LeAnn Rimes Lets Brandi Glanville's Kids Call Her 'Mom' & That's OK

Mom Moment 54

Somewhere, Brandi Glanville's reconstructed vayjay just got even tighter. Her arch rival LeAnn Rimes has let it slip that Brandi's two children call her "Mom" sometimes. Brandi has made her not-very-warm feelings towards LeAnn known (over and over again), so that bit of news can't be too welcome. LeAnn told Fabulous magazine about Brandi's kids with LeAnn's husband Eddie Cibrian: "Sometimes they’ll blurt out: 'Mom!' but I just go with whatever they call me. As long as it’s nice and respectful, I couldn’t care less." Couldn't care less? Something tells me she loves it.

We all remember when Brandi got her tight vayjay in a twist because LeAnn called Brandi's kids, Jake and Mason, "my boys." That particular comment flared a Twitter war, with Brandi firing back:

Someone is trying 2 get under my skin by calling MY children "her boys" Sooo transparent! They R MY boys, Eddie Boys and ur step-sons... 4 now.

I can only imagine how this whole "Mom" thing is going to go down. The difference is that this time it's the kids doing the calling, not LeAnn. So if Brandi is determined that there be only one Mom on the planet for Jake and Mason, and that mom is not LeAnn, then someone has to have a talk with them. Something tells me LeAnn isn't going to do it. And why should Brandi do it, given that it's not really her job either?

Does anyone need to do it? Perhaps the kids just say it by accident. They're still little, only 5 and 9. No doubt they know who their mother is and who their stepmother is, but they slip up sometimes. Is it really that important to make sure they keep it straight?

I don't think so. Once they get older, they'll become much more aware of who is called "Mom" and who is not called "Mom." They've already dealt with the break-up of their family and trying to get to know Daddy's new wife and splitting their time between two households. They don't need more rules thrown at them right now.

But if they ever call their mother "LeAnn," then I'm pretty sure Brandi's going to be speechless for once.

Do you think kids should be told not to call a stepmother "Mom"?

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nonmember avatar kaerae

If it's just a slip, like calling a teacher "mom," that's one thing. But with these two, it seems like it's probably just a way for LeAnn to get under Brandi's skin. If kids have a mom, unless she is dead or absent, she's the only one they should regularly be calling "mom."

Coles... Coles_mom

They do not need to be calling her mom! I think that would probably hurt me more than anything else. I'm going through a divorce right now and I wouldn't ever consider letting a new guy in my life call himself their dad. Leann is nothing more than their stepmom...and that's stretching it.

nonmember avatar Megan

Speaking from the point of view of a stepmother, it is very heartbreaking when a four year old asks you,"Why does mommy say I can only call you Megan?" She looked so confused and sad when she said it. I'm not trying to take her mother's place in her life. I am her stepmom and I don't care if she calls me Megan or what else she and her sister call me as long as they do not call me bad names or use vulgur language. But if she did decide to call me a name related to mom that would be fine by me and make me feel good. But I feel it should be up to the kids what THEY feel comfortable calling me or in LeAnn's case what her stepkids feel comfortable calling her.

Serab... Serabelle

LeAnn is gross, the boys probably don't even do that, she's just trying to get under Brandi's skin. I don't understand why the woman keeps digging at Brandi, hello, you already took her husband, isn't that enough? Nope, gotta go all Single White Female and copy everything Brandi does, wears or drives, now your trying to steal her kids? LeAnn has some serious issues she needs to work out, that's for damn sure! I used to love LeAnn, until started this media circus around their family situation.

nonmember avatar MommaMel

As a former step-mother...NO it is NOT EVER ok! You correct them! You say something along the lines of "I know you love me, and I love you, but please call me (first name), I know it would really hurt your mothers feelings if you called me mom" PERIOD...as for "my boys" so freaking disrespectful!

nonmember avatar kaerae

@Megan, Hearthbreaking? Really? How about, "because Mommy is your mommy and I am your good friend and we both love you very much." Yeah, sad.

nonmember avatar KateG

I'm torn on the whole "stepparent being called mom or dad" stance. If one parent or another isn't in the picture, and the stepparent is more than willing to step up, then IF the children choose to, I feel they can call them mom/dad. That being said, if the biological parents are in the picture and are very active in their lives, it's an insult to the parent to have the kids refer to their stepparents as mom or dad. In this case, LeAnn is just saying that to make Brandi mad. She's probably encouraging them to call her Mom.

miss.... miss.sarah

Just because you married a divorced father with children does NOT make you ''mom'."


spider3 spider3

Jesus people get over yourselves what happens if she has a baby with him so it will to call her mom and the other children can't. Brandi needs to calm down and get the stick out of her a$$.

nonmember avatar IslandMomOf4

My oldest daughter (from my 1st marriage) calls her step-mom 'mom' and I'm ok with it. It's just easier for my daughter and I'm comfortable in my relationship with her and the step-mom is good to my daughter. That doesn't mean it works that way for everyone and they have to find what works for them. Her dad and I have been divorced almost 12 years now...being his friend has been tough at times but our daughter is SO worth it!!

Some of the neighborhood kids will call me 'mom' at times. That's just because they can't recall my name or need immediate attention and shouting 'MOM' will turn every head around.

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