her performances at this point. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the actual cash worth of celebrities is far less than their net worth.

  26. BKittyB says:

    For the longest, people have been saying their relationship is doomed. Yet they are still blowing up Instagram, twitter and other social media with staged pics. They aren’t the only couple that got together when both were still in marriages or even committed relationships with children. Le Ann isn’t any more self absorbed and narcissistic than a few other celebs I could name that are favorites on this site. So I don’t get the hate for these two. One would think they are the first annoying, got-together-by-cheating celebrity couple ever. When all is said and done, right now Eddie is done except for possible reality show stints that will make fun of him. LeAnn is actually talented, so she could get back into the studio and make music and be ok. I am not going to contribute to the hate, but I will say these two things: 1. there’s no way in the world I would be dealing with someone I had to watch every moment of the day to keep from cheating. 2. If Eddie is a gold digger, he’s a stupid one, because you don’t stay until the money runs all the way out. You start hedging your bets and getting money from the old one and the new one, THEN when the money is gone, you slide the new one into first place and start seeking a new plan B. Pimpin’ is never easy, but it’s easier than being poor.

    • Kt says:

      I think the hate for them isn’t about the affair but Leann’s behavior afterwards. That crazy is pretty over the top. The single white female the mean tweets, child stealing – even going so far to try and sue a school teacher she stalked and called. Seriously, her behavior is crazy and mean.

      • Insomniac says:

        That’s exactly right. If LeAnn had just shut up and moved on with Eddie, few people would probably remember or care how they got together. It’s not like affairs are unusual in the entertainment industry.

        Instead she kept tormenting Eddie’s ex and giving whiny interviews that made it sound like she thought *she* was the real victim in all this. Oh, and then there were the album and reality show with even more attacks on the ex. That’s just unhinged behavior.

      • KT says:

        This. Leann’s post-affair behavior has been shocking and downright bizarre. The constant copying and competing with Brandi is creepy and seriously,, writing an entire album about her affair and then tweeting that her stepsons were singing along to it? How sick is that? It’s vile and she’s the one that keeps the feud going. Right now, she’s posting completely inappropriate Mother’s Day tweets. Leann just isn’t likeable and she enjoys provoking people.

        I was shocked to read they’ve only been married 5 years – it feels like a lifetime. It feels that way because she talks incessantly about their affair. People would have dropped it if she’d let them but it like defines her. I read an article in a music magazine that said, “Leann Rimes is coming out with a new album so that means she’ll be talking about her marriage and affair.” When a major music mag calls you out, it’s bad.

      • BKittyB says:

        I get it. I was wondering about this…. I don’t really keep up with her, and I didn’t realize she was going overboard.

    • Cici says:

      Leann is so obnoxious. That’s where the hate comes from. If she didn’t plant stories in the media and set up all those dumb photoshoots of her being “happily married” then absolutely no one would be talking about these two now.

      • BKittyB says:

        Yes, I can see. And it’s crazy but honestly the last I heard about them was something about her quitting twitter or something….So you see my attention span, lol.

    • Emily C. says:

      The post-affair behavior was so bad that a lot of people who don’t care about celebrities can’t stand these two. It was Tom Cruise couch-jumping level. Nothing Leann and Eddie have done is anywhere near the same league as Scientology, but it still left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths. And with neither of them doing anything else with their time, it’s what people remember.

      If Leann re-started her career for real, if Eddie got a part on a solid TV show, they could be known for something else. But this is it, and tbh I think it’s what they want. Their relationship keeps being the “story,” which keeps the dislike alive, which sells tabloids.

  27. Kt says:

    Those photos of Lizzie and Leann are so gross. Lizzie looks so plastic and Leann is just so plain looking. Side by side the contrast is glaring. I believe Eddie needs a little gir/girl action to get up the urge to do Leann and think that’s why they always travel together. Brandi mentions in her book that he’s into that and when you look at the drunk pictures of those two I think that’s what’s happening. Regardless of how she feels about it, I bet Leann will do anything to make him stay around. I can’t wait for this mess to implode.

    • claire says:

      Lizzie is just so gross looking. Her lips are disgusting. I pretty much try not to make direct eye contact with any pics of Leann or her ugly tacky “friends.”

    • jenn12 says:

      Well, yeah. Remember the pictures of Leannn taking her clothes off and her and Liz making out on a public balcony? They had the paps there and Eddie was taking pictures. All the 4 kids were actually inside the apartment at the time.

  28. Cris says:

    I wonder if Ed has dirt in his dimples? Ick.

