by Radar Staff
Breaking up is hard to do, and LeAnn Rimes admits she "didn't do it the right way."
The How Do I Live singer, last spotted with fiancé Eddie Cibrian and his sons Mason and Jake in Laguna Beach on Thursday, opens up about her breakup with her husband of seven years, Dean Sheremet, to the Great American Country on their upcoming special Backstory: LeAnn Rimes.
"I know I didn't do it the right way," the songstress, who showed off her six-pack at the beach, told the channel. "I didn't have the tools to know how to do it the right way, how to let go the right way. I'd never been taught that."
Rimes and Cibrian have been a tabloid mainstay since their love affair began in 2009 as they filmed the movie Northern Lights. At the time, both were married to others: Rimes to Sheremet, and Cibrian to his then-wife of eight years, Brandi Glanville.
Rimes said "it got really messy, but I have learned a lot from that. And I'm not glad it happened, but I know why it did."
Cibrian proposed to Rimes with a diamond ring in Malibu, California late last year. It’s been reported that the couple are tying the knot this weekend, and we'll have more news for you on that front as it breaks.
Backstory: LeAnn Rimes airs on Great American Country Sunday at 8/7c.