Shape Magazine Humbly, Valerie Apologizes For Rimes Cover.
Shape Magazine Apologizes For LeAnn Rimes Cover. Shape magazine’s editor-in-chied did not mean to “put a husband-stealer on a pedestal” when she put a red bikini-clad LeAnn Rimes on the October issue cover. Valerie Latona apologized to the readers who were outraged that the country crooner somehow came across as a victim with the coverline: “How Working Out Saved Me.” There are readers who complained that the fitness magazine’s choice of cover girl was offensive as Rimes came across as a victim instead of how the public really sees her: a villain who stole actor Eddie Cibrian from his 8-year marriage to Brandi Glanville when she was still married to Dean Sheremet herself. TooFab has obtained the letter Latona sent to those who expressed outrage. The email reads: “You are all in good company (why I’m emailing you all together) as you all agree Shape has made a terrible mistake in putting LeAnn Rimes on the cover.” “Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal – but to show (through her story) how we all are human. And this woman in particular found strength in exercise in what she said was her most difficult personal moment.” “But it did not come across that way… And for that I’m terribly sorry.” “I hope that we can do better the next time for those of you that will give us another chance.” She closed the letter with: “Humbly, Valerie.”