LeAnn Rimes surprised fans when she abruptly checked into rehab last year for "stress and anxiety," sparking speculation that she was facing darker demons. Now Rimes is opening up about her issues in more ways than one.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, the 30-year-old country crooner -- who notoriously married actor Eddie Cibrian in 2009, after meeting on the set of the made-for-TV-movie "Northern Lights" -- denied claims that she suffered eating disorders and spoke candidly about leaving then-husband Dean Sheremet for Cibrian. She also said she devoted a number of songs from her new album, "Spitfire," to confessing these personal dramas.
"It's definitely been a turbulent four years and to say I've been on several rollercoasters is an understatement," Rimes told the publication.
On her affair with Cibrian, Rimes says she penned the song "Borrowed" about what it is like to fall in love with a married man. (Cibrian was then married to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville, with whom he has two children.)
"Obviously, it was a very controversial topic to write about, and as hard as it was for me to write the song, I think it painted at true picture of that situation," Rimes said. "I wasn't being hard on myself when I wrote it -- that line about feeling pathetic is just true -- but I wanted to describe a very stark moment in my life. You just feel in completely limbo and I felt guilty too; it wasn't pretty at all. But I made my choices and I'm living with them. I know I'm not the first person to go through it and I won't be the last."
Rimes and Cibrian, 39, wed in April 2011 in an intimate ceremony in California. The couple recently made news for allegedly shopping around a script for a sitcom based on their marriage. According to Us Weekly, the series will feature a "crazy ex-wife" and Rimes and Cibrian would "play versions of themselves, kind of like on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'"
For more of Rimes' interview, click through to the Daily Mail.