7 Facts About LeAnn Rimes’ Life & Career

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LeAnn Rimes has been in the public eye since her country music debut at age 11.  She’s lived almost her entire life being a public figure and often times, her personal life is at the center of tabloid stories.

Being as open and honest with fans as Rimes is, you’d think we already knew everything there is to know about her, but we were wrong!


She does keep a few secrets to herself, but we are here to let you all know a few things we never knew about her!

Let’s take a closer look.

7. She Has To Lie On The Floor When She Writes Music

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Throughout her decades-long career, Rimes has turned into quite the songwriter. Her last non-Christmas album, Spitfire, featured her as a co-writer on eight of the thirteen tracks. She revealed to Us Weekly that her writing process is a tad unconventional.

“I prefer to lie on the floor whenever I am creating or writing. It’s my happy place,” she said.

Whatever works, LeAnn! Take a listen to one of the first songs she wrote, “More Than Anyone Deserves”.

6. She Loves Sports


These days, she is seen on the sideline at her stepsons’ soccer games, but turns out Rimes loves playing sports herself!“I’d play softball daily if I could,” she revealed to Us Weekly.

5. She Doesn’t Care About Superstition


When you think of Friday the 13th, or black cats, good thoughts don’t come to mind! For Rimes, the opposite occurs.

“I like the number 13 and black cats. I see them as lucky instead of a curse.”

Whatever floats your boat, LeAnn, but we just hope we’re never near her when she does see a black cat on Friday the 13th!

4. Her Celebrity Crush Is Twice Her Age


LeAnn Rimes admits to have read the book The Dude and The Zen Master a few years ago, and fell in love with one of the authors, actor Jeff Bridges.


He’s appeared in films such as Crazy Heart, True Grit, Tron, and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. He also has a huge passion for music and has even performed at the famous Stagecoach country music festival in Indio, California.

Watch Bridges perform “Fallin’ and Flyin'” from his movie Crazy Heart, in which he won an Academy Award for.

3. Numbers Are Her Thing

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You know when you look at the clock and make a wish if you see it’s 11:11? That might happen to the average person once in a while, but for LeAnn Rimes, it happens just about everyday. And multiple times!

“I pay attention to numbers,” she revealed to Us Weekly. “I see 11:11, 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 and 5:55 almost daily.”

That’s a lot of wishes for someone who isn’t superstitious!

2. Her First Acting Gig Was On A Daytime Soap


While we all know Rimes infamously met her now-husband while they were filming the Lifetime Movie Northern Lights, that wasn’t her first time acting! In fact, her first time in front of a camera was when she was just 16-years-old on one of her favorite TV shows.

She played teen runaway Madison on the popular soap opera Days Of Our Lives for one episode. She later went on to make appearances in Drop Dead Diva and Charlie Sheen’s FX show Anger Management.

Watch her interview with Jay Leno about her time on Days of Our Lives below.


1. She’s Super Smart!

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When she made her country music debut at 11-years-old, she was prepping for high school at the same time! Yep, high school!

Rimes revealed to Us Weekly that she skipped TWO grades and started ninth grade at age twelve, while most students are 14.

Wow! We didn’t know all that! Are there any LeAnn Rimes facts we missed? Sound off in the comments section.