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Shape Editor Apologizes for Putting "Husband-Stealer" LeAnn Rimes on Cover

Shape magazine's Editor-in-Chief Valerie Latona apologized to readers for featuring "husband-stealer" LeAnn Rimes on the cover of Shape's October issue, calling it a "terrible mistake" The 28-year-old Grammy-winning country singer, who cheated on her now ex-husband with a then married Eddie Cibrian, appeared on the cover with an accompanying story called...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

Shape magazine's Editor-in-Chief Valerie Latona apologized to readers for featuring "husband-stealer" LeAnn Rimes on the cover of Shape's October issue, calling it a "terrible mistake"

The 28-year-old Grammy-winning country singer, who cheated on her now ex-husband with a then married Eddie Cibrian, appeared on the cover with an accompanying story called "LeAnn Rimes: How Working Out Saved Me."

LeAnn Rimes on relationship with Eddie Cibrian: "I understand why people are disappointed in me"

Rimes finalized her divorce from Dean Sheremet last December after eight years of marriage. Their split came shortly after Cibrian, her co-star in the Lifetime movie Northern Lights, filed for divorce from his wife, Brandi Glanville. The pair moved in together shortly after.

Following numerous e-mail complaints, Latona responded to the outraged Shape readers. "Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal, but to show (through her story) how we all are human," she said in the e-mail, which was obtained by TooFab.com.

"This woman in particular found strength in exercise [during] what she said was her most difficult personal moment. But it did not come across that way ... And for that I'm terribly sorry."

Mike & Molly creator calls Marie Claire blog post "hateful"

This mea culpa follows Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles apologizing on Wednesday for an insensitive blog post on Mike & Molly, which drew in more than 28,000 e-mail complaints.