LeAnn Rimes: 'What happened is not who I am'
November 3rd, 2010
01:31 PM ET

LeAnn Rimes: 'What happened is not who I am'

LeAnn Rimes has been attacked for more than a year. By the media. By fans. By her Twitter followers.

She has been called names unsuitable to print. People accused her of being a “homewrecker,” of breaking up a family and hurting two young boys.

But in an ABC special that airs tonight, Rimes says, “That’s just not me...What happened is not who I am, period.”

So who is she? She's a Grammy award-winning singer who made it big on the country music scene at age 14. She toured the world as a teen, doing 500 shows in three-and-a-half years, she told ABC. She was so busy she didn’t know who she was without music… until recently.

"That was my life!" she said, breaking down into tears. "I'm learning who I am without it and that's the coolest thing about my life right now.”

The past year-and-a-half or so has been a rollercoaster for Rimes and her boyfriend, actor Eddie Cibrian, who met on the set of the made-for-TV movie “Northern Lights."

Later, when their affair was discovered, there were tabloid covers and paparazzi. Both started the process of divorcing their former partners, and Cibrian’s became official at the end of the September. They avoided the spotlight as much as possible, but say they couldn’t avoid their love.

"We're human. We fell in love," Cibrian says on the ABC special. "We're talking about something that's over a year, year and-a-half old, really, and we're still together and we're madly in love. And I think people are finally seeing that, but it doesn't mean that people will accept it or the tabloids will stop trying to print lies and try to tear us apart or tear us down."

"We're really happy in what we feel privately," Rimes added. "We hope [that] one day, I think people will feel [it] publicly."

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  1. MMT

    OK, lets think through. First, LeAnn as a child had a beautiful voice. Her manager (parent) promoted her as a child singer..Oh wait...The songs she was told to sing were about an older, more experienced life..not of a young innocent girls life. Sure she was dressed and promoted as the youngest child singer with a wonderful voice. Which she had..I saw her in person at a concert when she was about 13 yr. But stop and think about this..so many of those songs were about love, romance, heartache, life, love...wrote about different life problems..good & bad. What kind of life training for a 11 or 12 yr old girl..who's not mature enough to separate real from make believe or right from wrong. But she was bringing in a good income for all involved. She married young, probably with a immature idea,marriage means your are grown up..independent, and someone raised in media mind set. I personally felt her marriage changed her away from a wholesome girl also. Maybe that marriage wasn't a good thing for her. I don't know, I wasn't there, all any of us can know is what the media put out.
    Fast forward a few years..maybe still with the same mind of a young girl of 13, singing those old songs about life, she finds her career moving to a new level..she meets someone new..and falls in love. Who knows the truth about her marriage or the marriage of her new loves..or why..she feels this is what she needs. But we do know..this isn't a one person affair. He is just as much to blame, maybe more. He had two children..should have grown up enough with the births of these children to think of them before going forward with his affair. Hopefully, LeAnn will know this feeling if she has any children of her own. Maybe, as a child, she wasn't put first for what was good for her as a child. Maybe, her music, fame, and money, etc was put first.. Hopefully she will someday know that feeling. It is true we don't know the facts about this couples former marriages.. Actually, this is no ones business but theirs and their families. They have made their choices, let them make or break their lives. Look at how many couples in the media have been in this same situation..or even any of us that are writing these posts. Don't put all the blame on LeAnn, there are two in this relationship..Pray for everyone involved..especially the children. None of us really can know how this will turn out. that is up too them and the maturity of all involved. Take care of your own business and stay out of others. LeAnn stop putting yourself in the lime light about this affair. Shut up.. Get the book & read: "Are you the one for me" by Barbara DeAngelo Have at least a couple year engagement..WITH OUT PLAYING HOUSE. Then see if this is really love or excitement.

    December 28, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Auggie West

    I am all about forgiving people for being human but what strikes me about this statement is that she is expecting people not to look at her actions to define her. if our actions do not define us, what does. She could have ended her marriage before cheating. She has shown no remorse or regret in the way she handled her love and the hearts of others involved and has shown no sign of apologizing for cheating.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. k86

    I think its time for people to get over it.....there's been plenty of celebrities that's done the same thing the biggest one being Angelina jolie....and its not just her its him too it takes two!! Doesn't change the fact she's still a good singer and very talented she just made a poor decision.....

    November 7, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
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    November 5, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. KarenH

    It's not right- But it seems like a lot of talk about Leann when Angelina did the same thing. I didn't see her apologising for husband stealing.I also don't see any magazines saying they are sorry for having her on their covers. If Leann was A list would it be OK?

    November 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Givemeabreak

    Could this have been handled more tactfully? Absolutely. However the only two people that can break up a marriage are the people in the marriage. No one can come along and take or steal your wife or husband away, unless they are open to move on. Again, the way they handled the fact that they didn't want to be with their spouses anymore was improper and flat out wrong, but no one who is happy and content leaves, man or woman. People who say someone stole my husband or stole my wife are delusional at best, about the status of their relationship/marriage. Unfortunately many things in life could be and should be handled more maturely, but things don't always work out that way and mistakes happen. Another unfortunate fact is everyone that marries is not married to the person they will be with for the rest of their lives but as long as the children continue to feel loved and are not swayed by adult bitterness from anyone they will be just fine.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pj

    I see I need to be more careful with my words. I do not and cannot judge either person. I do not know either person and even if I did, I still would not presume to judge. But I can and do have an opinion on their very public, adulterous behavior. I can and do judge their behavior. Wrong is just that, wrong. They could have avoided all this by going about it the right way. Being "in love" does not excuse bad behavior. As to forgiving either one of them? They have done nothing to me so I have nothing to forgive.

    November 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      yep – you have a judgmental "opinion"............ and keep trying to justify it! LOL Hypocrite!

      November 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • pj

      I think that's what was said. I do have a judgmental opinion on their behavior. What don't you get? Don't think I really have to justify anything. And just so you know the meaning of the word "hypocrite" it is: a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives. Since you don't know me I guess you cannot know whether I am a hypocrite or not.

      November 4, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Deelaney

    I think people need to focus not on her actions or mistakes but on her talent. Regardless of her choices, she has an excellent voice & is highly talented as an artist. Everyone has had regrets in their life- no one is perfect and no one should judge. She is accountable only to God and to those directly involved. Obviously, there were deep hurts or insecurities which led to her choices. If she has been honest enough to admit she went wrong, let's get past it. What happens in her personal life needs to stay that way-plus, aren't there other celebrities (and male ones too!) who have chosen paths that perhaps we would not chose for ourselves? Why the hate for LeAnn? If it's happened to you or you have been hurt by someone- work to repair it, forgive and don't let bitterness consume you. We are not our mistakes but who we are because of them- how we learn from them and make different choices in the future. I think this is what forgiveness is all about.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ricky

    I wish she have a concert so she can b stoned like tila lol by the way I used to like her what a waste

    November 4, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. ricky

    I wish she have concert so she can b stoned like tila lol by the way I used to like her what a waste

    November 4, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. pj

    I saw parts of the interview and had to turn the station. I do not care to judge these people, that is not my job. What I will say is that I have absolutely no respect for either person and to me that is the worst thing that can ever happen to a person. I find it hard to watch and/or listen to people I have not respect for. I am just happy that he is no longer on CSI: Miami. I can go back to watching it now.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • SheWoman

      Well you sure make it sound like its your job – you come off as totally self-righteous and judgmental. Care to have folks give YOUR life a close look? None of us would pass that test – of course you're a 'sin like me' kinda hypocrite, right?

      November 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. charles

    Americus "part of the sucity 51/100"an the police its like two totaly diffrent systems but they find peace in the system it is

    November 4, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. Matt

    Of course they can do what they want, but it still does not negate the fact that they are cheaters and have no character. Their behavior tells me all I need to know about them............LOSERS!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. lb

    We have no right to judge her or him or their situation. They were both married not just Ms. Rimes and I am sure they are paying or have paid a heavy price for falling in love with each other. They really don't owe anyone an explanation except their spouses. People are grown and they will do what they want to do.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cam

    Just remember, if they cheat with you they will cheat on you. The sad thing to me is that Rimes ex-husband married her when she was just a pig eyed, gap toothed ugly duckling and he stuck with her. I guess since all the surgery she thinks she is a beauty and could trade up. Ugly is as ugly does. No plastic surgery or fake teeth can ever fix that kind of nasty.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • SheWoman

      Nor make up for YOUR nastiness – you sound like a real loser

      November 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Garet

    I love how everyone bases their reactions on the idea that their marriages were good and their ex partners were good people. I know relationships that ended in affairs after years of abuse and neglect. So if a wife has an "affair" after years of her husband throwing her around is she the bad person, is he the victim? People are pretty self righteous to think they can judge another person's actions. NO ONE knows what happened excecpt those involved. They're the only one's who should worry about it. We are not living in a bubble, things happen, since when did all become so important that we can pass judgement on others. I hope none of you have any skeletons in your closest. That would make you a hypocrite, which i'm pretty sure doesn't sit well with a lot of people either.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  17. fina

    Just because it happens to lots of people doesn't mean it's right. They need to stop parading themselves out there , it's like shoving it in their face to the spouses they cheated on. Besides I doubt they will grow old together. They will be through soon. All the heartache for nothing. Typical

    November 4, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  18. John

    She's a peice of garbage! Talk about a double-standard. If a guy did this he would be villified. If it's a woman, oh she gets a spread in People and is the victim. What about her ex husband? He's the real victim here. There are so many dishonest women out there who copy her behavior. Awful!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      Your comment makes no sense whatsoever – What about Eddie's ex-wife? He was a cheater also yet you vilify only LeAnne. You're an idiot

      November 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Robin

    Wow...sure seems like there is a whole lot of judgmental people on here! Listen, if a marriage is happy it is because it is intentional between the two spouses. Stuff happens and people change, outside influences and resentments happen. It is life. No, adultery is wrong, but love isn't. Life is just too short to not live your life as you want. If you are in an unhappy marriage/relationship, get out. Find someone that you can find love and happiness with and leave the cynics to their negativity. Whether their relationships last or not, for the time being, they have found love in each other's arms and that is more important than what other people think or say about them.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • MD

      But you don't cheat on your spouse to get out of the relationship. Show some character and have some respect.....We are always making excuses for losers.

