September 8, 2009

Golden girl LeAnn Rimes tarnished by relationship drama

Posted: 08:25 AM ET

There was a time when singer-actress LeAnn Rimes was considered as clean cut as they come.

Once hailed as a country music ingénue, she first captivated fans as a 13-year-old with a mature-beyond-her-years voice and a poised stage presence.

After selling millions of records and amassing Billboard Music Awards and Grammys, Rimes was often held up as an example of a child star who managed to avoid the pitfalls of fame and emerge with a successful career and a happy marriage.

Then rumors surfaced that she was allegedly having an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian.

Now the two have both separated from their respective spouses and the ensuing scandal has cast a shadow over Rimes' wholesome, good-girl image.

"I kind of feel like the public's perception is changing towards her," said Lindsay Powers, staff editor for Us Weekly. "She hadn't even announced [her] divorce yet and here she was on a beach in Cabo [San Lucas], wearing a little bikini with Eddie Cibrian rubbing suntan lotion all over her. She's like flaunting their relationship while her husband is piecing together his life in New York City on his own."

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lou ann   September 8th, 2009 8:49 am ET

too much power too soon, too much money..she holds the microphone too close to her mouth when she's very important to see a singer's mouth when they sing..thank you ...she isn't even 30 yrs old yet is she ??...

Hanim   September 8th, 2009 10:28 am ET

she spoke too soon i guess when she was comparing herself (among britney and lindsay lohan) at one of the awards a few years back saying sumthing like "ive been in this industry for 12 years now, and so far, i havent been to rehab, and only ONE marriage".. sumthing like that. huh.

Raychil   September 8th, 2009 11:23 am ET

She has the right to live her life but she should not be surprised at the public backlash. She portrayed a squeaky clean image that is now down the rain.

Decisions have consequences and this is hers.

Michelle D. Fonthill,Ont   September 8th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

It's sad that innocent people are being hurt by this especially Eddie's wife and kids it's not right what they are doing .

maryanne   September 8th, 2009 2:34 pm ET

she needs the split ends cut off, about 2 inches ..

Mary from Michigan   September 8th, 2009 3:33 pm ET

She played the game now she's paying for it ...

Bad choices have consequences

thomas   September 8th, 2009 7:35 pm ET

when we make a decision, we must pay the cost..

Pren   September 9th, 2009 6:29 am ET

No one can avoid the pitfalls of being a child star...there will always be consequences.

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