Following LeAnn Rimes' secret nuptials Friday to actor Eddie Cibrian, Great American Country aired an interview with the star, in which she opened up about her affair and subsequent divorce.
"I know that I didn’t do it the right way," she said of her relationship with Cibrian, whom she met on the set of the movie Northern Lights in 2009. "I didn’t have the tools to know how to do it the right way...I'm not glad it happened, but I know why it did."
When revelations of their affair surfaced in March 2009, Rimes and Cibrian handled the allegations differently.
"I didn’t confirm nor deny it, and he denied it," Rimes said. "We both tried and worked at our own marriages but we both knew it wasn’t working. And with two kids involved it was a much harder decision for him to make."
"What people don’t understand is that it wasn’t about Dean or Eddie, it was about whether or not I was in the right place," Rimes said.
Rimes, who lives with Cibrian and his two sons from his previous marriage, is excited to play a new role: stepmom.
"We're really happy and his kids are great. I'm a stepmom and that's crazy to me," she said. "But those two little children are so sweet and so beautiful and they've brought so much joy to my life."