Shania Twain opens up about ex husband’s affair with her friend: ‘I wish I’d never met her’
It’s possibly one of the most bizarre love mazes in showbiz – and Shania Twain has opened up about the moment her husband had an affair, and then went on to marry, her friend.
While Shania later married that same friend’s former husband.
Speaking on Wednesday night’s Watch What Happens Live, Shania gave a clear message to her former friend and long-term secretary.
Shania’s ex Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange, who she has 13-year-old son Eja with, left the singer for Marie-Anne Thiébaud seven years ago.
Left devastated, Shania got dysphonia following the split, before she went on to marry Marie-Anne’s ex-husband Frédéric in 2011.
And Shania had a clear message for her former pal.
When host Andy Cohen asked what she’d say if she ran into her now, she responded: “I’d say, ‘I wish I’d never met you’.”
She went on to describe a panic attack she had when she saw her ex pal after the affair, and said: “You know, you panic in those situations. I didn’t know what to do.”
The brunette beauty added: “I think there are just some people in life you would say, ‘I 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.”
Cohen even managed to persuade the 49-year-old to slip into a leopard-print hoodie very similar to the one she wore in her 1997 That Don’t Impress Me Much video.
Shania was said to be “devastated” by the collapse of her 14-year marriage to the record producer – which he described as “an unfortunate thing”.
She and Lange had become one of the most successful musical partnerships in years, amassing a joint fortune of more than £300million.
Lange said at the time: “It’s literally just a growing apart, that’s all.”
However, sources immediately revealed Marie Ann Thiebaud, a longtime secretary and manager of the couple’s chateau in Switzerland, was behind the break-up.