Country star LeAnn Rimes graces the cover of this month’s Shape magazine, wearing a red bikini. However, due to the star’s controversial love life – Rimes recently made headlines for cheating on her husband Dean Sheremet after falling in love with the actor Eddie Cibrian – many of Shape’s readers threw an absolute fit over the decision to include Rimes on the cover. Though the magazine’s editor apologized for the pictures, she later retracted her statement and stood by the country star…
LeAnn Rimes has a gorgeous body. That much, we know. So why all the hemming and hawing from the editor of Shape magazine? Well, after putting Rimes on the cover recently, in a red string bikini, editor Valeria Latona heard from a handful of disappointed readers (actually less than 100th of 1 percent of their 6 million readers). So she wrote those readers back saying she was sorry they didn’t like the Rimes cover. They were allegedly mad because Rimes had done the unthinkable and fallen in love with actor Eddie Cibrian while she was still married. But according to Latona’s Twitter, the letter was taken out of context and leaked to the press. She stands firm that she put Rimes on the cover “for being human, admitting to mistakes, and finding the courage and strength to overcome criticism through exercise.” Rimes has pages and pages of support on Twitter, and all she had to say about the confusion was that “Shape is throwing me a party next week as a thank you and congrats for being on their cover for the third time. I find this very contradictory. I love you all!!”
What do you think – was Shape’s decision to put Rimes on the cover a good one?