Dean Sheremet and LeAnn Rimes: Separated

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Months after rumors arose that LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were having an affair, the country singer says she has separated from her husband, Dean Sheremet.

"LeAnn and Dean have been separated for quite some time now, but they are continuing to try and work through their relationship," a Rimes pal says.

The couple married in 2002, when she was only 19.

News of Rimes and Sheremet's split comes days after Eddie Cibrian's wife, Brandi Glanville, said they were splitting - because of his affair with LeAnn Rimes.

"Eddie is a devoted, loving father first and foremost and the speed bump he and Brandi are experiencing needs to be worked out privately," his manager said.

Dean Sheremet Shirtless

LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet have been going through a rough patch. For a pretty decent length of time, it sounds like. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Eddie Cibrian, who is joining the cast of C.S.I. Miami this fall, denied he was having an affair with Rimes, his co-star in the Lifetime movie Northern Lights.

No one had confirmed they were romantically involved until Glanville's statement earlier this week, even though video footage made it kind of obvious.

In March, a Rimes friend confirmed the singer and Dean Sheremet were having problems in their marriage, but maintained Cibrian was "not the cause," and that "there have been issues brewing for months prior to meeting Eddie on set."

The estranged couple's Nashville home is currently on the market for $7.45 million. Click to enlarge more LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet pictures ...

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