The 2009 affair that country singer LeAnn Rimes had with Eddie Cibrian began on the set of the “Northern Lights” television series on which both were co-starring, Rimes admits in a recent interview.
As a result of the dalliance, Cibrian divorced wife Brandi Glanville and Rimes shed her spouse at the time, Dean Sherement. Rimes recalls that despite the intense attraction between herself and Cibrian, she felt a range of emotions she calls crazy, the strongest of which was a self-disgust for allowing herself to get caught up in an extra-marital affair.
The stress of their divorces and the challenges that accompanied their eventual marriage drove Rimes to seek therapy in 2012 for symptoms relating to anxiety and depression.
“I went in and took care of myself because I was stressed, I was depressed and anxious, and I didn’t know how to process everything,” she explained to Us about a decision to check into an in-patient facility in August 2012.
She says she has managed to pour many of the emotions she simply didn’t know what to do with into writing her latest album release, “Spitfire”. One of her new songs, “Borrowed”, deals with the dual-edged sword of falling in love with another woman’s husband. Cibrian’s former spouse Glanville has kept a public feud going with Rimes over the fact that she feels that the country singer stole her spouse. But Rimes believes that her time in therapy, as well as the therapy of writing her new album, has made her a happier and more sane person.
Meanwhile, Rimes is speaking out against rumors that she is anorexic and has eating difficulties and body issues. With the release of her latest album, Rimes is discussing the emotions and inspiration behind the songs, including the hard times she went through.
Back in 2009, Rimes noticeably lost a lot of weight, a condition that she credits to a loss of sleep and stress surrounding the breakup of her marriage and very public affair with actor, Eddie Cibrian. LeeAnn says that even though she lost all that weight back then, it wasn’t intentional and it was not a result of any disorder.
However, in a new interview with the Daily Mail, she says the weight loss was simply a side effect of all the stress she was under because of the controversy surrounding her personal life.
“People said I was [anorexic], but I didn’t have a problem with eating, as I ate a ton all the time — I could eat my husband under the table!” she tells the U.K. publication. “But I was going through a time when I just wasn’t sleeping — my mind wouldn’t shut off and my heart was breaking.”
Nowadays, Rimes says that she is more comfortable with her body than she ever was, partly due to her new husband’s encouragement. Even though she has a new found confidence, Rimes said that it is still incredibly hard to maintain a healthy weight and body shape in the very public industry that she is employed in.
Rimes says that she is the healthiest she has been, emotionally and physically, and plans to stay that way. A recent rehab stint has helped Rimes get through self doubt and deal with anxiety in a healthy way.
LeAnn Rimes opens up about Eddie Cibrian affair: I felt ‘disgusted by myself’
LeAnn Rimes Denies Anorexia Rumors: “Now I’m Secure About My Body”
‘Now I’m secure about my body:’ LeAnn Rimes opens up about anorexia rumours and explains why she is OK with gaining a ‘few pounds’