Dean Sheremet Talks LeAnn Rimes' Cheating Scandal: 'I Never Saw It Coming'

10/11/2013 09:47 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2013

Plenty has been heard from LeAnn Rimes about the difficulty she had in airing a very public cheating scandal with her "Northern Lights" co-star, Eddie Cibrian. But not much has been heard from the other side of the story: Rimes' former husband, Dean Sheremet, who was married to Rimes at the time.

Now in an interview with "Access Hollywood," Sheremet revealed that Rimes broke the news to him via telephone and that he had been completely oblivious to Rimes' infidelity. "I never saw it coming," he told host Billy Bush. When informed that a magazine "may or may not have a picture of [Rimes] and Eddie kissing," Sheremet asked: "What do you mean, 'May or may not have a picture? What does that mean?'" It unfolded from there.

The 32-year-old former dancer added that he and Rimes did not keep in touch. "We don't really talk that much. There's not really a need to. I don't know what we would talk about."

For her part, 31-year-old Rimes, who wed Cibrian in 2011 after dating for two years, addressed her cheating history both in her album "Spitfire" and in candid interviews over the past year. "That is a huge question. I never, ever in my heart want to hurt anyone," a tearful Rimes told "E! News" host Giuliana Rancic in December 2012. "But ... I don't think anything can separate anything that's super-connected. You might have had so many wonderful things with each other's spouses in your relationship, but something along the way broke that. You can't break what's broken already."

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