Country singer LeAnn Rimes and her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, recently visited SiriusXM’s OutQ to talk about their new VH1 reality TV show, LeAnn & Eddie. Perhaps the most interesting aspect about the couple’s relationship is that they infamously started their love affair while married to other people; Cibrian was married to Brandi Glanville, and Rimes was married to Dean Sheremet. Sure, it may not be the typical way to begin a relationship, but LeAnn and Eddie maintain that they are very much in love. In fact, they’re hoping that their reality show will portray a different side to their oft-publicized and criticized relationship.

Talking with OutQ’s Larry Flick about the show and being filmed regularly, LeAnn and Eddie described working together and what they hoped to achieve with LeAnn & Eddie.

“We are co-producers on the show, and we really got to have fun. We obviously wanted to really tap into all these crazy tabloid articles and headlines. A lot of it is real time, and some of it is not. Some of it is heightened…We knew we would have a good time with it, but we didn’t know we would have this much fun with it.”

Meanwhile, Eddie talked about what it was like for him to be on camera, but not in character with scripted lines like he has been on The Young and the Restless, Sunset Beach, Third Watch, Ugly Betty, CSI: Miami, The Single Moms Club, and many other TV series and movies: “It took a second to get used to doing something like that.”

Eddie also talked about the negative association with celebrities making reality TV: “There’s such a kind of weird, negative connotation with celebrities doing reality TV… We really set out to not make this an exploitative venture where you cringe going, Why are you doing this? We wanted to have fun and make it more of a comedy. That’s who we are as a couple…Ultimately what you do see on the show is how much we are in love and how much we respect one another and what makes our relationship tick.”

The couple also shared how they laugh and enjoy their “battle tested and approved” love, in spite of what the tabloids say.

LeAnn talked about the importance of laughter when attempting taking control of all the craziness: “It’s fun to laugh. I think that one of the reasons we did this was because it was time to do that. It’s been long enough, and I think everyone in the situation has suffered though it long enough…It was time to take our lives back.” The laughter allowed them to portray “a side of the story that’s never been told, and that is real. With humor, that’s how we have always kind of diffused everything.”

Lastly, LeAnn described how ridicule has made their relationship stronger: “Eddie and I have been through a lot together. I think we are happier because of the sh*t we’ve been though. We realize that we are on the same team…There’s a bond that when you go through all of these things.”

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