LeAnn Rimes addresses her affair with Eddie Cibrian

LeAnn Rimes appears on 'Katie' for her interview with Katie Couric

LeAnn Rimes is currently happily married to Eddie Cibrian but it didn’t come easy. The country star and her actor beau met on the set of Northern Lights when she was married to Dean Sheremet and he was married to Brandi Glanville, but that didn’t stop a romance from forming and when tabloids got word of it, they ran wild. LeAnn was labeled a “home wrecker” and many fans turned on her.

Now, three years after they first met, not much has changed. LeAnn, who is fresh out of rehab for emotional issues, is still receiving plenty of hate mail and dealing with the fallout from her affair with Eddie. In a new interview with Katie Couric, LeAnn is opening up about what she did and how it still haunts her.

LeAnn Rimes appears on 'Katie' for her Katie Couric interview

“The way you and Eddie [Cibrian] got together…you were married at the time, he was married at the time. And there were a lot of people out there who were not exactly wishing you well,” Katie says to LeAnn.

“I wasn’t sure if I was wishing myself well at the time,” LeAnn admits. “It was very, very difficult. Um…I wouldn’t wish it on anyone…especially in the public eye to go through all of it.” While LeAnn admits that she was at fault in the whole thing, she also points out that she isn’t the first person to cheat.

“I made my choices, you know? I made my choices and I’m living with them. And I also have learned from them and I’ve talked about this so much. But I know that…I’m not the only person that goes through this. There’s so many that do.”

LeAnn’s interview with Katie Couric airs later this afternoon on Katie.

  • tab

    i hate both of them for what they did to eddie’s family, especially his children. people that cheat are losers.

  • Katie

    Why do people cheat? If you’re even thinking about cheating, there’s a problem with your relationship. Just break up first, jeez! Damn selfish people.

  • Chels

    “I’m not the only person that goes through this”??? It’s not cancer, Leann. You are thought of as a homewrecker because you knowingly, ruthlessly destroyed another woman’s home, then proceeded to parade around, gloating and smiling for a bunch of photo ops YOU arranged. And it’s not okay or acceptable to cheat on your own spouse and steal someone else’s just because divorce is common in Hollywood. This girl is still totally unapologetic for what she’s done. She cries because can’t handle being called out and disliked, not because she’s sorry and has sympathy for those she’s hurt. She’s like a bratty, entitled child who stole someone else’s candy, and was scolded for it. She can’t understand why everyone isn’t as happy about her ill-gotten “prize” as she is.

    • Kathy

      It takes two to cheat. It’s so disgusting to call JUST her a homewrecker and say she stole someones husband and ruined another womans life. That man thinks for himself and makes his own choices too. Why does he get let off the hook and she is the villian? IF you’re gonna judge and hate, at least distribute your hate accordingly.

      • tab

        he is at fault, too. yes. but people take cheating a lot more seriously when there are children involved and i think that’s why she is called a homewrecker. both of them should have left their spouses before starting a relationship with each other.
        and i think leann gets more attention because she brings the attention to herself, especially in the beginning.

      • Chels

        Who says Eddie’s off the hook? He’s a cheater. He cheated before Leann, he cheated with Leann, he’s cheated on Leann, and will probably continue to do so for the duration of their marriage. The reason I didn’t mention him is twofold: 1. The original article is about Leann. She is the subject of the interview, not Eddie. And 2. Eddie isn’t out there crying and playing the victim. Eddie is called a dog and slammed as a philanderer all over the internet and he doesn’t try to say he’s anything but that. Leann on the other hand goes to great lengths to justify or excuse her actions, and THAT is what’s disgusting.

  • LeAnn is disgusting. She’s giving interviews like she went through such a horrible, traumatic experience…. Anything that’s happened to her, she’s only brought on herself. It does take two and I think Eddie is equally disgusting, but he’s not the one speaking out, trying to gain sympathy. This is after MONTHS of her posting provocative pictures and trying to get a rise out of his ex, as if we forgot. She felt so guilty and she was so sorry, that’s why she flaunted it. Terrible, terrible, terrible. If she has a problem with the backlash, she should stay off twitter. Why is this such a difficult concept?

  • Courtney

    It makes me sick how she talks about herself as a poor little victim that is being unfairly attacked! LeAnn did this to herself! Everyone HATES you LeAnn because you handled the WHOLE situation SO classless with inappropriate behavior like his birthday cake, posting pictures with Brandi’s children ON Mothers Day like they’re your kids (sick), and acting like a selfish victim instead of doing what’s morally right! Just like Brad and Angelina, I refuse to buy or watch anything that has to do with LeAnn or Eddie!

  • Burkey

    I watched her on Katie today and I have to say she doesn’t seem as genuine as she would like people to think. She even wrote a song that will be on her new album (which is part of the reason she’s even speaking out anyway, for publicity) called “What Have I Done?”. Is she serious? If she really was so upset and felt she did something wrong maybe writing a song about it in an attempt to MAKE MONEY off of it isn’t the best idea. I tried to see where she was coming from but I have to see I agree with most people. Cheating is just plain wrong, but I have seen situations where the person actually does have great remorse (still doesn’t make it right), but with her I feel like she’s more upset about how its affecting HER and her life than what she did to another woman and her children.