(AP) - Leann Rimes had a roller-coaster ride of a life for a couple of years, but she says she's in a good place now.

Rimes says she has different tools to deal with fame and criticism, and she can handle things better. Rimes had a well-publicized affair that led to the breakup of both her first marriage and the marriage of actor Eddie Cibrian, who is now her husband. She also sought professional help a year ago for emotional issues.

Rimes says Cibrian is even-keeled and level-headed and they balance each other. Rimes says when one of them is upset, the other one evens it out. Rimes' latest album is called "Spitfire."