Say what you will about LeAnn Rimes, but the country star knows what mistakes she's made in her life. Fortunately, she's also learned from them, and has moved on.
Now she's just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up.
To that end, the singer and sometime actress sat down with Ellen DeGeneres this week to clear up a few long-festering, and rather nasty, rumors about her. Starting with…
Her controversial coupling with Eddie Cibrian at a time when they were both otherwise married, a sticking point that has followed her for years, and one she fully admits wasn't handled the best.
"Well, yeah, at the end of the day it's definitely been hard to see tons of lies written about a situation that people don't necessarily know the truth," LeAnn said. "And, there's kids involved, so you have to take the high road a lot of the times when you want to stand on a mountain and scream, like, 'Why are you saying this?'
"Obviously, we made decisions that were not necessarily the right ones, but it obviously brought us to the place where we are now. And, we're happy and we're married. And we've always put his kids first. We took the kids into consideration with everything that we do. Sometimes you just want to scream. But you don't. We've learned to let it go and laugh at it at the end of the day."
And while the outcome is a happy, she admits that there was a better road she and Eddie could've taken to get there.
"The way we handled it, I will always say, it could've been handled a lot better, but maybe we both didn't have the tools at the time to do it properly…I think we have both come to a really good place in our lives. And, right now, I'm really at peace."
Unfortunately, that's not the only headline that's dogged Rimes, as most recently, the should-be out-of-bounds topic of her weight seems to be a favorite talking point of the tabloids.
When asked flat out by Ellen if she was "anorexic in any way or bulimic at all," Rimes immediately denied it.
"No, I am not, but I do feel like the press…they've been very irresponsible calling a lot of people fat or anorexic or bulimic or whatever it may be. It seems like bullying now instead of really taking these diseases seriously that a lot of people are going through."