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LeAnn Rimes: I'm Not Anorexic or Bulimic

LeAnn Rimes: I'm Not Anorexic or Bulimic

LeAnn Rimes makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an episode airing Thursday (September 29).

Here’s what the 29-year-old singer had to share with Ellen:

On the scrutiny surrounding her relationship with Eddie Cibrian: “At the end of the day it’s definitely been hard to see tons of lies written about a situation that people don’t nessecarly know the truth … Obviously we made decisions that were not necessarily the right ones but it obviously brought us to the place where we are now. And, we’re happy and we’re married. And we’ve always put his kids first. We took the kids into consideration with everything that we do. Sometimes you just want to scream. But you don’t. We’ve learned to let it go and laugh at it at the end of the day.”

On her weight: “No, I am not [anorexic or bulimic in any way]. But I do feel like the press … they’ve been very irresponsible calling a lot of people, fat or anorexic or bulimic or whatever It may be. It seems like bullying now instead of really taking these diseases seriously that a lot of people are going through.”

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  • alex

    no but she is ugly, untalented, and irritating. she resembles a lizard and i’m not quite sure why she’s always featured on this site.

  • Paula Hatton

    She’s still in denial about her weight problem. I think she’s addicted to losing weight. It’s sad to see her lashing out at everyone who’s trying help her – Giuliana Rancic and the stranger at a restaurant in Chicago who told her she needs to eat something.

  • Lorraine

    Eat something! She has lost so much weight and is too skinny now. Why did she do it? She was perfect before. Please put 10 pounds back on. She looks wasted. She should have a healthy model figure that boasts an ample cleavage, fuller legs and a fuller backside. EAT SOMETHING!

  • Q

    “No, I am not [anorexic or bulimic in any way].”
    You’re a sick person, LeAnn. SICK! We’ve all tried to help you but I guess there comes a time when support becomes enablement and we are well past that point! Grow up and get some help! Now!

  • britney


    if she is anorexic, which she probably is, best of luck to her.
    don’t care about this home wrecker and no one else should

  • Viv


  • Mayle

    @alex: Because people always respond to her topics. The day she isn’t featured in the top posts is the day Jared will stop posting her (or less of her at least).

  • Gaby Lang

    Gosh, either way I love her outfit! (Canadian Vintage)

  • Maggie Mae

    “I am not anorexic and I am not bulimic…….and my collar bones are not holding up this top…uh!”

  • Jennica Panettiere

    Um is anyone out there who is still a fan of hers? She really blew it with her affair. I don’t know anyone who still likes her. Sure, I still listen to “How Do I live” but I know that was when she was a 16 year old kid in the 90s and I let that go.

  • Karen

    I’m glad I live in a place where people like Rimes and Cibrian are still considered to be unacceptable. She has to buy her own music to make the charts and his show is about to be cancelled. America has too many selfish and self centered people in it and if we don’t reject their ilk, our society doesn’t have a chance of once again making this a place worth fighting for.

  • betty

    It’s sad when your self worth boils down to your weight issues and another mothers children.You’d think she would be gushing about how well her new album is doing. Just goes to show her phony happy life is just that PHONY!!!!

  • Rox

    Her again…Geezus JJ, please no more. And there’s nothing healthy about her weight. Some women are naturally thin, and they look good. There faces are not sunken in, but this chick looks sickly. You can tell in her face she probably starves herself, throws up or abuse laxatives to look this way. On top of it she’s not a beautiful woman.

  • lissett

    brandi is so much prettier

  • betty

    I watched Ellen expression during this interview and Ellen looked at her as if to say YEA RIGHT!!!!

  • Rox

    She talks about the media sending the wrong message. I guess she doesn’t think she’s sending the wrong message, that to be accepted or loved one has to loose weight, and get pastic surgery

  • Speak Now


    But you haters need Leann, you’ve got nothing else!

  • Sam

    Didn’t she say the same things years ago? People started to dislike her then and even more are starting to dislike her now. She really does not get it at all.

  • Cindy

    Proven liar.

    In the beginning, “I didn’t have an affair.” = “I am having an affair.”

    “I eat a lot of food.” = “I don’t eat a lot of food.”

    “I don’t have an eating disorder.” = “I have an eating disorder.”

  • jill

    What goes around comes around and one day you’ll be on the receiving end LA when EC has an affair and dumps you. Guess you’ll find out what it’s like one day.

