Who is LeAnn Rimes?
LeAnn Rimes, born as Margaret LeAnn Rimes in August of 1982, is an American country music artist and the wife of actor Eddie Cibrian. Rimes is the recipient of multiple Grammys, American Country Music and Country Music Awards. Find out more about LeAnn Rimes and why her legacy is bathed in a scandal surrounding her marriage to Eddie Cibrian.
LeAnn Rimes' Career & Net worth
Stardom at a Young Age
At the tender age of 13, LeAnn Rimes became a star after the release of her re-make of Bill Mack’s song “Blue”. The rise was sharp and strong and Rimes became the youngest country music star after Tanya Tucker. “Blue topped charts for weeks and introduced the world to the sultry voice of Rimes long before she hit high school. Her rise to fame was well earned. Rimes began singing before she finished elementary education and was a talented, skillful singer by the early age of 9. Rimes is, as of today’s date, the youngest person to ever win a Grammy, which she won at the age of 14.
After the success of Blue in 1996, Rimes released a new album that featured many cover songs from famous singers before her including Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton and The Beatles. By the early 2000s, Rimes had written a novel and released four separate, all highly-successful albums. In 2001, Curb records, the label that Rimes had moved to after the success of Blue, released an album titled, “I Need You.” “I Need You” took the country music world by storm and held its place at the top of country music charts for an entire week. Unfortunately, from this pinnacle came a staggering demise of her highly developed musical career. Rimes fought Curb Records for the rights to all of her past recordings. She gave up all publishing interests in the music she wrote.
Rimes later went on to self-produce her own music. This was the result of a bitter battle that Rimes had with her father who played an integral part in her music all of her life. In 2000, Rimes entered into a lawsuit with her father, Wilbur Rimes. The lawsuit also included her former manager, Lyle Walker. Rimes accused her father and former manager of taking several million dollars from her in the preceding five years. According to Rime’s attorney, Rimes mother had to hire an accountant to investigate just how much money had been taken from Rimes by her father and former manager. The lawsuit was subsequently settled.
The Couple's Net Worth
Rimes net worth is reported as being in the neighborhood of $10 million. This includes the recent sale of Rimes and Cibrian’s home for $3 million. Rimes reportedly made an easy $98 million from the sales of her Blue album before she even turned 18 even though Rimes accused her father and former manager of spending most of her money without her consent. Cibrian also brought a sizeable penny to the couple’s bank account. His net worth is an estimated $1 million.
Marriage to Eddie Cibrian
Before her marriage to Eddie Cibrian, Rimes was briefly married Dean Sheremet, one of the dancers that was selected to dance behind Rimes in her 2001 Country Music Awards performance. The couple married in 2002 and divorced in 2009.
Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian met and worked closely together on the set of the Lifetime made for television movie Northern Lights in 2009. At the time Cibrian was married to his former wife, model and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville and Rimes was still married to her husband Dean Sheremet.
Scandal, Scandal, Scandal
In 2009, Rimes was embroiled in a messy love triangle with her ex-husband Dean Sheremet and her then co-star Eddie Cibrian. During the taping of their lifetime movie Northern Lights, Rimes and Cibrian fell in love and began having an extramarital affair. Although Sheremet says he never expected his wife to cheat on him, he was convinced even in those days that Cibrian was not to be trusted. Brandi Glanville, Cibrian’s wife at the time, reportedly found out that Cibrian was having an affair with Rimes when she traveled to Calgary where they were filming their movie. When Brandi insisted on meeting Rimes, her husband set up a double date with Rimes and her husband at the time. Glanville says that she knew something was going on during the date because Rimes was overly inappropriate with Cibrian in front of her, and later in the evening even asked Cibrian to lick icing from her top when the two hadn’t realized that Glanville was standing behind them close enough to hear their conversation. Cibrian’s wife went back to LA and decided to give Rimes and Cibrian the benefit of the doubt, until an entertainment tabloid posted video footage of Rimes and Cibrian sharing a romantic dinner and kissing at their table.
Rimes Became Cibrian's Wife
Both marriages were over and the scandalous tabloid and news coverage of Rimes and Cibrian rocked not only the world but Rime’s country music career. The scandal overshadowed Rimes’ beautiful voice and left Cibrian blacklisted in many Hollywood circles.
Rimes and Cibrian wed just a year later and are still married today. Even more than half a decade later the couple is still plagued with rumors. It has been said that the couple has lost all respect from those in their industries. And while Rimes’ Instagram account is filled with the pictures of her and Cibrian, as is the case with Cibrian’s Instagram account as well, those closest to them say that Rimes knows that Cibrian may stray one day.