It’s been seven years since Shania Twain lost her husband in a scandalous wife-swap involving her best friend.
In 2008, Shania Twain got the shock of her life: her husband had an affair with her best friend. But the wife-swap turned out bitter and sweet in the end, according to Fox News.
Twain, 49, birth name, Eilleen Regina Edwards, is definitely living proof that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. In the midst of her Farewell Tour — yes, she’s hanging up performing (more on that later) — Shania chatted with the New York Post.
—(@CMQueens) June 20, 2015
Shania Twain spoke about growing up in harsh poverty in her Canadian community, the tragic deaths of her parents in a fatal accident and losing her voice for a time. But nothing could prepare the country singer for discovering that her husband-manager, Robert “Mutt” Lange, had a scurrilous affair with her BFF, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.
The agony was more than Twain could bear at the time. The shock of it all compelled her to shut down, as anyone can imagine. No surprise there, right?
“When that happened, I thought, ‘Forget it, this is more than I can handle — I’m never going to sing again.’ I had to grieve through it.”
Enter Shania Twain’s wife-swap. Three years after the heartbreak from the double-whammy affair, the singer, in a “That Don’t Impress Me Much” manner, married Marie-Anne’s ex-husband, Swiss-born Nestlé exec Frédéric Thiébaud. She and Lange share a 13-year-old son together. And, for the most part, the exes are cordial to another — obviously, for the sake of their child. On her pal who stole her man, well, that’s another story altogether.
“I don’t see her, ever. I don’t invite that trigger into my life … She’s not my future — she’s my past.”
Through all the pain, and after going in seclusion for years when she developed a disorder with her pipes, Shania announced a return to the tour circuit this month.
— James Reaney (@JamesatLFPress) June 19, 2015
For the last two years, Twain has entertained fans at Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas. But the tour, which is 11 years overdue, will be her last, according to a previous Inquisitr report.
“I’m finally going back on tour. This is going to be a big tour for me because it’s going to be my last. This is my last tour. I’m going to make the most of it. Let’s put it that way… I just really want to go out with a bang.”
Although Shania Twain’s wife-swap sounds like a reality TV show, it took place under painful real-life circumstances. Ironically, it was her pain that allowed Shania to find herself.
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