  • Rebecca

    Leann needs to STOP talking about how the kids are “her own”. THEY AREN’T YOUR DAM% KIDS LEANN!!!!!!!! Be their friend, be someone they can love and respect as an adult influence. Respect the boundaries of being a step parent and stop calling them yours. You did not give them life and you did not influence their little lives until the last year and a half. Shut your horse faced trap about them. THEY AREN’T YOUR CHILDREN NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SCUMBAG CHEATER HUSBAND TELLS YOU. You can’t stay in this denial. They have a real MOTHER that they love. If you don’t stop your spewing of this garbage they will hate your guts when they get older. Oh, and there is such a thing as exercise bulimia. You may eat Leann, but you look like you are wasting away, you are so emaciated. It isn’t attractive,

  • CeeCee

    I absolutely love that Ellen put her on the spot and asked her about it; given Portia’s experience she knows very well that LeAnn is living in the denial of anorexia/bulimia – good on her (Ellen that is) for not beating around the bush. LeAnn was perfect before – it’s really astounding how addictive weight loss is, and it always amazes me how those who are struggling with eating disorders are also struggling with delusions of how unhealthy and disturbing they look. Similar to the plastic surgery cat-woman phase that’s the rage right now. Thank god for “regular” folk and normality!!

  • essie

    uh not sure if its just the picture but did she wear an unopened top to a family program???

  • jill

    I see Brandi is on the RH of Beverly Hills now….she’s much prettier than skeleton.

  • Crazy

    This woman is completely delusional. I was watching America’s Got Talent and saw her perform. The crowd was going wild for the team Silhouette while she was singing and she thought they were cheering for her. It was hilarious!
    She’s like completely oblivious to how she comes off, like she’s heavily drugged up or something. Someone needs to give her a good, hard slap and a reality check.

  • jen

    im so confused eddie left brandi for that? She is so not cute and what the hell is going on with her chest? she is so indenial about what she did and her weight. i think she wants to be like brandi, but brandi does skinny right absolutely gorgeous girl and this thing is exactly that A THING!

  • jean

    ph Uck! good she’s in denial. if eddie liked her skinny he wouldn’t have left his beautiful wife for this fugface. he must’ve liked something else about her or was just trying to run away from being a full-time husband and father only to be trapped in this disaster of situation. i seriously doubt he truly loves her but he just can’t get out now.
    poor leanne being bullied. ph Uck that schiit! i hope she never eats again.

  • gwen

    LeAnn Rimes: I’m Not Anorexic or Bulimic

    She just doesn’t eat because she is too worried about people finding out about EC affairs.

    What is up with her and her obsession with not wearing bras? Her implants are sagging, so it’s not sexy when she tries to show off her implants by not wearing a bra and shirt that she has wide open so that everyone can see her ribs and sternum.

    1)” At the end of the day it’s definitely been hard to see tons of lies written about a situation that people don’t nessecarly know the truth …”

    First off all, isn’t WEWE always talking about how people should move on and stop talking about her affair? Yet here she is bringing it up again?

    What lies are people telling? The photos don’t lie.

    2) “Obviously we made decisions that were not necessarily the right ones but it obviously brought us to the place where we are now. ”

    And the bad thing is that they continue to make decisions that are not right.

    Where exactly did it bring WEWE? Literally babysitting EC because she is afraid that his affairs are going to get exposed? Covering up EC affairs by writing blogs about how he squeezes her hand to signal he loves her? SWF BG because EC just isn’t interested in her?

    3) “And, we’re happy and we’re married.”

    We know that WEWE and EC are not happy. Both of them look like hell. WEWE looks sick and well EC looks like all he does is drink all day long.

    Happy couples don’t have to keep telling everyone that they are happy.

    4) “And we’ve always put his kids first.”

    Sure you do, which is why WEWE posted the bblog entry about those kids a day before her album release, right?

    And it’s why she steps out with no bra while out with those kids because she is putting them first?

    Which is why she continues to talk and post about those kids even after her own hubby stated that he didnt’ want his kids to experience ANY TYPE of public exposure, because they are putting the kids firts right?

    5) “We took the kids into consideration with everything that we do. ”

    Really? So when she decided not to put on a bra when she went to the play and fair with those kids she stopped and thought about those kids?

    Oh and when she wrote that blog about the kids a day before her album was released she was thinking about those boys?

    6) “Sometimes you just want to scream. But you don’t. We’ve learned to let it go and laugh at it at the end of the day.”

    Like when one child gets so fed up about being pimped by his dad and stepmom that he hides behind cars and umbreallas on a beach?

