So Brandi Glanville, who’s ripping mad about recent Twitter interactions involving LeAnn Rimes and her allegedly sub-par parenting skills has gone and given an exclusive interview to Us Magazine, wherein she discusses LeAnn’s drinking problem and also, her problem with laxatives. Here’s the highlights from the interview, and LeAnn and Eddie’s subsequent statement refuting all of Brandi’s claims that LeAnn is nutty as squirrel shit.
“There’s a lot more that’s going on recently since LeAnn went into rehab, or wherever it is she went. A lot more than people know. I don’t have communication with [Cibrian and Rimes] because I don’t get responses when I reach out. I only get responses when I put it on Twitter. Twitter seems to work. That is the life they chose. Something happened with my son that nobody knows about . . . I know that my kids love her, and I know that she’s upset. I, unfortunately, don’t find her to be stable and I don’t want her around my kids when Eddie’s not there — or at least the nanny, his parents, someone. Mason, my eldest, ate some of Le’s candies and got extremely ill. And Le’s candies are laxatives. It was a big f-cking deal for me, and I lost my mind. Mason told me about it, and then Eddie’s assistant, who was working for me at the time, also told me about it out of concern for my children. I emailed, emailed, called, called — no answers. Couldn’t even discuss it. He refuses to even be in the same room as me. He can’t have a parent-teacher conference if I’m there. I don’t know how to do this when I can’t talk to the father of my children and his new wife. I don’t know what to do.”
Brandi continues by discussing the biking accident, which references her son riding his bicycle outside of LeAnn and Eddie’s home (where a drunk driver crashed through a fence last year) without a helmet, and continues by saying how unreachable LeAnn and Eddie are—even when it involves the former couple’s children:
“I can’t get through to either one of them. They won’t answer. And then after all the Twitter stuff, I get this long-winded email from Eddie — finally, after months — saying I need to stop talking about his wife to make myself relevant. Nothing to do with the children. Nothing to do with answering the questions I have. I see this ending badly. I see someone getting hurt, and, if it’s my children, I will lose my mind. I said to my friend yesterday, ‘I don’t feel like she’s stable.’ God forbid anything ever happened between her and Eddie. She uses my children as a tool to get to me, and I don’t know if she cares about them the way that Eddie thinks she does. She cries that she didn’t have a childhood, but you know, I’m sorry that you were a child star. You got rich and famous at a young age. I’m sorry you didn’t have a childhood, but you’re acting like a child now. And I can’t have a child raising my children.”
Later, she had this to say about Eddie and his parenting skills and how she needs him to “man up”:
“He [Eddie] said, ‘We should be so lucky to have someone in our son’s lives that loves them.’ She loves them, but she’s endangering them. They may love her, but they don’t realize that, you know what, if he ate more than two laxatives — what if he ate the whole box — it’s just not OK. She’s not healthy. And until she’s healthy, I don’t want her around my children by herself. Eddie is a proper human being. He’s a good dad, he’s smart, he doesn’t have an eating disorder, he doesn’t have mental issues, he’s a normal person, and I want him to man up.”
And last, here’s the official statement from Rimes’ rep, which uses the word “spewing,” and I don’t think it was an accident—not after talking about laxatives for three or four paragraphs:
“Her whole show is based on controversy, drama and publicity. She is the only one to gain by spewing forth inaccuracies, rants and half-truths. It’s time for people to see it for what this really is…What better way to keep herself relevant? Why is all the name calling just coming from one side? Brandi keeps using threatening and mean-spirited statements like ‘I think she is a sociopath,’ ‘I don’t hate her I feel sorry for her but if she hurts my kids I will cut a b–ch or probably something worse,’ ‘I wanted to kill her,’ etc. and all LeAnn says is ‘my boys,’ ‘my family’ etc. Are LeAnn’s words threatening or mean-spirited? I beg to differ. LeAnn and Eddie have the boys 50 percent of the time, so they are a family and LeAnn is a great and caring co-parent. As Brandi stated ‘my boys love her’ and LeAnn loves them. Brandi keeps grasping at straws to make LeAnn seem like an unfit person. Brandi’s story changes daily, one day it’s an eating disorder, one day it’s Twitter, one day the boys aren’t safe, etc. She says she hasn’t seen or spoken to LeAnn in months but yet knows everything that is going on. None of Brandi’s allegations are true. People need to see it for what it is—PUBLICITY! It’s time for Brandi to move on. LeAnn has!”
Later, Eddie released his own personal statement to Radar Online, directly to Brandi Glanville (since, duh, he’s totally unreachable unless it’s through Twitter or another media outlet):
“It is absolutely ridiculous that my ex-wife continues to put the personal lives of myself, LeAnn, our sons and my family on public display for the sake of her notoriety. She is fully capable and has the means of contacting myself and LeAnn privately to discuss any matter concerning the children. The fact she chooses not to, should be pretty transparent. And while I do not wish to fuel her ever-igniting fire, there is a breaking point where enough is enough. My wife, LeAnn, continues to be a loving and positive influence on the lives of my sons. They are without a doubt lucky to have her. The love they have for their ‘bonus mom’ continues to grow each day as we navigate the changes to our family; a fact that Brandi cannot argue as she herself has stated as much. If my ex-wife truly cared about the welfare of our sons, she would stop the constant bashing on an important person in their lives and focus on productive co-parenting to make our blended family the strongest it can be. And she would do so privately. Let’s see. . .”
Ugh, guys. I don’t even know where to start. Laxatives? There’s even rumors going around that LeAnn’s hooked on Adderall and alcohol, and if you combine those two things with laxatives, you’re only headed one place (and I don’t mean a bathroom)—rehab. Real rehab, too, this time, not some namby-pamby retreat where you talk about butterflies and feelings and lavender-scented farts.
Last, and it’s probably the most important thing of all: what the hell is an “ever-igniting fire”? How, exactly, is something “ever-igniting”?