Leann Rimes may not be the most popular newlywed on the planet, but she isn’t letting outside criticism stop her from enjoying her new family with Eddie Cibrian.
Leann insists that Eddie’s two boys “knew they were getting married since they got engaged.” She told PEOPLE, “We explained that they were going to have two families.”
Eddie also adds that they made sure the children were top priority and said, “The kids come first in everything we do. We wanted to make sure LeAnn and my wedding was not only ours, but their party, too. They were beyond excited to celebrate us all coming together as a family.”
Gaining a new step-parent can be confusing for kids, so Eddie and Leann attended therapy sessions to make the transition as easy as possible for them.
Leann insists that she adores those two boys and said, “I’ve always felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility to them. But in that moment when I looked down at them, when we were saying our vows, it became more real than it had ever been. They don’t have to be my blood children to be truly loved.”
I have no doubt that Leann cares for Eddie’s kids, but being the girlfriend and being the step mom aren’t exactly the same thing. Hopefully she’s already anticipated that parenthood isn’t all roses, all the time.
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