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An Open Letter To LeAnn Rimes

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LeAnn Rimes cannot stay out of the media these days. This week, she's embroiled in yet another discussion pitting her against a story she says is unfair and exaggerated.

As usual, the story in question relates to her and boyfriend Eddie Cibrian. As we all know by now, Cibrian and soon-to-be ex Brandi Glanville have joint custody of two young sons, who live in Rimes's house when they are with their father.

Glanville reported to E! News that Rimes and Cibrian failed to call and tell her that her son was taken to the emergency room for a minor accident last weekend. "Bad parenting," she told the news outlet.

Rimes, who is prolific on Twitter, had tweeted about the incident--one of many tweets detailing her activities and involvement with Cibrian's sons--which apparently infuriated Glanville further.

The singer reacted to the E! story with a storm of furious tweets, accusing Glanville of lying, and defending her own right to discuss Cibrian's children as they are part of her life.  

This is not the first time, by any means, that Rimes has felt the need to defend herself against reportedly exaggerated gossip involving Cibrian's kids. Earlier this summer, she was angered at the outburst surrounding vacation shots of her and Cibrian smooching passionately in front of Cibrian's son. The singer claimed the photos were nothing out of the ordinary and that the media had no right to pose them as scandalous.

That incident resulted in her swearing off social media--namely, Twitter--but she returned to tweeting a mere couple of weeks later.

I said in my own analysis of the original "scandalous" event that Rimes has no need to censor herself if she doesn't want to. BUT--and I consider this to be a very big "but"--she really should limit her discussion of Cibrian's two little boys.

Yes, the Cibrian clan lives in her house. Yes, she's helping her boyfriend care for his sons during the times he has custody. Yes, I think it's great that she apparently is very fond of the boys.

But no. These aren't her kids.

So please, LeAnn, here's just an open suggestion to you, which you are of course free to blow off. I am on your side here, so I hope you might listen.

I think you'll do yourself a huge favor if you stay out of discussions with or regarding Brandi Glanville, let Eddie handle all communication with his ex, and stop commenting about the Cibrian kids on Twitter. It's that simple.

I don't approve of the way Glanville is handling things either. Believe me, I think it would be great if she hushed up her mouth as well. However, I have to play the Mom Card here. You're not a mom yet. You are just not able to understand what Glanville is feeling in regards to any sort of discussions of her children. 

I'm not saying drop off Twitter again. Heck, no, don't do that! First of all, nobody has the right to force you off. Second, you're great about communicating with your fans. Third, you have many other things in your life that are interesting to talk about. I for one am much more interested in your workout regime (you're looking awesome these days) and anything having to do with your music than I am hearing about your boyfriend's kids.

Heck, I don't even mind hearing about your boyfriend! Fine with me. All I'm saying is--ixnay on discussing the children.

I know I can't tell you what to talk about, but I can only suggest you keep it low in this area. It can only do you good. I say this kindly and I hope you don't take it the wrong way.

What do you guys all think? Do you agree? Let's hear what you have to say, too.

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