LeAnn Rimes Speaks Out On Her Affair: ‘I Didn’t Do It The Right Way’

It’s been two years since country star LeAnn Rimes was caught cheating on husband Dean Sheremetwith her Northern Lights costar Eddie Cibrian, who was married to Brandi Glanville (mother of his two kids) at the time. And while LeAnn has received a lot of backlash from critics and former fans, she hasn’t addressed the issue… until now.

LeAnn and Eddie in Northern Lights

“I know I didn’t do it the right way,” LeAnn reveals for Backstory: LeAnn Rimes, a new special airing Sunday on the Great American Country channel.

“I didn’t have the tools to know how to do it the right way, how to let go the right way. I’d never been taught that … I have the strength [now] but I didn’t at the time… So, it got really messy, but I have learned a lot from that. And I’m not glad it happened, but I know why it did.”

LeAnn and Eddie are currently engaged.

“[Country music] has such a double standard. You know, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash and all these guys. God knows what they did back in the day? And if a woman did it, you never were accepted or forgiven. But if it was a guy, it was just their life… It’s quite interesting to have to navigate those waters as a woman in this business,” LeAnn adds.

What do you think about LeAnn’s reveal?