In Touch has exclusively obtained the legal letter LeAnn Rimes’ camp sent her now ex-husband Dean Sheremet when they learned he had written about their failed marriage in his new cookbook, Eat Your Heart Out.

In an exclusive interview, Dean — who split with the singer seven years ago after she started an affair with now-husband Eddie Cibrian — reveals he received the legal warning approximately a week before his cookbook’s Feb. 8 debut.

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“The lawyers wanted to know what details I included about LeAnn,” Dean explains. “I just don’t get it. She already killed my happiness the first time around. [It’s like], ‘Move on already, LeAnn. I’ve moved on!’”

Dean and LeAnn are both bound by a settlement agreement they signed when they split.

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“Neither is allowed to disclose ‘confidential information’ about the marriage that hasn’t previously been made public — including in a book,” a source familiar with the settlement reveals. “If either of them breaches these terms, legal options can be pursued.”

“I worked very hard on this book and I’m proud of it,” says Dean, who married photographer Sarah Silver in 2011. “I’m on people’s radar because of my past with her. I can’t erase my past; I referred to it and was very respectful. I’m not the one who cheated.”

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