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It's official. LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet, who split up last year under scandalous circumstances and reached a settlement in December, are divorced.

In March 2009, reports that the country star was having a steamy affair with actor Eddie Cibrian, also married, surfaced in celebrity gossip publications.

Both denied it at first, but it was very much legitimate.

Videos obtained by Us Weekly confirmed that after co-starring in the Lifetime film Northern Lights, Rimes and Cibrian became involved romantically.

They are still a couple right now, as a matter of fact.

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LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet have called it a marriage.

Sheremet and Rimes married in 2002. Cibrian and his wife, Brandi Glanville, the mother of his two sons, are also in the process of finalizing their divorce.

She was in the process of slashing his tires shortly after she found out the affair continued even as the pair attempted marriage counseling. That's rough.

Rimes recently said she was "selfish" for cheating and hates that "people got hurt," and yet hasn't exactly tried to be discreet about her new relationship.

Appearing as her date in public for the first time, Eddie Cibrian was taunted as a "cheater" at the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year.

He was fired from CSI: Miami last week.

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You can't get much more different in every sense than Snooki and Erin Andrews, who we profiled in our first CMT Awards style showdown just moments ago.

While Hayden Panettiere and LeAnn Rimes aren't exactly carbon copies, they're certainly more similar than the aforementioned pair - especially last night.

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The former Heroes star debuted a lighter, shorter hairstyle while playing up her baby blues in a turquoise and black lace Pucci dress. Definitely a hit, we say.

Meanwhile, LeAnn cinched her bold Mara Hoffman minidress with a suede corset belt, while adding some ankle-cuffed sandals and gold Neil Lane jewels.

Pretty much everyone not named Brandi Glanville would approve - but how does she stack up with Hayden? That's for you to decide. Vote below!

Who looked better at the CMT Awards?

 

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LeAnn Rimes is straight hating on her boyfriend's wife. Don't we all?

A source close to Rimes' soon-to-be divorced lover, Eddie Cibrian, says that Rimes' lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to his estranged wife Brandi Glanville.

The reason? Allegations of slander. A lawsuit may follow imminently.

Rimes' claims stem from before Eddie and Brandi even split. Amid rumors of Rimes' affair with her husband, she told the press LeAnn was stalking Eddie Cibrian.

Of course, the source explains, Brandi Glanville was unaware of the Lifetime movie co-stars' affair, and only made that statement before Cibrian broke the news.

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Despite making no secret of being royally pissed at Eddie Cibrian dumping her for LeAnn Rimes (right), Brandi Glanville (right) denies slanderous wrongdoing.

"Brandi has been nothing but nice to LeAnn," says a source. "She let her kids go to Mexico with them, and is happy they like her. If they didn't, she would be upset."

Things have been relatively quiet on the Rimes-Cibrian-Glanville front recently, which makes news of Rimes' out-of-the-blue cease and desist letter more shocking.

Rimes' camp says it came "after months of Brandi speaking about LeAnn in the press and telling lies. This is something she felt was necessary to protect herself."

Rep for both Rimes and Glanville had "no comment" on this, but sources close to the latter say her attorneys plan on responding to the letter in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Glanville and Cibrian's divorce is getting close to being official. We just hope there are no more tire slashing rampages from Brandi in the meantime.

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LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian weren't exactly hiding their affair before, but they at least avoided joint public appearances and red carpet photo shoots.

Eddie came out to support girlfriend LeAnn at the 2010 ACM Awards at Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday night, and both looked happy as can be.

Somewhere, Brandi Glanville is planning another tire-slashing.

Cibrian's now-estranged wife left him last summer over his affair with Rimes (and Scheana Marie). LeAnn split with husband Dean Sheremet around then.

LeAnn looked terrific last night in a gorgeous Lanvin dress, Stella McCartney shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch and Neil Lane jewels. No sign of a scarlet letter.

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Eddie and LeAnn share a laugh. [Photo: Splash News Online]

Who was the night's best dressed? For a look at whose style drew raves and who might want to rethink their choices, check out our celebrity fashion section!

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That didn't take long.

On the very same day Dean Sheremet filed for divorce from LeAnn Rimes, they agreed to a confidential divorce settlement, L.A. court records indicate.

"The settlement shall not be filed in this proceeding due to the parties mutual desire to maintain their respective rights to privacy," the document reads.

It presumably divides their cash, property and valuables of LeAnn Rimes and and Dean Sheremet, who will be legally single as their marital status ends.

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LeAnn Rimes' marriage to Dean Sheremet is no more.

Their nearly eight-year marriage crumbled as Rimes began a relationship with actor Eddie Cibrian, who was married at the time to Brandi Glanville.

Eddie was also linked to Scheana Marie while married to Brandi.

Cibrian and Glanville are also in the process of divorcing.

Eddie and LeAnn are dating for real now.

Dean? Who knows what he's up to.

