When LeAnn Rimes entered rehab last year, rumors swirled that the actress was suffering from an eating disorder, as pictures of the country singer looking very skinny had surfaced in tabloids. Rimes denied the rumors, stating that the rehab was needed to “develop coping mechanisms” for the bullying the star says she was a victim of.
Now, Rimes has addressed the eating disorder rumors and much more in an interview with the Daily Mail. The singer stated that she never had a problem with eating, and that her weight loss was stress-related.
My mind wouldn’t shut off and my heart was breaking,” said Rimes. “Now I’m secure about my body, although I’m like any other woman and have my moments of self-doubt.”
Rimes’ stress stems from an affair she had with actor Eddie Cibrian in 2009 after the pair met on the set of the TV movie Northern Lights. Rimes at the time was married to her first husband, Dean Sheremet, and Cibrian was married to Brandi Glanville, who is now a reality TV star. Their affair became public, and Rimes endured years of criticism from both tabloids and Glanville.