I thought it's about time we mention something about CSI: Miami newcomer Eddie Cibrian's other major story: that affair with LeAnn Rimes. I mean, just one mention, and I'll probably treat it with a ten-foot pole afterwards.
I remember first hearing about this on television and I was a little confused. Obviously I haven't followed the story (because I couldn't be bothered to) so all I know is that (1) the actor and the singer are secretly hanging out; (2) the photographs have made it public; and (3) it's made life between the still married Eddie complicated. And I'm sure I've got a few details wrong.
I finally decided to write about this because, well, they finally aren't hiding their relationship, it seems. While their previous meet-ups have been under the radar (for the most part), their last two spottings are decidedly public: at a golf course, as you see in the photo above, and at a Kings of Leon concert.
(Tangent: What's with the Kings of Leon? RPattz and KStew have been spotted kissing in one of the band's concerts, and now, LeAnn and Eddie openly flirting after another one of their concerts? What's next, sex on fire?)
And that decision to make things public finally compelled Eddie's estranged wife, Brandi Glanville, to talk about stuff. "He's just somebody I don't know," she told People. "I don't understand. You think you know one thing, and you wake up and it's all been a lie."
Her other struggle: explaining the whole thing to their kids, 6-year-old Mason and 2-year-old Jake. "They know that daddy is at work all the time," she said. "That's what I tell them. When he does come home it is surprising for them and they are very happy. I'm just like, 'You know what? You're not the man I married.'"
She's also spoken with LeAnn, telling her that "he's all yours", and added that she's hoping to file divorce papers soon. No reconciliation on the horizon, she said. "There is one side of him that I absolutely love and always will, but that side of him is not the side I'm divorcing."
Now I've written about it, I can walk away like I never have. Ten-foot pole, here we come.
Oh, and Eddie? This soap opera should be enough for you. CSI: Miami doesn't need more of that. Just go shirtless and move on.