    7) “No, I am not [anorexic or bulimic in any way].”

    So she doesn’t eat because she is worried about EC affairs.

    8)”But I do feel like the press … they’ve been very irresponsible calling a lot of people, fat or anorexic or bulimic or whatever It may be. ”

    Seriously, no one would even be concerned about her weight if she wasn’t posting twitpics of her bones sticking out and the while declaring that she is happy.

    9)”It seems like bullying now instead of really taking these diseases seriously that a lot of people are going through.”

    Seriously WEWE bullying, like how about when her OTRM called WEWE a name and rather than confront the issue WEWE Rimes ignored.

    That is bullying WEWE.

    Cue the backlash.

  • gwen

    LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian Love the Cameras — Are They the New Heidi and Spencer?

    Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have been the reigning King and Queen of ridiculously staged photo ops for the past few years, though there may be some new competition on the scene. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian seem to share Heidi and Spencer’s flair for drama, posing for a serious engagement shoot and silly bikini beach strolls. Also like Heidi and Spencer, LeAnn and Eddie just love to share PDA in some of the most unusual places. Considering all of LeAnn and Eddie’s recent camera time, we’d like to know what you think — are LeAnn and Eddie the new Heidi and Spencer?


    The 5 Most Annoying Celebrity Couples of 2011

    Less is more when it comes to celebrity couples. When stars focus on their personal relationships in private, it’s better for their image than mugging for the paparazzi 24/7.

    There are celebrity couples we love, but who are celebrity couples of 2011 we love to hate? Here are the top 5.

    4. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian

    Eddie Cibrian leaves all the talking to his country singing wife who loves to hop on Twitter and remind all the haters, who chastised her and Eddie for being cheaters, how happy and in love she is as Mrs. Cibrian. We even get plenty of pics of the skinny stepmom in skimpy bathing suits prancing down the beach with her man.

    “I love me the way I am & I don’t care what jealous people think,” tweets Rimes.

    -From OMG

  • gwen

    Yeap, what a great idea to bring in the ratings for PBC/NBC. Keep saturating the media/internet/blogs with WEWE and EC faces, didn’t that do wonders for PBC when EC and WEWE set up and staged DAILY photo-ops during fashion week? What? You mean to tell me that with all that famewhoring WEWE and EC did during fashion week, it did nothing to bring in the ratings for PBC? So now their plan D is to bombard the media/internet with tons of photos of WEWE and EC (yes we know that WEWE is going to make EC join her because she needs to keep an eye on him so that he doens’t get into any trouble) in London?

    From Deadline Hollywood:

    “On the other broadcast networks last night, NBC’s The Playboy Club got off to a disappointing start with a 1.6/4 in 18-49 and 5 million viewers at 10 PM. It was down 30% from the premiere of NBC’s short-lived drama Chase in the same slot last year and did only a little better than last fall’s big flop, Fox’s Lone Star, which opened with a 1.3/3 and 4.1 million. The Playboy Club tied another short-lived show, Crusoe, as NBC’s lowest-rated fall drama premiere ever. The Playboy Club didn’t get much help from its lead-in, a two-hour The Sing-Off, which managed a 1.9/5 in the demo and 5.2 million viewers. (Chase had a stronger lead-in last year from The Event.) Sing-Off, whose only previous run was as a limited holiday series, was down 32% from its December debut to log the show’s lowest-rated telecast. Overall, NBC’s Monday lineup was down 30% from last fall, a troublesome sign for the network, which is looking to mount a ratings turnaround.”

  • gwen

    @Speak Now:


    But SPEAK NOW needs those people who dislike Leann, SPEAK NOW doesn’t have anything else!

  • meeeeeee

    @Rox: Yes, some women are naturally thin…& also some naturally thin women DO have small bone structures with drawn in faces and its not because they aren’t eating; it’s because they can’t beat their metabolism. AND still people make fun of them also.

    PEOPLE are way too opinionated. And most of the time, it’s the ugly ones passing judgement.


  • betty

    @SpeakNow YEA, we need her like Eddie kids need her!!!!

