LeAnn Rimes on Cheatin' Rumors: "This Is a Difficult Time for Me"

The country singer addresses her fans after claims surface that she is having an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian

By Peter Gicas Mar 18, 2009 4:25 PMTags
LeAnn RimesAP Photo/Mark Humphrey

LeAnn Rimes is speaking out in light of rumors that she has a cheatin' heart.

"This is a difficult time for me and my loved ones, but I appreciate all your continued support," the 26-year-old country singer wrote on her personal website Wednesday. "I would like to assure all of you that this is a place for you to hear things directly from me and as you all know, not everything in our lives is always black and white."

The message to her fans comes on the heels of a report by Us Weekly that the married Rimes is allegedly having an affair with equally married actor Eddie Cibrian, her costar in the upcoming Lifetime TV movie Northern Lights.

The mag's newest issue also features security cam pictures that, it claims, show Rimes and Cebrian holding hands and kissing on a dinner date.

Meanwhile, during an appearance by Rimes today on Live with Regis & Kelly, the tabloidy topic came up. Well sorta.

In typical Reege and Ripa fashion, the cohosts made polite, nonthreatening queries such as "So everything's going well?" and "There are some rumors here and there..."

To which the singer casually shrugged off by simply saying, "Everything's great," "There's rumors all the time" and "I am used to dealing with it. I let it roll off my back most of the time."

Of course, whether this particular rumor rolls away anytime soon remains to be seen.

As for her hubby and former backup dancer, Dean Sheremet, he (or someone with the same name) seems to be taking things just as casually—updating his Twitter account Wednesday with the message "I love my wife!!!"