Dean Sheremet Blasts LeAnn Rimes: ‘She Lives on the Adoration of Others’
Dean Sheremet is dishing on his famous ex-wife, LeAnn Rimes, and boy does he have a lot to say. Speaking with former US Weekly staffer, Natalie Thomas for her blog Nat's Next Adventure, he spoke about the downfall of their marriage, Rimes' cheating scandal with her then-married costar, Eddie Cibrian and even gave his opinion on his ex's career as it currently stands.
Sheremet reflected on his marriage to Rimes, and the famous way in which it ended. He says he realized Rimes was having an affair with her then-costar Eddie Cibrian after watching them play pool at a local bar. He said (all quotes via US Weekly), "I could just tell by the body language that everything had changed... She’s shooting pool, shooting tequila, in a tight tank, tight jeans, over the knee boots and she’s standing across from him, playing with the pool cue. All of a sudden, there was a huge shift. I totally felt foolish."
He says he confronted Rimes later, saying, "I was talking to LeAnn on the phone and said, 'I think you need to take off your wedding ring. If you’re not going to respect what it stands for, you have no right to wear it.'"
To his credit, Sheremet does admit his own contribution to the end of their marriage, saying he wasn't sure how to balance being Rimes' manager and husband. He said, "I was so intertwined in managing her career that I didn’t know how to make the distinction between husband and boss, husband and partner, husband and manager… I was husband, father, friend, lover, manager."
He continued, saying, "We’d be sitting at dinner and I’d be like, 'For your next video we should do this, this and this. For the tour, the production should be like this.' And this [part] is my fault. I’m sure for her, all she wanted to do was have dinner. I was probably getting on her nerves all the time."
As for Rimes' success as a country artist, Sheremet takes a fair amount of credit, saying, "As it went on, the team became toxic. But when we were working together, we were brilliant. The dumbest thing she ever did for her career was divorce me...Because we were such a good team. The last hit song she had was when she was with me. It was 'Nothing Better to Do.'"
Sheremet even goes on to claim that Rimes was focused on becoming increasingly famous which, according to him, hurt her career. He said, "She really lives on the adoration of others. I could be speaking out of turn but this is my perspective. She lives and dies on the perception of herself. I sympathize with that cause she’s been famous since she was 12 years old so she doesn’t know anything else." He continued, "In L.A., there’s the paparazzi and that false sense of success, false security that you’re still relevant. If you’re in the magazines, then you matter. And that carried over to the divorce. She became even more 'famous.'"
He was critical of the way she's sought out fame, saying, "She’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met, has the most incredible voice, she’s flawless. But she got away from doing that and it breaks my heart. She’s gone away from what she was put on this earth to do. It’s all been at the expense of that. I think she learned a really hard lesson because it didn’t pan out the way she wanted it to."
You can check out the rest of the story at US Weekly.
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