• Sun, Dec 2 2012

LeAnn Rimes Smugly Shoves ‘Family’ Trip In Brandi Glanville’s Face

This should be a lesson to all women – don’t use possessive pronouns when talking about your step kids. Especially if you started dating their father when he was still married to their mother.  It’s tacky, and it’s bound to piss someone off.

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian made headlines when they fell in love on set, dumped their spouses, and got hitched. Who knows what happens in the hearts of people? Maybe it was love at first sight and they just couldn’t bear to be apart. But the whole public way it was all handled was icky then – and it’s getting even ickier now with the inclusion Glanville and Ciprian’s two sons.

Rimes is performing in Oregon this weekend, at Lincoln City. The couple decided to make  a trip out of it, and bring Ciprian’s two sons. All hell broke loose when Rimes started tweeting about the trip. Apparently referring to the group as “my boys” really rubbed Glanville the wrong way. Here’s the tweet that started it all:

 

Glanville apparently follows Rimes on Twitter and was not pleased. If I were her friend I would advise her to not torture herself this way, and stop following her immediately – but that’s neither here nor there. Here is her response to the offending tweet:

On the one hand, Glanville is probably over-reacting to her use of pronouns. On the other hand – yuck, LeAnn. Yes, you have effectively inserted yourself into a life that used to belong to this woman. Why rub it in?

As a stepmother myself, I think Rimes is stepping out of line. She obviously loves the boys and that is great. But why the need for the public declaration? She also posted pictures from the holiday weekend of Cibrian and his sons – to Twitter. That is something I do not endorse. I don’t think it’s up to her to decide when someone else’s minor children appear in photos on a very popular social media site. Bad form.

It’s hard for me to believe that Rimes wasn’t trying to rub some salt in the wound by gushing about a “family” weekend. Regardless, I think both of these women should keep the kids out of it and handle their problems like adults – off social media and in person.

(photo: Helga Esteb/ Shutterstock.com)

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  • Jen

    She said “my boys” not “my kids” and I think you are the one over-reacting.

    • Fabel

      Agree. Do not see the big deal here.

  • jasdf

    I think LeAnn is totally out of line. The words and phrasing she chose are obviously trying to annoying Brandi. It is obvious, especially considering their history.

  • chickadee

    Absolutely she should mind her pronouns, and I say this as both a stepmother and the mother of daughters with a stepmother. Their stepmother never corrects anyone who calls them her daughters (which always bothers them) and has tried (unsuccessfully) to become equally as important to them as I am. I know this because they have complained to me, because I don’t go anywhere near being nosy about THAT situation.

    As a stepmother myself, I know better than to appropriate equal status with their mother. They would be really uncomfortable, and having been in it myself, I’d never put another mother in the position of having to hear her children complain about an overeager stepmom. So shut it, LeeAnn.

  • boots

    I think she was referring to the hubby as part of that my boys – It’s not always about the loin fruit people!

  • JLH

    This is ridiculous. I refer to lots of people as “my girls” and “my boys” none of whom are in any way blood related. I think Glanville just enjoys stirring up trouble and should take a little of the blame for the therapy her kids are going to need. While Rimes and Cibrian were both married when they began dating I think it’s ridiculous that we are still talking about this and that Rimes is taking the brunt of this. The only person Rimes owed anything to was her ex husband yet all these articles make it out like Rimes was an evil witch who “seduced” Cibrian away. Glanville herself said their marriage sucked. Does it make it right? No but there is no “girls club” where we have each other’s backs. We all do what we think is best for us. I don’t condone cheating in any way but it’s been years, all sides suck at keeping their mouth shut and the therapy these kids are going to need is tremendous. They should all try being parents (or parent like) and keep personal stuff of twitter.

  • AN

    Isn’t it Eddie CiBrian? Not Ciprian.

  • Fabel

    I see you’re not giving the husband any accountability here? LeAnn “inserted herself” into someone else’s life? I assume Ciprian invited her, so to speak, which is why the two are together now. Also, in regard to the photos…does he not have any say? I’m sure he gave her the OK to post. Chill.

  • Scarlette

    So many step parents hate their kids, don’t like them etc.

    Here you have a woman OPENLY embracing them, and it’s a problem?

    Ugh. Get REAL.

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