Shania Twain confessed during Wednesday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live that if she ran into her former best friend, she’d say, “I wish I’d never met you.” Twain’s response came after host Andy Cohen asked her what she would say if she ran into her ex-best friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. Twain also added she learned a lot from the situation.
“I think there are just some people in life you would say, ‘I would wish I hadn’t met this person or I would have been better off not ever knowing that person.’ But I can’t say I would be better off because I think I learned a lot from all of that. I don’t regret it.”
Thiebaud was once Shania’s close friend and assistant until she allegedly had an affair with Twain’s then-husband, producer-songwriter Robert “Mutt” Lange. The rumored affair led to Twain and her husband divorcing in 2008 after fourteen years of marriage. Marie-Anne and Lange married, and oddly enough, Twain ended up marrying Marie-Anne’s ex-husband, Frédéric Thiebaud, in 2011.
According to E!, Shania did have an awkward encounter with Marie-Anne when they ran into each other several years ago. At the time, Shania says she froze but managed to get something off her chest at that moment.
“I had a total panic attack. I just told her that she was a bad person–that’s all I could get out!”
During the “Plead the Fifth” segment of Watch What Happens Live, the player is asked three questions and can only choose one not to answer. Shania had already chosen not to answer a previous question asking which diva was the toughest to work with, referring to her appearance on the 1999 VH1 Divas special. Twain then answered the question about her former BFF.
In a 2011 interview with Redbook, Shania revealed how she felt when she found out about the affair. Shania also spoke about eventually moving forward.
“It was like I was kicked off my own bus while it was moving full speed ahead, and I landed in the dirt and everything I had was thrown out after me… I had to try to stand up, then figure out where I was and start walking. So it took me eight months before I realized that, yes, I’m still me, and yes, I’m a mother, and yes, I’m a singer and a songwriter, and I can love again, and I have friends, and yes, I’m alive.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Shania Twain will be going on tour for the first time in eleven years, which turned out to be bittersweet news for her fans because she also announced this will be her last tour.
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