When your kids ask about your affair...

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iol pics june 12 eddie and leann REUTERS Actor Eddie Cibrian and singer LeAnn Rimes at the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year gala honouring Carole King in Los Angeles on January 24, 2014. Photo: Danny Moloshok

LeAnn Rimes' stepchildren have asked about her affair with their father.

The 'Can't Fight the Moonlight' singer embarked on a relationship with her 'Friday Night Lights' co-star Eddie Cibrian while they were both married to other people, and they tried to be as honest as possible with Mason, 11, and seven-year-old Jake - his kids with ex-wife Brandi Glanville -when they brought up the awkward subject.

LeAnn told 'Extra': "The kids actually came to us and asked, very nonchalantly over dinner, and Eddie was very honest with them in a way that you can be with a seven year old and 11 year old.

"[Eddie] is always the first person to say how much he loves me, and they see that in our house, and they feel that, so I think it's important not to lie to children. They understand way more."

The 31-year-old star thinks it is important to be "open" with the boys.

She added: "We both never want them to come back and say, 'You weren't honest with us about this.' They're very open with us, which is cool."

The couple have a new reality show, 'LeAnn & Eddie', and in the trailer for the series, the 41-year-old actor admits their relationship didn't have an ideal start.

He said: "We were both married when we fell in love. Was it the best way to start off? Of course not, but it happened."



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