eddie cibrian leann rimes grammys LeAnn Rimes talks Eddie Cibrian affair: 'I didn't do it the right way'LeAnn Rimes made a mistake, and she’ll be the first to admit it.

]]>Eddie Cibrian, with
whom she partook in a very public extramarital affair back in 2009. Her
story seems to be ending happily but if she had it to do over, things
may have gone differently.

“I know I didn’t do it the right way,” Rimes says of having an affair
while she was married to Dean Sheremet and Cibrian to Brandi Glanville.
“I didn’t have the tools to know how to do it the right way, how to let
go the right way. I’d never been taught that.”

Rimes appears in a special for the Great American Country channel called
“Backstory: LeAnn Rimes.”
In the 90-minute feature, the Grammy Award
winner spills on the intimate details of growing up in the spotlight
and going through the struggles of her divorce.

“I think I felt abandoned — I think abandoned is a really good word —
because of our divorce,” she explains. “Not only that, our divorce
became so much bigger because it was publicized.”

Now, life has taken a turn for the better. Admitting to her new found
“strength,” Rimes claims to have “learned a lot” from the entire
experience. “I’m not glad it happened, but I know why it did,” she says. A tongue-in-cheek “all’s well that ends well” reference, perhaps?

Rimes divorce was finalized in June of 2010. By December, she had a
brand new rock on her left hand from her 37-year-old beau. Reportedly,
the two may wed this weekend.

E! has a sneak peek of “Backstory” before it airs on Sunday (Apr. 24) at
8 PM. Are you interested in hearing more of Rimes’ side of the story?