LeAnn Rimes is now married to Eddie Cibrian but, before they even started dating, he was married to Brandi Glanville, with whom he has two children. The two women have never made a secret of their dislike for each other, but Brandi’s recent accusations are more serious than that.
She sat down for a lengthy interview with Us Weekly, in which she basically says that LeAnn is a danger for her and Eddie’s two minor children.
Not only does she have a profound eating disorder but she’s also highly unstable, which makes her an unfit parent, especially if she’s to care for the 2 boys alone, without supervision from a third party.
Brandi also says that LeAnn has a severe pill problem and that she’s popping laxatives like they’re candy. One of the boys accidentally ingested one and was taken ill, which she believes is LeAnn’s fault.
“LeAnn has a severe eating disorder. She has [a laxative] in every purse. Mason found one on the floor and thought it was a Skittle! They don’t keep sugar in the house. He thought he finally found candy! He gets extremely sick,” Brandi says.
“They [the boys] 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,” the ex-wife continues to say.
“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,” Glanville adds.
In response, Eddie has released a statement through his lawyer, saying Brandi is only speaking out against LeAnn because she’s seeking to extend her 15 minutes of fame.
Brandi has all the means available to make contact with them if she feels the kids’ safety is threatened (contrary to what else she might say), so she should just approach them and not trash Rimes in the press.
Earlier this year, LeAnn went to rehab for a couple of weeks, amidst plenty of Internet speculation that she was being treated for an eating disorder. She repeatedly denied this claim.