LeAnn Rimes on Turning 30: I Feel Better Than Ever (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW & PHOTOS)

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Though you’d never guess it by looking at her, LeAnn Rimes turned 30 on Tuesday.

How did Mrs. Eddie Cibrian celebrate?

In an exclusive interview with Celebuzz, the singer-actress gave us the full rundown on Tuesday’s festivities — from whom she partied with to the romantic gift her husband gave her.

Rimes — who burst onto the music scene in 1996, at the young age of 14 — also shared her thoughts on hitting such a big milestone. (Hint: She’s feeling great!)

Read on for the full Q&A with LeAnn Rimes. You can also check out some exclusive photos from the big day in the gallery, above.


CELEBUZZ: How did you celebrate the big 3-0?
LEANN RIMES: My actual 30th birthday was so simple and beautiful, just like I’ve always imagined it. My beautiful friend Liz threw an intimate get together with Eddie’s parents, my parents and our friends. My mom turns 60 this Thursday, so it was wonderful to celebrate together.

CB: What gift did Eddie give you?
LR: Eddie is a ray of light in my life. He could have honestly given me a thoughtful, loving handwritten letter — which he did, twice — and I would have been the happiest woman in the world. Instead, he surprised me with a Cartier rose gold-and-diamond Love bracelet. I seriously burst into tears when I opened it. I never expected that at all. I love that I can’t take it off. His heart is truly always with me wherever I go. When it comes to showing his love and appreciation for me, there is no one that does it better than him — not only on my birthday, but every day.

CB: Are you ready to take on this next chapter in your life?
LR: I’m so ready for my 30s! This decade is going to be the best yet. I’m so content and not depressed at all about it. I can’t slow it down, so I’m embracing it.

A part of me feels like I should be turning 60, and a part feels still feels like an 8 year old. I’m a bit conflicted that way. But today really has started to sink in. I’m really, truly 30 and a woman. I’m growing and taking strides to be the best wife, bonus mom, friend, daughter and artist I could ever be — and possibly a mom to a child of Eddie and my own one day. Thirty is a new beginning for me, and I’m making the most of it. Growing up in front of not only America’s eyes, but the world’s, has not been easy. I love what I do, but I love to sing and connect. That’s what I signed up for at [age] 11! This world has changed and I’m blessed to have fans that have grown with me every step of the way, for almost 20 years. I’ve had so many great experiences, but the best is yet to come.

CB: Do you feel older now that you’re 30?
LR: I get older in numbers, but I don’t feel older when it comes to my body. I eat healthy and work out. It’s that simple. I love to splurge, but everything in moderation. You’ve gotta live life and enjoy everything there is to offer — but I like feeling good on the inside and out. Boxing is my favorite workout. It kicks your butt. Also, Revolution In Motion has changed my life. It’s so new to the workout world that it’s hard to find a trainer that actually knows the process, but I’ve been lucky to find one and I LOVE it! Check it out! I feel healthier, more grounded and self-confident at 30 than I ever have.

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