10 Things You Didn’t Know About Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud’s Relationship
The story behind Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud’s relationship is definitely not the traditional fairytale love story. The Canadian country singer was left heartbroken after going through an extremely public divorce that involved her then-husband, music producer Robert Lange, leaving her for her best friend. Twain then disappeared from the limelight, but has been slowly making a comeback in both her career and love life. The Grammy Award winning artist is now remarried to the Swiss businessman and they’ll be celebrating their six year wedding anniversary as they ring in the new year, so here’s a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about their relationship!
10. Long History
The “Don’t Impress Me Much” singer might have only married her now-husband, Frederic Thiebaud, five years ago in 2011, but she’s known him for a long time. Before they started dating and eventually married, he was married to her former best friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. When the two got together, they dated for three years until they got married, but when they did marry, Twain made sure to remind people that their relationship was no rebound and was definitely not a quick whirlwind romance: “It’s three years now since our separations, and we had a good year of just suffering together as friends. And don’t forget I’d known him for many years before. So it was that, then another year of falling in love. It didn’t feel like a whirlwind at all, to be honest.”
9. Broken Marriages
Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud’s relationship blossomed from painful breakups. In an ironic twist of events, Twain and Thiebaud got together after they were both left by their spouses for each other’s spouses in 2008. The Canadian country singer was married to music producer, Robert “Mutt” Lange, for 14 years when he abruptly left her for Twain’s close friend, and Thiebaud’s ex-wife, Marie-Anne. They essentially swapped partners! It seems like a great solution now, but at the time, it was devastating for Twain and Thiebaud because neither one of them wanted their marriages to end.