On April 22, 2011, country/pop artist LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian were married during a ceremony held at a private home in California. The pair’s relationship had been a source of public and media scrutiny for years, since they fell in love while they were still married to other people.
Rimes and Cibrian met while filming the made-for-TV Lifetime film Northern Lights in 2009. Each went through messy public splits from their former spouses that year, with both of their divorces being finalized in 2010.
Not long after their respective divorces were finalized, Rimes and Cibrian married. His two sons, Mason and Jake, were there on their wedding day.
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Happy #nationalstepfamilyday A little throwback from our wedding 8 1/2 years ago. I LovE these sweet souls! The ride isn’t always easy, but it’s ALWAYS worth it. Blessings and LovE to all of the stepfamilies out there! #stepfamilyday #nsfd #stepmom #familylove #LovE #throwback ? @joebuissink
Rimes and Cibrian have been together ever since, and just celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on Wednesday. Taking to Instagram, Rimes penned a passionate ode to her husband to express her love for him:
“My love for you is really quite indescribable,” Rimes said. “All the mushy stuff seems too surface. Our love is so much more than surface, it’s a soul remembering, a recognition of our true beauty and goodness within the other.”
Rimes went on to explain how she is comfortable in her own skin, but Cibrian makes her an even more confident person:
“I know, without yourself u, I can stand alone, but with you, I am stronger, because we lift each other to new heights,” she wrote.
To end her note, Rimes addressed her husband with a sweet message. “Here’s to 9 years! You are the only one I want to do life with. I LovE you,” she said.
You can read Rimes’ full anniversary post below.
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I go to begin to put our love into words and all words fall short. My love for you is really quite indescribable. All the mushy stuff seems too surface. Our love is so much more than surface, it’s a soul remembering, a recognition of our true beauty and goodness within the other. Whenever we fall short in seeing our wholeness, our richness, our magic, the other is there to offer up the truth. Thank you for seeing in me what’s sometimes, impossible for me to see. Thank you for loving all side of me, even when I reject them. I am learning to LovE me through you. You are the first, who has given all of me space to breathe, to be, to express. I know, without yourself u, I can stand alone, but with you, I am stronger, because we lift each other to new heights. Thank you for giving me that trust. Here’s to 9 years! You are the only one I want to do life with. I LovE you. Le #9years #anniversary #happyanniversary #LovE #LovEconquersall #9yearsmarried #husbandandwife
It’s obvious that Rimes adores her husband, and he clearly feels the same way about her. Watch the below video to hear Cibrian gush about his wife’s “kind heart” in a 2018 interview with extratv.
We hope Rimes and Cibrian have a happy anniversary together this year.