  29. Marie says:

    Dave Fradin is Ed’s cheating wing man, the one mentioned by the poster in reply to Billy Mack. The Fradin’s are also the ones who used to vacation with Ed and Scheana, when Brandi was pregnant. So I wouldn’t be surprised if you are right Kaiser and they have an open marriage and Liz is Ed’s side piece. Ed certainly looked over his marriage in those pap photos of their Cabo trip. He spent his whole time drinking by the pool with Dave checking out other women. The other reason I believe he’s openly cheating on Leann is that she’s gone back to posting passive aggresive jabs at Brandi on social media about “Step Mothers Day.” Leann couldn’t keep her pledge for a social media “truce” up for more than a few days and the nasty replies about Brandi are up too. She takes out all her anger and frustration at Eddie’s cheating on Brandi.

    • doofus says:

      “She takes out all her anger and frustration at Eddie’s cheating on Brandi.”

      and I think that’s because he was still “with” Brandi when he started up with LeAnn, and it took the extreme of Brandi throwing him out to finally be with LeAnn. As in, Brandi made the decision for Eddie to leave, Eddie didn’t have a choice. and if he did have one, he very likely would have stayed with Brandi.

      and that little tidbit KILLS LeAnn.

      • Marie says:

        So true. It’s probably why she’s carving her face and body up and SWF-ing Brandi. She wants to be Brandi.

  30. cakecakecake says:

    Is Cabo cheap or something?? its the only place they seem to vacation at.

    I too, believe this article.

    • LAK says:

      They may be receiving a free holiday in exchange for the publicity.

    • HappyMom says:

      Quick, reasonable flights from LA. Much easier and much less expensive than going to Hawaii.

      • gwen says:

        There’s the sold pap pictures. That’s probably what funded this vacation. I think constant pap pictures is the only way they can afford them.

    • Myriam says:

      It’s definitely cheaper than Bora Bora, which she initially claimed to be the vacation spot. Guess that didn’t pan out

  31. JenB says:

    I feel like their marriage is a ticking time bomb at this point. Just not sure exactly how much longer till it goes off (i.e. her money runs dry.)

  32. Mixtape says:

    Star: the sky is blue and sugar tastes sweet.

  33. Dlo says:

    Dear LeAnn, please dump ed and get help! Imo

  34. Giddy says:

    If it is true that they are in deep financial and marital trouble, the stress must be horrible. There’s Leann tweeting madly about love, pure happiness, and a perfect marriage, and arranging pap shots to show how deliriously delighted they are to be together. Meanwhile, he cheats, she buys him treats she can’t afford, bills pile up, and the cracks in her sanity widen.

    • Dlo says:

      That sounds like it could very well be what is going on with her. Great observation

  35. Jess says:

    I think her deep thoughts by LeAnn Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest posts are very telling of her current mental status, she seems on the verge of losing it. The Mother’s Day stuff is extreme to me, she really needs that recognition and is obviously still trying to one up Brandi, she can’t even let the mother have one damn day without intervening, help your step kids make a cute card for their mom and move the hell on, it confuses kids, but she doesn’t care because everything has to revolve around her apparently, so selfish.

    • claire says:

      I think people who spend all day searching for and posting quotes to lift themselves up think they are coming across as deep, spiritual and full of life and love. But in reality, it looks like they’re unstable and need a ton of ‘crutches’ throughout their day. That of course is not a self-awareness that Leann has, though.

      • Christin says:

        That’s how I think it looks as well — In her case, a combo of having too much time on her hands, and something really not being right in her universe.

      • Deanne says:

        There have actually been studies that show it indicates a lack of intelligence. They’re grasping at straws, trying to find meaning in their lives and making excuses for their failings. I’m not talking about the occasional quote poster. I mean the LeAnn level ones. Her IG “we should stop using the title of Mother” is seriously the ranting of a deluded, idiotic narcissist. I’m so sick of the women who marry men with children and then try to usurp the role of Mother or diminish it to feed their own egos and insecurity. There are great step-parents everywhere, many who don’t get the recognition they deserve, but LeAnn and her Twitter step-mom posse aren’t in that category. I’m not sharing my title as Mother to my children with any other woman. Love my kids and have them love you back? Great. I’ll respect and appreciate your contribution to their lives and make sure that my kids do too. Call me Bio-Mom and say I’m nothing special to them and you’ll have a major problem with me that you’ll regret.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        I think she is an empty person. I agree.
        @Deanne Her constant need to claim his children is unbalanced to put it mildly.

