OFFSTAGE: LeAnn Rimes’ Divorce Inspires Artistry

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LeAnn Rimes will sing about her divorce. That’s what she told Chelsea Handler on a recent episode of Chelsea Lately . Rimes said the album she’s working on now will be more about her troubled love life than her previous music.

“I’m working on another CD that I just finished writing,” Rimes told Handler. “I’ve been pretty much quiet in the press about my divorce so I’m definitely gonna let it all out in my artistry on the next record.”

That, I cannot wait to hear. But the two celebs didn’t just talk about that divorce. They also touched on the incessant bikini pictures of Rimes in the tabloids. “I am on the beach, for God’s sake,” Rimes says in her defense.

She also defends her slim figure by explaining that the world got to know her when she was only 13, when she still had some baby fat on her body. And as for all the claims that Rimes is anorexic, Handler herself shoots those down because she says she saw Rimes eating chocolate in the dressing room.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.