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No more tricks? It seems Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes really are planning to tie the knot! A source close to the couple tells E! News that the couple, who staged a fake proposal on Halloween, have gotten engaged for real.
The news of the engagement came on the same day that Cibrian's ex, Brandi Glanville, told the women of The Talk that she planned to "sit down and talk" with the country star, who had an affair with Cibrian while the two were filming a TV movie. Glanville, who was arrested for a DUI last week, admitted that she's been drinking a bit more since her divorce. "I don't think I have a drinking problem," she said. "I think I had a problem the other night when I made a bad choice to drive."
Despite the controversy surrounding their affair, Rimes and Cibrian have been pretty open about their relationship -- and Cibrian even packed up his kids and moved into Rimes' home once they were both divorced.
But though the two seem like a normal, happy couple, controvery continues to follow them. The singer posed for the October issue of Shape, but tension brewed when the magazine's editor sent out an email to readers apologizing for choosing Rimes as their cover girl. The editor later released another statement insisting she was proud of the story and that her comments had been taken out of context. To drive home the point, the magazine threw a party in celebration of Rimes' cover. However, the guest of honor was a no-show at Thursday's soiree -- though her rep insists her absence had nothing to do with any hard feelings.
"Unfortunately (Rimes) caught the flu and under doctor's orders was advised not to travel or go out," her rep tells the New York Post.
In an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Rimes said that she's not sorry about falling for Cibrian while married to Dean Sheremet.
"You had two couples whose marriages didn't work who really stumbled upon each other and fell in love," Rimes said. "Nothing I'm going to say is going to change it," she says. "I do know that, and I have accepted that…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."
A rep for the couple had no comment on the engagement news.
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