Alleged Affair Caused Shania Split

Shania Twain split from her husband of 14 years, producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, because of an affair with another woman, sources have told


The news of the breakup was announced Wednesday, May 15. In a statement, Mutt called the split “an unfortunate thing,” adding that the couple had grown apart. But several sources have said that he was having a relationship with another woman, Marie Ann Thiebaud, a longtime secretary who managed the couple’s castle residence in Switzerland. One source has said that, “Mutt and Marie Ann left their spouses for each other and are still in a relationship.” Mutt denies the claims, telling People that, “It’s absolutely not the reason [for the separation].” He also denied that he was in a romantic relationship with Thiebaud. Shania and Mutt were married Dec. 28, 1993, and have a six-year-old son, Eja.


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