LeAnn genuinely treasures being a mom, even if it’s as a stepmom. She appreciates the fact that there is a Stepmother’s Day and that her family spoils her each year on that day. It falls on the Sunday after Mother’s Day, and she’s been sharing it on Instagram to support other stepmoms. Last we heard, she was hoping for a baby, but no news yet!
The singer says the responsibility of raising kids has been very rewarding. The boys were 2 and 6 when she and Eddie began co-parenting them.
It’s Christmas Eve
LeAnn teamed up with the Hallmark Channel for a 2018 holiday film called "It’s Christmas Eve." LeAnn played the lead and co-wrote three songs for the soundtrack. The singer said that the project was the perfect match, and she was thrilled to be able to be involved in the creative process.
She especially liked that the theme of blended families was prominent in the movie. She told FOX, “It’s something that’s important for me to shed light on—the blended family environment in a really positive way because it’s not something that gets talked about very often.”
Talking About Blended Families
The Christmas movie opened up an opportunity for a conversation about unconventional families. LeAnn was happy to express her feelings. She said that blending families is a challenge, of course.
But mostly, she wanted to reiterate that she and Eddie had been married seven years (by the time the movie aired on TV) and that, she thought, they were doing pretty good. The couple overcame adversity and were enjoying a very happy family life.
LeAnn’s ex Dean Sheremet remained cordial and quiet throughout the chaos LeAnn made of his life. He would say things like he has no ill will toward her. He finally published a cookbook called "Eat Your Heart Out," which was a bit of a tell-all about their marriage. Afterward, Brandi and Dean paired up for a podcast together. Brandi called his cookbook “classy,” but LeAnn tried to stop it from getting published.
For her part, Brandi finally chilled out. In 2013 she revealed that things had gotten better; even running into each other at soccer practice became a civil affair.
At Jake’s 11th birthday party, mom and stepmom smiled for a selfie. Brandi posted the photo to Instagram with the message, “Peace in #calabasturd hanging for Jake's bday.” Things were getting better. We're not always going to agree but getting along made her kids happy."
In an interview with "People," Brandi said it was a good day. She admitted that the two women actually got to go inside [LeAnn and Eddie’s] house.”