What Did Eddie Cibrian Tell His Sons About His Affair With LeAnn Rimes?

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Is honesty truly the best policy? Eddie Cibrian came clean to his children about his dramatic past and told them about his extramarital affair with now-wife LeAnn Rimes.

According to Us Weekly, Cibian and Rimes told Extra's Mario Lopez that their two sons initially approached the touchy subject. "The kids actually came to us," Rimes said of her stepsons, Mason and Jake. "They asked very nonchalantly over dinner."

How did the couple respond to their sons' questions? "Eddie was very honest with them in a way that you can be with a 7-year-old," Rimes revealed. "He's always the first person to say how much he loves me, and they see that in our house, and they feel that, so I think it's important not to lie to children. They understand way more." 

She told Lopez the couple just wanted to be honest with their children. "We both never want them to come back and say, 'You weren't honest with us about this.' They're very open with us, which is cool."

Cibrian and ex-wife Brandi Glanville, a star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, have joint custody of their sons, Mason and Jake. The ex-lovers have a long, contentious history. They divorced in 2010 after Cibrian famously and publicly cheated on her with LeAnn Rimes, and have been involved in a series of heated, public spats ever since -- about the affair, child support, and more. Cibrian, the star of new reality show LeAnn & Eddie, took a jab at his ex in previews for the series. "Contrary to what some people think [coughs] my ex-wife, I actually work," he said. 

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