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Shania Twain opens up on the cheating scandal that led to 'beautifully twisted' marriage to Frédéric Thiébaud

The star spoke about the confusing, yet gut-wrenching divorce fiasco which led to her marriage with husband Frédéric Thiébaud in 2011. Twain opened up about her friend and Thiebaud's ex-wife cheating on him with her then-husband Robert John Lange and her struggles with Lyme disease
UPDATED JAN 31, 2020
Frédéric Thiébaud (L) and Shania Twain (Getty Images)
Frédéric Thiébaud (L) and Shania Twain (Getty Images)

Legendary country music star Shania Twain has been a sensation for many, along the years. The  'Any Man of Mine's star has managed to keep her charm, beauty and effervescent energy unchanged, even today. In a new interview with AARP’s magazine, the 54-year-old songstress opened up about her journey with her husband, Frédéric Thiébaud which took to their nine-year marriage.

She said things started rolling in 2008 when her ex-husband, Robert Lange was revealed to be having an affair with Frédéric's then-wife, Marie-Anne Thiébaud. Marie was, in fact, Twain’s personal assistant and a close friend. According to pagesix, Twain and Lange were married for 14 years and he had also been her co-writer since 1993. 

It was Frédéric, Shania's current partner who exposed the affair and Twain said that Marie-Anne had "assured" her that Lange wouldn't cheat on her and it was an "absurd" thought. “It’s twisted," Twain said, according to an excerpt of the interview obtained by People, “But so beautifully twisted,'' she added.

Further opening-up Twain said that she was in deep depression during the time of the divorce and found support in Frédéric. "There were days I didn’t really care if tomorrow came," she said. Her relationship with Frederic grew, soon after and they married in 2011. 

According to the outlet, she was diagnosed with a neurological larynx disorder called Dysphonia in 2003, which constitutes an impairment in the quality of the voice. The star struggled to fix her singing voice only to discover that the disease had its roots stemming from Lyme disease, an infection of the skin. In 2018, Twain had Gore-Tex stabilizers surgically implanted to aid her weakened vocal muscles.

The 54-year-old star also suffered a panic attack after running into Marie-Anne, post the divorce fiasco. "I just told her that she was a bad person—that’s all I could get out,' she told Andy Cohen during the interview.