I know that this is really hard to believe, because Eddie Cibrian just seems like such a kind, upstanding person, but that’s the rumor: since he’s not not making all that much money these days, he’s just spending LeAnn‘s money for her. And not even in a “what’s mine is yours” way, but more in a “hey, I know I’m going to make you totally broke, but I really wanted this solid gold pizza cutter” way.”
From Star via Celebitchy:
LeAnn Rimes hasn’t had much success with buying love from her worst critics, but friends close to LeAnn say that when it comes to her husband, Eddie Cibrian, LeAnn is attempting to buy his loyalty – and the bills are starting to mount!
“Eddie spends LeAnn’s money at an alarming rate!” an insider tells Star. “He acts like it’s unlimited; he doesn’t even care. He buys whatever he wants, no matter how extravagant it is. The way he sees it is, he supports LeAnn in everything she does, so it’s only fair that he gets to buy himself treats.”
Eddie’s appetite runs deep when it comes to creature comforts. Since their 2011 marriage, she’s bought him expensive vacations to Mexican resorts, Rolex and Cartier watches, and she stands idly by while he splurges not only on himself but on her – including that five-carat, $85,000 engagement ring.
“Eddie will buy LeAnn gifts with her own money, but she doesn’t care… it’s a great excuse for her to show off to everyone and act like Eddie takes care of her.”
LeAnn’s accountant has repeatedly warned her that Eddie’s spending is out of control, but she just turns a blind eye, terrified that one false move will cause Eddie to leave her for another woman – just like he did to Brandi Glanville.
“He could bring them to the brink of bankruptcy, and she still wouldn’t say anything,” the source says.
LeAnn’s erratic behavior continues to baffle those around her – the day after Christmas, while passing through LAX, she became so incensed at a photographer who asked her about her X Factor performance that she jumped into an elevator without her 9-year-old stepson.
“It was creepy,” said an eyewitness. “One second she was smiling and happy, the next she was absolutely furious.”
It was exactly that kind of outburst that may already be hurting her work. Once worth an estimated $38 million, an insider says she has “nowhere near” that now. “Her career isn’t working out the way she hoped, so she’s doing all these little shows here and there to try to raise funds,” says an insider. “She even sold her Tennessee mansion in March for $3.35 million less than it was listed for, because she needs the money.”
And what about Eddie’s career? It’s at a virtual standstill He was cast as the lead in The Playboy Club last year, only to see it quickly cancelled due to abysmal ratings; though he’s scheduled to appear in the upcoming Tyler Perry flick Single Moms Club, there’s not much else on the horizon.
With two expensive lifestyles being supported by virtually one income, there’s pressure on LeAnn to keep earning.
“Deep down, she knows she can only keep Eddie if she’s rich,” says the insider. “Once the money goes, so does he.”
What makes a woman want to stay with a dude like Eddie, or even get with him in the first place? It’s because she thought she could change him, right? Or that she’d be the one that was different, the one that would make him happy. Or maybe it’s just plain old delusion: nothing’s wrong, so what’s everyone’s problem? Whatever it is, I hope LeAnn can reevaluate her life before she loses all her “How Do I Live?” money. This girl is sad enough as it is, I don’t want her to be broke, too.