Yikes! LeAnn Rimes Calls Her Lover Eddie Cibrian's Kids, 'My Boys.' Is She Totally Crossing The Line?

Wed, August 18, 2010 5:55pm EDT by 12 Comments

The singer/actress has taken to Twitter to defend herself against claims that she’s trying to replace the boys’ mom, Brandi Glanville. But is she doing anything wrong by claiming her boyfriend’s sons as her own?

LeAnn Rimes has been dating Eddie Cibrian for close to 18 months, but when she referred to his two sons, Mason, 7, and Jake, 3, as “my boys,” was she trying to shove their mom, Eddie’s ex-wife Brandi Glanville, out of the picture? Or was LeAnn, 27, just showing how much the boys mean to her and how protective she is of her boyfriend’s kids?

“Please remember those ‘boys’ have a Mother,” a fan wrote to her on Twitter. “It seems you don’t give credit to that.”

“I do,” LeAnn replied, “but it doesn’t mean I can’t share our happiness. Please remember I’m a part of their lives too. Seems people don’t give credit to that.”

“It’s a very sensitive subject,” Dr. Susan Abbott, a child psychiatrist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “Someone can be hurt in this situation and it doesn’t really matter who, because tension will be felt throughout the family system. If the couple has been together for a long time, as [Eddie and LeAnn] have, then it might be OK, assuming she’s been very involved in the kids’ lives to a great extent.”

The big question, according to Dr. Abbott, is where Brandi, the boys’ mother, stands on the idea. “How on board is she? It can be very disruptive and test a child’s loyalties, but it also really depends on the parents’ relationship with each other, the stage of the breakup of the old family unit and the build up of the new one.”

Eddie, 37, shares custody of the boys with his ex-wife, who filed for divorce last year after he hooked up with LeAnn on the set of their Lifetime movie, Northern Lights. Before filing for divorce, Brandi accused LeAnn of being a “stalker,” but we’re assuming the bitterness she felt over the breakup of her marriage has cooled somewhat as she recently let the boys move into LeAnn’s home with their dad.

Dr. Abbott prefers to think that LeAnn had the best of intentions when she referred to Mason and Jake as her own. “Taken out of context, of course, it’s hard to judge,” she said. “It could be seen as showing how much she values the boys. Or it could be seen as thoughtless or hurtful, but I’m sure she didn’t mean it that way.”

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Posted at 4:05 AM on May 4, 2012  

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mary cozad

Posted at 4:22 PM on June 18, 2011  

If you love a man his kids should be very much included in that love. Only if it caused the kids problems for her to let them call her Mom, why not? Kids are to be considered as well as the ex-wife when it comes to that. Afterall aren’t their feelings upmost? I say it can make things easier for the kids to adjust if their feeling and the ex-wife are considered. Otherwise the kids are made to feel quilty when they are not responsible for anything. Please let this be a family decision. No one else really has a right to voice opinions that only hurt the ones concerned!

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seah

Posted at 1:21 PM on March 19, 2011  

Leann is an unusual beautiful lady that for sure, she has never been known as any kind of trash!!!

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Crystal

Posted at 12:36 AM on April 9, 2011  

Maybe in the past she wasn’t known as any kid of trash but her affair changed that.

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skilo

Posted at 10:46 AM on September 17, 2010  

yea well what do you expect. she is just another southern white trash whore.

come on down to the south and you will see a million lee ann’s they are a dime a dozen, and they all have the moral integrity of a wet paper bag………..

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amen

Posted at 12:20 PM on September 19, 2010  

I totally agree!! People really need to know that what white trash is!

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britbrit

Posted at 8:13 AM on April 24, 2011  

rasisct much ?

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rachel

Posted at 5:46 PM on August 19, 2010  

Leann went after a married even tho he was going to counselling sessions with his wife She only thinks about what Leann wants will never support either of those two liars and cheats again

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Ketielynn

Posted at 9:12 AM on August 19, 2010  

Well, I figure she took her husband so it is only natural the kids were next. Seriously though she must not be to bright to keep saying the stupid things she does.

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gwen

Posted at 1:14 AM on August 19, 2010  

Didn’t Eddie say that he wants privacy, so why is Leann even tweeting about those kids? Leann also makes A LOT of sexual comments on her page about her and EC, so talking about those kids on the same page where she is talking about how good EC looks naked and that he is giving her a spanking for her birthday is not appropriate.

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gwen

Posted at 1:10 AM on August 19, 2010  

Well the first thing that stands out is that Eddie said that his kids should not be exposed to the media or tabs. Check out his custody petition and interview from Rachel Ray. So with that in mind, it makes it more than obvious that LR is doing this to get back at BG. It is like she is saying that EC loves her more than BG because EC allows her to tweet about the kids(when he balsted BG for daring to be spotted on a beach with her own kids).

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Sugar

Posted at 6:14 PM on August 18, 2010  

She’s a fool. I hope this relationship is worth when all is said and done. I give them five years at the most.

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