When LeAnn Rimes married Eddie Cibrian, she also became a step-mom (or as she calls it a bonus mom) to two young boys. Like many broken home situations, there is a lot of tension between Rimes and Cibrian's ex-wife, Brandi Glanville.
In a recent interview with Babble, Glanville talks about the reality of being photographed by the paparazzi. She seems to take a stab at Rimes by saying:
"I do think however it is inappropriate to schedule photo-ops including my children to promote yourself or draw attention to an already tense situation."
Rimes is a country singer and it is expected that when she is out, the paparazzi is sure to follow. Obviously, there will be situations when the paparazzi will catch her out with the children. However, there is no reason for her to be scheduling "photo-ops" with the paparazzi. Glanville, who has appeared on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is familiar with the paparazzi and, when in public, tries to avoid the paparazzi and the places that they frequent.
Critics of Rimes further their argument by bashing a picture that she posted to Twitter. In the photo, the two boys can be seen with Eddie unwrapping gifts in their school. Many slam the country singer for potentially revealing the name of the kid's school. While it may not have been the best decision, the photo does not blatantly show the name of the school. It is easy to see how Rimes could have seen the photo as a harmless way to share what she, Eddie, and the boys were up to.
There are bitter feelings for both Brandi Glanville and LeAnn Rimes. The best thing these two women can do is put the best interest of the children first; they are in a situation that they never asked to be in. It's hard to berate Glanville because she obviously just wants the best for her children and she doesn't feel like LeAnn Rimes is providing that.
What do you think about this whole situation?