The divorce of Canadian singer Shania Twain and music producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange has now been finalized, two years after the couple separated in 2008. Twain celebrated by stepping out with her new partner Frederic Thiebaud.
Twain and Lange split after a 14-year marriage when Robert had an affair with Shania’s friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud, the former wife of Shania’s present boyfriend. After her marriage ended, Shania admitted that she wanted to “go away and disappear. She explained, “There were moments when I really just thought, ‘I don’t need anything and I don’t need anyone. I just want to go away and disappear.’ So, that was a bad slump.”
The 44-year-old singer was reportedly happy after the separation was made official in Switzerland. Her friend Stephane Lagonico, who organized a celebration for Twain, said: “Her happiness certainly shone through. They are a great addition to each other’s lives.” One of the singer’s friends said: “Shania and Fred are a couple that fit together. Things are getting really serious with Fred.”
Photos by WENN