Shania Twain Controversy: The material for Shania Twain’s love life has been similar to that of a country song written by, well, Shania Twain. The country-pop superstar has been married twice. Her first marriage was to music producer Robert “Mutt” Lange, who also co-wrote some of Shania Twain’s best-known songs, including “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” Lange collaborated with a staggeringly wide range of musicians, including Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, ACDC, and Def Leppard.
When it was discovered that Lange had been having an affair with a lady who had been the couple’s longtime acquaintance, their relationship was rocked by controversy in 2008. Twain wed again in Puerto Rico in 2011 after a brief engagement with Nestle CEO Frédéric Thiébaud. This is where things get complicated: It comes out that Thiébaud’s return to the market was caused by Lange’s affair since at the time, Thiébaud’s wife was Lange’s mistress.
Shania Twain and her ex-husband swapped spouses
Shania Twain and her first spouse Mutt Lange essentially just switched partners in a scenario that would not be out of place in a Shakespearean love comedy. Marie-Anne Thiébaud, Lange’s best friend and the wife of Frédéric Thiébaud at the time, was the object of her infidelity. It was Twain’s heartache that made it possible for her to find the happiness she has now with Frédéric. Marie-Anne and Lange were also married. It’s twisted… but so gloriously twisted, as the country singer-songwriter put it.
Twain and Frédéric would not have turned to one another for comfort if Lange hadn’t cheated on Marie-Anne. The country music star said to People that although it was difficult to move on, she is pleased she did. “I’m so grateful I found the faith and bravery to love again — because the last thing you want to do when you’re devastated is love again,” she said. Despite the fact that Twain and Lange have both happily moved on since the controversy more than ten years ago, the betrayal still stings occasionally.
On Watch What Happens Live in 2015, Twain specifically mentioned a run-in with Marie-Anne that gave her a “complete panic attack.” Twain said, “I basically informed her that she was a nasty person. That was all I could say. Twain responded directly to Cohen’s question, “I wish I’d never met you,” when the latter asked what she would tell her if she had the chance. There is still grief there, despite the fact that Twain’s suffering led to something wonderful.
Shania Twain Early Life
Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965 in Windsor, Ontario. When she was two years old, her parents, Sharon and Clarence Edwards, split, and her mother relocated her three girls to Timmins, Ontario. Sharon married Jerry Twain, who formally adopted the girls and gave them his surname.
Twain has stated that she had a terrible upbringing, with their parents having little money and food being scarce. Shania observed violence between her mother and stepfather from the beginning of their relationship. Her mother took the daughters 420 kilometres to a Toronto homeless shelter for help in 1979.
Sharon and the children returned to Jerry in 1981. Shania began singing in bars at the age of eight in order to help pay her family’s bills. At the age of ten, Twain composed her first songs, “Is Love a Rose” and “Just Like the Storybooks.” Twain was invited to play on the CBC’s “Tommy Hunter Show” when he was 13 years old. She sang in a small cover band named Longshot when she was in high school. In 1983, she graduated from Timmins High School.