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LeAnn Rimes Admits Affair Was Selfish

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If her Twitter account serves as any indication, LeAnn Rimes seems to be blissfully happy in her new relationship with Eddie Cibrian. Despite fielding considerable criticism--both Rimes and Cibrian were married at the time they got together last year, and are still waiting for their respective divorces to finalize--her updates are chirpy and cheerful, referring to Cibrian as "my love" and detailing fun-filled activities with the actor's two young sons.

However, she unveiled a darker side of her emotions this week. In an interview with People, Rimes does penance of sorts, admitting that her affair with Cibrian was "selfish" and "emotionally driven." 

"I never once thought what I was doing was okay," she said of her infidelity, which led to the demise of her 7-year marriage to Dean Sheremet. "I did one of the most selfish things that I possibly could do, in hurting someone else."

Sheremet was not the only party damaged. Cibrian's soon-to-be ex-wife Brandi Glanville, who is also the mother of his children, took the affair particularly hard, publicly calling Rimes a "stalker" who "refuses to leave [Cibrian] alone." 

Rimes has filed a cease-and-desist order against Glanville's alleged accusations, citing them as defamatory. However, she tells People: ""I take responsibility for everything I've done."

Her final word on the matter, though? "I hate that people got hurt. But I don't regret the outcome."

"I don't know what the future holds, but I know it holds Eddie. I'm really happy."

Rimes's new album, Lady and Gentlemen, in which she covers favorite country love songs previously made famous by male singers, will hit streets on June 14.

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