      November 4, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  20. Mel

    She's being "blamed" because she's the one who keeps jumping on TV, People, blogs, etc. talking about her affair. How funny that she went from "I'm sorry" to "Oh yes love made me do it". Um, LeAnn, I love me some money but you don't see me robbing a bank and crying that love made me do it. What an idiot.

    Yes Julia did the same thing and I was disappointed in her as well; at least she didn't use it as publicity though! For people who are defending LeAnn, no one cares she got a divorce! It's the way she did it! You're not an animal LeAnn! I'm pretty sure you could've calmed down and divorced your husband before having your affair. That is what people are annoyed about.

    Seriously, I can't stop laughing ... "love made me do it" ... idiot

    November 4, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jangocat

    Everyone's "human". Just some have morals and are honest and others lack morals and are liers. She is the latter. If she didn't love her husband any more she should have just filed for divorce, not slept around behind his back.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  22. Cat

    I ready wish the media would stop covering these immoral idiots. If we want to slum, there are way more famous immoral idiots doing more interesting things.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  23. Vee

    Who cares, what she does with her llife is her choice. This kind of thing happens everyday and life goes on. We should all just leave her alone and let her live her life.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  24. zella

    Get over it! I bet 90 percint of you ppl that wrote harsh statement are jst bitter because you got played in your life heck I've been played like that but u get up brush your self off and move along it wasn't meant to be. So pretty much get a life!

    November 4, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • MD

      Sorry to disappoint ZELLA but I have never been "played". It is about character and she obviously does not have any. Keep your spouse satisfied and they won't have to "play".....YOU get a life!

      November 4, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Disgusted

      Sounds like your giving a speech to an 8th grade baseball team..."Brush your self off and move along"

      November 4, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Tao

      Hey Disgusting.........you move along. Idiot.

      November 4, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      @md – zella goes too far, but you md are an idiot! Keep your spouse satisfied and they won't cheat – one of the dumbest remarks ever made! Cheating very seldom has anything to do with the spouse being cheated. You should really do more than watch daytime TV to learn about a subject before making moronic posts...

      November 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  25. MD

    She is a HO...........Once a cheater....always a cheater.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  26. JV

    And the spouses who were betrayed and lied to were human too. Humans have a brain and can resist urges for the sake of honesty.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  27. AJ

    "; her private life is her own." ...you are so clueless. It is her who brings it up every tweet, every post, every interview, every special, for the pat 18 months. If she wants it private, shut up about it already. No one would care if she'd stop trying to make people accept it. Hell, most people haven't cared about her in 10 years, so most likely, she keeps pouring over every detail publicly so people remember she used to make songs.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  28. Disgusted

    Whatever happened to ending a relationship gracefully and respectfully? Yes, it is certainly human to fall in and out of love, to feel that something is amiss, to want something new, and to put to rest something that isn't working, but is it necessary to destroy other people's dignity in the process? When people leave other people in this way, it is indicative of more than simply a desire for true love: it is indicative of egocentric impatience and an inability to understand how others are affected by your actions.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  29. Heather

    "we fell in love"???

    It takes a heartbeat to fall in love.

    It takes a plan not to.

    They should've had a plan....I'm just sayin'

    November 4, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  30. Abbie

    I've been a Rimes fan since she first appeared on the major music scene and that smile in the picture accompanying this article is the first genuine smile I've ever seen on her face. Leave them alone and let them be happy – life on this Earth is too short to miss any opportunity that makes us as happy as this man appears to make her. Her public life is for us to share; her private life is her own.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  31. AJ

    So few people I know care at all that she lied and cheated. More people are annoyed at her constant tweets, her insistence that everyone accept them. Go have your affair, enjoy your fairy tale, just quit whining all the time about every toe stub, and quit flaunting every relationship nuance to millions. The need for approval here has been cloying and annoying. Besides, after like a decade without a hit, you'd think she'd focus on her work more.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  32. Heather

    Those of you using "the kids" as an excuse to judge these two, take it from me. They will be much better off now that daddy's out of the house.
    Picture this: daddy does "the right thing" and stays in his marriage, but he still feels at a loss because he can't be with the woman he "loves". He grows bitter, resentful, and takes out his anger on his family. Those children have to witness their parents constatnly arguing, and have to deal with the fact that their father would rather be with someone else than with them. It escalates to the point of divorce years later. So, instead of sparing the children that horrible experience and leaving a broken marriage, he puts his kids through an even more emotionally scaring roller coaster than if he had just left them in the first place!
    Yes, divorce can cause mental problems for children, but it's nothing compared to living in a broken home. And they will grow up to be far better people than their father with the chance at experienceing true love – because otherwise, they would have no idea what a healthy marriage looks like.
    Finally, just to clarify: just because you condem judgement does not mean you condone adultury. It just means that you're tired of hearing those that believe themselves to have high morals forget the main one – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. So do not be surprised if next time you make a "mistake", big or small, you have hundreds of people judging your actions as well...

    November 4, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  33. Ann

    Can any of us really judge?! Not one person that walks on this Earth is perfect. We live in a world where everyone that is a celebrity has to live up to this impossible image. We are human, she is human and so is he. At least they did the right thing and both got divorces. Yes children were involved, and that is unfortunate. I do not condone affairs, but they have taken the right road, and tried to make it right. Remember when you assume, and do not know the facts – you are making yourself look iggnorate (of the situation). Eddie and LeAnn – stay true, love each other and the children. And remember God does the judging not us! One more thing – LeAnn love your music, and Eddie miss you on CSI Miami!

    November 4, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  34. Bree

    I always liked Rimes music and thought she was a decent person. I never expected her to walk on water however I didn't think she would sink this low to sneak around and lie. I though she had some compassion for other people. The reality is that they can dump the children and the ex's but they have to live with each other. Their relationship will be based on their selfishness and immaturity so they better start growing real fast if they want a future. How do you love or respect a man who cheated on his wife and children or a woman who could cheat on her husband with a married man. By being shallow or delusional.

    Yes, we all are humans but grown ups step up to the bat and handle the consequences especially when their small children are concerned. That is a couple we could have respected but who cares. They got what they wanted and it was based on lying and cheating. Good luck, you will need it.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  35. Sandra

    Cheating is never good for anyone, but for goodness sake leave them alone! Who gives a crap, really??? If they make it great if not, so what!! And the reason everyone is blaming Leann and not Eddie is "everyone" is usually women and women are catty "witches" that are more than likely only jealous of Leann and what she has, including Eddie.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  36. ernie

    Well after reading several of these responces to hers and his choice, all I can say is I'm a huge fan of hers since her first album blue! Allthough I'm not much into tabloids and all the follys that fallow! I will how ever coment on this particular one. As for their choices for each other and involving a child I do not agree with, especialy deviding a home! But most everyone on here is very quick to pass judgment on her and him! Granted they could have stopped but life and love somtimes draws one the opposite direction of their intended path. Being a christian myself to pass judgment only warrants judgment back at me in equal measure! So those of you who think you are perfect and without sin you cast first stone!! But those who are truely christ like and especialy those closest to them should love them like christ, meaning pray for them , hold them up before god and let him handle the situation not us meer mortals! Leann I'm not sure you read these are not but you are I'm my prayers

    November 4, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  37. 5t1v

    btw why is Lindsay Lohan's lawyer interviewing them lolz??

    November 4, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  38. 5t1v

    Pfffft - meh bad decisions, and good luck building a trusting relationship from here on, but who cares, it's their life. Celebrities give their art to the public, not their personal lives. And BTW, the kids will live – obviously something was wrong with that relationship anyhow ...

    November 4, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  39. carrie c

    Nothing but a Tramp. She knew what she was doing and so did he. They deserve each other.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  40. Leila

    I just have one question: How did their cheating affect YOUR life so that you are juding her so harshly? This is HER life, not yours. Unless her life has something to do with yours, leave her alone and really do get off your high horses...

    November 4, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  41. German Shepherd Mom

    Ok, I've read most of the comments. I don't agree with the cheating part, as I have been on both sides of the fence regarding cheating. It hurts and it does destroy innocent people, especially when kids are involved. And a year and a half.. really? Come on... that's just crazy. They should have told their spouses way before then =( That is just plain selfish. Ok, with saying that, I also believe in "true love". I finally found my true love after two marriages from hell. NO, I didn't cheat and neither did he. We were both single. Just wanted to throw that out there since people seem to be so judgemental on here. True love, soul mates and love from the soul is rare and only happens once in a blue moon. It is the best feeling in the world and nothing can interfere with it. I know because I found it! My question to Lee Ann and Eddie are.. How can you call it true love if you both were not only cheating on your spouses, but cheating on each other as well? In true love... you wouldn't dare go to another person besides that love. NO MATTER WHAT! I strongly believe that their relationship started on a lie so I don't see it working out =( Wouldn't they each wonder if the other would do that to them too? Oh well, it's not ANY OF OUR LIVES... it's theirs. I'm not trying to judge, it's not my place or yours.. he who has no sin cast the first stone... I admitted my faults at the beginning of my post I see no one else has... just sayin

    November 4, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  42. Beenthere

    You never know what was felt or thought until you've walked in their shoes. I've been in her shoes. I have never cheated again since that time and have been happily married to the other man for over 20 years. Both of our marriages were not got good and we didn't go about starting ours the right way. But we are very happy and have been the whole 20 years and feel we were meant to be together. We are also still friendly with our exes whom we both have children with. They are happily married now too. Life goes on. Forgive and forget.

