Brandi Glanville: ‘I feel like LeAnn, in a way, saved me a decade of heartache’

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It’s been a strange year in LeAnn Rimes-Eddie Cibrian-Brandi Glanville gossip. By that I mean that there’s been precious little gossip. LeAnn and Eddie have not been gossip-worthy all year, and it’s almost as if they’re over the drama? That can’t be right. Meanwhile, Brandi has barely tried to start any sh-t with them, and she’s just been cycling through reality shows and various paid appearances and whatever. Brandi is still tight with a lot of Real Housewives, which is how she ended up on Teddi Mellencamp’s Teddi Tea Pod podcast. And on that podcast, Brandi talked about the history with Eddie and LeAnn… ten years later. Eddie’s affair with LeAnn began a decade ago. Still one of the trashiest, messiest gossip stories out there, quite honestly. And Brandi really broke it down on the podcast:

Brandi Glanville was famously cheated on by ex-husband Eddie Cibrian, who had an affair with LeAnn Rimes after the two met while working on the TV movie “Northern Lights” in 2009. It later came out he stepped out on her with other women, including “Vanderpump Rules” star Scheana Shay. Right off the bat, Teddi asked Brandi to break down her past with Eddie and while it’s a story we’ve heard before, it’s always worth a listen for all of Glanville’s random asides about her ex and the country singer.

“I’m a Scorpio, I have a little crazy intuition, I knew something was going on and all my friends were like, ‘You’re crazy Brandi,'” she recalled. “Come to find out, yes, they were having an affair. I was told it was a one time thing, he denied it publicly, I really really wanted to believe him.”

Initially, she thought they could get past it with counseling, but once she learned about other women — from reports on Access Hollywood and Perez Hilton, no less — that’s when she “took the knife, slashed the motorcycle tires.” She added, “He’s lucky he was not home at that point, I was livid.” Looking back, she said she thought it was suspicious that he had two cell phones at the time, when he wasn’t working steadily. “I was like, what the hell do you need two phones for? He’s like, ‘One’s for business.’ I was so afraid of what I would find, I would never look.”

She said that she was still “madly in love” with Eddie after finding out about his indiscretions, but knew she couldn’t be with him anymore. She claimed he was telling her he loved her still, but was “behind my back while we were in counseling, seeing LeAnn. I feel like LeAnn, in a way, saved me a decade of heartache. What if I didn’t find this out forever and suddenly one day there’s 100 women?”

Speaking about cheating more generally later in the podcast, she said she puts the blame on both parties involved. “I always say it takes two to tango. It’s not just her,” she said, while talking about the “other woman” in the scenario. “It’s not like she took his pants down … maybe she did … but he was part of the problem. I feel like the other woman tends to get blamed 100% for it … no, he went.” Without naming names she said she has noticed that with some “child stars,” they “have this vendetta, like I got your man.”

[From Too Fab]

I actually remember all of this – Us Weekly had the photos of Eddie and LeAnn filming in Canada, looking cheater-y and for a while, Brandi didn’t leave him. That was the moment when he was denying everything and she was in denial. And after that… LeAnn very publicly went after Eddie and tried to “steal” him. It was like she couldn’t stop herself. And eventually, Brandi had enough of all of it. And then the second act of the drama was after Brandi and Eddie split up and LeAnn started stalking Brandi online and in real life. Yes, LeAnn might have saved Brandi some time, but lord, the past decade has been bonkers. I’m concerned that Brandi is re-opening all of this sh-t too.


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  1. babsjohnson says:

    That face is pulled to the high heavens! She was never a natural beauty but she gives Edgar from MIB teas in this header pic. Tragic.

  2. Mabs A'Mabbin says:


  3. Fluffy Donuts says:

    I’m a little surprised that Leann hasn’t had his babies yet. She doesn’t seem the type to settle just for “bonus mom”. They deserve each other. Brandi was one of the funniest ones on RHOBH.

    • Jess says:

      I believe the rumor that Eddie got snipped on purpose, because LeAnn is totally the type to “accidentally” get pregnant right away.

    • WTW says:

      Everyone can’t have babies. LeAnn has discussed how it took her mother a very long time to have her due to fertility issues, and she might have fertility issues as well, since some conditions, like endometriosis, may have a genetic link.

      • AmyB says:

        @WTW yes I agree with you. I think LeAnn would have had kids by now, so I think she may have fertility issues. We all know she wants to hang on to Eddie anyway she can!

