Country superstar “I’m too famous for the land of my birth, so I’ll move to Switzerland” Shania Twain was recently spotted dining with her beau Frederic Thiebaud while slumming in North America, specifically, New York City. People that actually care about that sort of thing made note of Twain’s obscenely priced and ridiculously huge diamond engagement ring.
For a brief moment in time, the world ground to a halt.
At least that’s what some people would have you believe.
Personally, the only point of interest to the Hook is this – Thiebaud is the ex-husband of Shania’s very former best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud, the woman Twain claims ran off with her husband of 14 years, rock super-producer Mutt Lange.
First, she changes her given name, Eileen, to Shania, an Ojibwa word which means “on my way”. Then she marries a guy named Mutt. She divorces him and gets engaged to a guy named Frederic. By the way, her kid’s name is Eja D’Angelo (pronounced “Asia”). Twain’s an odd duck isn’t she?
For the record, The Hook never trusted Shania Twain. Consider this, for years she struggled to produce a viable music career only to have moderate success. Then Mutt Lange, one of rock’s top producers of all time, hears her recordings and decides to reach out to her.
Now, her agent at the time claims to never have heard of Lange, but I’m sure Shania did, because within weeks of telephone conversations and meetings she claims to have fallen for him.
So let me get this straight, you’re Shania Twain, an unknown struggling singer who also happens to be a knockout, you meet an ultra-powerful rock producer and suddenly fall in love. He takes you to the top of the charts and gives you the life you always dreamed of.
It sure was lucky she fell in love with him immediately, wasn’t it?
THE OLD GUY. OH YEAH, SHE MARRIED FOR LOVE.
By the way, singer Steve Earle once called Twain the “highest paid lap dancer in the world”. I just always loved that coment.
Fourteen years later Twain accused Lange of cheating on her with her best friend, even though Lange and Marie-Anne Thiebaud denied the affair. Nonetheless, Twain spoke publicly of the intense double betrayal and gained a lot of public sympathy, which never hurt anyone’s cd sales.
Then what does she do? She steals her former best friend’s husband.
I guess payback’s not a bitch, but a washed-up country star.
I GUESS IT’S TRUE THAT COUNTRY STARS ARE CLASSIER THAN THEIR ROCK ‘N ROLL COUNTERPARTS.
- Shania Twain’s Life Is Like A Sad Episode Of ‘Wife Swap’ (crushable.com)
- Shania Twain Gets Engaged to Ex-Best Friend?s Former Husband (seattlepi.com)