Sorry, friends. I’m sure that when you woke up this morning, you sat up, stretched it out, and thought “man, I sure hope I don’t hear anything about that LeAnn Rimes today!” I’m sorry to ruin your whole entire day, but LeAnn’s E! special aired last night, and we were never going to not talk about it, ok?
Here are some highlights from the interview:
On falling in love with Eddie: “I call it insanity! Absolute insanity. But nothing ever happened between us except for on camera, you know, during the film . . . Absolutely nothing. I had no idea what life was throwing me and I had no idea how to handle it. . . But all I knew was I could not . . . we couldn’t stop connecting in some way. And it was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through in my life.”
More on the affair: “I think I became numb. Then I told everyone I should have told and then I curled up in a ball on the couch and then I didn’t move. And I didn’t move for a while. It’s that feeling of your heart falling to the ground. Eddie reacted the way that I reacted too, but he reacted in his own way and I allowed him to do that. Because he had so much more to deal with than I did — I had a marriage, he had a marriage and children. I can’t even fathom that.”
Something about the word “homewrecker”: “I’m like, can someone come up with anything like more, I don’t know, original?” she joked, but her laughter quickly turned to tears. “Because at the end of the day, I never set and been held by so many . . . like by my family . . . my friends, my new friends, this is what life’s about,” Rimes said between tears. “Through all the hard stuff, there comes so much beauty on the other side if you just let it happen.”
On the strength of her relationship:“When you endure those kind of hardships, at the end of the day if you can’t make it through that, you can’t make it,” Rimes said. “And we’ve made it through a lot . . . We fought for each other.”
Eddie on how awesome cheating was: “You gotta sometimes fight for what you know eventually is going to be your truth and your happiness,” he said. “I’m a better father for everything that has happened. I’m a better friend. It’s been difficult but it’s, it’s definitely been worth it.”
Well, whatever. LeAnn is crazy, but so is Eddie, so maybe the affair was better for everyone in the long run. Cheating isn’t cool, but neither is remaining married to someone just because you think you should. I’m sort of having trouble coming up with any sort of sympathy here, I kind of just wanted to post the picture of LeAnn crying again. Sorry*.
*I’m not sorry.
December 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
Poor LeAnn Rimes. It’s like, she’s such a private person, you know, and it’s really starting to get to her that her personal life is becoming so public. I mean, she would never say anything about her husband’s ex or the small children they share together, not when the whole world can hear!
But she just has to this time, you guys. She gave an exclusive statement to TMZ, and here’s what she had to say:
LeAnn tells TMZ … Brandi’s “outlandish allegations” are 100% B.S. She doesn’t have any diseases or addictions … and while she’s tried to remain silent in the past — out of respect for their families — there’s only so much “harassment” she can take.
LeAnn continues, “It’s a shame to have one party constantly spreading lies. I know this drama is exactly what she wants to create. But Eddie and I hope for everyone’s sake, this changes.”
We pushed Brandi’s people for a comment … and pushed … and pushed … and pushed … but came up with nothin’.
See? LeAnn is just so above all this stupid drama. It’s just pathetic.
Oh, by the way, tonight at 8:00 you can watch LeAnn discussing her marriage, her old marriage, and the transition between the marriages on E! Special: LeAnn Rimes. Here’s a preview:
December 9, 2012 at 8:00 am by Emily
This LeAnn Rimes thing—I know. Guys, I do. Some of you are probably just so fed up with hearing about her that you’re about to eat some of her special candies yourself in order to flush the shit right out of your system, and I honestly can’t blame you. But my fascination with her (and with Lindsay Lohan—maybe there’s something to all this train wreck obsession) is pretty endless, and when she hangs an erratic left when she’s supposed to go right, well … I can’t help but notice it and point it out and throw it to the hyenas to chew it up and spit it out.
In the latest of bizarre actions, LeAnn performed this show at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, California, and halfway through the performance, took off her stiletto heels (pictured in the gallery), complained of foot pain, and sat down on the stage’s carpet, warbling her way through the rest of the set from the ground, sheet music scattered hither, thither, and non.
If that wasn’t odd enough, she started muttering between songs, talking about being angry and digging holes. To the audience, LeAnn said, “Anybody ever been pissed off at some point and you just couldn’t get it out? And if you did, you actually might dig yourself a deeper hole, so you just let the other person dig themselves a hole?”
All I know is that Brandi better get her skinny Beverly Hills-living ass hid, because one of these nights she might wake up from a dead sleep to find LeAnn standing over her with a digging spade and a fresh hole in her own backyard.
December 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
She did things, ok? Things that you might not think are too great. Sure, she and Eddie Cibrian homewrecked their way to a brand new marriage, but she’s sorry. She knows that she hurt people. So can you please just stop talking about it now?
This is the gist of this new interview LeAnn did, which – you’ll love this – is part of a special that’s going to be airing on E! called E! Special: LeAnn Rimes. But I’ll go ahead and give you specific quotes anyway.
On regret: “I don’t like the word regret. I wish I handled it differently because I wish I could have been better for me, for Brandi, for Dean, for Eddie, for everyone else. I know, in this situation, it’s going to take some time. All I wish is that everyone that was hurt, that we hurt, that I hurt, can be happy.”
On her “stay” in “rehab”: “When you look around and you go ‘I’m crying, like, uncontrollably, no one can help me,’ that’s when I knew I had to seek help…I was incredibly depressed and not quite sure of who I was.”
On all us meanies: “People are so quick to judge and make decisions for themselves about situations they know absolutely nothing about.”
LeAnn also said that “no one will ever understand how much thought and hurt were put into our decision,” speaking about the affair, and even Eddie popped in to say this:
“My heart goes out to her every single time she’s getting bashed for something. It’s unfair for her and it’s unfair for us. [The affair] wasn’t frivolous, you know.”
Whatever, guys. Team Brandi.
December 7, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
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”:
December 6, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
“She uses my kids as weapons. The problem with that is she endangers them while doing so. I think she is a sociopath.”
Later in the interview, she discusses what her ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian, should and should not be putting up with:
“A lot more has happened than just this video. She constantly uses my kids as weapons and puts them in danger. She needs major help — no way Eddie puts up with this for too much longer.”
The video in question is a tape made of the Cibrian kids wherein one or both of them were doing something that required a safety helmet and neither of the children were wearing one. I think—details are still kind of foggy on what the hell video everyone’s talking about. I know I don’t even know what’s real and what’s not when it comes to these three people, and especially LeAnn. But what *I* want to know is what the hell could LeAnn be doing to warrant such castration? I mean, aside from the obvious that she cheated with a married man and then forcibly tried to adopt his children, flaunting the move in front of the eyes of the kids’ birth mother, but dangerous? LeAnn? LeAnn seems about as dangerous as one of those fragile, dusty little moths that you see circling the lamplight on hot summer nights. Which is to say, not at all.
Whose side are you on in all of this f-ckery?