  4. Ariela says:

    I can’t believe he is still with Leanne. They’ve been married longer now that he was married to Brandi.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I thought the consensuss was he’d leave her at exactly 10 years to maximize divorce settlement?

      • Chaine says:

        She’s not had a hit in years, bet she’s run through all her money at this point between the endless bikinis and vacations. He’s got to stick around longer now hoping she makes a lucrative comeback.

      • Bettyrose says:

        But royalties, investments, and crap? If it was ever true she was worth 30 mil, takes a real effort to burn thru that. Kudos on the unique accomplishment?? 🙄

    • whatWHAT? says:

      as someone mentioned yesterday, I think, in large part, it’s because she’s clinging with all her might because she can’t let “the haters” be right about her and Eddie not lasting forever.

      like, I’m SURE he cheats on her constantly, but she “won” in the fight for him, and she ain’t going to give that up. until his cheating gets to the point that THEIR cheating did, publicly licking each other’s fingers in a restaurant, she’ll ignore it…until she can’t.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I just can’t believe anyone would fight over this guy…

      • Bettyrose says:

        Cheating on her constantly involves willling parties. What woman would touch this man? I guess he coukd be seeing escorts (with her money, LOL).

      • Some chick says:

        @BettyRose, I seem to remember something about a waitress… maybe he’s got game and we just don’t see it.

      • Kosmos says:

        EXACTLY. Why fight over Eddie Cibran? He’s not a prize, except maybe to LeAnn. What I didn’t like was the fact that he cheated, and then the way Brandi handled the whole thing, with no grace whatsoever and this went on for soooo long. I got so tired of hearing her complain and bemoan the situation well after she could have come to terms with it. Once someone cheats, I feel he wasn’t worth keeping anyway. Brandi did handle the whole thing poorly, then we saw her drunk a bunch of times. Seeing her here, she looks almost unrecognizable. It seems she has issues with her self-esteem as she’s always stretching her face to extremes to seemingly look attractive. I feel sorry for her. LeAnn probably has her own issues, and Eddie I see as a mooch and a cheater, nothing to be proud about.

  5. Lowercaselila says:

    Teddi has a podcast? Who doesn’t have a podcast these days? Brandi definitely has a different nose.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Wow. All this did was make me remember how pretty Brandi was back when this all started. I feel bad for her that she’s fallen into the plastic surgery spiral of more, more, more. She looks pained.
    Surely he’s continued to cheat, I guess Leann just looks the other way?

  7. olive says:

    is this her new perspective? because she certainly hasn’t been acting like her life hasn’t been full of heartache ever since leanne and eddie got together. everything she’s said since then has indicated that leanne and eddie have continually caused her heartache

    • AnnaKist says:

      That’s what I thought, olive. There’s been constant sniping, innuendo, cyber-creeping, veiled criticisms, humblebraggingetc. etc., from both sides, exactly as one would expect from an acrimonious split involving a cheater and two attention seekers. It’s been quiet for a while now, but there’s no way Brandi has escaped 10 years of heartache. I hope they’ve all moved on now.

    • Erinn says:

      That’s my impression – this is a new thing. Hopefully this will actually be a turning point for her.

    • Lutein says:

      LOL, I’d say 90% of the “public heartache” was for PR, for her books, shows, whatever. She was monetising the triangle. I actually like Brandi, having said that.

  8. Mireille says:

    Yeah, I’m here to rag on Eddie. He’s a complete tool, jerk, and other negative words that can’t be written here on Celebitchy. And YES, this man can’t keep his pants on … serial cheater. I’m sure he’s with Leann for convenience and money. He barely has a career now. I would probably guess he’s cheated on her too. This man is definitely no catch and both women can certainly do better.

  9. Jess says:

    I wish Brandi would stop with the plastic surgery, she’s almost at a point of no return and looking like the cat lady. She’s so naturally pretty, I don’t get it.

    I’m sure LeAnn has lived a life of pure hell the last 10 years, waiting for him to cheat on her, and we all know he has. He’s a serial cheater, and he doesn’t even work to support his children, he’s not attractive in any way. LeAnn certainly “won”, lol.

  10. 2lazy4username says:

    OMG she’s full-on Jocelyn Wildenstein at this point.

  11. SJR says:

    He is no prize. Anyone who constantly cheats does not value the partner they are cheating on. Not.One.Bit.

