Although reality television star Brandi Glanville is clearly unimpressed with LeAnn Rimes‘ stepmothering skills, that hasn’t affected the 30-year-old country crooner’s hopes of becoming a mom one day.
“Eddie [Cibrian] and I talk about having kids and I would love to be a mom,” LeAnn reveals to E! News.
“I didn’t ever want to bring a child into the world without taking care of myself. And that was another reason I decided to go [into treatment],” she adds of her August stint in a 30-day stress and anxiety rehab program.
Brandi recently revealed to Us Weekly that her 9-year-old son Mason became “extremely ill” after eating one of LeAnn’s laxatives by accident, mistaking it for candy.
“She has one in every purse. Mason found on on the floor and thought it was a Skittle! They don’t keep sugar in the house,” Brandi explains. “He thought he finally found candy.”
“I, unfortunately, don’t find her to be stable and I don’t want her around my kids when Eddie’s not there — or at least the nanny, his parents, someone,” she adds. “Mason, my eldest, ate some of Le’s candies and got extremely ill. And Le’s candies are laxatives. It was a big f–king deal for me, and I lost my mind.”
LeAnn’s rep asserts that Brandi’s allegations are “just more inaccuracies and half-truths.”
In the E! interview with mama Giuliana Rancic, LeAnn recounts how her extramarital affair with Eddie ruined her public image.
“I was America’s Sweetheart for so many years, but it was just like everyone turned,” she says.
LeAnn’s own decision to end her marriage to Dean Sheremet as Eddie divorced Brandi wasn’t an easy one, she points out.
“No one will ever understand how much thought and hurt were put into our decision,” LeAnn claims.
“I was incredibly depressed and not quite sure of who I was,” she says regarding her reasoning behind rehab. “People are so quick to judge and make decisions for themselves about situations they know absolutely nothing about.”
Adds her husband: “My heart goes out to her every single time she’s getting bashed for something. It’s unfair for her and it’s unfair for us. It (the affair) wasn’t frivolous, you know.”
Eddie and Brandi are also parents to 5-year-old Jake.