  • Go Ask Alice

    She just needs to STFU!!!!!
    About everything other than her music.
    Promote her music.
    She really has done a lot of damage to her big career. Leann, like her or not, has an amazing voice and has charted, gone platinum, etc.
    She has lost so much ground in hercareer because of the thing Eddie and constant tweeting and talking about them,him, and those two kids.
    STFU enough already.
    YES, really,lets be honest,others have done what she and Eddie did.Thing is she really came out of the pack of teens to women entertainers with Hillary Duff as being ok. Sane. Britney, Lyndsay,etc. really had hard times. LeAnn came out the other end,adulthood, ok.
    the public liked and respected her for this.
    I am NOT,listen to what I am saying, I AM NOT for having afffairs.
    I get how,why it happend. Simply put,she married too young. Eddie,simply put , messed over Brandi Glanville way before LeAnn came in the picture.
    Problem is LeAnn never and still wont’ STFU. Way back when they began their affair, she should have not talked to the press.
    After they got married, enoguh.Now thesecomments about being a step-mom, ehh, that is low. Their mother is in their life. She is not an absent mother or strung out or something or dead.
    Hey, I don’t even have kids, and I know that is not so good. To say. In public.

  • pup

    “We’ve always put his children first”
    Oh really? So you two were putting them first when you guys cheated? Right. . . .

  • gwen


    When you say that people are way too opinioned are you talking about WEWE Rimes? Or are you just upset because WEWE interview backfired?

    Wow, now where did I hear this from? A “different” poster shows up saying that people are judging WEWE because they are ugly? Hi AMEJEAN.

  • Indigo

    @Maggie Mae

    That was funny!

    I see she’s still trying to pass off the “I (or it’s WE now?) didn’t have the tools” crap. No one is buying it Leann. You wanted Eddie and didn’t take anything, especially his children, into consideration when you chased him down like wounded prey.

    I will concede and say I love the jewelry, especially the SWF’ed bracelet.

  • Taylor

    Ugh. I heard two things in that interview that are utter BS.

    #1 I don’t read tabloids

    #2 I choose to take the high road

    Oh really…so is that why you are always bitching about press and trash talking people in Twitter?

    Half the reason her and EC got so much bad press is they were flaunting their relationship and publicly fighting with her ex.

  • lafamepoma

    Maybe she’s neither anorexic nor bulimic but I remember when she made that song for the movie ” Coyote Bar” and she had more pounds, and since that song didn’t hear anything of her.

  • Ingrid

    Please everyone stop with the hate! Enough’s enough. Try to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Your hateful comments say so much more about all of you than about her.

  • Ingrid

    @jill: She also got arrested about a year ago for DUI. How come none of you Leann haters ever mention that? I think DUI and the possibility of driving your car into an innocent person is a lot more despicable than cheating on your spouse. I’m not trying to add fuel to the fire, I’m just making a point.

  • Ingrid

    @Paula Hatton: Giuliana Rancic is one to talk, come on!

  • Jessica Simpleton

    Neither one of them are attractive or nice people. His dimples are so deep, they’re repulsive. And she’s got that telltale lollipop head that women with eating disorders typically have. Even if she doesn’t have one, it’s obvious she’s on something. She and Eddie both seem high all the time and always have those stupid, goofy grins on their faces.

  • Mikado

    naturally thin people are not first of a normal size and then suddenly wayyyy too thin, like she is, like Angelina Jolie is, like one of the olson twin is, and like some others are or were.
    You SEE the difference with before.
    They are denying but it doesn’t make less obvious they have an eating disorder.
    And that is sad enough when children are involved and the bunch of blind fans are supporting a too thin (and weak) body.
    Some really died of anorexia, do not forget this (like Karen Carpenter and sone fashion models who even died on the catwalk!). Anorexia is not a fashion or desirable problem, it is a life threatening problem that is more serious than most people want to admit.

  • Athena

    Re: “uh not sure if its just the picture but did she wear an unopened top to a family program???”
    No nip slips so you can wipe the sweat from your brow. Pssst…I heard Ellen is a…..lesbian. A family show hosted by a lesbian, what is this world coming to???

  • Athena

    FYI – I love lesbians. And contrary to what Gwen will undoubtedly say, EC did not call WeWe a lesbian.

  • mka

    @alex: Wheter you like it or not, i think she is talented , she has a beautiful voice, unique, and i don’t you can’t ever sing like her, but i do believe she is way to thin! almost anorexic! how can’t she not realized? we all can see the bones of her chest and her looks look like i don’t know, way to skinny! she has a problem!

  • julie

    ingrid when you mention a dui, don’t forget about Leanns hit and run

  • Jessica Simpleton

    @mka: Learn some English before posting.

  • betty

    @Ingrid Nobody got hurt with Brandi DUI but her children got hurt in the divorce that’s the difference. It’s not what could have happened but what did happen.