  12. savu says:

    This spoke to me so hard:
    “I am a Scorpio, I have a little crazy intuition” is the truest thing I’ve ever heard. My partner is very practical, logical, and optimistic (he always expects/sees the best in people). He thinks I’m nuts when I say “idk, something isn’t right in that relationship” or “can’t put my finger on it, but I just don’t like that guy”. Usually with very little interaction. But I’m ALWAYS right, even if it’s years later that we find out why.

    • Jess says:

      My 12 year old daughter is a Scorpio and has that same ability, it’s crazy accurate! I’m a Taurus but I think I’m also an empath so I pick up more of a general energy around people, it’s pretty neat to watch her do the same:)

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I’m a Taurus, and am both.
        As the Mr. says to the kids, “Your mom *knows* things.”

    • Wilma says:

      I’m an Aquarius and is the same way. My mother is a virgo and is also like that. Don’t think the sign has so much to do with it as being an empath and sensitive to peoples energy has.

    • Lady D says:

      Sitting in a box office that was 3’X4′ with an 18″X18″ window, selling tickets to a college play. I was actually just handing over tickets because it was sold out a week earlier. Massive dude showed up and demanded a ticket. I explained what sold out meant, didn’t matter. On opening night everyone who worked on the play got free tickets including him. He didn’t show then and expected to be let in anyway the next night. He slammed both hands on either side of my little window and said, do you know what I wish. I said yes, you wish this wall wasn’t here so you could really try to intimidate me. He got so mad, and everyone in the lobby waiting for the doors to open started laughing. He tried to come through the door and I started screaming for my manager inside the theatre. Fortunately about 20 members of the crowd surrounded him when he tried to get in. Yeah, I knew exactly what he wanted and it turned out he wasn’t pleased with my knowledge.

    • Some chick says:

      I’m a tarot reader. One of the things that comes up the most frequently when I read for people is simply, trust yourself. Trust yourself. You know. Your intuition is there for a reason.

  13. savu says:

    This spoke to me so hard:
    “I’m a Scorpio, I have a little crazy intuition” is the truest thing I’ve ever heard. My partner is very practical, logical, and optimistic (he always expects/sees the best in people). He thinks I’m nuts when I say “idk, something isn’t right in that relationship” or “can’t put my finger on it, but I just don’t like that guy”. Usually with very little interaction. But I’m ALWAYS right, even if it’s years later that we find out why. Crazy Scorpio intuition.

  14. AmyB says:

    I really felt sorry for Brandi (and Dean – LeAnn’s ex husband) when this all went down. They were both pretty much blindsided and have said so, multiple times. I guess my perspective is that if you are that unhappy in your marriage, LEAVE. Cheating is selfish and cruel.

    I realize it happens a lot, but that doesn’t make it anymore horrible. And all three of them (Brandi, LeAnn and Eddie) did damage to their kids with all this mess, I am sure. They were all so public with trashing each other. But I guess that’s what made for good gossip LOL

    And I would bet the ranch that Eddie cheats on LeAnn, but as others have pointed out, she will never let this go – IMO. She has to show that she “got her man.”

  15. Valarie Purvis says:

    Leann is still up to her old tricks. She back to canceling. Since she signed w a new agency she’s been on good behavior.
    She might have tried to cancel her last job bc she tweeted about going thru THREE HOURS of dental procedure only to delete the tweet.
    Ed must have agreed to go.

    • Lady D says:

      She’s been riding her ‘damaged teeth’ for a freaking decade now. Remember the dentist she tried to sue after she went in to get Brandi’s smile and couldn’t? He wasn’t the only dentist she tried to sue, either. She must have spent a hundred grand or more on her teeth so far. She might want to consider dentures?

      • Christin says:

        Someone on a long-ago thread (Jayna, I think) had a count of how many distinctive sets of teeth she’s had. Her natural teeth were small with a gummy smile.

        I think the count was three sets after that, with the second(?) being the huge chiclets.

  16. Valarie Purvis says:

    Leann has news outlet putting out stories about how in love Ed is with her.
    People have noticed Ed never post anything about Leann on his Instagram unless Leann so it herself.
    There was a article from the National Enquire about Ed recently watching her in concert and wanting to marry her all over again.😂
    There was video of her and Ed was bored.
    He was looking around while talking to security.

    • Christin says:

      The couple photo in this post makes them both look bored and just dialing it in. I’m assuming the ten-year wedding anniversary is within a year or two, which may drive up the “we’re so in love” stories.

  17. A says:

    I never understood why anyone wanted to hop on Eddie Cibrian’s d-ck so bad. Then I rewatched Ugly Betty, and he had a guest spot on the show in one of the seasons. And…I get it now. I’m ashamed of myself for even thinking it, but I get it. I’ll see myself out.

