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Marriage-Go-Round! Shania Twain's Husband Left Her For Her Best Friend, Marie-Anne, Then The Singer Married Marie-Anne's Ex-Husband

November 25, 2019 16:45

Shania Twain's husband used to be Robert Lange. But a complicated affair that involved her best friend caused the couple to fall apart.

Shania and Robert met when he offered to produce her songs in 1993 after he was impressed by her singing skills. Their love blossomed pretty fast as the couple tied the knot in December of that same year. And they welcomed their first child eight years later.

Shania Twain's son is named Eja and they all seemed like the perfect family until 2008 when they announced they were separating.

Fast-forward several years, Eja is now following in his famous mom's musical footsteps. Shania once told SoundsLikeNashville that her son was "devoted" to his craft and had a "crazy passion" for making music.

Shania Twain's husband drama

When Shania Twain was married to Robert Lange, she probably thought their union would stand the test of time. However, it all fell apart after Robert had an affair with Shania's best friend and personal secretary, Marie-Anne Thiebaud.

A source once revealed to People that Shania was desperately in need of a friend when she first moved to Switzerland. She met Marie-Anne who soon became her employee but because they were the same age and had similar interests, the two became fast friends.

Of course, this friendship came to an end when Marie-Anne became interested in the singer's husband.

In her 2010 memoir titled From This Moment On, Shania described how broken she was when she learned of Robert's affair with Marie-Anne and her devastation when he left her for her best friend.

I was disgusted that another woman's lust for a lifestyle upgrade was worth the devastation of my family.

The famous country singer also revealed, in the book, that she once wrote a letter to Marie-Anne following this heartbreaking turn of event. The missive read:

"I am so low, so broken-hearted I can't take it any more. I wish you love and happiness, but I am dying, and I can't take it any more. This is killing me. Have mercy. I loved him so much, and I can't cope any more. I don't want life or love any more. I just want peace."

Shania Twain married her best friend's ex

After the heartbreak of losing her husband to another woman, the singer fell in love with and married Marie-Anne's ex-husband Frédéric Thiébaud.

Evidently, she and Frédéric became closer after they both experienced the pain of losing their respective spouses and their friendship soon became something more.

During a 2011 interview with People, Shania revealed that she didn't set out to fall for her friend's ex.

I didn’t want to love again-it was the last thing on my mind. I rejected it initially. But I couldn’t control Fred’s love for me and how easy he is to love.”

The couple got married in January 2011.

Shania Twain now

Shania and Frédéric have remained married for several years now. The Nestlé business executive and the Country singer have so far seemed to be a perfect match.

By January 2020, they will be celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary and by all indications, they couldn't be happier.

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Shania Twain's love life has been anything but simple. However, all the complications don't matter seeing as they all led her to the love of her life. Despite the ups and downs, this beautiful and talented singer couldn't be happier and fans are glad she's building a life with such a fantastic partner.

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