    November 4, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  43. bec

    you people need to leave them alone . i can't stand when people judge others knowing DAM well they have done wrong them selves

    November 4, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  44. The Mighty One

    Get off your high horses! I bet half of you bigmouths cheated too. Big deal. Get over it and worry about your own lives. Losers!!

    November 4, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  45. D Man

    Keep doing it Lee Ann ! churn and burn ! You're the greatest sitcom star ever.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  46. xianchic

    …and yet the irony here is that more than 80% of the people judging her on this page have either cheated on a partner before, or are in relationships they secretly wish they could get out of. LOL.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  47. TJMac

    What's the difference between LAnn Rimes and Amy Grant? They both did the same thing and Amy Grant got a free pass.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  48. Mike

    Do not judge, or you too will be judged. (Matthew 7:1).
    God Will Judge Us the Way We Judge Others (7:1-2)

    Do Not Judge Others
    Jesus declares that the person judging will be judged (v. 1) because judging assumes a divine prerogative; final judgment belongs to God alone, and those who seek to judge others now will answer then for usurping God's position (see also 6:12-15).

    Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? (Luke 6:41).

    Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others. (Luke 6:37).

    November 4, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  49. Liz

    Last time I checked....only God has the right to judge. I guess I didn't realize that there are just so many perfect people out there. Even "Christians" make mistakes....doesn't make them bad people. Generally people don't have affairs if they are in happy marriages. Marriages/relationship are hard work, both partners have to be willing to work on it and sometimes no amount of work can save it.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  50. Frost

    I can't beleive CNN is glorifying this behavior....when a guy cheats does he get a smiling photo with his lover? No...his wife gets the cover and get a chance to trash him.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  51. Betty

    There are so many people here who probably claim to be 'Christians' but who take the side of those two adulters. If you are truely christians and believe in the bible, you know that adultry is a sin, a big one.

    November 4, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  52. Nancy

    If they had an attraction on the set and wanted to pursue it, they should have gone to their spouses and separated before they started the affair. The whole lying and cheating thing is worse than the truth.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  53. jill

    I am trying to figure out why Lee Ann's popularity is going down when Angelina Jolie's went up after she took Brad. Fans are fickle. Call me old fashion but I think they are both selfish tramps. All marriages have rocky roads and if women like Lee Ann and Angelina would leave the men alone they might stay in a marriage and work on the problems.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  54. Whatevs

    It's none of my business and I'm no one to judge her. It's unfortunate that situations like these occur, but she's correct about only "being human". Emotions, insecurities, unmet needs and whirlwinds are a way of life in "showbiz". The weak become victims and get caught up in the mess and drama. Again, unfortunate, but it happens everyday to MANY people. It's their business and I hope everyone involved finds peace, love and happiness going forward.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  55. Timme62

    Cracks me up about how in love they are. He cheated on his first wife with her, so what makes her think that he won't repeat that when someone else catches his eye. Once a cheat always a cheat.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  56. SDee

    I think calling her a homewrecker is a bit harsh. Last time I checked, he wrecked a home, too. Just pointing it out.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  57. Chris

    They are not the first couple to do this. Do I agree with how it happened no but it happened. The only problem people have with it is cuz nobobdy expected it out of her. Also everybody id blaming LeAnn but nobody id balming Eddie. Hello there are TWO people involved in this not just one. I do feel bad for the kids that were involved. I hope that he doesn`t break her heart.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  58. Michelle

    The only thing they did wrong was be deceitful about it. Other than that this stuff happens daily, since when did singers have to be perfect in their lives. Bill Clinton cheats on his wife and people still like him. Everybody needs to focus on the right and wrong in their own lives and let other people deal with theirs!

    November 4, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  59. mike t

    In times you will be forgiven. Learn from your mistake and take full responsibility for all your actions.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  60. Shay

    Hey she messed up like other ppl in the world. The only reason why the world cares is because she is famous. If you go outside right 3 ppl out of the first 10 you see is cheatin on there lovers do you care no cause they r nobodies. Yes she hurt ppl along the way. Eeveryone gets hurt sometime in there life get over it and leave her the hell alone.

    November 4, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  61. Lorenzo

    Live and let live... who cares...

    November 4, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  62. Laur

    I'm not condoning two married people having affairs, but it does happen, and yes sometimes it is real. It doesn't matter who pursued who, both were obviously willing participants. Leann doesn't have children, so it doesn't bother me as much. Maybe she was never really in love? I have 2 young boys and I can't imagine hurting them that way so Eddie breaking up his family is much more troublesome for me. I just hope their boys are doing ok and that their mom is keeping them from all the bad press. Either way he is still their dad.

    November 4, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  63. D Man

    Leann you're famous and can do whatever you feel like doing. Besides I love promiscuous women. You go girl !

    November 4, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  64. Mich

    We cannot help whom we find attractive, but we have free will, so we decided whether or not to act on attraction. Marriage vows do NOT include, "unless and until I find someone I find more attractive." Divorce is not the answer. Ignore attraction and it goes away in less time than a bad cold! Trust me, it's true!

    November 4, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  65. chidi

    Well, hope you'd understand when he falls in love with someone else. The thing is, I have always believed that you can only fall in love if you let yourself! You'd have to think of someone in a certain way for that to happen. You shouldnt fall in love with another person's husband, period!

    November 4, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  66. spontaneous

    This won't last & karma will make sure of it. They both destroyed two homes by cheating. rimes is a *hore & an ugly one @ that. She should be BANNED ANYTHING Entertainment.

    November 4, 2010 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  67. Gg

    Good for them !!! Seriously people break up all the Time and fall in love again so what ! they both weren't happy in their marriage and then they met each other and it was a match!! Good too bad move on get over it who cares !!! !! Leave them
    Alone gosh.... Why are celebrities attacked soo much !! Damn paparazzi !!!! Anyway u Guys Canada says hollllla. !!

    November 4, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  68. Steph

    Not to say that what she did was right...but so typical of America to put all the blame on the woman and not look at the man too! Hello people he's just as guilty if you are going to bash her, bash him too!!

    November 4, 2010 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  69. JCizzle

    I give it a year.

    November 4, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  70. charles

    If you view sum of my photos or look over my typings I'm trying to elimnate things that r interfirring with my life its like I never left the murder sean I know it doesn't change things at times as long as u stay the hournaabl an respectful person persons an I know I have no choice everything is viewd. Its not that hard everyting is supost to be fine I know if or in time when I die my body could brought to a ship an made normal when they bring it to court you're not going to interfer with the natural phyical an mintal body again at least the ones they know. You ilgaly have my school work my picture in a yearbook I don't care if you're the goverment or not you will be charged for my famlys abduction you will be charged with you're public study on an atempted murder victum involving a school on several diffrent accounts you will be charged on several acounts of humananilation you will be charged with obstruction of justas mishandling of evadnce. Don't set there an play my life out as the badguy while you're shaking hands with them hirring the kids pollishing the brass an think you're little surade game on famly is hitting hights with cridects

    November 4, 2010 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  71. Nick

    I personally think the wife is better looking. This is just another example of the mindset a lot of people have today. It doesn't matter if they hurt their children, spouses, loved ones, whoever, as long as they are having a good time and enjoying themselves. Leann just keeps on about this b/c she wants someone to agree with her and say she wasn't wrong for doing what she did. Sorry but she committed adultry and that is morally wrong. She is a public figure and now has to deal with the public's opinion. Also I find it hard to believe that the children involved in the situation are thrilled that Leann and their father followed, what some are calling passion and bliss, I call lust. Btw to an above poster, I do not love Angelina as you stated everyone does, but I never cared much for her anyway. I do think what she and Brad Pitt did was wrong. Also how sad a world we live in when a year and a half of togetherness is considered remarkable. You talk about 10, 20, 30 or 50 years of marriage, now that's something! A year and a half is nothing. Never cared much for Rimes music anyway.

    November 4, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  72. lovenwar

    She didn't make a mistake. A mistake is something you regret. She doesn't regret the fact that she fell in love. Even if she hadn't acted on her feelings towards the new man she still wouldve been cheating because her heart didn't totally belong to her husband. Obviously she made the right choice the adult choice. Both of them did. They realized they were happy together then with their signifcant others and rather then having a long drawn out secretive double life they owned up to what was going on. If this was happening to anybody that wasn't famous which it does happen everyday it would be no big deal and more people would understand. Let those with no sins cast the first stone. No ones perfect in life and you can't control what your heart decides when you love someone.

    November 4, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  73. Bevis

    I did it, but that is not me????
    Sorry, then who was that your evil twin?
    I think that was OJ line.

    If you did it, you should man up (woman up).
    Not trying to pass judgement, but that line "it not me" is lame

    November 4, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  74. free2comment

    why cheat on your wife with someone who looks just like your wife?–btw leann looks snarky in the photo

    November 4, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  75. Shut Up

    Didn't Angelina and Brad do the same thing? Everyone still loves her. Funny how we pick and choose what celebrities we hate.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  76. Get Your Squint On

    These 2 freaks look like brother and sister in a creepy way.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  77. Hmmm

    The State of North Carolina would allow the former wife of Mr. Cibrian to actually sue Ms Rimes under the state laws there.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  78. Martin

    Hear, hear! Unless you've lived it, felt it and know firsthand the pain, you can defend however you want adultery but you're really commenting on something alien to you.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  79. reanna

    You guys are real hypocrites and poor kids really you don't know what eddie and his wife's marriage was like and yes it was wrong but things happen johnny and june were claimed to have one of the greatest loves ever especially in country music and guess what it started as an affair two really bad marriages turned into one great love story. Who knows maybe leanne and eddie will be the next Johnny and June Cash

    November 4, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • GimmeABreak

      June Cash never ran around stalking Johnny's ex-wife on Twitter.

