In an(other) exclusive interview with ET Online, guess what LeAnn talked about? Wait, no—don’t guess, because really. You probably already know. You guys are a pretty intuitive bunch, and what do many of us do best? I’ll also fill you in on that one: we talk about LeAnn Rimes talking about cheating, because that’s all part of the deal, it looks.
In the interview, LeAnn says that her songwriting before, during, and after the affair was more of an evolution than anything:
“What Have I Done is one of the first songs that I wrote for the record, before anything was actually starting to happen. It was written about a friend of mine, but I didn’t realize I was writing it for myself at the time… It was my subconscious talking and I didn’t know yet.”
Now, to break it down, ‘What Have I Done’ is basically a song about a lady who cheats with a guy and she’s really sorry to her boyfriend/husband/partner about it. Whether she wrote it for this “friend” or not, there’s no “subconscious” speaking, because sure. It happened.
Next, she said that Eddie knew what the song was about before she, herself, even did:
“He actually heard the song when I wrote it and, actually, he knew what it was about before I did. He knew I was feeling feelings. I’m not sure what those were that he knew. … It’s a very complicated situation.”
Oh, OK. So, he knew that she was going to cheat on her husband with him before she even knew that she was going to cheat on her husband with him. What a stand-up guy.
Later, when asked if she worries if Eddie will cheat on her, she says:
“I would be ignorant to say, and everyone else would think I am a liar if I didn’t say yes, and I have at times. Speaking for him, I would actually say that’s creeped into his [mind]…I think we’ve been very honest and open with that to each other and our conversations about it have only made me understand how much he actually cares, as much as I do, about being faithful to each other.”
In conclusion, LeAnn claims that, at the end of the day, her personal situation is just that—her personal situation. That, and she doesn’t expect anyone to understand where she’s coming from, or hey—even where she’s been:
“I feel like there’s only about a handful of people that could understand where I’ve been through as a childhood star and now actually having a career after that. It’s hard to explain and I’m not asking for anyone’s sympathy. I think when you see all these things written about you and what people are speculating you want to go, ‘This is why’ and it’s just as simple and as complicated as I need to go learn how deal with myself and with the world because everyone is always looking in and I needed to figure out how to deal with it.”
What do you say, guys: feeling sorry for LeAnn Rimes yet? And if not, hell’s bells. What’s it going to take? Another six hundred interviews about Squints McBallsax and his ex-wife, Brandi? Come on. Have a heart already.