Sorry, friends. I’m sure that when you woke up this morning, you sat up, stretched it out, and thought “man, I sure hope I don’t hear anything about that LeAnn Rimes today!” I’m sorry to ruin your whole entire day, but LeAnn’s E! special aired last night, and we were never going to not talk about it, ok?
Here are some highlights from the interview:
On falling in love with Eddie: “I call it insanity! Absolute insanity. But nothing ever happened between us except for on camera, you know, during the film . . . Absolutely nothing. I had no idea what life was throwing me and I had no idea how to handle it. . . But all I knew was I could not . . . we couldn’t stop connecting in some way. And it was the hardest thing I’ve ever been through in my life.”
More on the affair: “I think I became numb. Then I told everyone I should have told and then I curled up in a ball on the couch and then I didn’t move. And I didn’t move for a while. It’s that feeling of your heart falling to the ground. Eddie reacted the way that I reacted too, but he reacted in his own way and I allowed him to do that. Because he had so much more to deal with than I did — I had a marriage, he had a marriage and children. I can’t even fathom that.”
Something about the word “homewrecker”: “I’m like, can someone come up with anything like more, I don’t know, original?” she joked, but her laughter quickly turned to tears. “Because at the end of the day, I never set and been held by so many . . . like by my family . . . my friends, my new friends, this is what life’s about,” Rimes said between tears. “Through all the hard stuff, there comes so much beauty on the other side if you just let it happen.”
On the strength of her relationship:“When you endure those kind of hardships, at the end of the day if you can’t make it through that, you can’t make it,” Rimes said. “And we’ve made it through a lot . . . We fought for each other.”
Eddie on how awesome cheating was: “You gotta sometimes fight for what you know eventually is going to be your truth and your happiness,” he said. “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.”
Well, whatever. LeAnn is crazy, but so is Eddie, so maybe the affair was better for everyone in the long run. Cheating isn’t cool, but neither is remaining married to someone just because you think you should. I’m sort of having trouble coming up with any sort of sympathy here, I kind of just wanted to post the picture of LeAnn crying again. Sorry*.
*I’m not sorry.