By the end of 2010, both marriages had been dissolved. The berated lovers were looking forward to better times. On April 22, 2011, Eddie and LeAnn invited a small family gathering to an intimate event, and the couple tied the knot.
The Cibrian boys were in attendance, but their mom was not invited. The guests were all expecting an engagement party, but instead, they got a surprise wedding.
Eddie Sues for Defamation
"Life & Style" reported that Eddie was still seeing Scheana as late as October after meeting LeAnn. The magazine claimed that Eddie had gone to Scheana’s house in the middle of the night.
Eddie filed a defamation suit against "Life & Style," asserting he had not had a relationship with anyone other than LeAnn since he left Brandi. Even Scheana said the story was untrue. In an "Access Hollywood" interview, Scheana said that she had not seen Eddie in months.
LeAnn’s Summer Rehab Visit
Thought she had found true love, the stress of the affair, the media spotlight, and new worries about Eddie’s infidelity sent the pop star to a facility to deal with it all by August 2010. She also cited online bullying as a factor.
Brandi, who would join the "Desperate Housewives" cast a year later, chimed to support LeAnn’s rehab decision. She pointed out that her children, who are her top priority, love LeAnn, so she hoped that the country music diva would “find what she is looking for.”
Rumors of a Tell-All
With details of the drama flowing in from Eddie’s other women, enquiring minds naturally anticipated a tell-all from LeAnn’s perspective. People were curious to hear her side. This was flatly put to rest in a Tweet by the country music star.
What she did contribute came by way of a new single called “Crazy Women” from the album "Lady and Gentlemen." She sings, crazy women “keep their crazy hidden till they’re pushed off the deep end.” Why? “Well, he cheats and lies, and then he plays the victim” (then he blames it on the women). Ending, “Crazy women are made by crazy men.”
Brandi Admits She Has a Problem with LeAnn as a Stepmom
While Eddie stood by LeAnn and expressed nothing but happiness about how much his boys Mason and Jake love LeAnn and how much she loves them, Brandi started making demands. In a Tweet, LeAnn Rimes referred to the kids as “my boys,” and Brandi was not having it.
In December of 2012, she went to "US Weekly" and dished a story about her boy getting sick from a laxative from LeAnn’s purse. This compounded her worries about LeAnn’s rehab. She stated, “I, unfortunately, don’t find her to be stable, and I don’t want her around my kids when Eddie’s not there.”