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LeAnn Rimes' never-ending feud with Brandi Glanville has remained at the center of the troubled singer's interviews in recent months, and a new report claims that this may be the direct result of an allegedly unhealthy obsession she has with the former model.
The 30-year-old country singer has been embroiled in a bitter feud with Glanville, 40, since having an affair with Eddie Cibrian, Glanville's ex-husband, in 2009. Since then she has continuously discussed the matter, publicly leading one source to make the conclusion that Rimes is far too consumed with the mother of two, according to RadarOnline.com.
"It's out of control, the way LeAnn stalks Brandi. Even LeAnn's friends think it's weird, but she can't seem to help herself," a source told Star magazine.
"If Brandi tweets a picture of herself in a bikini, LeAnn does the same thing. If Brandi talks about becoming a dermatologist, LeAnn suddenly starts talking about it on Twitter … it's really strange!" the source went on.
Rimes, who is now married to Cibrian, 40, once infamously tweeted a photo which appeared to display an uncanny resemblance to Glanville. The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was previously so disturbed by the alleged copying that she expressed her concerns via social networking site Twitter.
"Someone is obviously stalking my facebook & copies my every move, even my bikini pics!!" Glanville tweeted in 2011. "Creepy! I said it once I will say it again STALKER!!"
Rimes, who previously denied the copying claims, was recently admitted to rehab to deal with stress and anxiety allegedly caused by such tweets similar to Glanville's.
Jennifer Gimenez, a close friend of Glanville's, claims that Rimes simply suffers from poor self esteem, which she believes is the reason for her bizarre behavior.
"She copies everything that Brandi does," Gimenez said. "She even exchanged her black Range Rover for a white one because that's what Brandi drives! If Brandi gets a new bag or shoes, within a week you will see LeAnn with the exact same thing."
Cibrian almost immediately left Glanville for Rimes after 13 years together following the affair and the source claims that Rimes is hoping to avoid the same fate.
"Ever since LeAnn got Eddie, all she can think about is how to keep him, and it's making her act like a lunatic," the source said. "She has it in her head that if she looks and acts just like Brandi, Eddie won't ever leave her."