LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian may plan to expose their personal lives for a VH1 show — but In Touch has learned there’s a shocking twist to the series.

The show — which is scripted but based on reality — will follow the pair as they balance busy careers with co-parenting Eddie’s sons, Mason, 10, and Jake, 6, from his previous marriage to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, 40. But the catch?

"They are going to have actors play Brandi and the kids' characters in the show,” an insider tells the new issue of In Touch, on stands now. “LeAnn and Eddie were so against the kids being on RHOBH that they can’t have them in this,” the insider adds.

Fans can tune into VH1 this fall for the six-episode series premiere.

For more, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on stands now.

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