Eddie Cibrian - Leann Rimes Receives Backing From Husband's Ex-wife Over Treatment
Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife has offered an olive branch to the actor's current partner Leann Rimes after the singer checked into a clinic to deal "anxiety and stress" issues, insisting she wishes the star "all the best" in her treatment.
The Blue singer checked herself into a 30-day in-patient program on Wednesday (29Aug12), the day after she turned 30.
She told fans, "This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be.
"All the things in my life will be there when I get out, but you know what? I'm hoping they're not going to affect me as much. I'll have the tools to know how to deal with them."
Rimes has now received an unlikely supporter in reality TV star Brandi Glanville - the woman Cibrian left to be with the singer in 2009.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who has previously criticised Rimes in the press on several occasions, says in a statement to American magazine Us Weekly, "I totally support LeAnn's decision to enter rehab - my top priority is my children, and at the end of the day we are a family.
"LeAnn is their stepmom, and they love her. I am wishing her all the best and I hope she will find what she is looking for while in rehab."
On Thursday (30Aug12), Rimes launched legal action against two women who are said to be friends of Glanville, accusing Kimberly and Lexi Smiley of invasion of privacy by releasing excerpts of a taped phone call she made to them over alleged abusive messages sent via Twitter.com.