Brandi Glanville: “I Totally Support LeAnn Rimes’ Decision to Enter Rehab”

Brandi Glanville, LeAnn Rimes  David Livingston/Getty Images, Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Putting their differences aside, Brandi Glanville is offering her support to ex-husband Eddie Cibrian‘s second wife, LeAnn Rimes.

On Wednesday, one day after her 30th birthday, Rimes checked herself into an in-patient treatment facility for anxiety and stress, her rep told Us Weekly.

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“I totally support LeAnn’s decision to enter rehab — my top priority is my children, and at the end of the day we are a family,” Glanville said in an exclusive statement to Us Thursday. “LeAnn is their stepmom, and they love her. I am wishing her all the best and I hope she will find what she is looking for while in rehab.”

The 39-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was blindsided in 2009 when Us broke the news of Cibrian’s affair with Rimes, his costar in the TV movie Northern Lights; Rimes was married to chef Dean Sheremet at the time. Glanville and Cibrian have two sons together, Mason, 9, and Jake, 5.

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After both Cibrian and Rimes’ marriages collapsed, she and the actor tied the knot in April 2011. “She has a lot of mental anguish over how she is perceived,” a source told Us of Rimes. “[She has] this constant feeling of being punished for something. She feels like society has never forgiven her. She has this overwhelming need to be loved and respected.”

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Her rep told Us Thursday that Rimes voluntarily entered a 30 day in-patient facility and “is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms” for stress and anxiety.”

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