The Real-Life Tragic Story Of Shania Twain


Shania Twain is one of country music’s most
famous faces with a ton of hits and shiny prizes to show for them. Twain has sold more than 85 million albums
and boasts some of the most memorable anthems of the genre. But behind all the success, Twain has suffered
a mountain of tragedy and heartbreak in her lifetime. Here’s what you may not know about Shania
Twain’s life away from the microphone. Humble beginnings Shania Twain might live a life filled with
fame and fortune now, but she grew up in poverty. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Twain
remembered being jealous of her schoolmates who had more nutritious lunches because she
was usually sent with nothing but a slice of bread to eat. She said, “I don’t regret my childhood. Learning to make mustard sandwiches was something
just to get me through the embarrassment, to help me avoid humiliation. I would certainly never have humiliated myself
enough to reach out and ask for help and say, ‘You know, I’m hungry. Can I have that apple that you’re not going
to eat?’ I didn’t have the courage to do that.” She also claims to have only feared that her
teachers would discover how bad off her family was and that she’d be taken away. All these years later, her plate is full,
but Twain makes a point of helping those kids who might be suffering similar experiences
as she did. In 2014, she launched Shania Kids Can Charity
Foundation. It’s a program that identifies kids in need
for various reasons and provides discreet assistance, giving lunches to children in
need, paying field trip expenses, and fulfilling hygiene, clothing, and other educational needs,
too. Turbulent home life In addition to being poor as a kid, Twain
also revealed that she was traumatized by things she witnessed in her childhood. Not only that, but she said that she was abused
by her stepfather, Jerry Twain. But she wasn’t the only person to experience
her step father’s wrath — Twain’s own mother Sharon took the brunt of his anger. She told ABC in 2011, “[It was] overwhelming
for any child to never know what to expect from one day to the next. It could happen anytime. But also you don’t know if they’re going to
survive it.” She recalled one particular moment where Jerry
nearly drowned her mother in a toilet bowl and thought he’d killed her in front of them. Twain said she went into shock at the thought
of her mother dying. But the abuse left Twain confused for multiple
reasons. She had both love and fear for the man who
raised her and is still conflicted about how to feel about their past. Meanwhile, her relationship with her mother
had also been strained growing up. Perhaps due to the traumas of her home, Twain
said her mother often isolated herself when she was a child. Witnessing the turmoil as a young kid, Twain
penned her first song about her mother, called “Mama Won’t You Come Out to Play.” She explained on Good Morning America: “My
mother was always… very isolating of herself. I don’t still really understand why. She’s not alive anymore for me to ask her. I wish I could, but she was always that person
that was watching life happen from inside through a window.” Unexpected goodbyes Tragedy would strike the Twain household in
November 1987 when both of her parents were killed in a car accident. The couple was reportedly heading to a job
site when a truck carrying timber crossed into their lane and collided with them head
on. “And come face to face with the fragility
of life and how fleeting it can be, then you realize nothing else matters.” Faced with a crisis, Twain stepped up to the
plate to care for her two teenage brothers and sister, leaving her budding music career
behind. She would eventually return once her siblings
were grown up, of course, but it would take almost a decade for her to fully arrive as
a result of the personal setback. Major betrayal Twain was married to Robert “Mutt” Lange for
over a decade before their union began to unravel in 2008. Lange, who’d been her spouse, the father of
her son, and her long-time manager, reportedly confessed to cheating and falling in love
with Twain’s best friend and personal assistant Marie-Anne Thiebaud. “She was my confidante. Somebody who understood what my concerns were
in my marriage.” After the affair came to light, Twain wrote
her former friend Marie-Anne a letter to ask why she stole her husband with, “Why are you
torturing me? Let it go, please. Find love somewhere else from someone else.” “That was humiliating at that moment for me
I was like ‘Haa! I’ve spent so many years trying to hide so
many things and now all of a sudden how can this happen and I was very angry about that” The pair’s divorce was finalized in 2010,
but her relationship drama was not quite done yet. Getting even Through her devastating break up, only one
person could relate to the pain Twain was experiencing — Marie-Anne Thiebaud’s own
husband, Frederic Thiebaud. “It was terrible. She was heartbroken. She was really really heartbroken.” Through the drama, he and Twain would bond
and eventually form an unexpected romance of their own. In 2009, just over a year after her marriage
fell apart, Twain let fans know through her own personal blog that her love life was beginning
to take shape once again. Twain said of Frederic, “Having gone through the suffering of his
family splitting apart at the same time and under the same extreme circumstances, he understands
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, as have our children.” In 2011, Twain and her new man would make
their love official by tying the knot in Puerto Rico. Dealing with dysphonia In the midst of her separation from her first
husband, Twain also lost something else that was very important to her— her voice. That sweet sounding country tone millions
of fans had grown to love was in jeopardy after she was diagnosed with dysphonia, in
connection with Lyme Disease. It’s a condition that causes muscles to squeeze
the voice, and Twain feared she might never sing again. The process of recovery was long and hard,
and her tones have forever changed in the process. She told Rolling Stone, “I’m a different singer
now. There was a lot of coming to terms with that. It’s been one of the obstacles in my life
I’ve just had to learn to live with.” Starting over In 2017, Twain announced that she was releasing
new music after 15 years of absence from the airwaves. She told Fox News of her decision to reenter
the studio, saying, “Right from the beginning, I was not going
to collaborate with anybody for this one. This needed to be an independent experience. I hadn’t written by myself for a long time. I was married for 14 years to my collaborator,
and I really just needed to do that again.” Of course, her history will have an impact
on her lyrics, as the song “Who’s Gonna Be Your Girl” is a ballad about the end of her
lengthy marriage. As she told Rolling Stone, “It’s about feeling
unappreciated and knowing that you are secondary. Having to live with someone that has different
priorities and accepting that you’re not the most important thing in a person’s life.” So, after all she’s been through over the
years, the silver lining is that she’s got plenty of personal inspiration to work from
nowadays. The Twain train isn’t set to stop rolling
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100 thoughts on “The Real-Life Tragic Story Of Shania Twain

