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LeAnn Rimes is a multi-Grammy award-winning
American country singer/songwriter, actress
and writer. Her version of Blue became a
smash hit when she was just a teenager.
How Do I Live, Can't Fight the Moonlight,
and I Need You, further solidified her fame.
She was also a TV personality of Nashville Star
fame, and co-author of the children's books Jag,
and Jag's New Friend. The "little girl with the big
voice" made a successful transition to adult country
star, and has gone on to sell millions of albums.
She has given of her time to charities such as the
Children's Miracle Network, the Coalition to Salute
America's Heroes, animal rights organizations, and
was a spokesperson for a nationwide campaign to raise
awareness of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. LeAnn
had the following to say on the subject: "Having
battled severe psoriasis my whole life, I have gone
to great lengths to hide my condition, especially as
a performer. Over the years, I've had to deal with
the emotional and physical toll psoriasis has had on
my self-esteem and confidence. But today I no longer
let psoriasis define who I am or how I feel about
myself. I hope by joining this effort and sharing
my story, others will be empowered to stop hiding
from their psoriasis and better manage their disease
and not let it limit them or their aspirations."
The heartfelt reaction fans gave her song, What
I Cannot Change, from her album Family, inspired
her to produce a companion book described as
"stories from people who have experienced their
own journeys of change."
The country superstar and her husband separated
in 2009, after she began an affair with Eddie
Cibrian, with whom she starred in the Lifetime
TV-movie, Northern Lights. LeAnn and
Dean Sheremet's divorce became final on June 19, 2010.
Biographical fast facts
Full or original name at birth: Margaret LeAnn Rimes
Date, time and place of birth: August 28, 1982,
at 5:45 p.m.*, Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Date, place and cause of death: (Alive as of 2012)
Spouse: Dean Sheremet (m. February 23, 2002 - June 19, 2010)
Wedding took place at Perkins Chapel on the Southern Methodist
University campus in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
Spouse: Eddie Cibrian (m. April 22, 2011)
Wedding took place in Malibu, California, U.S.A.
Father: Wilbur Rimes (a musician/record producer)
Mother: Belinda Rimes
Quotes - In her own words
"When I was younger, all I knew was that I wanted
to sing. I didn't know a lot about being a celebrity
or what comes along with that. Over the 13 years
that I've been in this business, celebrity has
changed. It used to not be as big as it is now.
Today, being a celebrity drives careers more than
talent or artistry, it seems."
"I'm still around in this business after a decade,
and I haven't fallen off the deep end yet, and I
don't plan on it."
"I do think that my parents raised me properly.
As big of a battle as it was between all of us,
I still respected them as my parents and I think
they did a really good job raising me, and I love
what I do. So I think it came down to realizing
that I can end my career or I can choose not to
and continue to work hard and do what I love."
"As a performer in the public spotlight, coping
with my psoriasis was scary and frustrating at
times. I had to recognize how psoriasis was
affecting many aspects of my life and commit
to managing it. Personally, I learned to control
my disease by working with a dermatologist to
develop a treatment plan that is best for me."
"I also think songs like What I Cannot Change
are part of the reason gay people relate to me.
It speaks volumes to so many people in so many
ways. Another song I think a lot of people can
relate to is the song Family. I talk about my
uncle who was gay and died of AIDS when I was
11. I don't think a lot of people know that about
"My relationship with Dean was great, but
ultimately it wasn't a fulfilling marriage for
either of us." "We got married so young: I was
19 and he was 21, so as we got older, we grew
apart." "I think any relationship is hard to
get out of, and I don't think the way I did it
was right." "This past year, for the first time
ever, I put me first." "I'm sure some people
are thinking that I was totally selfish, but
the truth is, there are times in your life when
you have to be selfish in order to find out what
truly makes you happy."
* Source: Birth certificate
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