Moments ago, the “Herald Sun” reports that Leanne Rimes has been “sobbing hysterically” at the prospect of losing her husband to another women. The “Country” and “Blues” singer had to check herself into a treatment facility Wednesday to cope with anxiety and stress that her suspicions have triggered.
Infidelity has been on LeAnn’s mind for quite some time according to the “Herald Sun.”
“LeAnn is beyond stressed about the cracks in her relationship with Eddie and she has been really scared that he is cheating on her.”
LeAnn has apparently been experiencing an emotional meltdown for months. Teacher Kimberly Smiley recalls an expletive laden phone call she received from the musician weeks ago.
“[LeAnn said] ‘Hey b**ch this is LeAnn you have 5 minutes to say whatever you want to me!’ ” Kimberly recalled to the website.
“I even asked her to watch it, saying, ‘Your language — so trashy!’ I was also surprised that she thought I’d just change my mind about her and want to come hang with her. I don’t like her, not because of the affair (although I don’t agree with it), but because of her taunting of Brandi and using [Eddie’s children] in her sick game.”
“LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress,” her rep Marcel Pariseau told “People” in an exclusive statement. “While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”
Rimes checked in Wednesday, the day after her 30th birthday. Her rep tells People that she is hoping to learn better coping mechanisms to deal with the life she’ll be returning to.
The singer and husband-of-one-year Eddie Cibrian were also candid about the treatment to the magazine. Rimes said that the time away is “just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old-woman I can be.” Meanwhile, 39-year-old Cibrian has expressed his support.
Rimes turned 30 on Tuesday. She celebrated the big three-oh a few weeks earlier with a Laguna Beach party with 20 close friends, and the theme “Die, 20s, die!” She was, of course, clad in her trademark bikini.
Rimes has also increasingly been fighting with her Twitter followers, combating claims that she is anorexic or unappealing commentary about the state of her marriage to Cibrian.
On August 15, Rimes defended herself against two such dissenters, writing: “@LauraJames00 @kellilleslie excuse me? I have nothing to “prove” we are happy and my fans are wonderful and no one is perfect. All I need to speak to about me and my sins is the good lord. Remember you can’t break what’s already broken. I’m not anything like what you read about. It’s all lies and anything you’ve read about no matter who or where it comes from….well, let’s just say its a game for so many to hurt others. Time to move on, everyone else has.”
“This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be,” she says. “All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what? I’m hoping they’re not going to affect me as much,” she adds. “I’ll have the tools to know how to deal with them.”
Rimes’ husband Eddie Cibrian says he fully supports his wife’s decision and called her “the most remarkable and courageous woman I know.” “I am so proud of her for having the strength to finally take some time for “herself,” he added. “I will be with her every step of the way.”
Rimes’ rep, who acknowledged that the star has been criticized for her thin frame in the past, is not entering treatment for an eating disorder, nor for substance abuse. Her treatment facility has allowed Rimes to continue to tour on the weekends, so as not to “disappoint her fans.” She is gearing up to release her next album, “Spitfire.”
Rime’s is in a bad way, and only just recently has the news of her stress been linked to her insecurity over her husband.
This is a dangerous game to two are playing, and one of them needs to be responsible enough to engender some peace in the relationship.