LeAnn Rimes admits Eddie Cibrian affair: “I don’t regret the outcome”

LeAnn Rimes' Day Full of Yummy Treats!

Last we heard from LeAnn Rimes, she was maybe/probably having her lawyers issue “bitch is slandering me” warnings to Eddie Cibrian’s estranged (and soon to be ex) wife Brandi Glanville. Considering LeAnn still hasn’t denied that report, I think she really did it – I think she really had her lawyers threaten Brandi. LeAnn is hardcore. Don’t believe me? She’s doubling-down on her relationship with Eddie Cibrian, admitting that they had an affair, but that the ends justify the means:

LeAnn Rimes believes everything happens for a reason.

“I did one of the most selfish things that I possibly could do, in hurting someone else,” the country superstar says in the new issue of PEOPLE, speaking for the first time about the end of her 7-year marriage last year, following an affair with married actor Eddie Cibrian.

“I take responsibility for everything I’ve done. I hate that people got hurt,” says Rimes. “But I don’t regret the outcome.”

Rimes, 27, who is now in a committed relationship with Cibrian, 36 (their respective divorces will be final soon), says they became friends while shooting the TV movie Northern Lights in November 2008, and it wasn’t until several months later that their relationship “tipped over.”

“It was very emotionally driven,” says the singer, whose new single “Swingin’” off her upcoming covers album Lady and Gentlemen is out June 14. “I never once thought what I was doing was okay.”

She says she and Dean Sheremet, 29 – a former dancer who is now a chef at Nobu in New York City and has been dating photographer Sarah Silver since last year – worked on their relationship after her infidelity became public, but ultimately decided that “it wasn’t a marriage that fulfilled either one of us,” says Rimes.

She adds, “I was out of balance. My marriage was out of balance. There was something missing.”

But Rimes despises being called a “home wrecker” – because Cibrian and Glanville’s marriage was already fractured too.

She says, “The hardest thing to hear is someone call either of us a homewrecker because we didn’t walk into a perfectly happy marriage and ruin it.”

The star is refusing to rule out another wedding in the future, but insists, “I don’t know what the future holds, but I know it holds Eddie. I’m really happy. I’ve moved on, and I hope there can be some forgiveness and acceptance.”

[From People and Contact Music]

Call her crazy, but I kind of like that statement. If she had flat-out lied and played the “we didna do nothing!” card, she would have been called out for her bullsh-t. If she seemed like she was too blasé about the whole thing, we would have called her a psychopath. She struck the right cord, somewhere between apologetic, strident and explanatory. She and Eddie both cheated on their spouses, she felt bad, she’s sorry people got hurt, but both their marriages were already in trouble, and whatever. Eh.

Now, do I think she’s genuine? No. I think she fell in love with Eddie when he was still married and stringing her along, and she set out to systematically destroy his marriage. I think she had a plan to get Eddie, and she carried it out, and she’s still carrying it out. This interview – this admission and apologetic tone – is part of The Plan. Now, I do believe that LeAnn and Dean Sheremet’s marriage wasn’t all that. I think they were good friends, and they had built their marriage on that. But – just my opinion – Dean was and is afraid of vagina, and LeAnn probably had her first orgasm with Eddie. She wasn’t going to let that go, you know? As for the state of Brandi and Eddie’s marriage – well, who knows? He was screwing around on Brandi before he even met LeAnn. But Brandi stuck with him, and I would imagine Brandi would have stayed had LeAnn not gone out of her way to make a play for Eddie publicly.

By the way, do you want to see their first uncomfortable public kiss unfold? Eddie seems really creepy here, and LeAnn is all “Bitch, I’m just trying to eat my fro-yo!”

LeAnn Rimes' Day Full of Yummy Treats!

LeAnn Rimes' Day Full of Yummy Treats!

LeAnn Rimes' Day Full of Yummy Treats!

LeAnn Rimes' Day Full of Yummy Treats!

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  1. Toby says:

    No no no. Nothing to like here. If you have sex with a man who is lying to his wife about having sex with you, you are a homewrecker. It’s one of those, “I’m apologizing with saying I did anything wrong” apologies. Very passive-aggressive and very cowardly. Of course she soesn’t regret the outcome. Everything that happened was the way she wanted it. Duh!!

  2. S says:

    I wonder if LeAnn will be as accomodating as Brandi when it comes to infidelity. Men who have wives who will turn a blind eye to that sort of thing get used to it, I would think. Will be interesting to see what the future holds for this couple.

    Also, has anyone seen the MTV Cribs with LeAnn and Dean. It’s obvious they were the best of friends, but he kept throwing in sex references to the point that it was awkward, and even unrealistic. Almost like he was working too hard to convince the cameras.

