LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian‘s 2009 affair might have ended in them being happily married, but Rimes says she regrets those she hurt along the way. She was married to Dean Sheremet and Cibrian was married to Brandi Glanville at the time, and both spouses were appropriately devastated by the news that the affair led to their respective divorces.
“I never, ever, in my heart want to hurt anyone, but I don’t think anything can separate anything that’s super-connected,” the country star tells E! News’ Guiliana Rancic in a tearful interview. “You might have had so many wonderful things with each other’s spouses in your relationships, but something along the way broke that. You can’t break what’s broken already.”
She adds, “I wish I handled it differently because I wish it could’ve been better for me, for Brandi, for Dean, for Eddie and for everyone else. I know in this situation it’s gonna take some time, all I wish is that everyone that was hurt, that we hurt, that I hurt, can be happy.”
Fortunately Cibrian feels the same way, though their ex’s likely don’t. He briefly appears in the segment and says, “You’ve got to sometimes fight for what you know eventually is going to be your truth and your happiness. I’m a better father for everything that has happened. I’m a better friend. It’s been difficult but it’s, it’s definitely been worth it.”