Leann Rimes believes she has "gone through it all".

The 29-year-old singer - who married actor Eddie Cibrian earlier this year, after embarking on a relationship with him while still wed to her first husband Dean Sheremet - thinks she has been through a lot in her life but is proud of the fact she has always managed to deal with any problems thrown at her.

She said: "I've gone through it all, at a very young age. But I think one of my base accomplishments is that I have been able to handle it very well. Trust me I have my moments, but I've been doing it so long.

"I've been one of the very few who have come through as a true artist as the other side of the child star kind of thing. I'm prouder of my work than I've ever been. I'm coming into my own as a true artist and not just a little girl with a big voice."

However, LeAnn - who started her career at the tender age of 13 -doesn't always like what she does, and often wants to slow down the pace of her life.

In an interview with 'BBC Breakfast', she said: "There are always time when I want to get off the rollercoaster. I'm married to Eddie and I have two stepchildren. I don't like being on the road and living out of a suitcase, it's an interesting way to live and I've been doing it for so long. I think, like, 'OK, I'm 29, I'm done.' I say that for a week and then I'm ready to go back.

"I feel like I have more to give now than I ever have. I have all the success and knowledge and wisdom behind me to be in a really cool place."