LeAnn Rimes has opened up about her desire to have children with Eddie Cibrian but wanted to work through her emotional issues first.
The singer - who spent 30 days in rehab in August for emotional issues - is a stepmom to Eddie's kids, Mason, nine, and five-year-old Jake, from his first marriage to Brandi Glanville and while she loves spending time with them, LeAnn wants to have her own children too.
She told E! News: ''Eddie and I talk about having kids and I would love to be a mom. I didn't ever want to bring a child into the world without taking care of myself. And that was another reason I decided to go (into treatment).''
LeAnn also opened up about her rehab stay, admitting the public's negative view of her ever since she and Eddie left their spouses for each other took its toll.
She said ''I was America's Sweetheart for so many years, but it was just like everyone turned.
''No one will ever understand how much thought and hurt were put into our decision.
''I was incredibly depressed and not quite sure of who I was. People are so quick to judge and make decisions for themselves about situations they know absolutely nothing about.''