After the cheating. After breaking up two families. After the scandal. After the never-ending Twitter feuds. After the critically-acclaimed solo album. After just two and a half years of marriage. After all of that, LeAnn Ries and Eddie Cibrian may be splitting up. This is just a rumor, folks. It could be pure fabrication for all I know. But man, if these two really are splitting up, we're just going to have to ask them: What the hell was the point of all that?!?
Let me start by saying this breakup rumor comes to us courtesy of Star magazine, bastion of truthiness. Except when they're onto something. Here's hoping they're wrong this time.
A source (Brandi?) tells the magazine that LeAnn has been "driving him (Eddie) to distraction with her psycho behaviour almost from the moment they hooked up." Supposedly, Eddie thinks marrying LeAnn is the biggest mistake of his life and... the source really is Brandi, isn't it? Okay, fine, you can't tell me. Anyway, supposedly it just gets worse and worse and Eddie wants out -- as in the second they finish taping that confounded VH1 reality show they're taping right now.
Eddie and LeAnn are denying the rumor. "Amazing how Star dreams up these stories and then prints lies as possible truth," their rep told E!
There's a whole list of offenses: LeAnn is too bossy on the set, she belittles Eddie, she calls Eddie's sons her boys, she gets into Twitter fights with Brandi, something about drinkin'. (It's Brandi! I'm telling you...) You can just imagine. What are they doing, filming a realty TV show anyway? That can't be good for ANY relationship. But you know, as much as I'm willing to believe LeAnn is batshit crazy and as disappointed as I am in her Twitter fighting, I still hope the rumors are false.
After disrupting two marriages I think they owe it to everyone to do whatever it takes to make this marriage work. It's not like they can put anything back together again the way it was before. Something in there was so powerful, they had to pursue it. So? Now that the honeymoon is over and they're settling into the real work of making a relationship last it's time to really dig in and fight for each other.
Then again, a relationship founded on deception may just be doomed from the start.
Do you believe the rumors that LeAnn and Eddie are on the brink of divorce?
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