      November 4, 2010 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  80. grammy

    Met a married man when I was 17.loved him more than life. today I am 63. love him still. Does that make me and those like me bad, awful people? THEY HAVE TO LIVE WITH THEIR DECISIONS! JUST LIKE ALL OF US.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  81. Donald J Engel

    Me thinks those who are bad mouthing Miss Rimes are saturated with the sorrows of having had similar troubled relationships... You never had love.. You don't know what love is, and never will... Someone used you and dumped you a long time ago, and you live it every day... It doesn't matter how much you spash your sad life at others, you just won't wash off of you... It doesn't work that way... I wonders how many others you try to splash your bad brown-stuff on..? It never washes off, does it... You Can't run away from yourself... Go look at yourself and your whole life in the mirror of truth... What do you honestly see..? It don't wash off with hatful words, now do it...

    November 3, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Mfstout

    I give them a year. Stay outta the gym you two. You never know what might happen...

    November 3, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  83. mgn

    I'm unmoved. When you are married, you aren't supposed to be dating. If you must, get unmarried and then start shopping.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  84. tara

    Does anyone on this blog realize that they are commenting on people they do not even know?

    November 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Janet

    Really?! they should be happy that their 'love' is still going strong after 1 and 1/2 years? That is still newlywed time! Let's see how they are doing after they have been together for the same period of time as they were with their first spouses!

    November 3, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Hilarious

    So funny when someone comments "you guys need to stay out of their lives" yet they are also reading stories about their lives. You cant be THAT big of a hippocrit and get away with it. Sorry dan

    November 3, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  87. charles

    Aint nobody speaking of peace after9/11 the war bn going on for 9 years everyday this public:gets more an more crazy:

    November 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  88. charles

    U know kidnapped its in line of famly abduction. What they R majurly hideng is the human anilation.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  89. jettagrove

    It is just as bad to get married for the wrong reasons and create children when you KNOW things aren't working out as it is to cheat. Both are deceptions that hurt innocent parties.

    November 3, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  90. dan

    people are dumb, what they do with there life is there own deal and people need to stay out of there lifes

    November 3, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Martin

    What can you say? They deserve each other!

    November 3, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  92. mommy

    if a person is not happy in their marriage they should move on. staying in an unhappy/empty marriage does nobody any good. they handled it wrong but it would've have happened sooner or later. you only get one life

    November 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  93. GGnTX

    Lee Ann ask Brittany.
    I recall Fedx had a baby on the way. She ignored that fact. Now look at her. Paying child support. Lol
    I don't care if the gate is open don't play in some one else's Backyard!

    November 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  94. tracit

    U don't fall into bed my accident- sorry. She shouldve ended things with her husband, he with his wife- and then went their own way. However if one is truly happy in their marriage- u can't possibly fall in love with someone else. If those feelings start and u respect ur marriage u get away from that person or situation. They acted immorally- and indecent.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Amy

    Oh please. This big romantic drama she talks about reminds me of Gov. Sanford and his girlfriend, The spouses and children are just bit players, pushed to the side in the face of so much passion! How could anyone possible object when they are so in love? For all the love you lovebirds are feeling, multiply exponentially and you might get some idea of the depth of pain you are causing others. And their lives are every bit as valuable and special and important and deserving of consideration as yours is, yet somehow you are comfortable with arrogantly proclaiming YOUR feelings are more important. Everyone makes mistakes, but trying to sugarcoat them instead of showing some humility and compassion for the people who've been hurt–that is why people are disgusted.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Gramof7

    It's none of my business what anyone else does in their personal life. It isn't going to make me change from enjoying, in this case, her music and his acting to thinking they are horrible and I'll never listen/watch again. If they are happy...then good for them. It's not my life and I'm not going to judge them one way or the other.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  97. xinth

    Do ppl really care this much about leanne? Tht shocks me more

    November 3, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • M. Dantree

      I'm not sure if is that people care so much about Rimes, or any other celebrity in the "hot seat" at any given moment, but rather it is an emotionally charged topic that most people have been effected by at some point in their own lives. Perhaps when Rimes expressed that its not who she is–she meant that she has not made a habit of dishonorable behavior. Maybe she's embarrassed and is still coming to terms with the hard truth of assessing a character flaw in her personality–and to what extent she is willing to shine light into dark corners. Her best behavior doesn't define her, nor should her worst.

      November 8, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  98. Teresa

    Yes, they both made a choice that had very hurtful consequences but please people save your condemnation. I am very happily married to my husband of 20 years – still very much in love. But, frankly, if he was in love with someone else I wouldn't want him to stay with me for the sake of the marriage, the kids, whatever.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Principal

    Whether you agree with what she did or not, she actually is that kind of person. People who aren't that type of person don't do that type of thing. People who do, are. Its simple, really.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  100. indyguy3

    I absolutely hate it when someone does something wrong, then says "That's not the REAL me!" Bullsh!t! That IS the real you. You ARE the one that just did that. Own it. How many times do you hear the parent of a teenager or 2-something that just killed someone in a DUI or something tragic say, "He's not like that!" Um, how else would you describe it?

    November 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Scott

    Maybe the whole marriage was a wreck to begin with.
    Her ex may wake up one day, as I did, and say "what a blessing" that was.
    As far as the kids, its better to be from a broken home then in one.
    Again speaking from experience.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  102. JR

    She's a home wrecker.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  103. kam

    well, for them to be together for just a year and a half isn't very long. Everything seems exciting for the first few years. Like any other people that cheat, they got caught up in the excitement, novelty and that "newness" feeling like when you start dating another person. It is easy to justify it and say it is love (if they are together 10 years from now, maybe). But I really doubt if they will be together a few years from now. People have affairs because they are missing something in the marriage, whether it is a lack of communication, intimacy, or fun and excitement. Marriage takes work and a new relationship does not. You are just learning things about each other and things are new and exciting. Eventually, what you did not have in your other relationship will catch up in the new relationship and you will be in the same boat looking for that jolt of excitement and newness again. I am sure they both felt the excitement and love with their spouses, initially. What separatess love and lust is that ability to overcome adversity in a marriage and create and maintain an open, commited relationship. Work is required to have a satisfying marriage and unfortunately, most people are too lazy and want things too easily in life.

    November 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Kate Ford

    Example of Rimes inapropriate daily Tweets:

    " “Pile of cute lil and big boys in bed having a ticklefest this morning! About to eat breakfast in bed too. We're not moving til we have to! "

    How nice for the wife to hear about her toddler and 5 year old in BED with her husband and his msitress.


    "Flew home for 5 hrs to see Eddie & the lil one's and ended up in the ER!" Rimes wrote. "Everybody's fine, just a minor kiddo accident. Boys will be boys!"

    The mother of the small child found out her son was rushed to the hospital ER for stiches via Twitter !

    Rimes had time to tweet, but no time to call the mother?? !!! Fab way to twist the knife in the wife and mother's heart.


    November 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • pandoramn

      And how would YOU know whether or not the mother had been called about the ER visit? As far as the 'breakfast in bed" tweet – I think it shows that she's trying to include the boys, to have fun times with them as a family with Eddie. i would much rather see that than have them be with nannies during their visitation with their father. You can cast anything in a wicked light if your mind is made up to look at it that way. Shame on you!

      November 4, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  105. SKY


    November 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Robert Warner

    I couldn't care less who she sleeps with. But expecting me to be stupid enough to believe "this is not me" is very insulting. She obviously considers everyone stupid.

    November 3, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Sarah Palin

    Personally, I would have spent my time killing a moose or something.....to each his own.

    November 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd Palin

      Hey honey, on the way home from your hunting trip, could you pick up some milk and bread – and a six pack of Bud. Thx.

      November 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah Palin

      Ah, of course, honey. This Bud's for you. Don't forget to pick up the kids wherever they are. Thnx, moosie.

      November 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Kstir

    It takes two to tango. Both were likely at some 'stage' of unhappy or dis-satisfied in their previous marriages– and while the more adult, moral or 'right' decision would have been to terminate their marriages before having a full blown affair– it is their life to live and choices to make. You cannot just blame her, nor him for their actions. They both jumped off the same ledge- together.

    November 3, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |

    If I were her, I'd tell the bitter hags on here, twitter, facebook, etc to SUCK IT! Get your own lives, you ragged wenches.

    November 3, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  110. blabber

    You are crazy people

    November 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  111. charles

    Do u think the woman that is in court a victum of a cyber t there is a bunch of things running to one another 2011 ll co2 phyco

    November 3, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Peggie

    Listen I dont care who u r or what u do, A HOE is a HOE! If they fall in love then they should have divorced before they started an affair?? I am thinking if u r looking to mess around u would at the very least know u r not wanting ur spouse anymore huh?? Show some self respect and divorce first then have any affair u like too.

    November 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Lori

    Oh my goodness, high and mighty hypocritival CNN bloggers, these two are just like most of you.

    That's all.

    And yet so many people just love to keep on keeping on hate mongering against both of them -or on Lee Ann most of all – because you know most of America is so very perfect and all. All in all.

    Goodness – how we all love to judge. And how Shape Magazine loves to lynch their featured celebs and cruelly taunt and defame them, too – while they're at it. And then Shape Magazine lowly editor cannot issue a respectful and complete and full out apology – oh no siree – still sticking to their LYNCH mentality over there are all things perfect and high and mighty (because 40 fundamaental whack jobs wrote in and made Shape Mag's editor "do so"?).... sure Shape magazine. Sure. Sure thing hypocrite America, too. Sure thing.

