In her tell-all memoir, “Drinking & Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders”, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville reveals the heartbreaking moment she knew for sure that her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, was having an affair with country singer LeAnn Rimes.
It was back in 2009. Brandi Glanville had traveled to Calgary to be with her husband Eddie Cibrian when he was filming a made-for-television movie for Lifetime called “Northern Lights”; LeAnn Rimes was his co-star.
Brandi, who was then yet to be on reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, says she insisted upon meeting the “Blue” singer. Eddie organized a double date with LeAn and her then husband, Dean Sheremet, at a sushi restaurant.
But as Brandi remembers it, even though she had only just met Brandi, LeAnn “spent more time flirting with my husband than acknowledging her own.” She felt sorry for Dean who “bless his heart, ate his sushi, laughed at all the right moments, and pretended that he didn’t see exactly what was in front of him.”
Brandi says that as the evening went on, LeAnn made more and more “inappropriate advances” to Eddie. She says he tried to make up for the flirting from LeAnn by her the occasional “nervous, overly tongue-y kiss” to try to guess what she was thinking.
Brandi wasn’t happy but she said she tried to forget about it, excusing it as LeAnn’s immaturity and unhappiness in her own marriage. But as the night wore on, she said she realized her husband was sleeping with LeAnn.
“When later that same night, LeAnn awkwardly pulled my husband (not hers!) onstage for an awful karaoke rendition of Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe,” I just about lost it… Was she serious? I felt like I was in the twilight zone.”
Brandi says that at that point she was “the devoted housewife and trusting partner.” But she says she challenged LeAnn’s husband on it, with “You know they’re f—ing, right?” Apparently Dean didn’t respond, and that just confirmed Brandi’s fears.
The final straw came when, as Brandi writes in her book, “LeAnn had ‘accidentally’ smeared some cake frosting on her top ( she was still a bigger girl and completely flat-chested at the time) and asked my husband, not realizing that I was standing behind the both of them, if he’d wanted to lick it off her. This woman asked my husband if he wanted to eat the frosting mess she’d dropped on her nonexistent chest? Are you f—ing kidding me? He hadn’t realized I was there either, and he laughed with hungry eyes at the suggestion.”
Brandi physically stepped between the two lovers and challenged them on having an affair, something LeAnn dismissed as “silly” at which p[oint Brandi left to return to L.A. The next day, Eddie contacted her and reassured her she was just being paranoid. Despite her suspicions, Brandi stayed with Eddie until a weekly entertainment magazine posted surveillance footage of Cibrian and Rimes sharing a romantic dinner together at a restaurant, and even kissing at the table. That’s when Brandi walked.
Brandi Glanville (40) and Eddie Cibrian (39) divorced in 2010 after nine years of marriage. It was less than a year later that Cibrian and Rimes (30) married in 2011.
Brandi’s expose, “Drinking & Tweeting and other Brandi Blunders” will be released on Tuesday, February 12.