      • noway says:

        There have been studies on people posting other people’s quotes on social media and the studies show it means a lack of intelligence. Now reread the above sentence and see how stupid it sounds. Okay I’ll bite, name one. I would love to critically analyze this, as it sound like it might be an education bashing piece of fake research. If you are just speaking about quoting others in general, keep in mind some of the most famous speeches, addresses, plays and novels have used quotes from others. Granted hers seem dumb, but don’t go bashing the rest. The above being said I believe, but don’t know, that your assessment of Leann and motherhood in general is correct. To me she does seem like she bashes the amazing step parents of the world with her actions. The woman and a lot of people need to give up social media, it really isn’t bringing out the best of her.

      • Deanne says:

        @noway The articles specfically said social media and they’re obviously referring to those who do it non-stop, not the occasional use of the words of others, or in ways that incorporate them into a speech or essay. Of course plenty of smart people use quotes, but not as a crutch. If people spoke in quotes, the way some post them, they’d sound very cliche and insincere.I know people whose Facebook and IG accounts are literally one quote after another. It certainly would indicate that they have nothing of value to say for themselves. Not only does LeAnn do it constantly, she also has a habit of changing a word or two and then claiming ownership. It DOES show a lack of intellgence to try and pretend that the words of others are your own. You’re right about the unhealthy nature of a lot of social media. I think people get addicted. It can be a window into people’s psyche and the oversharing exposes a lot.

      • Lucrezia says:

        I think I found the research for you noway (I was interested too).

        However, Deanne’s interpretation doesn’t quite match what the study showed. (Probably not Deanne’s fault, it was reported badly in the media. You ALWAYS have to go back to the original research; the media is TERRIBLE at reporting science.)

        Short version: Nothing in the study about how the quantity of quotation … it’s about the quality of quotes. Some “inspirational” quotes are profound. Some are nonsense. People who can’t tell the difference between pseudo-profound nonsense “Wholeness quiets infinite phenomena”, conventionally profound quotes “A wet person does not fear the rain”, and mundane statements like “Newborn babies require constant attention” are more likely to believe in religions, the supernatural, alternative medicine etc.

        In other words: People with no BS-detection meter are more likely to believe a bunch of BS. (Duh!)

        Linking it to intelligence is a bit more problematic. Intelligence isn’t a “thing” you can point to, it’s whatever intelligence tests measure. In this case, one of their “intelligence tests” was the ability to discriminate between factual statements “Wayne Gretzky was a hockey player” and a metaphorical statement “An anxious person is a prisoner to their anxiety”. Again, no surprises that people with no BS-meter can’t tell the difference between a metaphor and a fact.

      • Deanne says:

        @Lucrezia You are right. The articles that I read, specifically said that it showed a lack of critical thinking skills, which basically is lacking a bs detector. Lack of intelligence was a little harsh on my part, although I do find poor LeAnn to be rather stupid. One of the “I post quotes 24/7 on Facebook” people I know, put up a quote from a KKK founder, oblivious to what she had posted, or why she was getting negative comments. It was tragic.

      • Emily C. says:

        Snopes has an article on the quote thing:

        It is not number of quotes. It’s meaningless, PSEUDO-profound quotes. If someone is quoting Nelson Mandela and Eleanor Roosevelt all day, that doesn’t show anything about their intelligence or critical thinking skills. If they’re quoting Deepak Chopra constantly, they’re probably not the best critical thinkers in the world. Which is self-evident.

        The study itself was hardly rigorous, either. Kind of meta, how a study about bs is kind of bs itself. In fact, it’s so bad that a lot of people speculated (and I do too) that it could have been a prank.

    • Kt says:

      When Eddie leaves she’ll never see those kids again. Maybe then she’ll realize she never was a “bonus mom,” just a “speed bump” one.

  36. Bravocueen says:

    My husband and I don’t get to go away too often but we’re planning a well-deserved (IMO) trip to Cabo. I suggested inviting his sister and her husband (both of whom we adore) and he was horrified! “Our time”

  37. Magnoliarose says:

    It’s not a leap to believe it. Sometimes these tabloids are right and are paying a real source. Her social media and actions support this.

  38. Jeanette says:

    Plot twist..its actually LeLe and Lizzy getting down on the side.

    • Christin says:

      Now that would be a way for each of them to get the public attention they seem to crave!

  39. Bapril says:

    I totally agree that this all true. Star magazine may be considered a “gossip rag”, but ever since the National F’ing Enquirer got so many stories right a few years ago (i.e. Senator John Edwards’ having a secret love child) I tend to not discount any story solely based on how trashy the source is, you know?

    • noway says:

      The only problem with this story is it really is the same story regurgitated for the past five years. Not sure that it is correct now, but it probably will be at one point and Star magazine will look like they know something. Really, I think we all could have written this at the beginning, we just don’t know the date to put on it.

