In the captivating story of Canadian country music icon Shania Twain and Swiss businessman Frederick Thiebaud, the journey from friendship to love is a story of resilience and unexpected turns.
Frédéric Thiebaud, a 51-year-old businessman from Switzerland, found his life intertwined with Shania Twain in a way no one could have imagined. With a background in business and a previous marriage that blessed them with a daughter named Johanna, Frederick’s path took an unexpected turn when a friendship turned into something more.
Their relationship came to light through Frederic’s ex-wife and Shania’s close friend Marie-Anne. The revelation of the deep affair between Mary-Anne and Shania’s then-husband, Mutt Lange initially brought Shania and Frederick closer together.
In an emotional statement on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Shania revealed the difficult moment she confronted Mary-Anne, demanding honesty and closure.
Despite the initial pain, Shania and Frédéric found solace and support in each other. They navigated the complexities of divorce, heartbreak, and betrayal and ultimately transformed their relationship into a deep and unexpected love. Shania talked about this transformative journey in an AARP interview, emphasizing the strength gained through experience and resilience.
Their love story culminated in a wedding on January 1, 2011 in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Surrounded by 40 close friends and relatives, Shania and Frédéric exchanged vows at sunset, marking the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.
Shania reflected on her evolving relationship with Frédéric, expressing her deep gratitude on her website ahead of their wedding. He described Frederick as a “kind, understanding friend” who became the source of “incredible love” that grew from their precious friendship.
Facing life’s challenges, Shania Twain found her “forever and forever” in an unexpected love story with Frederic Thiebaud.