Country music star Shania Twain is engaged to her boyfriend of a little over a year, Swiss Nestle executive Frederic Thiebaud. Unfortunately, the two fell in love under very scandalous circumstances -- his wife cheated on him with her husband ... yeeeah. Oh, and the girls were best friends. Talk about Drama with a capital D. Not exactly the romantic "it was love at first sight" meeting story that one hopes to tell at the wedding reception.
Shania's husband of 14 years, Robert "Mutt" Lange (and boy was he a mutt!), left her in May of 2008 for her BFF Marie-Anne Thiebaud, who was, at the time, married to Frederic. Clearly, the heartache of their spouses' infidelity brought Shania and Frederic closer, and somewhere along the line, it turned into love.
The road to happily ever after isn't always easy, and sometimes you go through hell and back in order to find it, but at the end of the day, these two did, and that is definitely something to celebrate. A source close to Twain told Us Weekly,
"I've never seen Shania so happy. She has ended up with the love of her life."
The only thing I worry about is the kids -- each former couple has one child, and I can only imagine what psychological damage that's going to do if they become half-siblings with each other on both sides of the family. Trying to explain that to your friends, or hell just grasp your own mind around it is, well, a little awkward. But I guarantee if you ask either Shania or Frederic if it was worth it -- the heartache of losing their destroyed first marriages -- they would both scream Yes! without hesitation. They likely wouldn't be together if it wasn't. Hopefully their mutual heartache-filled past won't have a negative effect on their future.
What do you think of Shania's engagement?
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