At some point, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian were going to have to explain to his kids, born during his first marriage to Brandi Glanville, how the two of them met. They probably didn’t realize that day would come sooner versus later.
On Wednesday on Extra, the couple explained to host Mario Lopez how they told Cibrian’s boys, Mason and Jake, about their affair.
Rimes shared that it was the kids who brought the issue up.
She said, “The kids actually came to us and asked, very nonchalantly over dinner, and Eddie was very honest with them in a way that you can be with a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old. He’s always the first person to say how much he loves me, and they see that in our house, and they feel that, so I think it’s important not to lie children. They understand way more than you think.”
The “I Need You” singer continued, “We both never want them to come back and say, ‘You weren’t honest with us about this.’ They’re very open with us, which is cool.”
Cibran divorced the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star in 2010, after his affair with the singer came to light. Rimes was married to chef and former backup dancer Dean Sheremet at the time. They also divorced in 2010 after eight years of marriage.
The 31-year-old country music star has continually battled with her husband’s ex-wife on Twitter and in the tabloids. There seems to be very little peace between the two women.
Glanville has used her time on the Bravo TV series to slam her ex and his wife as she recovers from the aftermath of the affair.
Rimes and Cibrian now have their own reality series on VH1, called LeAnn & Eddie, to air their side of the story. In a trailer for the show, the actor took a jab at Glanville, saying, “I have no idea what my ex-wife is up to. Contrary to what some people think, my ex-wife, I actually do work.”
Let’s hope they figure out a way to make it all work for the boys, even if it is a very messy situation.