OFFSTAGE: LeAnn Rimes Is Only Human

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When I talked to LeAnn Rimes about her upcoming music last week, I also asked about her Twitter bio. It’s the place where celebs usually describe themselves as a singer, dog lover, beach walker, wine drinker, etc. But Rimes’ simply says, “Human.” She told me she wrote that because at the end of the day, no matter what we all do for a living, that’s all we are. “We make mistakes, we have vulnerabilities, and we have wonderful triumphs. To me, that’s who I am,” she said. “And that’s what I’m sharing: my humanity.”

You can see exactly how much Rimes shares if you’re one of her roughly 315,000 followers. She even posts personal pictures, many of which are of her and husband Eddie Cibrian at the beach. And since I’ve never seen her in the same bikini twice, I had to know: How many bikinis does Rimes have? “A ton. Literally. I have so many, I can’t even count. Like, two huge trunks of bathing suits,” she laughed. “Hey, look. I’m on the beach. I’m not wearing a fur. There’s only so much time between my chronic psoriasis that I’ve had since I was 2 — and the time that my butt starts sagging — that I can walk out on the dang beach in a bikini and feel comfortable.”

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