  1. Did you learn anything new about Shania Twain from this video?

  2. My heart goes out to Shania…what an ugly betrayal. However… I believe you traded up… I pray that you continue forward…living the life that the Lord has blessed you with… You are an incredible inspiration to us all.

  3. What a very talented, strong and beautiful artist. Her ex must have been a blind idiot. I'm happy that it's come around for her.

  4. If she was my wife or girlfriend I would treat her like a queen for life

  5. They say the greatest revenge to the one who stole your husband is to let her keep him…a real man can't be stolen.

  6. chance of loving a woman like shania is rare anyone should never let go…………….meeting a woman like you is a dream impossible to come true……….yet giving you all my sympathy through this are all i have for you…..I LOVE YOU…AND I ALWAYS WILL………May God bless you……….sweetheart!

  7. How the F*CK do you downgrade from Shania Twain to well…that other woman. Jabroni move I reckon. But kudos to the other guy who upgraded from the other woman to Shania Twain…hahaha

  8. Shania Twain, famous country singer? I wouldn't open the window if she was singing in the garden!

  9. But she is lucky, she was born beautiul and talented, not like many of us

  10. I love Shania Twain!!! Did I learn anything new about her? On Reelz TV? I love Shania Twain no matter what!!!

  11. She worked hard , helped the family after the passing of her mom & her husband . Learned a lot about her . Good video .

  12. I've lived with my best friends hubby 24 years almost and she's been ALONE…..We we're Both divorced at the time…I feel so bad for Shania but heard she married THAT BEST FRIENDS HUBBY

  13. I have never heard of her story. Still, she was, is and will be my favourite singer of all times.
    Much love❤

  14. What a lovely Lady.
    Helping children who need food and improving their education…… God bless her.

  15. But she so dam beautiful wtf she picks theses ugly men ugh 😑 still love her tho

  16. White trash is white trash, no matter how successful you are. If you think I'm being cruel you have no clue how this horrific behaviour re-cycles and lasts generations. Twain isn't over it and I fear it's not over for any children she has or will have.

  17. Oh she is wonderful.!!!! She is a true angel. So many talk about Our Father she does it! A sweet, sweet soul!!!!

  18. Tragic? Cmon folks. Her husband needed to get laid because Shania wasn’t getting it done at home. Hot women take note, no matter how hot you are, if you aren’t going to give it up guys will go somewhere else. Guys are pre-wired to need sex multiple times per week. Otherwise prepare yourself to be cheated on.

