He's still the one.
The Hollywood love story of Shania Twain and her husband Frédéric Thiébaud actually took place largely in Switzerland.
The handsome executive and the stunning country crooner met when they were each married to other people—Twain to Robert "Mutt" Lange and Frédéric to Twain's BFF and assistant Marie-Anne Thiébaud. Lange and Marie-Anne allegedly had an affair, leaving Twain and Frédéric to console one another as their own respective marriages crumbled. It was from this moment (see what we did there?) that their love was born.
Get to know Shania Twain's husband Frédéric Thiébaud, as well as Shania Twain's relationship with her ex, Mutt Lange.
Who is Shania Twain's husband?
Twain is married to Frédéric Thiébaud. The pair tied the knot on New Year's Day 2011 in Rincon, Puerto Rico, in a small ceremony in front of 40 family members and close friends, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE.
Is Shania Twain still married to Frédéric Thiébaud?
Twain and Thiébaud are still married, and by all accounts, quite happily. In a sweet Instagram post in May 2022, she called Thiébaud her "best friend." Aw!
Are Mutt and Marie-Anne still together?
It's not known whether Lange and Marie-Anne are still in a relationship. Lange denied ever being romantically involved with Marie-Anne in the first place.
What does Frédéric Thiébaud do for a living?
Thiébaud is a Nestlé business executive, running their operations in Switzerland. He reportedly originally wanted to be a singer growing up, but found he was more skilled as a manager than as a musician.
Who is Shania Twain's husband?
Shania Twain's husband is Frédéric Thiébaud. They've been married since 2011 and together romantically since around 2009.
How long was Shania married to Mutt?
Shania Twain married Robert John "Mutt" Lange in 1993, just six months after they first met. A statement from a spokesman for the couple said they were married for 14 years when they announced their split in May 2008.
What was the age difference between Shania and Mutt?
Robert "Mutt" Lange was born Nov. 11, 1948. Shania Twain's birthday is Aug. 28, 1965. This makes Lange 17 years older than Twain.
How did Shania Twain meet Frédéric Thiébaud?
Shania Twain met Frédéric Thiébaud through his wife, Marie-Anne, in the 1990s in Switzerland. Twain hired Marie-Anne as a secretary for her and Lange, as well as to help manage their chateau. A source told PEOPLE, "Their two families would vacation and spend holidays together. Shania considered Marie-Anne one of her best friends."
After Lange and Marie-Anne allegedly had an affair, Twain and Frédéric turned to one another for consolation and grew closer.
That friendship developed into something more.
Twain explained in a 2009 letter to fans (via PEOPLE), “[He] has been the most constant companion and support for both Eja and I. And having gone through the suffering of his family splitting apart at the same time and under the same extreme circumstances, he understands me better than anyone.”
She added, “We leaned on one another through the ups and downs, taking turns holding each other up. We’ve become stronger and closer through it all, as have our children, Eja and Johanna, Fred’s 8-year-old daughter.”
Who did Mutt leave Shania for?
Mutt Lange allegedly left Shania Twain for Marie-Anne Thiébaud. Twain said she had no idea that Lange and Marie-Anne were involved until after Lange filed for divorce. Frédéric said in an interview that he found out in a "concrete way" that Lange and Marie-Anne had been romantically involved and told them to tell Twain. When they refused, he told Twain herself.
Does Shania Twain have a child?
Shania Twain and Mutt Lange share a son named Eja D'Angelo. She is the stepmother to Frédéric Thiébaud's daughter Johanna.