updated 09/29/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/29/2011 AT 4:15 PM ET
While admitting again that she and Eddie Cibran made mistakes when they got together in 2009, LeAnn Rimes says there were tons of lies written about them, too – but that the couple kept quiet for the sake of his children.
“You have to really take the high road a lot of the time when you want to stand on a mountain and scream like, Why are you saying this?” the country singer, 29, says Thursday in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“We’ve always put his kids first,” she adds, referring to Cibran’s two children from his marriage to Brandi Glanville. “We took the kids into consideration with everything that we do. Sometimes you just want to scream. But you don’t. We’ve learned to let it go and laugh at it, at the end of the day.”