Toronto, Dec 21 (IANS) In a tit-for-tat in marital affairs in the celebrity world, Canadian country music and pop star Shania Twain is getting married to the former husband of her friend who stole her music producer husband Robert Mutt Lange in 2008.
According to the US Weekly, the Canadian diva has got engaged to Swiss businessman Frederic Thiebaud who is the former husband of her former friend-cum-servant Marie-Anne Thiebaud - whom Twain later blamed for stealing her husband.
Twain, 45, and Lange, 61 now, had married in 1993 and have an eight-year-old son Eja. The couple produced Shania's 1997 album 'Come On Over' which remains the best-selling female studio album to this day.
When Shania split from Lange in May 2008 after their 14-year marriage, she had cited an unnamed third party for the break-up. And that third-party happened to be Shania's own secretary and house manager Marie-Anne Thiebaud who had just split from Frederic Thiebaud. Shania has now scooped up Frederic Thiebaud in a revenge of sorts on her home-breaker.
Shania says she got closer to Frederic Thiebaud, five years her junior, when she was going through tough times after her break-up with Lange.
On her website some time ago, Shania revealed her new love, saying, "A dear friend and true gentleman by the name of Fred, has been the most constant companion of support for both Eja and me, and having gone through the suffering of his family splitting apart at the same time under the same extreme circumstances, he understood me better than anyone. "We leaned on one another through the ups and downs, taking turns holding each other up. We've become stronger and closer through it all.''
Last year, Hello magazine had adjudged Shania as the 'Most Beautiful Canadian.'
"She has an alluring beauty that women warm to and men simply adore,'' the magazine said.
Born at Timmins - up north from Toronto, Shania is rumoured to become a judge on American Idol. She is also set to have her own show 'Why Not?
With Shania Twain' on Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable channel.