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LeAnn Rimes may want us to believe that her marriage to Dean Sheremet was doomed from the start because they tied the knot at such a young age -- and that its demise had little to do with her affair with Eddie Cibrian. But the singer's ex isn't buying into that line of reasoning and says that we shouldn't either.
"Age had very little to do with why we got divorced," Sheremet told UsMagazine.com. "I was very content and satisfied. I put myself on hold to funnel all my creative energy into her career and our marriage. I was willing to make the sacrifices necessary to have a successful marriage and further her career. I knew, and know, her better than anyone in this world."
Sheremet, who was married to Rimes for six years before she hooked up with Cibrian while filming a TV movie, admits that he was in no way prepared to find out that his wife was having an affair.
"I was blindsided and shocked that she of all people would do this to the closest person in her life," he says.
Since their divorce, Sheremet has found love again, with photographer Sarah Silver, who he lives with in New York. He says that his new relationship has really brought to light what his union with Rimes was lacking.
"I am happy now," Sheremet said. "Sarah is amazing, and I didn't realize what I was missing and how much of myself was being neglected. I am very fulfilled in my life and work. It's a grounding feeling."
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