Although Rimes herself blows it off---"[We] were having a little fun...it was just a practice run," she tweeted--reports are rolling in that the singer and her actor boyfriend are actually engaged.
A variety of circumstances over the past week seems to be verifying the rumor. First, the staged proposal photo on Monday. Then, Rimes was a no-show at a party given in her honor by Shape magazine on Thursday night (she cited the flu as her excuse: "Under dr's orders I couldn't go.") THEN, Cibrian's ex, Brandi Glanville (who has maintained a long media feud with Rimes over the past year) told E! News Friday that she's planning a civil sit-down talk with Rimes in the near future.
All this, plus an ambiguous "source" cited by E! confirming the Cibrian-Rimes engagement is for real, and it's looking like wedding bells on the horizon for yet another country bride.
Rimes is being a bit cagey on her Twitter account, handling the rumors by briskly advising her fans to ignore the "BS." Most notably, she retweeted an Andy Warhol quote, "Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches."
Or would that be carats? After all, Rimes did also tweet "I like cushion or Asher [sic] cuts," referring to her favorite diamond shapes, on Monday. We shall see.
As always, I wish LeAnn the best, and hopefully we can get back to discussing her musical career instead of her private life sometime before 2011. Ahem!
Do you think LeAnn and Eddie are actually engaged? Be sure to let me know your thoughts.
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- Eddie Cibrian