In 2016, Eddie came across this photo while sifting through boxes in the garage. LeAnn and Eddie had met a long time ago! They figured out that he was 23 when the picture was taken, making LeAnn 14.
That was just one year after she soared to fame with her hit Grammy-nominated single “Blue.” Neither recalls meeting, but this photo documents that they had met each other 14 years before their chance encounter brought them together.
Eddie and Brandi
Eddie Cibrian also married in 2001. He tied the knot with model and reality TV star Brandi Glanville, and the actor and Brandi eventually welcomed two sons into the world. When Eddie met Brandi, he had parts on "The Young and the Restless and Baywatch Nights." He hooked up with the pretty model at a LA nightclub.
On New Year’s Eve in 1999, at the dawn of the 21st century, Eddie presented a 3-carat diamond, and Brandi said “yes.” They married a year later at a posh OC beach resort hosting 200 guests.
Jumping to 2008: LeAnn & Eddie Play Lovers on TV
LeAnn Rimes’ career was exploding. “I did 500 shows in three-and-a-half years,” the artist told ABC News. After recording and touring, she was still in demand. She was tapped to sing the lead song for the kid-flick "Evan Almighty" soundtrack. The same year, she played a role in another movie called "Good Intentions."
Eddie’s acting career had taken off as well. As fate had it, 2008 found the two starring together in "Northern Lights," a romance/mystery made for a TV movie on Lifetime. "Northern Lights" was written by veteran romance novelist maven Nora Roberts, so, naturally, more than one steamy scene was required of the couple.
What the "Northern Lights" Movie Exposed
When "Northern Lights" aired on television, it exposed phenomenal chemistry shared by the lovers Eddie and LeAnn portrayed. As Meg and Nate, they meet in Alaska, where Meg is a pilot, and Nate’s the new guy in town—a former homicide investigator hired on to run the local police department.
Their intimate scenes came across as so authentic that the movie set in motion the wheels of the rumor mill. Inquiries from the press came dribbling in one by one with the stars doing their best to deny them.
Rumors Hit the Headlines
By March 2009, stories about LeAnn and Eddie’s behind-the-scenes love affair begin to make the rounds. At first, they denied it. But no matter how much the couple refuted the allegations, the sensational news about the double extra-marital affair was gaining traction.
LeAnn and Eddie had been witnessed sharing intimate conversations and ducking away in secret. The two realized that they must confront the allegations.