    Lee Ann – you are okay in my book. For being human. And for being very really OVER-victimized because of that fact – I say ENOUGH.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Anonymous

    She is a homewrecker and other unmentionable names. Why should people applaud her for being "honest" about her relationship? These two cared nothing for their partners, or their vows, or whether they were going to hurt anyone in the process. They only cared about themselves and their lust.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  115. soon to divorced

    My wife cheated on me in our 1st year of marriage with a married man. She begged me to take her back, which I did. I'm not an idiot, I took my vows seriously! Now in our 18th year and 2 beautiful children later, I found out she did it again. Not with just anyone, but the same married man, who also happens to have 2 kids.
    She filed for divorce 9 months ago and is with him still. I'm not sure if his wife and kids know, but I do know that my life and my children's have been devastated. I felt at the time we had never been happier. She blames me for the entire thing, saying things like "you made me F@#! him". Selfish people like my cheating wife have to justify themselves to feel better.
    God gave us all the freedom of choice, it's up to us how we use it. I pray these two get married because there deserve each other.
    They will not only have to be judged on there final day, but will have to try to gain back the love and respect of the children.
    These two cheaters will have to live with themselves and do the same.
    Unlike Josephine, I hope they rot in hell!

    November 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz M

      I've been in your shoes and it sucks. Don't take ANY blame or wonder what this guy has that you don't – the only answer to this question is that she is not a moral person. Period. 10 years later, I'm remarried and so is he...to his FOURTH wife, all the other marriages fell apart because of cheating! Cheaters are cheaters and they don't change. At least you know in your heart you did all you could, and some super lucky woman out there will get to have a good, loyal, loving man at her side. It'll happen before you know it!

      November 4, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
    • pandoramn

      I feel bad for what you are going through...but if she's back with the same man after this many years, I have to wonder. Maybe it would have been better for you both if she and her other guy had done like Eddie and Leann – divorced their spouses to be together. Would it have been less hurtful for you and your children than what you are going through now? This is a serious question. I'm not trying to add to your pain at all...but these forums are helpful sometimes when people share their own real-life experiences with others who may be struggling too. I pray that you and your children find strong, true love in your lives. Try to forgive and move on to find your own bliss.

      November 4, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  116. mrs c

    It is so funny that all these people are saying crap but no one knows how it is unless it has been to them so I think everyone needs to shut there mouth they are both at fault and both homwreckers and thats why they are good together once a cheater always a cheater no matter what anyone says until they get sick of each other and then cheat on eachother

    November 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  117. joe

    If you are happy that is all that matters. All of these right wing Christians commenting are a bunch of idiots! If the both of you are in love everything else will work out.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Lyn

    the problem is no accountability nowadays...people who hate leann may be hypocrites – we've all done wrong in our lives – but what they did is still terrible for those kids and is still wrong. good for brandi for defending herself and revealing these two "lovebirds" to be the cheaters they are. i have no empathy for people who bring things on themselves.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  119. SKY


    November 3, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Angee

    They BOTH are to blame, not just LeAnn. In my eyes, there's never any excuse to cheat. Be honest and break-up/leave the person you're with BEFORE stating something with someone new. It's that easy!

    November 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Lynn

    She must be happy that her cheating ways have garnered her so much attention, even if it is negative...far as I know she had ONE big hit when she was young but since then has just tried, to no avail, to get that fame back. I know she's been singing...but her latest recordings are really terrible.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Molly Maverick

    Once a dirty home wrecker, always a dirty home wrecker.

    What goes around comes around... don't be upset when he runs off with the next bimbo who he falls head over heels for... or vice versa!

    November 3, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  123. ricky

    She is a wh*r#

    November 3, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  124. SKY


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  125. ammie

    i really dont really believe the bible but i do believe this its not up 2 us 2 judge its up 2 the lord god or the rev jesus 2 judge or whoevere ur god is mine is mr crowley if u believe the koran its ali its not up 2 humans 2 judge its ur higher power peace-out

    November 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Molly Maverick

      Yeah, you don't believe in the Bible... that was probably all from Wikipedia.

      November 3, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Josephine

    I had an affair. I was in an unhappy marriage and he was in a long distance relationship. We met by chance, fell hard for one another and then stopped short of doing anything physical, and let it go for the obvious reasons. For probably 2 or 3 months we avoided each other till one day we realized we couldn't stay away any longer. Because of that, I would hardly call it premeditated. It was more like a moment in time when everything stopped, and I knew in my mind, heart and soul that he was right for me. Now, its 13 years later and we are about to celebrate our 10year anniversary. I have no regrets anymore. My loved ones now accept and understand how special and happy we are in our relationship. My ex-husband has long since moved on and is happy in his new marriage. I am truly happy for him and he is happy for me. I know this doesn't always happen, but sometimes it does.

    Therefore, I can honestly say that if what happened between these two people is half as special as what happened between my husband and me, than good for them and I wish them all the best. It’s going to be a rough road ahead for them, but if their love is true they’ll do just fine.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Happy now

      Thanks Josephine. It happened that way for me 5 years ago. Deleriously happy every day since. It was the right decision for me. But very difficult culturally. Society is much tougher on women than men.

      November 4, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Happy now too

      Same here-5 years later and more in love today than I was when we began our relationship. Our children adore eachother, our ex-spouses have moved on (one married to a great woman and the other in a relationship) and the lesson learned is things happen for a reason....and as long as you love and are kind to one another, the love parents (and stepparents) give to children is all that they need to be happy and successful kids. We are all better off today (ESPECIALLY the kids)-who now live in homes where everyone feels loves and respects and loves one another.

      November 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  127. tracy

    dont blame the guy.shes hott and I would do her too !!!

    November 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  128. nancy

    You are all passing judgment. No one knows what went on in thier marriages but them. There is no easy answer, but at least they tried to keep it out of the limelight. But there are always those of you who love to trash others and can't get enough of the "hollywood" stars. So sick of hearing it!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  129. RideWarriorX

    Amazing, these posts are out of control. On one side we have the people who give justification and indirectly support the adultery committed by these two individuals, on the other side we have people who insist that what these two are doing is wrong. Fact of the matter is that both parties had a verbal commitment to their now former spouses and made a decision to terminate their marriage due to infidelity. Infidelity is defined as a personal violation towards ones spouse; period. It is wrong and selfish however it seems that is is becoming increasingly accepted in our society. A decline in family values, lack of communication and acceptance of divorce has made infidelity a real hot topic as seen from these posts. It all depends on your own personal morals, in certain places in the world infidelity is punishable by death and in other places is it accepted. The question was made as to who is society to judge? Well until this very day the power is in the hands of the human population and therefore anyone can judge anyone at any given time. All laws across the globe are laws made by people......who enforces "Gods law"? People. God himself has made no appearances and convicted no one for anything recently as far as I know. So for the sake for both sides saying it is right or wrong or don't worry about what they have going on its right here for the world to see.This is America freedom of speech and freedom of press is what brings this info out about people. That being said, it appears that the stage has been set for
    an interesting life for these two and the children.....the old saying is "when you play with fire you get burned".

    November 3, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  130. lance

    Why do you think your opinion matters. Worry about your own problems.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  131. sandy

    I hope they don't breed little Mr. Magoo-eyed spawn. They can at least spare us that.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Loritta

    Things like this happen everyday....it is an event called LIFE so live it and get over it.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Mary

    To all the haters.let Lee Ann b Lee Ann. If she wants 2 cheat she can. Regardless 2 the dumb commercial that people r saying. Ya act like ya so perfect. To Lee Ann "do u " and live life 2 the fullest.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  134. douglas

    Leave the kids alone. They're in love.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Jeff

    If Tiger or Jesse had said they fell in love, would those of you excusing LeAnne support them with the same vigor and forgiveness? The next time you complain about some poor mistreated woman, you'll understand why I'll be witholding my support.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • pandoramn

      If Tiger or Jesse had confined themselves to one relationship outside their marriage and claimed to have ANY feelings whatsoever for the women they were schtupping....yes, we may well have sympathy for them. That was not the case – these men are just nasty users.

      November 4, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  136. charles

    ON OFF

    November 3, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Sarah Palin

    Stop picking on the woman here. The man is the one who had kids. Plus, everyone is so judgemental why don't you all just come on up to Alaska and have a real Ho down ? I won't be there though, because I am never in Alaska. Hey, that Eddie sure is cute though, isn't he ? Don't tell Todd, you betcha.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Lisa

    Falling in love happens. How you ACT on it, however, is what defines who you are. She could have walked away and worked on her marriage instead. But she decided to become an adultress...that's who she is, no matter how much she might protest otherwise. He's a cheater too...they both are...that's what they decided to be. The fact is that most relationships formed from cheating do not last...they may prove to be the exception, but the odds are not in their favor.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Unconvinced

    Wow, look at all of the hypocrites jumping all over this woman. One can only stare with wonderment at how many commenting are guilty of doing the exact same things. Everyone's so-called "marriage" is a sham. No – don't think so? Then why are divorce rates so high?

    But we'll just watch the hypocrites continue burning witches at the stake.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eileen

      see we are speaking out BECAUSE we are true-why would be say anything otherwise? Cheating it WRONG no matter how you point fingers and accuse. Me thinks you cheat yourself and need justification on your behavior.