    • lucy2 says:

      He was cute, but once you know a little about him, it makes the cute fade away quick.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      don’t feel bad…he was ADORABLE in Third Watch, which is what I first saw him in but, as Lucy2 said, once you know about him, the cute fades quick.

      what’s funny is that, from what I’ve seen/read, he plays a d*ck in just about every role he’s in. I saw an ep of BH 90210 (the original, in a re-run) and he had a one or two show stint as a potential love interest for Donna, and his character was a jerk on THAT, even!

    • Some chick says:

      I think LeAnn just wanted to win.

  18. Valarie Purvis says:

    Leann did a yoga class to bring attention to Psoriasis.
    It was live on you tube and no one was interested.
    She was interviewed by Extra, trying to drum up interest for Soul of Everle, and Ed was there.
    He was allowed to say something for a minute.
    I guess Mario Lopez,Ed’s buddy, is sick of interviewing Leann for her non Stories

  19. Valarie Purvis says:

    LeAnn is with a new agency and has to be on good behavior so they don’t drop her.
    She’s been through a lot of booking agencies.
    This one is based I Nashville.
    They are booking Leann as a country music act which is the genre she wanted to escape because the new generation are not authentic
    when it comes to sound.
    She’s working on another CD w Diane Warren so it will be interesting to hear her go back to her old country roots.

  20. Valarie Purvis says:

    Leann is receiving an award today for her work w depression and mental health.
    Which is interesting bc Christy Brinkley children were involved w a race for the cause.
    The whole family was there to physically participate while Leann never participate in any cause
    She’s more of a social media participant.
    She’ll post websites you can go to so you can donate.
    That’s it
    I guess everyone should get an award then.

  21. Deanne says:

    Eddie won’t leave LeAnn because he has no where to go. He has no money. He hasn’t worked in over a year and he’s basically a show killer. People who have cheated on every single person they’ve ever been in a relationship with, including their pregnant wife, don’t stop cheating. It’s a serial behaviour for them. He’s definitely cheated on LeAnn and anyone who thinks he hasn’t is as naive as hell. She hasn’t had a hit in years, but she has the name recognition to get thrown the odd bone when it comes to holiday events etc. She’s never asked back, but she’s still making enough money to keep Ed in child support payments and Don Julio. I have no doubt that they have a serious lack of cash and live off of LeAhh’s credit cards. LeAnn won’t leave Eddie because she has to prove that they are the most epic love story of all time and that she didn’t throw away her career for an aging unemployed loser, with an STD and eyes that have now sunk deeper in to his face than his dimples. They deserve each other. Brandi needs to lay off the face work. She was naturally beautiful, but is right on the edge of looking like a caricature of herself.

    • Christin says:

      He would only leave if he found a soft landing (someone with more money who doesn’t care what he does).

      Their short-lived semi-reality show showed the dynamic – he acted like an immature jerk when talking to or about his ex- and current wife. They (he and LR) seemed far more alike than I realized. Maybe they’ll live in a passive-aggressive paradise for decades; who knows?

      Brandi’s face transformation is sad. She had striking natural-looking features. Whatever she has done, has distorted her face.

  22. JanetFerber says:

    You know, I’d rather speak about her life than her face. She flipped the script. Yes, she’s well rid of Eddie.

  23. Jana says:

    She has absolutely ruined her face…when she was on WWHL, her mouth was so crooked, it looked like she’d had a stroke.

  24. Lutein says:

    Leanne is/was a toxic person judging by her creepy online behaviour (she maintained a very aggressive pseudonymous social media account according to some websites). She’s talked about being humble in recent years and I guess that’s about going from grammy-winning and 40, 50 million or whatever it was to doing “tours” in the sticks to 50, 100-strong audiences and having your fortune dwindle to a rumoured 5 million. She was always headed for a fall; very few child stars get the support they need for the inevitable come-down.
    Aside, I saw clips of Northern Lights, the tv movie L and E were in, and they were both at their peak physically then. Eddie is sleazy looking now but was surprised to find him to actually be a decent actor and he was at his best looking then. Leann was really pretty cute back in the day, unique looking, before her personality ate away at her physical appeal. She got the face she deserves. As for Brandi, I believe she’s the most honest one out of the three. She will exaggerate a bit for the clicks maybe but generally she seems honest. That trust-fund/rich guy she was dating for a while has moved on to someone else.