LeAnn Rimes on Eddie Cibrian Affair: I Should've Handled it Differently

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LeAnn Rimes doesn't regret having an affair with Brandi Glanville's then-husband Eddie Cibrian, who she went on to marry, but would change the way she handled it.

In a tearful interview with E!'s Giuliana Rancic Sunday, Rimes opened up again about her tryst with the actor she met on the set of Lifetime's Northern Lights.

LeAnn Rimes Cries

Rimes was married to chef Dean Sheremet and Cibrian had two sons, Mason, 9, and Jake, 5, with Brandi Glanville at the time. Still, she couldn't help herself.

"I call it insanity! Absolute insanity," the singer said of falling for her co-star.

"But nothing ever happened between us except for on camera, you know, during the film ... Absolutely nothing. I had no idea what life was throwing me."

"I had no idea how to handle it ... But all I knew was I could not ... we couldn't stop connecting in some way. And it was the hardest thing I've ever been through in my life."

When the affair went public, Rimes didn't know how to handle that, either.

"I think I became numb. Then I told everyone I should have told and then I curled up in a ball on the couch and then I didn't move. And I didn't move for a while."

"It's that feeling of your heart falling to the ground."

"Eddie reacted the way that I reacted too, but in his own way. I allowed him to do that. Because he had so much more to deal with than I did. I can't even fathom that."

But Rimes says she doesn't like to use the word regret.

"I wish I handled it differently because I wish it could've been better for me, for Brandi, for Dean, for Eddie and for everyone else," the country star explained.

"All I wish is that everyone that was hurt, that we hurt, that I hurt, can be happy."

She also doesn't like the word home wrecker.

"I'm like, can someone come up with anything like more, I don't know, original?" she joked.

"Because at the end of the day, I never set and been held by so many ... like by my family ... my friends, my new friends, this is what life's about," she said between tears.

"Through all the hard stuff, there comes beauty on the other side if you just let it happen."

Rimes and Glanville have feuded regularly over the years; just last week, Brandi accused LeAnn of being a terrible stepmom dealing with an obvious eating disorder.

LeAnn fired back on both accords; Cibrian even weighed in as well.

 

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No one likes a home wrecker and that's exactly what she is. If she doesn't think she is then she needs to lay off the meds. If I acted on every feeling and thought I would be in jail. When someone is married, that's it. They are OFF limits. Even is the other strays and gives a look. Save them from themselves. Do an intervention and tell them that marriage is precious. Encourage them that their spouses are the best thing since cheesecake! Seriously.

Leslie-kalaydjian
@ Basha

Basha- I TOTALLY agree with
you 1000% If more people
thought about the consequesces, BEFORE they acted out, the world would be a much better place. The people who usually are against you, are usually the ones who have to justify their own bad behavior, and are excusing LeAnn and Eddie. L and E are both pigs with no morals. Brandi did not cheat on her husband. She took her vows seriously. There are 2 little kids involved. Maybe, Brandi was a great wife and mom, while she was married and went over the edge, when her world came crumbling down around her from the affair ?? Brandi is beautiful, with one of the best figures, I have ever seen...Eddie saw $$$ and even joked to his best friend, that whe he met LeAnn, he thought she was so very ugly and wouldnt get involved with her, because, her face looked like a horse's face..." I dont care if LeAnn had a bad childhood. She is an adult. Grow up and act like one. And YES, LEANN, YOU ARE A HOME-WRECKER. DEAL WITH IT. If there is a problem with your marriage, get a DIVORCE. DO NOT DATE WHILE YOU ARE SEPARATED. DO NOT HAVE AN AFFAIR. Grow up people. Get a DIVORCE. Then, do what you feel you have to do. It is called being an Adult and being mature and responsible.

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@ Basha

Nobody really knows what goes on in someone's marriage. For years, when I'd see picks of Cibrian with Glanville - her preening for the camera, like the paparazzi was there for her I'd wonder how he could stand her. When the big affair happened I was happy for him, even though it seemed to be a mismatch. I'm more convinced than ever (thanks to Housewives) that Glanville is nuts but, with her constant blubbering and her new sickly physique, Rimes isn't much better. And Cibrian, whom I've been a fan of since Third Watch, I'm convinced is only with Rimes for her money - and his silence during this extended cat fight bothers me. Not too happy about the way he seems to have encouraged Rimes evident eating disorder. I feel sorry for Cibrian's boys. Doesn't look like they have one sane adult around them.

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@ Basha

Why is LeAnn the "homewrecker"? This entire subject should have been dropped LONG ago. Glanville is a talent less wannabe and is going to milk this crap forever as long certain morons keep listening to her.

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@ tromba

Troma...haha,what do u call Leann then? An ugly horse-faced? come on, sheis definitely a home wrecker! No other words can describe her.she made an affairwhile still married and eddie was married to a beautiful woman..she stalked eddie,and when Brandi found out about it he left eddie..

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I laughed at her saying she doesn't like the word "home wrecker". Well if you don't like it then don't be one! This is especially true if you're in the public eye. Oh well. The woman has more money than I will ever see so no sympathy.