      November 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • URstupid

      Ellen – me thinks URStupid

      November 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Vixen Blue

    cheating??? Why??? If u feel like ur about to have feelings for anothr person GET A DIVORCE before u do sumthng stupid! Its not brain surgery! Plus they both cheated on their partners, so how do they know wheather they will cheat on each other? Idiots! – Vixen Blue

    November 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Marianna

    Wow! It's amazing, all the negativity. I wonder how many of you on these forums are over 21 and "happily married" or even married to begin with. Relationships are hard work, it obvious both Eddie and LeAnn were unhappy with their spouses and things weren't working out in both their marriages. Good communication is paramount to having a good relationship, that obviously wasn't the case in their marriages. It's amazing that people are so quick to judge the both of them and not the "scorned spouses". Working on your marriage is a two way street, if communication, trust, love breaks down so does the marriage. It happens every day to the rich/poor. People don't get married to get divorced, unfortunately divorce happens, and in some cases its necessary. So now because of the tabloids they both wear a scarlet letter, its sad that still in this day and age we are quick to judge. I personally don't know the two of them so who am I to judge, all I know is that they were unhappy, people got hurt, and its gonna take time for their families to heal.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • katherine hepburn

      So well written – no spelling errors. Thanks for the sanity.

      November 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martha

      Excellent point.

      November 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • haarkonen

      what a crock. life is filled with choices, some harder than others. they are both very public figures, went out to a public place to canoodle. if they felt this way about each other they should have left their respective partners before starting their relationship – at the very least out of respect for his children. the manner in which they went about this affair was irresponsible and selfish, not to mention quite dim.

      November 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Molly Maverick

      So when communication breaks down, it's OK to go behind your spouse's back?
      You sound like the same kind of home wrecker, trying to justify your own actions.

      November 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Claire

      Why don't you ask the other two people in this quadrangle IF they were unhappily married?? Or how long Leann and Eddie LIED to keep the affair secret. Or how long it was before Leann was crying on how much she loves her ex Dean? Only a year before she cheated with Eddie! Please.

      November 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marianna

      To Molly Maverick
      1. I never said it was ok to go behind your spouses back and have an affair.
      2. I have personally experienced divorce, it was very amicable, not due to infidelity. We have two children, we were both unhappily married for 10 years we tried counseling but we eventually decided it would be best to divorce. We both live a town apart, I'm re-married my husband and I and my ex and his wife are are all good friends. We all get along, we celebrate holidays and our kids birthdays together, our kids seem to be doing well. Many may not understand it but we are much happier now and the kids can see that.

      What I was trying to get across in the above statement is that we don't know the whole story. There are two sides to the story, the tabloids are going to give you one. And of course the ex's are angry and going to give another account of what happened. The main question is why did the spouse cheat? I truly believe that "cheating" is a symptom of a failing relationship. When the anger, bitterness and resentment subsides on both ends it comes down to the foundation of their marriage. I truly believe that "cheating" is a symptom of a failing marriage/relationship.

      November 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • jr

      Leanns actions after the affair show she has no remorse or does not truly view her actions as a mistake. She has bashed Brandi publicly and has use her twitter has a way to taunt her. So this is who she is...a cheating, homewrecking, ignorant witch.

      November 4, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Mrs. Mia Wallace

    People rip Leann Rimes up and down but Jolie is mother earth. hmmmm

    November 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  143. katherine hepburn

    no one called me a homewrecker. Spencer and I were in love until the day he died and he was married! Funny how people are biased towards the woman.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  144. roycentexas

    She can't help the way she is her parents taught her well...so leave the crackhead alone

    November 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Cupcake

    Love happens, now get over it people.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  146. KB

    She's a home-wrecking 'ho, and he just couldn't keep it in his pants. They made their bed, so I wish they would just go away and lie in it.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • URstupid

      I wish you would take your judgmental lil a$$ and just go away period.

      November 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Mrs. Mia Wallace

    Someone had an affair????? OMG! I can't believe someone would ever do that. I've never heard of people cheating on their spouse and getting a divorce.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Alex

    Love comes without one knowing. When you meet someone you may not have intentions to do anything but in time if you continue to get close to them. Feelings tend to happen. I truly believe if you love and you truly love your partner then you would not have feelings or fall in love with another person. I believe in this situation neither one of them was in love anymore with their partners.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  149. John

    These two are a disgrace to humanity and I have no respect for either. If they were so in love, they could of both got a divorce prior to anything happening and done it the right way. Just wait until those kids grow up and realize what great role models their parents are.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  150. David

    They are not in love. They are in an stage of newness and infatuation. They will go on to find another that they are "in love with" and the cycle will start all over again.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Deb

    To err is human, do not judge and show your shallowness. Forgive, move forward, and live your own lives. We all make serious life changing mistakes, we cannot dwell, we must forgive ourselves and each other. We can only embrace change and love unconditionally, oh yes...again,forgive and let go of the hate, it is exhausting.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Mousie

    I cannot believe the judgment some people are passing on others. Wow. I'm just very happy I live on this planet with so many other perfect people! NOT.
    What they did may not have been the morally right thing to do. But, wow, who are you to say so?
    You are all hypocrites.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Right can not stand by and be mute to wrong...it has nothing to do with being a hypocrit

      November 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  153. PK

    SAL, you're a caty ignorant person writing an atrocious comment. Speak for yourself, I am happily married and my thoughts nor my life is run by anyone but me! Apparently you need to get off your soap box and get help for being controlled.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Karen

    Although I don't agree with how their marriages fell apart I do know their spouses are better off knowing the truth. I found out when I recd a call from the other womans husband. I truly believe WE were happy. My ex never said he wasn't. I felt like a fool a long time after the divorce. But now I have my life back. I never said any .ean things to our 3 children. One day I ran into the husband that called me and I thanked him. You are ways better off knowing the truth!!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Wayne

    Amen Slewatha. U do it. U keep it. My wife and i are still in madly in love and happy after 2.5 years. Will it always be like that? I don't know. I hope so. But if and when times get rough and even overwhelming my but will be staying put. I asked her to be with me forever. For better and for worse. Why have people lost the whole point and meaning of marraige? That's not to say I'll let us live miserably, but rather I will ensure what problems do arise are taken care of and resolved for her, me, us, and our family. Focus people. Don't do it if you don't mean it.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Jane

    They both broke a commandment, they will answer to god. Life is NOT over, yet. What does their future hold? Maybe nights of wondering what the other is doing due to lack of trust-their relationship was built on top of selfishness, lies & deciet. Being & getting blessed from god & those around you will never happen...u both wanted each other, reap what u sow. This is the life u put yourself in. Hold on tight, u both made life ALOT harder! They both won't trust each other around others...karma has a way of waking u up!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  157. slewatha

    Inevitably the media comes to these garbage bags. I have the lowest regard for people like this. He had kids and a wife. She had a husband. Selfish, gross people.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Mr.Speed

    ohjuststopit and Ga peach and whoever else has something ignorant to say...

    What ever happened to the vows a couple makes during their wedding???
    Mine said "to love, honor, and cherrish – until death do us part".
    Not "love,honor, and cherrish – until another comes along".

    I have had problems in my marriage but you talk about it and get past it....
    Marriage is NOT something that should be taken lightly as you don't throw it away simply "BECAUSE".
    You trade in an old car... Your spouse is supposed to be with you for life. THAT is what you signed the contract for.

    It is folks like my self and Jennifer and whoever voices their disgust with these two HOME WRECKERS who have the right to speak our minds as the rest of you have NO MORALS.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jared


      When I married my wife I understood that love is more than a feeling or emotion that can come and go with the wind. Love is a choice.

      November 4, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  159. The Truth

    For those of you who are 12, its called life, ship happens. Its their problem to deal with. When you start paying their bills maybe you can add your 2-cents worth. Solve your own lifes problems.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Chika

    It Rimes with cheater.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  161. anne


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  162. AtPeace

    I cheated on my spouse. It was the greatest failure in my life. I never thought it would happen to us. That said, it didn't "define" me. I've been able to see it for what it was: the product of a poorly-maintained marriage combined with poor decisions. It wasn't a revelation of some fault that doesn't exist in everyone else - just the human aspect of me. Believe me, it can happen to you (no disrespect).

    November 3, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  163. The Truth

    Good Lord,you people need to get a life. She didn't invent this, although may have perfected it. When you are perfect you can complain.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  164. David

    How many times have you cheated on your boy buddies, Sal?

    November 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  165. FN Jerk

    There is nothing better than the mentality of "my actions don't define my character". It sickens me that so many people have the notion that they get to decide how they are viewed.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  166. RLMontoya

    Is it ironic that LeAnn Rimes had a hit song, "Commitment," a few years back of which the chorus is, as follows:

    Someone who'll go the distance
    I need somebody with staying power
    Who'll make me go weak in the knees
    And everything that goes with it
    I need honor and love in my life from somebody
    Who's playin' for keeps

    Hmm.. Apparently this is what she is looking for.... It's not what she allows in her actions...

    Call it "falling in love," LeAnn... I call it a sad attempt at "justifying" the destruction of two marriages..

    November 3, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Those who judge should be judged themselves

      YES–EXACTLY (the words of the song, NOT your comment)-"Commitment" has NOTHING to do with marriage or someone you may have wrongfully married that was not committed to you (or you not to them).

      November 4, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  167. chris

    it will be funny in the future when either party "falls in love" with someone else!!!! gotta love the lack of commitment in society these days

    November 3, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Ohjuststopit

    To all you self righteous mofo's, I say STFU! They are two grown adults who CHOSE to be together, despite all odds. You live once and you live by the rules that YOU, YOURSELF make, not for those of others. They were obviously unhappy in their respective marriages, and probably would have divorced anyway, and eventually gotten together. So, just to appease YOU, (who NEVER do anything uncouth) they should have divorced and then gotten together? That would have made it right? THAT IS NONSENSE. I do agree that we are defined by our actions – and the only people who are in a position to judge is one's self and thier god. All other can just STFU!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jiggered


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    • Hulamama51

      I've been married 40 1/2 yrs and I can tell you.....temptation is always right around the corner no matter what business you're in....you resist it...is it easy???...NO..... but otherwise it's called "adultery"....we don't like that word anymore but it is what it is....

