In March 2009, rumors started brewing of LeAnn and Eddie's affair. Neither would admit that there was anything going on between them, despite sightings of their secret rendezvous. "I didn't confirm nor deny it, and he denied it," LeAnn later told GAC's "Backstory." "We both tried and worked at our own marriages, but we both knew it wasn't working. And with two kids involved, it was a much harder decision for him to make." That August, Eddie filed for divorce from Brandi; LeAnn ended things with Dean in December.