Leslie-kalaydjian
@ Terrence McElhaney

Agreed.

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Ms-billie

Why is everyone blaming all this crap on LeAnn she wasn't the only one involved. Just in case you've all forgotten it takes two to break up a marriage. If Eddie hadn't wanted this nothing LeAnn did could have gotten him to cheat. Let's not forget Brandi also had a major part in it as well. Some women don't seem to realize if she makes life at home unbearable he's going to start looking and will find someone that is more than willing to make him happy. No one can break up a marriage if it's a strong happy marriage. It was very obvious Eddie wasn't happy and was looking for someone and he found her. Brandi needs to stop blaming and start looking at her own behavior. Not to mention the time has gone by, get over it and move on with your life. LeAnn if you're happy with Eddie then do what you need to in order to have a happy life with him.

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@ Ms Billie

I totally agree. (See my post). People are so quick to judge. Marriage isn't always black and white. Maybe Brandi was an alcoholic lush or abusive. We don't know. I hate when people say, "Stay in a marriage or else!" Had I done that, I would have probably been dead/abused beyond belief by now. Thanks for your post.

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@ Ms Billie

I DO agree with most of what you said, Ms. Billie. Yes, it does take 2 to break up a marriage. And, you're right - If Brandi and Eddie had a happy, strong, loving marriage, then no one in the world would be able to get in between them. Brandi shows a very classless, immature, and crass side of herself on the Housewives show that is not very flattering to say the least. I can clearly see why Eddie wanted to end their marriage. Eddie, on the other hand, handled his breakup the wrong way as well. But for some to put the majority of the blame on LeAnn is wrong. Unfortunately, the women out there who have been cheated on are going to blame LeAnn and there's nothing that will change their mind.

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@ Sunday

excuse me, eddie wanted to end his marriage??? Hahaha, he wasnt actually,until he was kicked out by Brandi.he didnt want to leav Brandi but he had no choice because Brandi didnt want him back! He was stalked by Leann and LR went gaga and did everything just to have eddie..she is a total wrecked,a horse-faced homewrecker

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@ Ms Billie

I don't agree with ONE word you just said. A MAN would sit down with his wife, talk to her, tell her that he feels it isn't working, try counseling in order to make it work and then leave with dignity and not cheat like a coward. It's easy to look for someone else when you're with someone but they were married. Do vows mean nothing anymore? Don't get married. Stay single. You're stupid.

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LeAnn you will never be happy with this man. If you had to hurt and break up a marriage god will never allow you to be happy. Take it from me I was in love with a woman's husband life only got better when I asked god to forgive me and I did promise to never go out with a married man again. Then my luck changed and I was happy again.

Johnrobert-schoen

Relationships end. Shit happens. If you haven't seen Glanville on Real Housewives, you may not know why her ex left. LeAnn is a lady. Glanville is a classless pig. Eddie saw his chance to get out, and took it. Shame is the boys are still with that mess.

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@ JohnRobert Schoen

Classless? Oooh, a homewrecker like leann is much no Class at all..if she had class then she will never do a thing that will damage the life of the two boys..brandi is just being outspoken and frank..

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@ JohnRobert Schoen

A lady? Oh please! She's a home wrecker. Let me quote another gal from the Real Housewives franchise and say "close your legs to married men". Sex happens but to steal a father away from the home like she did? Not nice. What's done is done though. Brandi has carried herself pretty well if you ask me. Most gals would have come after LeAnn pretty hard but she really hasn't. I'm definitely Team Brandi.

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@ Terrence McElhaney

I agree wth u..

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HA! HA! HA! She's so sadly mistaken for thinking that this tearful mess of an interview will clear up her spilled milk. She cheated, he cheated...they'll cheat again. Poor misguided moron thinking that she is in any way relevant to anything that makes sense in this world. Hey, dipwap...no one cares! Go tell your sorry tear filled story to Dr. Phil.

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The problem is that LeAnn does not regret taking another woman's husband. It would had been different if Eddie Cibrian had broken up and told Brandi Glanville that he wants to be with LeAnn. I cannot side with a woman (LeAnn) who has no respect and concern for a couple's marriage.

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I think Brandi Glanville is a mean spirited bitch. If she wasn't so mean and hateful, her marriage would have never broken up. All she can do is stir up trouble. Why doesn't she get on with her miserable life...or drop dead. Who care's about her.

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@ BlueShadow

100% cosign everything you just wrote.

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Lee, Don't feel bad because Ed's then wife was an absolute nightmare that he finally woke up from and there were you. He feel out of love with that cunt who is a terrible mother wife etc...... He then feel in love with you a warm loving woman. Don't shed another tear for that monster woman. Ed should never married her. End of story.

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@ Paul

@Paul...Yeah "Lee", don't worry about the cheating thing, you are an upstanding cheater girl who is making an upstanding cheater guy very happy with your cheater love. Hey, "Lee", sounds like he falls in and out of cheater love like most of us change our socks. Maybe that's why your on a TV crying and looking like a fool, because of your cheater love for each other. Moron.

Johnrobert-schoen
@ johnwayne1

You are way involved. Dude, back up. She didn't cheat on you did she?

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