The “Vanderpump Rules” star was stuck with the homewrecker label. In gossip circles, it didn’t seem to matter that Eddie had divorced Brandi for LeAnn.
On Twitter, one user defended Scheana against the homewrecker taggers Tweeting, “Stop acting like @scheana forced Eddie to anything, HIS choice to CHEAT on HIS wife!!” Scheana Tweeted in agreement, “Thank you. He wrecked his own home. I was a single 21-year-old who met a cute actor in LA.”
The press hounded the couple as soon as rumors of an engagement began circulating in the fall of 2010. Finally, on December 24, Eddie popped the question, and the media reported the engagement on the 28th of December. LeAnn took to Twitter to set the record straight about their Christmas Eve engagement.
A year had passed since the affair was publicized, and the couple was on the path toward normalcy. LeAnn tweeted, “Thank you for all your well wishes! We are extremely excited and look forward to a beautiful future.”
Eddie’s Other Affair
Eddie Cibrian was having an affair before he even met LeAnn. Brandi learned about his extramarital relationship with Scheana Shay when "Access Hollywood" interviewed her. Scheana said she was called a homewrecker even though he lied to her about his marriage.
When Scheana became aware of Eddie’s other affair on the set of "Northern Lights," they split. Brandi said she was actually glad that her husband had more than one affair, diminishing LeAnn’s importance in her mind.
Eddie Sues for Defamation
"Life & Style" reported that Eddie was still seeing Scheana as late as October after meeting LeAnn. The magazine claimed that Eddie had gone to Scheana’s house in the middle of the night.
Eddie filed a defamation suit against "Life & Style," asserting he had not had a relationship with anyone other than LeAnn since he left Brandi. Even Scheana said the story was untrue. In an "Access Hollywood" interview, Scheana said that she had not seen Eddie in months.
LeAnn’s Summer Rehab Visit
Thought she had found true love, the stress of the affair, the media spotlight, and new worries about Eddie’s infidelity sent the pop star to a facility to deal with it all by August 2010. She also cited online bullying as a factor.
Brandi, who would join the "Desperate Housewives" cast a year later, chimed to support LeAnn’s rehab decision. She pointed out that her children, who are her top priority, love LeAnn, so she hoped that the country music diva would “find what she is looking for.”