The VH1 reality series LeAnn and Eddie may be a ratings disaster, but the title couple still earned a nice, seven-figure payday for their first season that no one watched.
Or should we say, Eddie Cibrian earned a nice seven-figure payday?
Yes, Star magazine reports that LeAnn has let Eddie keep every dime that the couple made from their carefully scripted series in order to help him feel "more masculine."
"She wants Eddie to have money of his own," a source tells the tabloid. "She thinks it's a good way to boost his self-esteem and make him feel that he doesn't have to rely on her."
Sure. He doesn't have to rely on her. The same eight people would watch the show if it was just called Eddie, right?
Of course, it's not like LeAnn didn't get anything out of the deal. After all, she got to stay in the rented house the couple passed off as their own.
As a bonus, she got to pressure Eddie to get her pregnant on national TV, and you really can't put a price tag on that.
Besides, it's not as though Eddie will be earning from the series for much longer.
"The show may not last long," the insider admits. "It's been torn apart by critics and the ratings are love."