  3. crab says:

    They’re both a-hole’s!

  4. Dorothy says:

    Lord, he’s hot!

  5. N.D. says:

    She looks pregnant to me in these. Just a couple of months ago there were pics of her jogging or something like that in a very tight outfit and she was very thin and now – look at her hips, her upper arms and her belly!

  6. RReedy says:

    She should have done herself a favor and kept her mouth shut. This disgusts me.

  7. She’ll regret the out come when it’s her that someone else is “single white femaling.” While her dear sweet Eddie plays along!

  8. Brittney says:

    Pregnant? She’s wearing skinny jeans and a tight tank top, and to me her stomach looks enviably flat. If her hip and thigh curves are more pronounced here, it’s probably got something to do with the skin-tight denim and the fact that she’s a woman with curves.

  9. Kitten says:

    Is that Pinkberry she’s eating? Oh sweet, sweet Pinkberry, how I love you so…..

  10. jj says:

    I believe she is lying; it has been pretty well documented that they started sleeping together while filming the movie, not months later. How about all the pics of her flipping her wedding ring to photogs? How about his blatant lies to the media denying everything? Just pathetic. She has built this perfect world for herself, just read her Twitter page. It’s a committed relationship, he is committed to her money! She approached this like a CIA operation and she got what she wanted. Hope her album tanks…..BOYCOTT!

  11. N.D. says:

    Brittney, I think, you’re right. I’ve checked her photos from last few months and she’s the same in all of them except that particular set I remembered. So it was something about that outfit (or camera angle or whatever) and she’s her usual self.

  12. jj says:

    Oops, forgot to add that the comments on this story were so negative towards her that People online had to take down the blog.

  13. Roma says:

    I agree with Brittney, skinny jeans always makes your hips more pronounced. If anything she’s probably packed on a few relationship pounds.

  14. Cinderella says:

    They are so mismatched looks-wise it’s not even funny. But they do share the asshole factor.

  15. JaisyMaisy says:

    Bless her cheatin’ little heart, she was beaten with the ugly stick.

  16. Guest says:

    Ugh – all I can say about this is at least she admitted the obvious. As for apologising and accepting blame? I’m not really seeing this as I agree this is more a non-apology apology, and likely done to rehab her current fractured image.

    I want to add that I absolutely abhor the use of the following sentiment when discussing infidelity: “She says, “The hardest thing to hear is someone call either of us a homewrecker because we didn’t walk into a perfectly happy marriage and ruin it.” Newsflash: there is no such thing as a perfectly happy marriage, so of course she couldn’t walk into one. It seems though that the current mentality in society is that if some issue arises or day to day stresses and problems exist in a marriage (as happens in all of them), that it is perfectly acceptable to some to just look to someone else (whether it be physically or emotionally) instead of working with your partner to resolve the problems. Marriage is meant to be a stronger committment between two people – you are declaring you are sticking with them through good and bad for life. If you are not willing to commit to that, then don’t get married. And, if you are married and decide that there is no way to work through the issues that have arisen with your spouse, then you divorce and move on. It is not acceptable to simply turn to whoever has caught your eye (friend, co-worker, etc.) and lean intimately on them emotionally or physically while maintaining the pretense of committment with your spouse. Saying the end result justifies the means, or claiming things were not well in the respective marriages is simply an excuse to justify disgusting and underhanded actions.

  17. Oi says:

    I don’t think she’s pregnant, just put on weight. Look at her boobs. I don’t think she could get any more flat chested than that.

  18. Sonja K says:

    Come on, people, obviously if they were in happy marriages, they wouldnt have fallen in love with another person. I say kuddos to them for following their hearts! I think Eddie’s ex-wife is a very bitter older woman who talks crap to make LeAnn look bad!I think Eddie and LeAnn are a very cute couple and i wish them all the best!

  19. Leticia says:

    I wonder if she has convinced herself that her money has nothing to do with his attraction to her.

  20. Eileen Yover says:

    I’m holding firm with he is going to dump her the second his image starts coming back. Just like he’s trying to get a smooch for the cameras. All for show.

  21. escapee says:

    Oh please, she has a new album being released soon. She is in the middle of a PR nightmare where she is being called a homewrecker etc. No one else finds it suspicious that this is the first time, since the whole debacle began, that she is acting like any sort of decent human being?

    Last week she wanted to sue Eddie’s soon-to-be ex. Before that she was tweeting about how she was so excited about her anniversary – never minding “hurt feelings” about how she was married at the time she started seeing Eddie. They ran off to Mexico either before her divorce was final or at least before the ink was even dry on the decree.

    HER PUBLICIST told her that she is going to have a decrease in sales with her current behavior and attitude so she has decided to try and come off as honest, forthright and apologetic. She is still selfish and delusional.

