LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian's new reality show, aptly titled LeAnn and Eddie, premieres tonight on VH1. The controversial couple sat down for a Q&A after a screening of the show and agreed to answer anything -- nothing was off-limits. Nothing, ya hear?! Gotta admire that, given how much hate and scandal the two have stirred up over the five years they've been together -- primarily because both parties were married to other people when they met.
One of those parties, Brandi Glanville, has gone on to fame and semi-fortune via The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and her penchant for keeping up drama with the duo. The couple decided to do a reality show to put to rest some of the rumors about them -- and to make fun of themselves. "It's a coping mechanism to be able to laugh about it," LeAnn says of the constant tabloid rumors. Here's more they had to say.
On getting pregnant. "We talk about it often," says LeAnn. "We definitely practice a lot." Bah-dum-dum! "Of course I want a kid with those dimples," LeAnn says, glancing at her handsome dimpled husband. But she also says they are open to adoption.
Would they have done anything differently? "Oh, everything," sighs LeAnn, who got the lion's share of the hate when the couple busted up their respective marriages with an affair. "But it's not my responsibility to change anyone's mind. Everyone got hurt in this situation but I can't take anything back."
On Brandi Glanville. "There is no feud," Eddie says, rather unconvincingly. "My ex-wife and I are at peace."
First impressions of each other. "The first words that went through my head were, 'Oh my God, another L.A. douchebag!'" says LeAnn of Eddie. But she obviously soon changed her mind. "He was the opposite of that." As for his first impression of LeAnn, Eddie says: "She was shy."
Why they decided to break up their marriages to be together. "The situations we were both in weren't going to work out regardless," says Eddie.
On what they tell Eddie's two children about how they met. "We're completely honest about it," he says. "All they see is love and happiness. They don't want to be in a home with two parents who hate each other and are arguing. It affects them a lot more than you know." Erm, what was that about Eddie and Brandi being at peace?
On haters. LeAnn: "I've learned over the years that stuff people say reflects how they feel about themselves more than how they feel about me. Underneath it all we're all just human beings. I really wish women would support each other more." (Brandi might say the same?!)
Do they trust each other? "We trust each other 100 percent," says Eddie. "I didn't have a partner that I respected before. I love and respect my wife. After all the shit we've been through, it really brought us together. We're not this couple in crisis."
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On LeAnn's eating disorder. Eddie: "It's not true."
When they knew they'd leave their marriages for each other. "When you know the situation you're in is not the right situation," says Eddie. "Your heart and soul tells you, This situation isn't right. Life is short. I didn't want to look back and realize I'd just wasted 50 years of my life and wasn't happy."
Will they last? "We've been through so much together; he's been there for me in my lowest moments," says LeAnn. "I've realized what love is through him. We know how to make it through the really dark moments."
Will you watch the show? Catch recaps here at The Stir.
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