Tiger Woods’ “transgressions” are certainly not the first for a celebrity and no doubt, they won’t be the last.
Earlier this year, it was actor Eddie Cibrian who faced his own cheating scandal involving country singer LeAnn Rimes.
However, Cibrian wasn’t just allegedly cheating on his wife Brandi Glanville – he also had another woman.
Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts recently sat down with Scheana Marie, who claims she began a torrid affair with Cibrian in 2006.
“He would tell me and he would tell Brandi anything we wanted to hear,” Marie told Potts.
However, Marie claimed Cibrian never told her he was married when they allegedly began seeing each other. It wasn’t until several months later Marie says the truth came out.
“It started as an every other Tuesday thing. He would come to my work, we’d go get drinks and after, hang out at my house,” she claimed. “It went on for about six months and then [my] mom calls me one day and she’s like, ‘So that guy Eddie that you’ve been hanging out with… I just picked up the morning [paper] and it says that him and his wife Brandi of like, I don’t know five years at the time, are expecting their second child.’”
It was at that point Marie says she stopped seeing Cibrian. However, after a few months passed, the two ran into each other again and Marie claims that’s when the romance was rekindled.
A shocked Marie claims Cibrian told her that he and Brandi had been separated and were no longer living together.
“I just wanted to believe what he was saying,” she continued. “I was just kind of like, ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell.’ Whatever, let’s have a great summer. When you’re with me, you’re with me. When you’re not, we’ll just do our own thing.”
“And tell me how those days were?” Potts asked.
“Amazing. I mean, it was just like no one else mattered. It was just me and him,” she said. “We had such a good time together that I never wanted it to end.”
But Marie claims after the fun, Cibrian would always head back to his wife and kids, much to her dismay.
“I always wanted him to be just mine. But I knew that there was something else,” she admitted.
“I tried to keep up that facade for so long, there’s a point where you can only do that for so long and then like Christmas the next year rolls around and then I get these pretty diamond ear rings, that I still wear, and it’s just like, it was getting so much more and more and more, and it just got harder and harder to pull away.”
And according to Marie, pull away was exactly what Cibrian started to do. Right around the time he and Rimes were filming Lifetime’s TV movie, “Nora Roberts’ Northern Lights,” together and rumors of an off-screen romance exploded.
“When did you have an idea that he was not only seeing you and not only still married, but now was seeing LeAnn Rimes?” Potts asked.
“Well, in March, when the whole video thing of them at dinner came out. I’m like, ‘Seriously?’ Like I was just with you two weeks ago, and I mean you can’t deny pictures, you can’t deny a video,” Marie said.
When news broke that Cibrian was allegedly leaving his wife for Rimes, was Marie hurt?
“I mean, he cheated with me – he would cheat on me,” she noted.
Recently, Life & Style reported Marie and Cibrian’s relationship had continued, with the pair seeing each other as recently as October 21. However, Marie said that is not the case.
“There was an article recently that came out in Life & Style saying that he was at my house a couple of weeks ago at like 1 AM for a couple of hours, and that never happened. I haven’t seen him in months,” she insisted.
Following the story’s publication, a lawyer for Cibrian filed a defamation lawsuit against Life & Style over the report.
So why is Marie coming forward now with her story? Not for a payday, she said.
“I just wanted to get my side out there. I know this could come off as, ‘I’m an idiot who was dating a married guy,’ but…,” she told Potts. “It hurts. It sucks. But what can you do?”