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Shania Twain recently opened up about her past relationship with ex-husband Robert “Mutt” Lange and former friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud during an episode of the “Armchair Expert” podcast. Despite the 15 years since their affair caused a sensation, Twain revealed that she still struggles to accept what happened.
She acknowledged that she may have been too naive about life’s ups and downs and should have prepared more for unexpected events. When the podcast hosts mentioned her marriage to Thiébaud’s ex-spouse, Frédéric Thiébaud, Twain said she wasn’t embarrassed about it.
Twain and Lange were friends for years and worked together on some of her best-selling albums before their split in 2008 due to the affair allegations. Despite the betrayal, Twain has moved on and found love again.
Twain & Fred Didn’t Have A Close Relationship
According to Twain, she and Fred didn’t have a close relationship before learning about his infidelity. They didn’t even have each other’s phone numbers, and due to his demanding job with a high-profile company that involved a lot of travel and long hours, he was not a daily presence in their lives.
They only interacted during weekend dinners, and most conversations were between Fred and Twain’s ex-husband, Mutt.
Twain And Fred Ended Their Marriages
However, after both Twain and Fred ended their marriages, they bonded over their shared experience of heartbreak. Twain was impressed with how gracefully and thoughtfully Fred handled the situation, especially compared to her uncontrollable fragility. She was devastated by the betrayal, as she had thought she was finally stable after years of turmoil.
Despite feeling foolish for not realizing what was happening, Twain found comfort in knowing that Fred was going through the same thing.
In a candid interview, the award-winning artist, Shania Twain, shared her thoughts and emotions about the betrayal that shattered her marriage.
Despite Fred’s intelligence, Twain explained that neither saw the infidelity coming. She found some solace in the fact that Fred was as blindsided as she was, but she still couldn’t shake off the feeling of having let her guard down and trusted too much.
Twain’s Anger Toward Fred
Twain’s anger towards Fred stemmed from her childhood experiences, where lies and deceit were prevalent. She admitted that the hardest part to overcome was the anger, as it was not merely about the infidelity but also the betrayal of trust. Twain found herself spinning around in that anger for quite some time.
Despite the painful betrayal, Twain revealed that Lange and her former BFF are still together. However, the only communication between them is when discussing their son, Eja, born in 2001. Twain and her ex-husband, Mutt, have found a way to co-parent effectively through texting, despite not speaking to each other.
Their son’s well-being is their top priority, and Twain believes they both got what they deserved. In her case, she feels she got the greatest man on the planet.
Despite the heartbreak and pain that she went through, Twain’s strength and resilience shine through as she continues to focus on the positive aspects of her life.
Are Mutt Lange And Marie-Anne Still Together?
Marie-Anne denied the affair allegations when asked about them following Shania and Mutt’s divorce. It is currently unknown if Marie-Anne and Mutt are still together, but they reportedly remained in Switzerland after the divorce.
In a 2015 interview, Shania admitted to running into Marie-Anne and having a panic attack, telling her that she was a bad person. However, in 2022, Shania stated that she had found peace and forgiveness toward Mutt without revealing his current relationship status.
Shania acknowledged his contributions to her career and their child and said her resentment towards him is gone.