LeAnn Rimes sat down with ET, and opened up about her controversial relationship with husband Eddie Cibrian, and her stint in rehab. She also opened up about her new album, ‘Spitfire’, and how it came together during her extra-marital affair with Eddie. The album includes a handful of infidelity-themed songs which were initially written about a friend of hers, while she was still married to her ex, Dean Sheremet.
“‘What Have I Done’ is one of the first songs that I wrote for the record, before anything was actually starting to happen,” said LeAnn. “It was written about a friend of mine, but I didn’t realize I was writing it for myself at the time… It was my subconscious talking and I didn’t know yet.”
Speaking on the feelings that sparked her and Eddie’s infamous affair, LeAnn acknowledged that her then husband had heard the troubling track and perhaps knew she would soon be led astray.
“He actually heard the song when I wrote it and, actually, he knew what it was about before I did,” she reveals. “He knew I was feeling feelings. I’m not sure what those were that he knew.”
Sighed LeAnn, “It’s a very complicated situation.”
When asked if she ever worries whether her husband Eddie would ever cheat on her, LeAnn admits that she does.
“I would be ignorant to say, and everyone else would think I am a liar if I didn’t say yes, and I have at times,” said LeAnn, going on to reveal that Eddie has had the same concerns about her.
“Speaking for him, I would actually say that’s creeped into his [mind]…I think we’ve been very honest and open with that to each other and our conversations about it have only made me understand how much he actually cares, as much as I do, about being faithful to each other.”
Although the Grammy-winner is proud of how far she’s come emotionally through the past few years, LeAnn took a bold move recently when she made it known publicly that she had checked into a rehab facility for anxiety and stress-related disorders.
“I feel like there’s only about a handful of people that could understand where I’ve been through as a childhood star and now actually having a career after that,” explained LeAnn of her rocky emotional state before treatment. “It’s hard to explain and I’m not asking for anyone’s sympathy. I think when you see all these things written about you and what people are speculating you want to go, ‘This is why’ and it’s just as simple and as complicated as I need to go learn how deal with myself and with the world because everyone is always looking in and I needed to figure out how to deal with it.”
I think she’s probably not being completely honest when she says that she’s “thought about” Eddie cheating on her. I would venture to guess that she near-obsesses over it. If a man has a habit of cheating, that’s not going to go away. I’m not going to say it NEVER goes away, but I’d say most of the time, men won’t change. Eddie is the kind of guy who thinks it’s perfectly okay to cheat on his wife, that is his CHARACTER. That’s who he is deep down. That’s awful. I’d never marry a man like that.
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