Eddie Cibrian Defends LeAnn Rimes’ Weight Loss, Talks ‘Playboy Club’

star Eddie Cibrian has admitted that it is upsetting when people accuse his wife LeAnn Rimes of being too skinny.

“It bothers me because, obviously, I know she’s healthy. She eats more than I do sometimes,” Eddie told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover during a recent interview on Access Hollywood Live.

Cibrian, 38, went on to dispel recent rumors that LeAnn – criticized early in her career for being chubby – was either starving herself or has an illness like bulimia or anorexia.

“She’s just a very [conscientious] eater, as far as what she eats. She eats pretty healthy, but she works out pretty hard too and she actually takes pride in the way she looks and it’s a shame that people will jump on the bandwagon just because she is fit. And she’s far from unhealthy.”

The actor said some of the photos that have surfaced of his wife, have been the odd shot in the batch – the one that shows her looking abnormally slimmer than the rest.

“Whenever you get a picture taken of you, there’s always an angle that looks unflattering for anybody and it’s unfair to use those pictures as the basis of the way that you actually really look,” he said. “She’s in fantastic shape and very healthy and I love the way she looks.”

Conversely, LeAnn loves the way Eddie looks in his role as Nick Dalton in NBC’s new 60s drama, The Playboy Club.

“My wife enjoys the show a lot,” he said. “She comes down to the set quite often.”

Eddie too seems enthralled with his new gig.

“When we come on to the set, we get transformed into this world that we’re trying to bring to America, to kind of give a glimpse of what it was inside this Playboy Club. So it’s fun,” Cibrian explained.

Watch Eddie Cibrian’s Access Hollywood interview below: