In an interview with The Great American Country Channel (which, up until this moment, I had no idea existed), LeAnn Rimes confesses that she didn’t have “the tools” to break up with her ex-husband, Dean Sheremet.

The country singer famously left her husband after falling in love with actor Eddie Cibrian, her co-star on Northern Lights, who, coincidentally, was also married at the time.

It’s hard to cast judgement on celebrity couples: after all, we don’t know them, or their situations apart from what we read in (heavily biased and often salacious) tabloid articles. So while Rimes and Cibrian’s relationship may be a bit unseemly, it’s hard to know what’s really going on.

What is unquestionably annoying, however, is this quote from Rimes’s television interview, on the end of her first marriage:

‘I know I didn’t do it the right way. I didn’t have the tools to know how to do it the right way, how to let go the right way. I’d never been taught that.’

Listen up, LeAnn: When you were 14 and touring the country or whatever, it’s not like the rest of us were in Freshman Homeroom learning the state-mandated curriculum: “How To End a Marriage That Isn’t Working.” If someone asked you, “Please diagram a sentence for us,” then “I don’t have the tools to do that; I’ve never been taught that” is an acceptable answer. But when it comes to very publicly beginning a relationship with someone while you’re still married to someone else, the “tools” you’re referring to are “human decency” and “common sense.”

Look, you fell in love with someone else. It happens. You’re married now. Congratulations.

But don’t try to defend your behavior by saying that you didn’t know better.

You should know better. We’re not buying it.
[The Daily Mail]

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