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LeAnn Rimes tells ABC News' Robin Roberts that when she fell in love with Eddie Cibrian neither of their respective marriages worked.
Rimes tells Roberts in a new interview for "In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville," "It happens every day to so many people. And I if I take away my album sales, my words, and you have just another couple. You had two couples whose marriages didn't work who really stumbled upon each other and fell in love."
Rimes asserts in the interview, "I can't change [critics'] minds. Nothing I'm going to say is going to change it. I do know that and I have accepted that."
She said of the experience, in which she met Cibrian on the set of a TV movie and they both ended up leaving their spouses and got together, "That's just not me. What happened is not who I am, period. But I do know how much I love him. So I've always said I don't live my life with regret. I can't."
For his part, Cibrian chimes in, "The truth is that we're human beings. ... We make mistakes and we learn from them, but we're human. We fell in love." He goes on to say, "We're talking about something that's over a year, year and-a-half old, really and we're still together and we're madly in love. And I think people are finally seeing that, but it doesn't mean that people will accept it or the tabloids will stop trying to print lies and try to tear us apart or tear us down."
"In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville" airs tonight on ABC at 10/9 CST.