Arguably, country songstress Shania Twain is best known for carefully explaining to us what the best thing is about being a woman (CliffsNotes: it’s the prerogative to have a little fun) and being Canadian. But another thing you may know about Shania is that got done dirty by both her ex-husband Mutt Lange and ex-best friend back in 2008. Yeah, despite having co-written and sung the song that was used in every wedding dance from 1998-2003, she and Mutt did not, in fact, make it. Shania has since married and moved on, but people still wonder if the two cheating lovebirds are still together, still going strong? Shania went on Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert to answer the question and tell everyone she’s got a better husband!
To quickly catch you up on this 20-year-old news, Shania and Mutt were the hot singer-producer couple of the country music scene. They married in 1993 and together produced Shania’s crossover breakthrough album Come On Over. They stayed together until 2008, when it was revealed that not only was Mutt cheating on Shania, but he was doing the nasty with Shania’s best friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud. The couple divorced in 2010 and Mutt moved to Switzerland with Marie-Anne. A year later, Shania married her former best friend’s husband Frédéric Thiébaud. Cheating husbands, untrustworthy friends, and quickie marriages? How this love story wasn’t made into a classic country song is beyond me! Cut to 2023, and Shania has a new album, Queen of Me. She visited Armchair expert Dax to talk about her musical career as well as her ex’s relationship status. via Page Six:
Shania Twain’s ex-husband and former BFF are still an item.
The country music superstar confirmed Robert “Mutt” Lange and Marie-Anne Thiébaud’s current relationship status 15 years after the couple’s affair sensationally broke up her marriage.
“Armchair Expert” co-hosts Dax Shepard and Monica Padman admitted in Monday’s episode of their podcast that they were “really nervous” to bring up Lange’s infamous infidelity while interviewing Twain, but the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” singer reassured them that she is not “embarrass[ed]” by the 2008 scandal.
I guess the people that said they’d never make it were WRONG! Shania and Mutt rarely speak (only text) and kept in touch in order to co-parent their 21-year-old son Eja, so I guess that’s how she knows Mutt and Marie are going strong. She also explained that the cheating scandal left her “fragile” and how it led to her relationship with Frédéric:
Shepard, 48, joked on “Armchair Expert” that the former couple played “musical chairs” by swapping partners, but Twain clarified that she “didn’t really know Fréd very well” before his ex-wife cheated with her husband.
After the betrayal, “it was a beautiful surprise” for the “Come on Over” songstress to see “how gracefully and graciously he was dealing with navigating the same pain.”
She noted, “Fréd’s so smart. This is one of the smartest people I know, [and] he didn’t know [about the affair] either. That helped me feel better.”
Adding that “everyone gets what they deserve,” Twain gushed, “I got what I deserve. I got the greatest man on the planet.”
And by getting “what they deserve,” Shania means that she blurted out that Marie-Anne was a “bad person” when she unexpectedly bumped into her in 2015. I guess that’s all we get from this saga. If this was a TRUE country song, Shania would’ve held her wedding ceremony to her NEW husband on the rubble and ashes of Mutt and Marie-Anne’s mysteriously burnt down Swiss house!