On January 1, 2011, Shania Twain married Frédéric Thiébaud.
Their love came to be because of their mutual heartbreak, but sometimes you find true love when you least expect it.
Twain was married to Robert “Mutt” Lange in 1993, but in 2008, she found out he was allegedly having an affair with her good friend and the couple’s personal assistant, Marie-Anne Thiébaud. It was actually Frédéric, Marie-Anne’s then-husband, who informed the singer of the affair.
They confided in each other and eventually fell in love. After each of them divorced, they were married.
“I didn’t want to love again-it was the last thing on my mind,” Twain told PEOPLE in 2011. “It’s just amazing how life works.”
— CMT (@CMT) January 1, 2018
Twain is usually pretty private about her marriage to Frédéric, even scarcely posting photos of the two together. Though recently on December 4, she shared a photo of her, Frédéric, and their two dogs from an in-home interview they did with L’illustré, a Swiss magazine.
Shania is doing lots of press for her current Las Vegas residency and covers the February/March 2020 cover of AARP Magazine, where she spoke about her unconventional love story with Frédéric.
“It’s twisted,” Shania said. “But so beautifully twisted.”
After realizing her 14-year marriage was over, she leaned on Frédéric and their strong friendship turned into a relationship.
“Survival is everything,” Twain says. “I was in quicksand. I panicked, like everybody does, but I didn’t Shania. I found a way out.”
She seems to be happier than ever in her personal and professional life. Besides performing in Vegas, the singer has been acting occasionally. She’s set to star as gospel singer Jeremy Camp’s mom in the upcoming film I Still Believe.
Watch Shania and Frédéric talk about their relationship in the video below.