  19. Well how did Mutt get her anyways. Hes ugly. And the lady he had affair with was also ugly.

  20. Where the hell did that beautiful girl get those looks from ,???magnificent looking woman and very talented, educated ,smart woman !! I could go on ,…..it's odd but the man she finally found love with ,looks as if they belong together ,they both looked odd with their previous partners ,strange? Maybe it was ment to be !!!!

  21. He left Shania for a ugly woman. Inside and out ..you are a mutt !lange

  22. Cheating on Shania Twain? Anybody remember that Bill Engval thing "Here's ya Sign?" Awrite Mutt, we're gonna wallpaper your house, inside and out with your sign. One other thing Mutt, you need a much bigger house.

  23. Come and see me honey. I'll put the smile back on that gorgeous face

  24. She probably a lip sync man in drag. But she looks and sounds great no matter the truth.

  25. Nobody knows these people in their personal lives, so stop believing how wonderful you think she might be… There is always more to the story then what is told by the story teller….

  26. Me and my family are fans of Shania since the 90's and to know all these facts about her life makes us feel even more fans of she and her music. She's simply a music legend!

  27. Boo Boo . We all get cheated on. Most of us have experienced some degree of poverty. Most parents are idiots. Im sorry her mom died in an auto accident. We all have health problems eventually.

  28. Somehow, I just don't get any love vibes from her and her "new" husband. Plus, to this day, she keeps talking about her divorce. Woman, PLEASE, it's been a decade already. Have some respect for your now husband!

  29. Shania you are amazing as a person and as a woman, you have been an example for me growing up, being my favourite singer. You are amazing remember that

  30. Some would say she's rich and famous, she's been blessed with beauty and talent. But, preforming is her job. At the end of the day she's just like the rest of us and we all need love.

  31. I've watched your career from the start, you claimed to be Ojibwa "Nishnawbe" which you never were. I've been to Matagami several times throughout many years and I'll tell you "they ain't impressed with you much!!!!" and all the interviews and what you've told over the years. You lived there, if you were true Nishnawbe you would have shown support for the community you claimed all these years to be from. Sorry for you lows, maybe it's karma. That's on you.

  32. I certainly wouldn't kick her out the house for burning my dinner.. That being said, nobody knows nobody until you've lived and shared a life with them for years.. Perhaps she's a total c**t (just saying – it's possible isn't it?)

  33. Character of strength… read a very revealing book she wrote… always admired her… looked after her siblings when her parents died in an accident…

  34. Wow what a storey, I am so happy she found love again with a handsome man. What a horrible thing to go on her back like that …

  35. I know her feelings. She is one of the most strongest person and amazing singer.

  36. Love the lady, love her music, love her honesty. Few people can tell their personal story like this and be a good person.
    Respect for the lady…Shania Twain.

  37. Good Shania Twain Love Her Real Man Same Life as The Saint of All The Children Who Need! Chris Sibbald-Crow

  38. So heartbreaking! But I know she had someone watching over her! God bless her heart!

  39. How could Mutt do that to HIS OWN SON????????

    😓😔😕😖😲😟😢😭😦😧😱

  40. Omg that’s terrible to statethat about her. I love her and she is beautiful and a great singer. I grew up rich still why expose her like that……

  41. She is a strong woman. Those men didn't even deserve to be a rug under her feet…they were not even as worthy as her toilet paper.

  42. I wish to serve notice that I don't give a rat's whisker about Shania Twain. Her karma is filled out. Her issues have been resolved. It's over. Her demise is her own fault.

  43. I always wonder about the claimed poverty when there are a myriad of pictures showing the claimer performing. Usually young ppl performing means motivated parents to encourage it, extreme poverty implies lack of motivation in most cases.

    So yes, I wonder if that story is crock. Rising from poverty is a good back story to have. Jack London claimed that as well but did you know London's grandfather was one of the 1%? It's often a backstory encouraged by publicists.

    ALso, London had no trouble getting coverage from the Hearst Newspaper, which too implies connections

  44. Omg! The woman her husband left her for is as ugly as her ex-husband. Her best friend's husband is so good looking. It worked out for the best.

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