Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville wasn’t the only one blindsided when the news of Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes’s 2009 affair broke. LeAnn’s then-husband, Dean Sheremet, was also shocked to learn that his spouse had been cheating with her married Northern Lights co-star.

News of the affair became public when photos of Eddie and LeAnn were published, forcing both parties to come clean to their respective partners.

“I never saw it coming,” Dean said, who explained that LeAnn called him to say that a magazine “may or may not have a picture of me and Eddie kissing.”

Totally surprised, Dean asked his then-wife, “What do you mean, ‘May or may not have a picture?’ What does that mean?” He told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush on Thursday. “It unfolded from there.”

You have that assumption that the person that you’re with would never do something like that,” Dean added.

Thankfully, Dean put the past behind him and married photographer Sarah Silver in August 2011. The former-dancer has been busy working on his career as a chef and says he hasn’t kept in touch with LeAnn.

“We don’t really talk that much,” he said. “There’s not really a need to. I don’t really know what we would talk about.”

As for constantly getting asked about his former love, Dean doesn’t mind in the slightest!

“It’s fine because I’ve really laid low during the whole thing,” he told Billy. “It’s part of my story and it’s the reason that I get to do awesome cooking segments. Whatever it is that gets me in the door is fine. I’m really a chef!”

Source: People