According to the latest report of the National Enquirer, LeAnn Rimes has gained 38 pounds over the course of a few weeks. Apparently, she has been gorging herself on comfort food because she’s supposedly, “such an emotional wreck over her floundering marriage to skirt-chasing Eddie Cibrian that she’s been pigging out on fattening comfort food.”
The writers of the Enquirer really have a way with words, don’t they? Their title paints such a vivid image of a fat LeAnn sitting at home and eating cheetos while Eddie runs around Hollywood, chasing after other reality stars. Alas, the Enquirer’s fiction rarely reflects the reality of the situation.
The Enquirer’s source claims, “Poor LeAnn is so distraught over fears that Eddie is going to cheat on her that she’s drowning her emotions with junk food. She’s gobbling up everything in sight.” This source even claims that her weight gain is the reason that LeAnn didn’t attend the CMA Awards last week, adding, “She feels physically unattractive and didn’t want to try to squeeze into a formal gown.”
However, if this was true and she avoided the CMAs because of her weight gain, then why did she turn up at the premiere of the Best Man Holiday on November 5th, just one day before the CMA Awards? She was wearing a pretty short dress with a jacket covering up most of the outfit, so sure, she could have put on a few pounds. But if she really packed on 38 pounds, then it definitely didn’t show. Of course, it’s also a lot easier to cover up weight gain when you wear knee-high boats, a sweater dress, and a jacket on top of that. And you can’t wear that kind of outfit at the CMAs without sticking out. So maybe LeAnn really did put on almost 40 pounds. But still, I’d be more inclined to believe this story if it alleged a more realistic 20 pounds. A 40 pound weight gain is way too difficult to cover up that easily, and we would have seen some evidence of it by now.
What do you guys think? Could LeAnn be gaining weight after fighting with Eddie? Was this story just put out there to drum up publicity for her new reality show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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