"@GiulianaRancic My sweets....so amazing to talk to you over drinks. I adore you! You are beautiful and we were meant to meet for a reason :)," Rimes tweeted Tuesday night after hanging out with the E! News anchor.
But it didn't go down quite like you may have read...
The ladies did not powwow at Nobu in West Hollywood, despite a RadarOnline report that they broke bread, er, sushi at the upscale eatery. Rimes was photographed there, but Rancic exclusively tells us that's where the country singer went for dinner after their drinks date.
"We actually met for drinks at a different location beforehand," Rancic said. "I'm happy we finally got together and put this whole fiasco behind us. We had a really nice time and I hope to see her again soon."
And Rimes had nothing but glowing reviews for Rancic, despite briefly taking offense in August at a remark the Giuliana & Bill star made about Rimes being "a little thin right now."
"I didn't mean it as an insult but apparently some people took it the wrong way," Rancic said afterward.
Rimes, who flew to Chicago today, was pretty darn busy Tuesday! In addition to drinks and dining out, she performed "Swinging" on The Tonight Show.
"I'm on Leno tonight and my baby is working, but I'm on a red eye again to see him....Chi tomorrow," she wrote.