This week’s National Enquirer reports that Shania Twain’s ex husband, “Mutt” Lange, is engaged to the woman he cheated on Shania with. Shania is of course engaged to the ex husband of her ex husband’s mistress, having fallen in love with the family friend when they faced the shared experience of their spouses stepping out on them. Now they’re all going to get married in two separate ceremonies this summer, according to the Enquirer. This sounds too weird to be true, but so does this entire story and we’ve seen it happening for a while now. One detail I’d yet to hear about this is that Shania’s fiance and his ex wife have one child, a nine year-old daughter. Shania and Mutt also have one child, a nine year-old son. Please let these kids stay far away from each other when they come of age. Here’s part of the Enquirer’s story.
“It sounds crazy, but all four Shania, Frederic, Mutt and Marie-Anne – have managed to remain friends,” said a source.
“So it isn’t as outlandish as it seems for both couples to marry so close together…
“Both [of their] kids will attend both summer weddings, which will take place near their homes in Switzerland,” revealed the source.
“Everyone has remained on friendly terms for the children’s sake. Surprisingly, the whole thing has worked out.”
Swiss-born Frederic, 40, recently proposed to Canadian native Shania with a three-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring that he helped design, and sources say he’s putting together an elaborate wedding.
“It’s going to be ultra romantic will all the bells and whistles – something Shania will never forget,” disclosed the source.
“Mutt and Marie-Anne’s wedding will be much more subdued. He’s always been very reclusive.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, January 10, 2011]
Star Magazine has a related story this week that Shania is writing a tell all book which will include the details about how she figured out Mutt was cheating on her. They quote a source who claims “Shania found receipts for things that Mutt never gave her, like lingerie and perfume… Mutt and Marie-Anne would give each other lingering looks. It was so obvious, Shania finally confronted Marie-Anne – and she didn’t deny it!”
The book is due out this spring, and I bet that Shania stays classy, doesn’t trash her ex and just focuses on how she felt after the betrayal. His actions are damning enough on their own. Shania has found love again and is probably grateful in retrospect that everything happened the way it did. She obviously traded up.
Marie-Anne Thiebaud is shown in Montreux, Switzerland on 5/26/08. “Mutt” Lange is shown on 1/12/06. Credit: Bauergriffinonline