  22. Danielle says:

    Why does she look like she’s pulling away from him?

  23. M says:

    I don’t condone infidelity but sh*t happens. We don’t know what was really going on before they found each other. Maybe they were both in loveless marriages. Whenever something like this happens, I think of Anna Karenina and try to understand why they did it. I don’t get to be so judgmental when I do that.

  24. flutters says:

    I’m usually for separating the art from the person but man do these two make it hard. I can believe situations are complicated and all that and people make mistakes. But I think it’s the brazenness, the tipoffs to the paparazzi, and the general famewhorishness both have displayed throughout this that make it impossible for me to support Rimes or Cibrian. I won’t say I wish them ill but I would like for them to go away. They are no different from the Heidi/Spencers of the world as far as I’m concerned.

  25. Iggles says:

    Sonja K – Nice to know I’m not the only one thinking that!

    Sure they were selfish jerks to Brandi (We all know Dean and LeAnn’s marriage was a sham. He’s into dudes), for some reason I can’t generate as much dislike for the two of them that everyone else has.

    Maybe it’s because LeAnn seems like a woman in love for the first time. As a fellow “late bloomer” that makes me smile a little.

    I do think it’s gonna end badly, but I wish them the best.

  26. jeannified says:

    I agree with June’s first post. Nothing good can come of this. It was done all wrong. I feel for Brandi, who is WAY prettier than LeANne anyway! I think Eddie just sees dollar signs with her!

  27. moo says:

    I’m gonna laugh my ass off when he does it again!

  28. Lilias says:

    Guest: You said it much better than I could have.

    I am literally disgusted by her brazen home wreckery and subsequent “apology”. She doesn’t care if anyone got hurt because if she did she wouldn’t be coming out now saying, “Oh yea, I did cheat. Um, sorry peeps got hurt but I had to follow my vagina, er, heart”.

    Iggles: How on earth can it “make you smile” to hear that someone’s marriage was broken up by this whore?

  29. Aspen says:

    That’s all fine and dandy. No one is saying they shouldn’t be together. We’re just saying, “Man up. Act like a grown-assed adult. Divorce your spouse before you start bumping it with another person.”

    I mean, let’s be real here. None of us would be criticizing this couple at all if they met on set, fell in love, and said, “Okay, let’s cool this off and get separated with dignity before we take it public.”

    Had they spared their marital partners the humiliation and behaved with a modicum of class, we’d all be happy for them right now. But they behaved like trash and did it with brazen arrogance and entitlement attitudes.

    It’s not hard to do the right thing.

  30. Theresa says:

    This relationship will fail, as most in this business do, not only because both parties have major frailties of character, but because their relationship started out as passion as novelty. When the day to day grind of maintaining their relationship becomes the norm, both or one will start looking and longing for that naughty novelty again. Chances are there will be more children brought into this equation, sadly. I don’t need a crystal ball to see the obvious outcome.

  31. George says:

    LeAnn Never had any intention or desire to apologize. Album/single coming out & record execs demanded she issue public statement or no money spent to promote her trash rehash of tired music.

  32. Beth says:

    Why is LeAnne a homewrecker and Eddie isn’t? She was married too. Also Eddie is not some victim who was forced into a relationship. If he wanted nothing to do with LeAnne he wouldn’t have gotten involved with her and he certainly wouldn’t leave his wife. I just don’t get why everybody thinks men are innocent victims who were duped into an affair. I guess people would only blame and hate Eddie if he was with many women like Tiger and Jesse.

  33. Ruffian9 says:

    You might when he dumps your ass…

  34. Anti-icon says:

    She has become Heide Spencer. Fame Ho, STFU. We already know this story, you don’t need to parade out in front of us again. Leann blows.

  35. Persistent Cat says:

    Like others have said, shit happens. Sometimes you’re just with the wrong person. She did something that’s not cool but she’s trying to move past it. I suggestgetting over it, what’s done is done.

  36. sunseeker says:

    if you are in a bad relationship walk away get divorced and then start another relationship. Its very easy, but some people like Rimes and Cibrian have no loyalty and no thought for anybody but themselves. They are both homewreckers and deserve each other.

  37. Camille says:

    Persistent Cat: Well said! Couldn’t agree more.

  38. Twez says:

    I don’t care if the guy is telling you all about his ‘fractured marriage’ (oldest story in the book, by the way), you wait until he is free and clear of that shit before you jump it.

  39. jill scott says:

    that nasty hillbilly bitch has the pleasure of being with a co cheat they’ll never trust eachother because they both know theyre capable of hurting without batting a 2nd eye lid apparently i used to think eddie cibrian was gorgeous not now hes got a penchant for home wrecking trailor trash :(