You might want to sit down for this. Turns out all those LeAnn Rimes photos in which she's gallivanting around in a bikini or cuddling with husband Eddie Cibrian are not just random shots taken by paparazzi who track her every move.

Instead, they're carefully planned photos from paparazzi who are asked to track her every move.

We know -- everything you once knew about the world is completely and utterly destroyed.

According to a source, whether Rimes is on the beach in Mexico, shopping in Los Angeles or leaving an airport while on tour, she's well-aware of the photographers' presence -- because she tipped them off about her itinerary.

They get pictures they can sell, and she knows exactly when she'll have cameras in her scrawny face, so it's win-win. Well, for everyone but us, anyway.

“LeAnn wants good pictures out there," claimed multiple sources. "She wants to look good and moreover she wants people to see how she looks happy with Eddie. That's why she does that."

Most people don't go out of their way to purposefully put on the facade of a happy marriage, but then again most people are not an anxiety-ridden mess like LeAnn Rimes.

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