Here’s a few choice quips from LeAnn’s interview, which aired earlier this morning, where everyone else is the bad guy, and she’s just the aw-shucks-who-me little girl from the country who is everyone’s whipping boy.
LeAnn on her ill-gotten gains:
“I have a great partner in crime. He’s really sweet and loving to me. We have two wonderful kids of his half the time, and I love them to death. I love that part of my life.”
And LeAnn on gaining those ill-gotten gains:
“I wasn’t sure if I was wishing myself well at the time. It was very, very difficult. Um…I wouldn’t wish it on anyone…especially in the public eye to go through all of it. I made my choices, you know? I made my choices and I’m living with them. And I also have learned from them and I’ve talked about this so much. I’ve carried a lot of guilt for a long time, I think [Dean, LeAnn's ex-husband] probably knew what it was about before I did. … But I know that…I’m not the only person that goes through this. There’s so many that do. And there’s so much on the new album that I do share.”
LeAnn on checking herself into intermittent rehab:
“I think this is the best birthday gift I could ever give myself is just to once again be honest with myself and break down the things that I’ve struggled with for so long.”
Boy, LeAnn Rimes. That trooper. That trooping trooper, LeAnn Rimes. Remember how she was talking about how deathly ill she was this past weekend, but we found her out and about and looking quite well on her way to Katie Couric’s studio for some Big Exclusive Interview? Well that’s what happened, and we have a preview of the show, which is to air this Thursday.
In the clip, LeAnn talks about how “hard” it was to go through the affair (and by “affair,” I mean that time she cheated on her husband with an also-marred man), and what it was like thereafter (read: her life has never been the same). She also discusses what it was like growing up in Hollywood, and what makes her hurt nowadays, even though she claims most people just don’t get why she hurts like she hurts.
Here’s a photo from the set:
Also, she’s Tweeting self-righteous (?) things like this now:
All that I hope and pray for in this life is that my soul and my journey blends with another’s and my pain and hardships help them. #life
Will you guys be tuning in to ‘Katie’ the day after tomorrow to watch this business?