  40. Emily C. says:

    And water is wet. The Star interns must not have been able to think of spitefic pitting women against each other before publication time today.

    • jenn12 says:

      Calling someone out on crappy behavior is not the same as pitting women against each other. Leann has smugly put everything out there for years, enjoying the pain she inflicted on the person whose life she blew apart.She loves power and control and felt she had power over Brandi and public perception. Karma is simply arriving, as it always does.

      • Emily C. says:

        That’s not what I meant. Star likes to make up stories pitting REAL female celebrities against each other. Leanne and Brandi, both d-listers at best, choose to be pitted against each other all the time — it gets them headlines. But this article isn’t even about Brandi (shocker), it’s just about how a marriage everyone knows is a mess, is a mess. No creativity required on Star’s part for this one. And definitely nothing new.

  41. Caz says:

    Wow. Things would be very different if Leann had strong role models and support right from when she was young. I feel sorry for her. Eddie is such a user.

    People choose your partners carefully especially if you have $$ and assets.

  42. Cici says:

    The divorce rumors on these two will go on and on. They’ll stay together, not because they’re happy, but just because it works for them. Not sure why LeAnn has to try to make everyone believe they are madly in love now. It may have worked in the beginning but if you have to say all that 5 years in, there’s a huge problem. Plus, Eddie looks so bored and uninterested in her. He always has. Does she think we don’t see that?

    • mollie says:

      This. They will stay together, happy or not, I’d bet. What else is there to do?
      Leann’s incredible professional ego, combined with her incredible personal insecurities, make for a go-nowhere situation.

  43. mollie says:

    I commended Brandi and Leann for their latest truce, however Leann’s goofy Stepmother’s day missive on instagram disgusts me.
    I am a mom, and a stepmom. Never in my life did I ever expect a “day” for me as a stepmom. Never did I ever equate being a stepmom as the same as “mom”, when there is an existing mom in the picture!
    It’s not the same.

    I’m a da*M good stepmom, and I know that my stepkids HAVE a mom.

    Leann has no children of her own, so she does not know how ridiculous she is being, she has no idea how it feels.

    Not everyone needs to have children of their own to be a valid parental figure, however, do NOT , do NOT put yourself on equal ground as biomom if she is in the picture. Nope, no do NOT.

    • jenn12 says:

      There is this woman named Rachael on Twitter and she totally called it. She said a part of the reason for the truce would turn out to be so Leann would be included on Mothers’ Day and now people would see that she was equal to Brandi. She is manipulative and controlling; trying to control people’s emotions when she can’t control them. I don’t blame Brandi for wanting some peace and an end to the drama, but I’m willing to bet that she’s doing it for her kids and knows what’s up with Leann. Leann tried to claim that the kids were confused over whom to celebrate the day with- how disgusting can you get? They know who their mother is. Of course this is the woman who was proclaiming herself the 3rd parent when the boys’ parents were still married- going to their school, having their pictures painted on murals in her mother’s home, posting their photos on social media, and discussing their games. I don’t agree with everything Brandi does, but she is a saint for putting up with this stalking narcissist as well as her POS ex.

      • Tate says:

        I feel the same. I don’t always agree with Brandi but she has put up with a lot of crazy over the last several years. I don’t know how she does it.

      • claire says:

        She’s such a despicable person. And any tug-of-war those kids feel on this holiday weekend is only due to her making a huge scene every single year. Last year, I think she started all the begging for attention tweets like 10 days in advance! She’s such a liar too. She’s acting like the kids just found out about the stepmothers day holiday, yet, every year she’s been asking for herself to be celebrated both holidays, so obviously it’s been a known thing in their house. And isn’t that too funny: their actual mom gets one holiday, but the mistress turned psycho “bonus” mom should get two. I mean…when is it enough for her?

      • jenn12 says:

        Leann has tried to claim those kids and insert herself as a parent from the time Brandi and Eddie separated. Eddie should’ve shut it down for the boys’ sake, if not Brandi’s, but he’s too selfish and evil. And you have people like Karla who then send her messages that say stepmothers are mothers too. Come on! How disrepectful! And where are Leann’s bio mom and stepmom in all this? You don’t celebrate women, as she is trying to claim she’s doing, by constantly tearing apart the holidays meant for mothers, or by ignoring the women in your own life. I don’t generally dislike people I don’t know, but JFC.

      • Deanne says:

        I wonder how thrilled Karla would be, if the skank who helped break up her family, tried to claim her “littles” and hijack Mother’s Day? Her kids probably wouldn’t know the difference. She’s on social media all day long, mostly kissing LR’s backside and stroking her ego.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        I don’t know how Brandi does it. They would drive me up the wall. I don’t know why she never had children but she shouldn’t with her instability. Her need to engulf all things Eddie is sick. But he doesn’t stop it so it makes him the worst in the triangle.

