LeAnn Rimes Staged Photos Scandal: Singer Has Secret Deal With Paparazzi?

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(PHOTO) Twitter: @leannrimesLeAnn Rimes poses while on vacation

LeAnn Rimes has found herself at the center of yet another scandal. A new report claims that the troubled singer has been staging photos as part of an alleged deal that she has with the paparazzi.

Rimes, 30, was in Mexico with her husband Eddie Cibrian, 40, on Monday where the pair celebrated New Year's Eve and so far she has not had a very good start to her new year. RadarOnline.com claims to have proof that recent photos of the couple packing on the PDA in Cabo San Lucas were staged.

"LeAnn wants good pictures out there. She wants to look good and she wants people to see how she looks happy with Eddie, that's why she does that," a source reportedly told Radar.

Rimes is often photographed frolicking on the beach wearing only skimpy bikinis and a permanent grin and in her most recent photos, which were published by Radar, Rimes can be seen in a similar setting while giving Cibrian constant affection.

The troubled singer is yet to publicly address the explosive claims, but fans have begun speculating potential reasons for the bizarre behavior. Critics took to social networking site Facebook, where they weighed in on the matter.

"She keeps flaunting trying to convince everyone how happy she is after cheating on her husband and taking another woman's man? and she gets to parade around with his children playing the 'bonus mom' not right!" Julie Hidalgo wrote.

"This is not exactly news...she is not popular enough to have that much pap coverage, of course it is a set up," Jennifer Row McCaughey added.

"She needs to get some help," Miley Dalton wrote.

The year 2012 was a difficult year for Rimes, who in August checked into a treatment facility to deal with stress and more recently was forced to deny reports that she was drunk while performing on the "X Factor" final show.

A source also claimed that Rimes is struggling emotionally with different aspects of her life, including her controversial marriage to Eddie Cibrian, which sparked fears of a breakdown, according to Life & Style magazine.

"Everyone around LeAnn can see how much she struggles. She has body issues and worries Eddie [Cibrian] will cheat," a source reportedly told Life & Style. "Friends and family are constantly worried she's going to fall apart again if she doesn't get help."

Rimes previously checked into the facility to deal with anxiety reportedly stemming from abuse that she constantly receives on Twitter. The singer is still widely criticized over her 2009 affair with Cibrian, who was married to reality star Brandi Glanville at the time.