Back in May 2008 we learned the sad news that Shania Twain and hubby Mutt Lange decided to end their marriage (because of his infidelity). In June of 2009, Shania broke her silence about her split from Mutt in a personal letter she wrote to fans. In June of this year, her divorce from Lange was final … and today, we are hearing that Shania has gotten herself engaged to be married to her new man Frédéric Thiébaud.
She suffered a broken heart after her husband of 14 years, legendary producer Mutt Lange, left her for her best friend in 2008. But country singer Shania Twain, 45, is now said to be ‘happier than she’s ever been’ – after getting engaged to the man whose wife stole her husband. Frederic Thiebaud, 40, was married to Shania’s best friend and house manager Marie-Anne Thiebaud, who is now living with Lange. Marie-Anne was an employee of Shania’s and looked after her 46-room château in Switzerland. They soon became a close confidante and travel companionds as Shania knew virtually no one else in Switzerland. But when the country singer’s marriage imploded two years ago with rumours of an affair between her husband and Marie-Anne, Shania turned to Thiebaud for comfort . He was also suffering from the devastating split from his wife … By the summer of 2009, their friendship had turned into love. The couple reportedly became secretly engaged two months ago in Switzerland and a source sold Us Magazine: ‘Fred is a hopeless romantic, so it was done in a very special way’ … In the real-life wife-swap story, Lange is still living with Marie-Anne and both couples have a friendly relationship for the sake of their children. Shania and her ex-husband share custody of their son Eja, nine, and the Thiebaud’s have a daughter, also nine. ‘Shania is cordial with Mutt for the sake of Eja. Everyone gets along now because it all worked out for the best’, a source close to the couple revealed. ‘Mutt knows about the engagement is happy for her’ … Worth an estimated $450million, Shania is said to be excited about getting married again but not in a major rush. The You’re Still The One singer hasn’t recorded any new music in a while but she has a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Shania is currently filming a travelogue documentary for Oprah Winfrey’s new TV network OWN. Titled Why Not? With Shania Twain, the series will follow the singer as she ‘begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations and unexpected adventures’, a statement from the network said.
Wow … that is A LOT of stuff goin’ on with Shania Twain. The whole real life wife swap thing is just so … weird. Still, I’m happy to know that Shania has found love again with Frédéric … but, if the couples remarry in this way poor Eja will learn one day that his step-parents were previously married and that his step-mother is the cause of his parent’s divorce. Ugh. While I would REALLY like Shania to get back to the biz of making music again, I’m glad to know that she seems to have gotten her life back on track again personally and professionally. Let’s send our heartiest congrats to Shania and Frédéric on their reported engagement!