LeAnn Rimes Shrugs Off Eddie Cibrian Affair Rumors

By Chloe Bunker on March 18, 2009

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — With rumors circulating that LeAnn Rimes is having a steamy affair with actor Eddie Cibrian, the country star took to her blog Wednesday.

"This is a difficult time for me and my loved ones, but I appreciate all your continued support," wrote the 26-year-old Rimes on her official Web site. "As you all know, not everything in our lives is always black and white."

The latest issue of Us Weekly reveals that sparks began to fly between Rimes and the 35-year-old Cibrian during shooting of their upcoming Lifetime movie, "Northern Lights."

"From the moment we rehearsed, LeAnn and Eddie honestly developed a really strong bond and a warm relationship," director Mike Robe told the mag before word of the affair began to make the rounds.

The magazine's spread includes pictures of the pair enjoying a romantic evening together in Laguna Beach, Calif. on March 7. Us also claims Rimes and Cibrian met up a week later at the Malibu Beach Inn.

Rimes has been married to Dean Sheremet since 2002. The couple met a year earlier when Rimes hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards, in which Sheremet appeared as a dancer.

Cibrian is married to model Brandi Glanville. They married in 2001 and have two sons, Mason, 5, and Jake, 23 months.

Despite the reported affair, Rimes did not shy away from appearing on Wednesday's "Live with Regis and Kelly." When asked by Regis Philbin about the circulating rumors, Rimes shrugged it off.

"There's rumors all the time," she said.

Rimes would appear to still have the support of her 28-year-old husband, who offered this update to his Twitter followers Wednesday: "I love my wife!!!"