Rimes, husband separate
Monday, July 27, 2009
– LeAnn Rimes and her husband of seven years, Dean Shermet, are separated.
Rimes spoke about relationships during a concert Saturday in Utah. "You know, I think that you will all really be able to relate to this next song in your lives. You probably know it's inevitable that in a relationship, sometimes you will have your heart broken at some point," she said. "Sometimes, you might say that you can't do anything and sometimes, you want revenge. Sometimes, you say, 'You're not worth it.' But sometimes, you don't, and that's when you leave it in God's hands and know that he will take care of it."
Rimes married Sheremet when she was 19 and he was 21. The marriage has been the subject of many rumors in recent months.
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