Leann Rimes is criticized all the time for being too skinny, but in a new interview with Fabulous magazine, she swears she’s never “gone to an extreme with working out or my eating.”  

“I never tried to lose weight, and I never tried to gain it,” she says. “It depends on how stressed I am. I was eating a ton and couldn't put on weight!"

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Leann interview without the subject of Eddie Cibrian’s ex Brandi Glanville coming up.  Asked about her issues with Brandi, Leann explained, “it’s been really difficult. You have to stand up for yourself and be your own person, but at the same time you have to protect these children and their hearts. And that’s a very tough balance.”  Leann says the love she has for Eddie’s two sons, Jake, 5, and Mason, 9, is “tremendous.”

Speaking of Leann, she’ll be performing at this year’s Spiedie Fest on Saturday August 3rd at 5pm!

Don’t forget to pick up your buttons early to save some money.  Buttons will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday) April 11th at Cost Cutters, The Can Man in Johnson City and Binghamton and at all Weis Markets.