Singer LeAnn Rimes is sporting a slightly fuller figure these days, and is happy with the change. Looking back, she admits that she had gotten too thin two years ago, when she lost a dramatic amount of weight.
"I'm glad to have a little more meat on me now," Rimes, 31, told Closer magazine Sept. 18. "I look back at those photos and think, 'Wow, maybe I was a little thin.' But at the time, I didn't think anything of it."
Rimes, who follows a healthy diet and runs, does yoga, boxes and strength-trains, attributed her shocking weight loss two years ago to stress.
"That was just the way my body was handling the stress," she said. "Some people stress-eat and I did the complete opposite, so I chose to take time out and focus on me."
In 2011, LeAnn spurred speculation that she was suffering from the eating disorder anorexia after showing off a dramatic weight loss. At the time, the country singer insisted she wasn't anorexic or bulimic and said the weight came off naturally due to her intense boxing workouts and super-healthy diet.
However, Brandi Glanville, the ex-wife of Rimes' husband, Eddie Cibrian, claimed LeAnn had a serious eating disorder and regularly abused laxatives.
"LeAnn has a severe eating disorder," said Glanville, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. "She has [a laxative] in every purse. [My son] Mason found one on the floor and thought it was a Skittle! They don't keep sugar in the house. He thought he finally found candy! He gets extremely sick, and that freaks me the f--k out."
Glanville, 40, is the ex-wife of Rimes' husband, actor Eddie Cibrian. In 2009, Cibrian, 40, cheated on Brandi with LeAnn and the two married in 2011. At the time, Rimes was also married, to chef Dean Sheremet. Glanville and Cibrian were married for eight years and share custody of their two sons.
In August 2012, Rimes checked into rehab for anxiety and stress stemming from several bitter Twitter feuds with Glanville and other Twitter users over her weight and other issues. She insisted — then and now — that she is healthy and never suffered from anorexia, bulimia or a laxative addiction.