Shania Twain shares her feelings about Robert’s divorce. “Mutt”Lange had an impact on her future. Netflix documentary Not just for girls.”It was similarly intense to losing my parents,”The “From This Moment On” singer, 56, In a trailer released July 20. “I thought I had lost my voice forever. I thought that was it.”
After Lange saw her 1993 music video, he contacted Twain and they met. “What Made You Say That.”In 40 Days that Shaped Country Music, Twain explained, “He called me up and said, ‘Look, there’s a quality in your voice that I really like.”She said, “He said, ‘You know, we really should get together and see what we can do as songwriters.'”
Lange has been a collaborator with many prominent artists including AC/DC (Maroon 5), Bryan Adams (Lady Gaga), and Muse. Twain gave her music a pop-oriented sound by infusing it with South African producers. “As a producer, [Mutt] is very much a director,”Twain said The Guardian. “He was driving the direction of the sound. He didn’t drive the direction of my voice and never tried to change me … He drove the instrument choices.”
They were able to create together The Woman in Me The album sold millions of copies and was nominated for a Grammy in 1996 for Best Country Album (via Official Charts). The couple married within six months and had their son Eja by 2001. “I think we make a great team,”The Grammy-winning performer explained it in 40 Days that Shaped Country Music. “Obviously, we love each other.”
Twain discovered in 2008 that Lange had been having an affair with Marie-Anne Thiébaud, her personal assistant and close friend. After 15 years of being together, she discovered Lange had cheated upon her. Twain admitted to being denial and asked Lange, Marie-Anne, for an explanation. “I called her up,”Twain explaining on Ellen DeGeneres Show, adding, “I wanted to give her the opportunity to tell me herself without me accusing her … And she said, ‘No … I don’t understand why you’d think I would ever hide anything from you.'”
Marie-Anne Lange and Lange denied that they had an affair. Twain emailed Marie-Anne after Marie Anne refused to answer Twain’s phone calls and when she changed her number. “Please leave us in peace … If you could see me crying and suffering, maybe you would have pity. Find love somewhere else, from someone else that isn’t hurting two families so much.”
Due to her heartbreak, she suffered a severe physical injury that could have a serious impact on her singing career. “Suffering does not discriminate. No one is above this type of low,”She elaborated on Oprah. “There were days when I really just was like … ‘I just don’t even really care if tomorrow comes” (via Oprah.com).
Twain also noted that her anxiety had a negative effect on her Lyme condition. She shared her story. Belfast Telegraph, “I lost my voice from Lyme disease. The stress of the divorce added to the dysphonia, which is a tension around the larynx. The divorce is part of it, but it wasn’t the root of it.”
Her career was at risk from multiple throat surgeries, and she was afraid of losing her voice. Although Twain was unable to speak due to the invasive surgery, she found a new voice. “gravel”tone that she likes. “I think it’s kind of sexy … I’m never going to have my old voice again. I’m okay with that. I’ve found a new voice. And I like it.”After 17 years of marriage, they divorced in 2010.
Despite the heartache, Twain leaned on Marie-Anne’s ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, for support in the aftermath, and the pair Their shared experiences made them closer.”The person to comfort me was Fred [Thiebaud] because he’s been through the exact same thing,”She elaborated on Oprah.
A strenuous shared experience with Frédéric blossomed into unexpected love, Twain said on Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We slowly became very, very good friends. We had many months of just trying to make sense of everything. Holding each other up was a very difficult time emotionally for both of us … And really found something very beautiful in the end and unexpected.”She married the 52-year old Swiss businessman in 2011.
The Netflix documentary shows how Twain successfully crossed genres, from country music and pop. Twain released three consecutive diamond albums, and more than 100 millions copies in total worldwide. Not just a girl is available on Netflix starting July 26.