LeAnn Rimes Owns Up to Hurt Caused by Affair
LeAnn Rimes tells PEOPLE magazine that she takes responsibility for what has happened as a result of her relationship with actor Eddie Cibrian, and that she regrets people have been hurt. The relationship reportedly began when the couple were filming a Lifetime movie, 'Northern Lights,' which premiered in March, 2009, although at first they both vehemently denied being romantically involved. LeAnn and husband Dean Sheremet eventually divorced, as did Eddie and his wife, model Brandi Glanville.
"I take responsibility for everything I've done," LeAnn tells PEOPLE. "I hate that people got hurt. But I don't regret the outcome. It was very emotionally driven. I never once thought what I was doing was OK. I was out of balance. My marriage was out of balance. There was something missing. The hardest thing to hear is someone call either of us a home wrecker because we didn't walk into a perfectly happy marriage and ruin it. 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."
LeAnn took to her website at the time allegations of the relationship first surfaced, writing: "This is a difficult time for me and my loved ones, but I appreciate all your continued support. I would like to assure all of you that this is a place for you to hear things directly from me and as you all know, not everything in our lives is always black and white."
Eddie made his own strong statement denying the affair: "Other than being friends and two actors who were romantically intertwined in a movie-for-television we filmed last fall, there is no truth to the reporting initiated by Us Magazine," he wrote in a statement first obtained by 'Access Hollywood." He went on to say, "It is a fabricated story that is using random snapshots as connective tissue to create a scandalous relationship."