      November 3, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Rlg

    Have all of you naysayers making mean comments lived your lives in an honorable way? Leave the couple alone and live your own lives. What they do with theirs doesn't affect yours at all !

    November 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Claire

      Growing up in my childhood, I experience UNMENTIONABLE horrors and now I can say that YES I have lived to the best of my ability-that includes not jumping on married men or cheating on my own husband. So tired of people using that as an EXCUSE to CHEAT.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Ralph

    I don't condone what Leann did, but people make mistakes. The thing she cannot control are the consequences and, like it or not, she's a celebrity and her life is under a microscope. And when you build your public image on goodness and innocence and then do the opposite, there will be fallout. Can't change the past, so my advice would be just move forward, pay no attention to what other people say, and lean on the true friends who know you best. Many critics are just hypocrites anyway.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  171. JR


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    • Mr.Speed

      Like typing in ALL CAPS there, JR??? Such a poor choice. You must be VERY UNHAPPY. =0)

      November 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Ga Peach

    Also, who made you people God! You don't have the right to judge other people. What they do doesn't affect your life!

    November 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Ga Peach

    Give her a break! You can't break up a happy marriage! No such thing! IF its good, it's good and no one person is going to break it up. Also, if you can't stop finger-pointing, point it at him, maybe he broke up her marriage as you all seem to believe!!

    November 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  174. david williams


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  175. Proudtobecdn

    LeAnn will get what she deserves and will learn how it feels to be cheated on. He is a serial cheater and he will do it again. For now, they both deserve each other and the bad press that follows them.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Tina

    The dude is hot I would do him and Iam married... So what crap happens all the time and no one is perfect.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Ervin

    MY BAD. I didn't read your post closely enough. I thought you were saying Cibrian was married to a wonderful woman. My apologies.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Ervin

    Jennifer – MY BAD. I didn't read your post closely enough. I thought you were saying Cibrian was married to a wonderful woman. My apologies.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Godstar

    I'm sure Jessie James and Tiger Woods said the same thing. It's not me! It's not who I am! Right...

    November 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Ervin

    Jennifer, you really think she's a wonderful woman? Define wonderful.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Terre

    Hmmm....wonder WHY he got kicked out? Yeah– me neither...pertty clear to me.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  182. SCott

    I'll give them 3 1/2 years.

    November 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Claire

    The funny part about it was Eddie was KICKED out by Brandi-he didn't leave her. I doubt very highly he would have left if Leann hadn't practically stalked him and behaving in a manner that got them busted. That makes me glad she was so bad at hiding it or then Brandi would have been blindly living with a cheater.

    November 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Terre

    A 'mistake' is buying 2% milk when you meant to buy 1% milk; a 'mistake' is hitting the gas pedal instead of the brake when parallel parking; an affair is NOT a 'mistake'...it is a calculated act involving deceit, lies, self indulgence and disregard of others in favor of one's own pleasures and interests. We are, in theory, not 'knuckle dragging neanderthals', but fully functioning humans who are held accountable to their decisions. You can't 'fall in love' if you don't put yourself in that position, Eddie Cibrian....THIS is why people are so angry...sounds like you'd rather beg for forgiveness after the fact than ask for permission, as they say...

    November 3, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Endora

      What the heck does "falling in love" mean anyway? People make it sound like it's something that they have no control of...or like a disease or something. "I fell sick". "I fell out of my chair". Isn't "falling in love" really just a major case of infatuation that learns how to deal with reality later. Reality like ...when people gain weight and get fat, or hardship hits and the bills pile up, or someone has health problems, but both people CHOOSE to stick around anyway and work through it together. Hope they are both willing to stay together when things aren't so beautiful and rosey anymore. That's what love is. "Falling in love" ....not so much.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Mr.Speed

    Being a child of divorce due to "an affair" I can honestly say that I was hurt by the actions that caused the break up of my family... Now, with that being said – I grew up to become a far better spouse than my dad or my mom's 2nd husband.
    Sure, I was devestated beyond belief and it played a big role in what type of man I became. For those who are saying "those poor kids" – I say they will grow up just fine as long as DADDY / MOMMY/ and the HOME WRECKER learn to work together in the up bringing of these kids.
    LeAnn may have stole his heart but the EX has something that will last a lifetime... A shared love of the kids.

    November 3, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • longcommute

      Very well said. These children, like yourself, may very well grow up to be model citizens/parents. They are NOT destined to be ruined by what their father "did". If anything they will learn from it. Watching your parents not getting along is far worse than having them divorce IMO.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      Daddy, Mommy and the 'home wrecker'? Are you serious? The only' home-wrecker' in a triangle is the married spouse who is cheating. That 'home-wrecker' is a whole other issue. No one makes someone who is married cheat. They make that choice. Totally stupid comment...

      November 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Dr Laura

    Dont worry, they'll both end up in hell where they belong.

    November 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  187. MrsD

    Its amazing how most people who like to cast judgment, do it out of their own moral beliefs, which are for the most part cemented on Christian values. But nobody likes to remember how Jesus told those trying to stone Mary Magdalene for being an adulterer "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
    "Has no one condemned you?" said Jesus "No one sir" she replied.
    "Then neither do I condemn you"

    Let the next mistake you make be rubbed in your face and you be made ridiculed of for sitting so high in your horse that you think you're better than her. Shame on you people, shame on you.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      MrsD – you are certainly correct and I'll be the first one to say so. And, each one of us has lied. My point is - we are usually viewed by the choices we make. Would you trust a thief with your pocketbook? No. That doesn't mean you're judging them. And, it's not YOUR fault if you don't trust the thief with your purse - it's HIS/HERS. It's all part of the what goes around comes around of what comes back to us three fold. People view us by the choices we make and how we live our lives - good or bad.

      November 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mimi

      I am not religious at all, but she keeps harping on it publicly, so it makes you want to judge her. And I am better than her, and him because I would never risk hurting a child to satisfy my own desires, whether it was my kid or someone else's. He had a responsibility to his children once he had them not to mess up their stable childhoods, and she had no justification for helping him screw them up- other than her own selfishness. And yes, she is who she is, but she keeps coming up with bs to defend herself, including this recent "its not who I am" business. It is who she is- so she should either own it and make no apologies (like many do) or just be quiet about it.

      November 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • JusSayin

      WHATEVER....just as they passed judgment on her, you've passed judgment on them. it's human and it happens. Jesus said it and lived it cause he's perfect, we're not. everyone makes mistakes. cheating isn't a mistake. it takes intent, planning and lies. so kick rocks. she's everything everyone has called her just as she's all the good things her loved ones calls her. cause she's a flawed human who made a selfish decision with another selfish person and hurt many many family members in the process......and will do it again because it's in our makeup. let her own up to it and stop trying to be her savior....that's God's job.

      November 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • lbw

      Just don't forget "Go and sin no more." came after the forgiveness

      November 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Renee H.

      Sounds to me like Mrs. D may not have been too faithful to Mr. D. So you actually condone this kind of behavior? There are young kids involved who will one day find out why mommy and daddy got divorced. I feel sorry for them more than anyone.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dom

      MrsD- I done believe Mary Magdalene was married. She was essentially the village tramp. She may have slept with married men, but that doesn't make her the adulterer, it makes the married person the "adulterer". Other than that...good point.

      November 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • WiccanKitten

      Umm..Mary Magdalene and the adulterous woman were two completely different people. Mary was posessed,and given an exorcism by Jesus. But I do agree w/your statement about casting the first stone.It's amazing how little we've changed.

      November 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ozzi

      King David and Bathsheba. 2 Samuel 11.

      November 3, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  188. MYOB

    Yes, she made a mistake. But you know what, so did Eddie. It takes two, people! To call her names is silly. No one is perfect. But if you are going to condemn her, do the same to him. And really, this is just a joke to me - ruined the kids lives? Parents get divorced everyday, broken families, unfortunately, are the norm nowadays. The two little boys lives are no where near ruined. So long as they have people in their lives who love them, even and including LeAnn, they will be fine. Everyone makes mistakes. Even all of you on here who are slamming someone you do not know and do not know the full details of what truly happened.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • longcommute

      I totally agree.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • wha?

      The kids have someone who loves them? Please, these sick people have no idea what love is. Its not a noun, its a verb, it's sacrifice, it's putting someone besides yourself first. These two wouldn't have the first concept of how to do that...but then again, neither does most in the world today.

      November 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Kirk

    this happens everyday everywhere

    it's her life

    save your judgement for when you're looking in the mirror. Trust me. You all have something that you dont want anyone to know about.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammy

      Well said. Everyone that left a comment please look in the mirror...What is it that you have done that you wouldn't want the world to know about? Why are you all so angry?? Do you have real lives or do you just judge every one else? I am happy for this couple and I wish them a lifetime of happiness together.

      November 3, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      People are so judgemental. I wish her the best too. Now let's move on and talk about something else people–this is old news.

      November 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      Right on Kirk, Tammy, and Susan!

      November 4, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  190. Sal

    The comments so far are atrocious. What about Eddie? He made a horrendous mistake as well. He should be under the same scrutiny and duress. This is so typical of caty ignorant women, we have once again allowed men to run our lives and color our thoughts. There are so many other people in the same situation, I'm sure all of the people commenting on this article know someone that has cheated or lied. I'm so over all of you self-righteous bullies, get off your soap boxes and enter reality. What a waste of time both reading this article and posting a comment. This is not my business and I could care less of their marriages/relationships. Maybe the media and you meddling house wives should move on.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      Sal – you are right. Eddie is just as much to blame as she is - he had a choice too - but most of us are commenting on what SHE said so that's why you are seeing comments on just LeAnn.

      November 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Freida

      I wasted much less time commenting than you did!! HA Ha!!