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Dean Sheremet has filed for divorce from LeAnn Rimes, following a contentious year that saw their eight-year marriage disintegrate in the public eye.

According to court papers, Sheremet cited "irreconcilable differences" for the end of their union, which crumbled as Rimes cheated with Eddie Cibrian.

Sheremet is seeking spousal support from the country star, and also wants her to pay all the attorneys' fees, which is probably somewhat reasonable.

After all, it was Rimes' torrid affair with Eddie Cibrian that was caught by tabloids on video and ultimately led to the demise of their marriage (and his).

Cibrian is also married to Brandi Glanville, and they are also divorcing. She and Dean have been far from thrilled with how this thing has played out.

Eddie and LeAnn are dating now after she and Dean separated. Hopefully, Dean doesn't follow Brandi's lead and go all Carrie Underwood on LeAnn's car.

Dean Sheremet and LeAnn Rimes in happier times.

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Eddie Cibrian is suing a tabloid for $1 million for allegedly defaming him.

That alone didn't pique our interest. But the interesting part of his celebrity gossip lawsuit is that he's doing over accusations of cheating ... on LeAnn Rimes.

Cibrian claims that stories Life & Style recently published "falsely portray Eddie as being unfaithful to Ms. Rimes, as currently being in a romantic relationship with Ms. Jancan, and as having abandoned his children."

Ms. Jancan is Scheana Jancan, also known as Scheana Marie Jancan, is an aspiring actress and according to the mag she and Eddie were hooking up.

The title of the article: "Eddie is Cheating on LeAnn Already."

Eddie Cibrian denies any affair with Scheana Jancan... well, lately.

That may very well be untrue, but the hidden subtext here is that he's not suing for defamation over any story regarding his cheating with LeAnn.

That is, cheating on wife Brandi Glanville with the country star earlier this year. One report even suggested she left him over his affairs. Plural.

Affairs with Rimes and Scheana Jancan. Shady. Just saying.

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Just a few short months ago, Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes were flat-out denying their affair (one that ultimately ended marriages to their longtime spouses).

Just a few short weeks ago, they were at least keeping things on the DL, trying to avoid being seen together (or at least not trying to blatantly encourage it).

Well, that was then, and this is Katsuya!

Their trip to the West Hollywood eatery, a.k.a. The Place to Drop $180 on Mediocre Food Just So Celebrity Gossip Sites Write About it, marked a turning point.

No longer keeping their distance while divorcing their spouses, Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes left the hot spot hand in hand, as you can see in the pic below.

Brandi Glanville? Likely seething:

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Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes make their Home-wrecker-dom official!

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Before she picked up a celebrity gossip magazine and read all about it, Eddie Cibrian's affair with LeAnn Rimes would have been news to Brandi Glanville.

Cibrian's wife says she found out he was cheating on her through the media, according to new documents filed in their divorce case, which is underway.

Glanville, a model whose legal name is Brandi Cibrian, "first learned of his infidelity in March 2009" and never names the other woman in her filing.

It just so happens that Us posted a video of Eddie making out with LeAnn Rimes at a restaurant that same month, so there is little doubt who it is.

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Eddie and Brandi Cibrian in happier times.

Brandi claims Eddie, with whom she has two young sons, Mason and Jake, said he promised to stop cheating and that they even sought marital counseling.

But, by July, she found out the affair with LeAnn Rimes was still in full blossom ... again courtesy of celeb gossip media. Not being too discreet there, Ed.

Brandi also claims Eddie was unfaithful to her with at least one other woman during their marriage. That would be Scheana Marine Jancan, we believe.

Eddie and LeAnn are still together now, but keeping things on the DL.

The moral of the story: If you thought celebrity gossip never contributed to anything of value ... you're right. But he was bound to get caught sometime.

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In the midst of her divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian, model Brandi Glanville is speaking out yet again against her rival, country star LeAnn Rimes.

In Las Vegas Saturday night, Glanville, 36, acknowledged that she has had a run-in with Cibrian's current girlfriend, and that it was "not pleasant.”

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LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian took their romance public in August and have been staying at a house near the home she used to share with Cibrian.

Still, the estranged couple "definitely save face for the kids – absolutely, they are the most important things in both our lives," Glanville said.

That's good to hear at least. In fact, Cibrian was watching the kids - Mason, 6, and Jake, 2 - during Glanville's weekend away in Sin City.

Rumors of Eddie Cibrian cheating on Brandi Glanville first surfaced this spring.

Glanville said she was in Las Vegas with girlfriends for a "divorce celebration-slash-get-away-from-your-life party. I'm just here to enjoy myself and relax."

A divorce party? Shanna Moakler would be so proud.

Brandi left Eddie over the affair with LeAnn in July.

As for Rimes, who filed for divorce from Dean Sheremet September 1, "she can have most of everything," said Glanville, "just not my children and my family."

A friend of Rimes says, "This is absurd. It just sounds like someone's desperately trying to extend their 15 minutes here. Everyone else has moved on."

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