LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are promoting LeAnn & Eddie, the VH1 reality show that they insist is “real” and “unscripted” despite hiring actors to play Eddie’s young sons and some scenes apparently being staged.
Last week, they gave an interview with Life & Style, admitting that they told Eddie’s sons, Mason, 11, and Jake, 7, about the affair that brought them together. LeAnn reacted to her own exclusive interview by calling Life & Style dishonest in their write-up.
Days later, they’ve also given a lengthy interview to Star Magazine.
In addition to some points covered in earlier interviews, the couple talks about their baby plans. They admit, they might add another child to their blended family soon and they’re open to adoption.
Star asks the couple about their sex life, to which Eddie gives the oddly rote response, “It’s very healthy.” LeAnn is more specific, “We keep it interesting. It’s so weird to talk about my sex life — my mom is going to be reading this! I think it’s awesome. After this many years, I’m still enjoying it, so it’s very good!”
Do they want a baby together? LeAnn says, “Well, our sex life is great, so maybe it’ll happen soon!” to which Eddie adds, “It’s definitely in our future.”
LeAnn admits there are potential fertility issues. “It took my mom 12 years to have me, so I always thought maybe fertility issues were hereditary,” she reveals, adding, “We go through a lot of that on the show. But people freeze eggs and do all that stuff these days. We’ll see what happens.”
What if they couldn’t conceive naturally? “I’m totally cool with adopting,” says the country singer. “I love kids, period. I have proven many times over that I can love a child who’s not mine. It would be great to have a child I can see myself and Eddie in, but there are a lot of children who need to be loved too, and we’ve talked about both.” Eddie adds, “I’m totally up for adopting.”
Here’s the rest of the interview, most of which sounds rehearsed:
Why do reality show [VH1’s LeAnn and Eddie]?
Eddie: We wanted to work with each other again, and with all the crazy, sensationalized stories about us, people have only seen one side of things. We wanted to poke fun at it and show how we deal with it. There’s real substance between us and in our relationship.
LeAnn: I think what people want to see is the way we interact with each other, and that’s the honesty of the show. There is nothing scripted. We want people to get a whole different side of us and to laugh.
How have you managed to cope with all the scrutiny?
LeAnn: We have gone through hell and back to be together and blend a family. We’ve gone to therapy to learn how to communicate better because we don’t want to screw with the kids. It has made us better and made our marriage stronger.
Eddie: We have a real respect for each other and I think that, and the ability to laugh, goes a long way.
LeAnn’s been touring while Eddie is at home with the kids? Is that awkward?
LeAnn: I never look at it as, “Oh I’m going out to support my family and I need to pay the bills.” We don’t worry about money, but we keep an eye on it, especially with my shoe buying!
Eddie: Artists tour because that’s where they get revenue, and she really enjoys going out and performing.
How do you feel after finally ending your record contract?
LeAnn: Since I was 11, my life revolved around making other people happy. The fact that I’m alive is amazing to me. This is the first time that I think I’ve ever been happy in my life! [via Star Magazine]