When LeAnn Rimes isn’t posing in a bikini for all the paps who answered her fame whore call, she’s pushing at Brandi Glanville’s buttons. During an interview with Britain’s Fabulous Magazine (via Radar), they asked the luck dragon of the south what Eddie Cibrian’s sons call her. You could probably feel the thick awkwardness in the room as she flared her nostrils and wondered whether she should tell the truth (“they call me Auntie Falkor”) or make up a lie (“they sometimes call me mom“). LeAnn went with the latter one, because she never misses an opportunity to put a crack on Brandi Glanville’s Botoxed forehead.
You’ve recently become a stepmother to Jake, five, and Mason, nine. What’s that been like?
They have been very accepting. It’s taken a while to feel like it’s not just Eddie and the two boys and then me. But I do feel that’s happening, and the love that I have for them is tremendous.
What do they call you?
Lee. Sometimes they’ll blurt out: “Mom!”, but I just go with whatever they call me. As long as it’s nice and respectful, I couldn’t care less.
Do you and Eddie want to have your own kids?
Absolutely. There’s still a lot of adjustments to make. It could be five months from now or in two years.
Eddie’s ex-wife, Brandi, has been pretty vocal about her feelings for you. What’s your relationship like now?
That’s where you write “insert face reaction here”.
Eek… That doesn’t sound good.
It’s been really difficult. You have to stand up for yourself and be your own person, but at the same time you have to protect these children and their hearts. And that’s a very tough balance.
LeAnn totally left out a few words there. What she should’ve said is, “Sometimes they’ll blurt out: YOU’RE NOT MY MOM, GO BACK TO YOUR STALL!” And when they do blurt out “mom,” it’s only because LeAnn gives them $20 every time they call her that and she gives them $50 if they call her that in front of their mom. The kids are saving up to buy LeAnn some pants to wear to their baseball games.
Here’s LeAnn in Miami yesterday, pretending to be mad at the paps she called.