LeAnn Rimes Defends Her Super-Skinny Frame

The singer appears to have lost a disturbing amount of weight, but Rimes insists she's healthy and eats all the time

Many brides-to-be lose pounds before the wedding, either because they're intentionally dieting for the dress or because all that stress is taking a toll. But has LeAnn Rimes taken her pre-wedding diet a little too far?

Rimes, who has been engaged to Eddie Cibrian since February, seems to have lost a somewhat shocking amount of weight in the past several months. The svelte singer is known for her buff body, which has landed her the cover of Shape Magazine no fewer than three times. However, in paparazzi pictures taken recently, Rimes's curves and muscles seem to have given way to skin and bones. What happened?

Absolutely nothing, says Rimes. As usual, the singer-actress is defending herself against the tabloids on her Twitter account. Her defense: the photos are misleading.

"Maybe it's time for a nude pic so peeps can see how I look nowhere near what these stupid pics are trying to make me look like, LOL," Rimes tweeted on Wednesday, making sure to add the hashtag "joke" afterwards.

When fans pointed out that the pictures do make her look extremely skinny, Rimes responded by saying she looks nothing like that in person. Also, she says, she eats all the time.

In fact, she's been writing about how much she eats almost non-stop since those photos appeared. She's tweeted about eating dill cheese curds, steak with chili at a hotel, fresh-baked cookies on an airplane. She even posted a photo of her ham-and-egg breakfast (though no evidence that she actually consumed it). And if you want to hear her talk about how much she eats, she does it here, here, here and here.

We want to believe LeAnn Rimes when she says she's healthy -- we really do. But why is she protesting so much? If she's doing just fine and it's a misleading photo, why not just post a new photo (nudity optional) and be done with it? Either she's overcompensating, or she's taking all that gossip way too much to heart. Rimes can write,"I don't care about the dumb articles" as many times as she wants -- but her Twitter account says otherwise.


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