      November 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Z

      Sal... You cant blame a dog for being a dog!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Z

      But you can blame a cat for being a cat? A dog may be a dog, but you still don't let him hump the minister's leg.

      November 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Dani

    We are defined by the choices we make. She chose to ignore the vows she made to her husband and lie to him repeatedly about where she was and what she was doing. If you will lie to your own spouse you will lie to anyone. Are we supposed to believe, based on what you did and the choice you made, that you are honest and forthright? No.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  192. CSC

    Here's a thought, she married WAY younger than I would have, people don't know what they want that young.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      So she married young. Doesn't give her the right to be a homewrecking tramp. I married way too young too. I didn't cheat on my husband, I didn't screw around with married men, I just got a divorce and grew up. There's a saying Ms. Rimes might want to think about...If he did it with you, he'll do it to you.
      They both need to stop trying to garner sympathy and just go away and shut up.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Georgie

    Oh I'm so glad that is not who you are. I'm sure Eddie's kids will be so relieved that there life was ruined and that's not who you are. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!! a tramp is a tramp no matter what you do or say. Just own it!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      You're a self-righteous moron. Let me guess... 250 lb lonely female.

      November 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  194. LindsCT

    We are all defined by are actions. Every morning a person gets out of bed and begins a day filled with making decisions; each decision defines who that person is. LeAnn Rimes is a person who chose to cheat of her husband and chose to have an affair with a married man. Does that make her a bad person? That is a different question everyone will answer differently based on their own values.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mem

      All of you that think it's great they have found this passionate love must never have been in their spouse's shoes. You wouldn't be so excited to think all is great if you'd been hurt the way these two innocent victims have been. It's something that hurts to the core of your being and forever alters the course of your life. Selfish? Yes!

      November 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Those who judge should judge only themselves

      Not a single person, other than LeAnne/Dean/Eddie/Brandie truly know the reasons the marriages ended- and when. Many, many people are still legally married but no longer married or promised to their ex. We do not know if maybe the marriages were already over. Don't forge Rimes/Cibrian DID, in fact, end their "affair' and filed for divorce. They may have fallen in love while technically married to someone else. But don't judge because you don't know what Dean/Brandie's part in their respective divorces were-and of course it was just as much their actions that led to the end of their marriages. Leanne was married in her teens/early-20s. Why should a decision that she made which at the time she believed was correct, but turned out not to be, define who she is? Same for Eddie -and same for Dean and Brandie.

      The one thing is true-they are defined by how they accept the consequences, learn from them, and move on. And in doing so they have created a family with Eddie's children that is filled with love, understanding, compassion and most importantly FORGIVENESS. Dean/Brandie may have hurt LeAnne/Eddie far more than LeAnne/Eddie hurt them-in ways the public will never know.

      Once a cheater always a cheater is simple untrue-hopefully, they have learned from the reasons that led them to cheat and have recovered from what made them believe that was their only choice. That is to say once an alcoholic always an alcoholic even if a recovered alcoholic has been successfully in recovery for 50 years.

      Let's focus on the positive-of the 75% of second marriages that started by an affair ended in divorce, what about the 25% who's marriages are a success–and what about the countless other second marriages/relationships that don't legally marry (or statistically get counted).

      Only the 2 people in a marriage know why a marriage is a success/failure–and always because of both parties. Focus on how they have learned, and what they will teach their children about being honest with yourself first and they may just live happily ever after. But don't judge them for a decision they have made and are secure enough with to say to the world, this is my decision.

      November 4, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  195. Amy

    She made a terrible mistake. We all do. Perhaps not this one, but we ALL make mistakes. Now she has to live with the consequences. Hopefully she will be able to repair her life and learn from her mistake. It's just a shame her whole family got hurt because of her horrendous mistake.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      Amy – very well put. We all make mistakes. But, I hope that the lesson learned here - not just for her but for everyone seeing the outcome of this - is to think, really THINK about your choices and who they affect. These two people – Rimes and Cibrian – did exactly what they wanted to do. Everyone else in their lives paid the price. The one thing that sticks in my mind is when Rimes apologized in People magazine a couple of months ago. Her ex-husband's response was, "Isn't an apology supposed to come with some form of regret?" That says it all.

      November 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • LL

      I agree that we all make mistakes, but it's what we do after the mistakes that reveals our character. She and Eddie willingly chose to continue their affair and further hurt their spouses and families out of selfishness. As far as I'm concerned, they deserve each other and need to just go away.

      November 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • kkkkkatie

      I agree with these comments. I don't believe that people should stay in unhappy relationships because life is too short. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about things. What goes around comes around. Also, this whole mess would blow over if SHE would stop talking about it and apologizing in magazines. She is helping to keep it in the media because she wants people to like her and she's trying to repair her reputation. Once a cheater, always a cheater and we all know that that's a fact. At this point in time, why are they trying to justify their relationship. They shouldn't care what others think, just shut up already and move on.

      November 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      She made no mistake at all. She is so lucky and blessed to experience that love. The rest will be fixed. I am sure it already is. The righteous out there....you are jealous. Get over it...you should be so lucky as to understand their love.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      Why are we blaming just LeAnn?

      November 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh grow up


      Aren't you late for algebra or something? Move along...the grown ups are talking.

      November 4, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  196. Cate

    What crap, you are what you do LeAnn so deal with the consequences...

    November 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  197. cheefsfury


    November 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Leo

    Well,LeAnn it IS who you are now - you lied & cheated while married....now be quiet

    November 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      All of these people out there would give their lives to know what being in love is like. These two have that and they did the best they could to fix it. Things happen between legally married people and considering 50% of the divorce rate, we should let that one slide. I congratulate them for following their passion and handling their lives as best as they could. It will be all positive in the long run.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      I used to love her music and respected her until she knowingly pursued a married man with a family. She will never know what damage she has caused until one day he will leave her with some kids of her own for the next young thing that comes along.

      November 3, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Hey Susan...ever think it might have been HIM who pursued HER?

      November 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ohnoes

      alumette: Why should she get a free pass on the morality walk of life because other people did it? That is like the old saying "If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?". What's worse is you are congratulating them for being stupid and not considering her ex-husbands feelings. Don't you think she would have been a much better person to go to her husband and say "Hey, I love someone else, sorry." before she jumped in the sack with someone else. Also it won't be positive in the end as this will follow her around for the rest of her days and hopefully she is the one that has to explain to the kids on why mommy couldn't keep it in her pants.

      November 3, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • lenoirlady

      There isn't a man or woman on the planet who wouldn't like to know what this mad, passionate love feels like. Not one. For it to have lasted 1 and 1/2 years is proof positive it isn't lust. Lust lasts until the bathwater cools. Love after 1 1/2 years is as real as it gets in the industry. Love the children and love of yourlife. It's possible!!!

      November 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • kiki

      I use to love her music but, it's kinda of hard to listen to it now.

      November 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammy

      Right on alumette! That's exactly right.
      Everyone needs to get off their high horse!!!!!!!!!!
      Live and let live.

      November 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • amy

      lenoirlady–are you for real?! A year and a half and you're impressed with how real it is? Give me a break! Are we supposed to just forget their spouses and his children and the pain this self-centered pair has caused? A year and a half is nothing to brag about, A year and a half of sleeping with a married man/woman is cause for shame.

      November 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jashik

      So its right to follow your passion, hurting those you made a promise to? Rimes and Cibrian deserve each other. They have no interest but their own. Once they are bored of one another they'll look for other homes to wreck.

      November 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      A whole year and a half? Wow, now that's the test of time. Come on! She was with her ex for longer than that. What's disgusting is not changing partners, that happens. What evokes so much anger is an affair. The lying, backstabbing sordid nature of the relationship. If you like someone else, be honest with your mate and move on. And remember the old saying "once a cheater, always a cheater". Now that's stood test of time.

      November 4, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      Statistically speaking, this actually will not work out in the long run. Second marriages have a 64% divorce rate, and marriages that started out as an affair, they have a 75% failure rate. Don't even get me started on the statistics of what impact this will have on their kids, both now and 25 years from now. Or what it has done physiologically to their exes and the deep mental health impact this will have on their self esteem, their ability to trust, etc. If they had spent more time working on their own marriages instead of running off with someone else, they would be infinitely more happy than destroying lives for such a small chance of success.

      November 4, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      What has happend to the values in this country when we accept adultry as permissible? Her music has nothing to do with how we should condone or not condone how she handles important issues with respect to morality and ethics. Her music is still good, she still has a good voice. However, as a person, she is quite ugly on the inside....regardless of who pursued who, she had a responsibility to act as the 'bigger person' and respect the boundaries of a marriage. If there were problems in that marriage, she had no place to get in the middle of that relationship. Shame on her.

      November 4, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Should they have remained with their spouses and lived horrible miserable lives? Live a lie? Pretend they have undying love for them when they're secretly in-love with somone else? If I found out my wife has been longing for someone else all these years I think that would devaste me more. Pretending is the same as cheating. They obviously didn't really love their spouse the way they thought they did. People make mistakes and marry the wrong people everyday. Don't be so naive people.

      November 4, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Hmmm....I seem to remember a number of articles a few years back where she proclaimed how in love she was with Dean, too, and we all know how well that worked out.

      November 4, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Connie

      I find it funny how so many bash this woman. Yeah, they were married to others and yeah, what they did wasn't right. However, Julia Roberts did exactly the same thing and no one seems to care. Her picture has been on hundreds of magazines and no complaints. People are still spending money to see Julie Roberts in a movie. Fact is, it isn't the public's business.

      November 4, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      PERFECTLY stated Steve.

      November 4, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      All you "perfect" hypocrites are hilarious. Was it a bad deal – yeah. Does shi+ happen and sometimes married people fall in love with someone else – yeah. Get over yourselves and go back to your 'perfectly' lived lives.

      November 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |

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