Actor Eddie Cibrian has spoken out about the "hurtful" stories following his alleged offscreen romance with country star/actress Leann Rimes, confessing no one's perfect.
Cibrian, who recently split from his wife Brandi Glanville - in the wake of the scandal, refuses to confirm or deny reports he and Rimes were intimate while they were playing onscreen lovers in TV movie Northern Lights, but admits the fall-out from the story has wrecked his family.
In a new interview with TV news show Entertainment Tonight, the hunky actor says, "When you reach a certain point in your career you're placed in this unfair fishbowl. Things unfortunately get magnified.
"We are all human, we are all not perfect. The fact is I love my family dearly, and I'm a great father. It just saddens me that this is hurtful and being played out publicly."
The scandal started when Cibrian and Rimes were caught kissing over dinner by a restaurant's surveillance camera and footage leaked onto the Internet.