By Alexis Tereszcuk - Radar Senior Reporter
LeAnn Rimes might have married a father of two kids, but she wants to set the record straight that she is not a “step” mother.
“In our house, in our family, we remove the 'step.' We really are all... simply family," the 29-year-old wrote. “Eddie’s sons, I treat as if they are my own.
"Step. Stepmother, Stepfather, Stepchildren -- the word 'step' can take on such a connotation to so many in our society," she said. "A family is a family. In my eyes. There's no 'step' about it."
Just married this past summer, Eddie and LeAnn faced intense scrutiny after they both cheated on their spouses with each other. They divorced after the news became public and LeAnn is now joint carer to Eddie’s two sons, and she sends a zinger to Eddie’s ex-wife Brandi Glanville.
“Eddie has always encouraged me to look at us as a family, and a part of our family are the two beautiful boys that we share with their mother and hopefully one day another wonderful man," she wrote.
"One thing that I know is, I will never replace their mother," she adds. "I would never try. I will however love them with all I have and do everything in my power to help raise them in a loving, safe and proper environment."