      • jenn12 says:

        No matter what, no one should have to deal with the ugliness or lack of boundaries where their kids are concerned. I always think Karla truly likes Brandi, but then she does something so carelessly hurtful and I wonder.

  44. Jane says:

    I think it is important to mention that both Leann and Eddie are setting the worst example for the two boys as far as being responsible adults for finances. Really, could you imagine Eddie telling the boys that NOT working is a proper way of life? That some of the money they DO make is by selling pictures to the rag web sites such DM? That if one wants an expensive house or mansion near Holly weird (Yes, I misspelled that on purpose) have a very rich friend finance for you and also pray you have a once rich sugar momma pay the rest? That one should live above one’s means and use credit at all costs?

    Whatever happened to earning an honest living? I guess Eddie simply has no clue about that.

    • jenn12 says:

      Those two are not examples for any child. They confused those poor boys by their overly sexual behavior in front of them and their friends and teammates, acted as though it were normal for a father to be with a girlfriend while still married to their mother, and allowed all sorts of boundaries to be overstepped while the boys were too young to know any better. They used those boys for financial gain. And the amount of evidence out there that points to the abuse the boys’ mother endured is staggering. They are no longer the young mistress and handsome young dad; they are facing a teenager and a tween. And they have a lot to explain. Remember the photo of Leann grabbing Eddie’s privates on the beach while the boys watched? The kids’ parents were still MARRIED at the time.

      • Jane says:

        @jenn12, Oh I remember that picture clearly; especially Leann’s rear end was out in full view bending over in front of both boys. Did you see the one with Leann making-out with Eddie -partially straddling him while Jake (who was a mere toddler at the time) was sitting next to Eddie drinking from his sippy cup? That was my first major WTF? moment I had with these two.

      • jenn12 says:

        I think Leann recently got nasty with a fan who asked why Eddie was never working, and she was like, you don’t know how he sacrifices. I mean, come on. The kids are in middle and grade school. What is it he’s claiming to do? He was fine working when they were little, or leaving for days to be with his mistresses. He has a lot of answering to do, and soon. Remember all the pictures of he and Leann groping each other in front of everyone at soccer games? You know kids. They don’t even like if you say “underwear” or kiss”. I think the picture you mentioned pinged my radar initially as well, particularly because my kids are close in age to Brandi’s sons. They never had a care in the world how their behavior affected those kids. And recently, those photos of a scantily clad Leann, encouraging the boys to dump ice water on her and their idiot dad was there. They are DISGUSTING.

      • Tate says:

        @jenn12 I was a stay at home mom for years so of course I don’t think there is anything wrong with a stay at home dad but leann is ridiculous with her excuses for Ed. My kids are the same age as his. What is he doing all day?!? I would go insane if I hadn’t gone back to work.

      • jenn12 says:

        @Tate, I have nothing but respect for stay at home parents, though I never was one. However, I have something against people who are full of BS. Eddie doesn’t work because he doesn’t want to. He always went away, work or not, and didn’t worry about the kids. He’s a crappy actor (I think he would’ve made a better model) and doesn’t want to put effort into doing anything else. Leann makes excuses for his not working, and what bothered me was her nasty remark about how things were so bad for the kids when Eddie was working. They’re both cesspools of human beings. I believe both Leann and Eddie kept saying Brandi should go work at McDonald’s when she wanted child support and had been a stay at home mother, so why doesn’t he take that advice?

  45. tricklady says:

    Don’t get me wrong Cabo is nice, but not really a “Luxury” destination and they went for like 4 days. I would be willing to bet Brandi is making more money then those two idiots. As usual she is losing her mind on twitter over Mother’s Day. Its like she can’t effing help herself. Brandi posted the CUTEST picture of her self at her bachelorette party on instagram, can’t wait to see
    how she tries to top that!!

  46. Dee says:


  47. mollie says:

    I wish that I could find it, I’m sure someone else can, but Eddie gave an interview when he was with Brandi, early on, in which he talked about what a great cook she was, that she almost went to cooking school. In that interview, he said (and I forget how he said it so cannot quote it) that what he really wanted to do was just not work and go buy land and live without working.

    So, he’s got his dream. He’s not leaving this gravy train til the money is gone.

  48. mollie says:

    With Brandi, he had to be a provider.

  49. Amanda G says:

    Off topic…but what brand are the sunglasses Leann is wearing in those photos? I love them!