6a00d83451b92469e2011570bbf50d970b-800wi.jpg Wait. So the Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes affair wasn't a publicity stunt?

Brandi Glanville, Cibrian's wife of eight years has left the actor, telling US, "I want to do what is best for our children. Eddie and LeAnn deserve each other."

The couple have two children, Mason, 6, and Jake, 2.

Rumors of an affair between Cibrian and Rimes first started circulating in March, just in time to promote their Lifetime movie "Northern Lights."

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A video surfaced of the co-stars getting cozy, but Cibrian swore that nothing was really going on and that it was just a publicity stunt to generate interest in their project.

Last month, Glanville accused Rimes of being a "stalker," telling her pals at US that Rimes was constantly texting and calling Cibrian.

"She refuses to leave us alone — it is shameful and scary," Glanville said. "She's hurting my family and messing with the wrong mom."

It appears Rimes attentions were not uninvited though, since US claims that she and Cibrian were spotted together last week and aided by a friend of her's have been carrying on their affair unabated.

Cibrian joins the cast of "CSI: Miami" this fall. No word as to what Glanville's actions mean for Rimes' own marriage of seven years to Dean Sheremet.

UPDATE: Cibrian's people have responded with the following statement sent to "Extra": "Apparently the press wishes to continue to play out Eddie Cibrian's domestic situation publicly with an unfair flair of tabloid fervor. Eddie is a devoted and loving father first and foremost and the speed bump he and Brandi are experiencing needs to be worked out privately for everyone's benefit."

Because "Extra" isn't tabloid-y at all.

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