After all the publicity involving Brandi Glanville, LeAnn Rimes, and Eddie Cibrian, LeAnn is speaking out in an E! Special: LeAnn Rimes, in which she sits down with Giuliana Rancic in an interview where she gets very emotional while she reflects on her affair with Eddie Cibrian, and the pain and suffering it caused.
LeAnn met Eddie Cibrian in a TV movie called Northern Lights. LeAnn says her first impression of Eddie walking onto the set was, “I think I was intimidated, I stuck out my hand to shake his hand and he immediately hugged me. I was like okay… this is interesting.” LeAnn goes on to say that 40 minutes into meeting Eddie the director wanted to see them kiss. “Eddie and I have a connection that a lot of people will not understand,” she tells Giuliana.
LeAnn says during filming Northern Lights NOTHING happened between she and Eddie off-set. Once the movie wrapped, they started seeing each other in secret. “We didn’t want to hurt anyone, but all I knew is that we couldn’t stop connecting, and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through in my life.” LeAnn goes on to tell Giuliana that she tried to stop it many times, but their connection was undeniable.
In March 2009 LeAnn’s affair with Eddie was leaked to the press. In August, Eddie filed for divorce from Brandi. Four months later, Dean filed for divorce from LeAnn. LeAnn and Eddie married on April 22nd, 2011.
While Brandi’s son’s Mason and Jake are NEVER allowed to be shown on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, E! showed pictures AND video footage of Brandi and the boys multiple times. Below the video, I shared some of the pictures E! showed during the special. Brandi was angered by this and tweeted, “My kids can be on a E news special but apparently not in the background of the show I am on? Amazing!”
When Giuliana asked LeAnn if she had any regrets, LeAnn replied, “I don’t like the word regret. I wish I handled it differently because I wish it could have been better for me, for Brandi, for Dean (Rimes’ ex-husband), for Eddie, and for everyone else. I know, in this situation, it’s going to take some time. All I wish is that everyone that was hurt, that we hurt, that I hurt, can be happy.”
She also defends herself, saying, “You can’t break what’s broken.” As she’s referring to marriages that she’s insinuating were already broken before the affair.
When Eddie appears towards the end of the interview he speaks about their “connection” as well, calling it “undeniable,” and tells Giuliana what a big heart LeAnn has. He also spoke about LeAnn getting the worst of the bad press through the affair, and still to this day. He says his heart goes out to her, and it’s “unfair.” He says “it is what it is, what happened, happened, it isn’t frivolous.” He continues to say that it happened for a reason, and they are together, and that shockingly to a lot of people they are STILL together. He also added, “There’s always going to be somebody continuing the drama, for drama sake.”
As more footage of Mason and Jake are shown with Eddie and LeAnn, Eddie says, “I’m a better father for everything that has happened.”
Wrapping up the interview, Giuliana asks where LeAnn will be in ten years, she answers, “Eddie and I would love to have kids, I would love to be a mom, I’m already a step-mom to two kids half of the time, and I love doing that.”
In the clip below, which you can barely understand what LeAnn is saying, she explains, “No one will ever understand how much thought and hurt was put into our decision.”
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