Country music star Shania Twain and her producer husband, “Mutt” Lange announced their split back in May. It was reported that Lange had cheated on Twain with long time friend and personal secretary, Marie Ann Thiebaud, however both denied the rumors. A source close to those involved said, “Mutt and Marie Ann left their spouses for each other and are still in a relationship.” Ouch. So how has Shania handled the last few months?
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Star magazine writes Shania’s 5 Step To A Rockin’ Recovery:
#1 Regain your independence:
According to reports, Shania was very much controlled by Mutt in most aspects of her life. A source said, “He would restrict how much Shania could travel, what she could eat, even which friends she could see!
“He was a very jealous guy and didn’t like her associating with her male pals. He is a real loner, and as a result, he tried to isolate Shania as well. Now she’s making her own decisions again.”
# 2 Improve your body and mind:
Shania had lost weight after the breakup says a close pal, but “she pulled herself together, put the pounds she lost back on, and now she looks absolutely fantastic!
“She loves her curves, and she feels sexy and young again.” Shania returned to her hometown of Huntsville, Ontario, and kept busy over the summer, playing golf and tennis and doing yoga. The source adds, “She also spent time talking with a spiritual counselor in the months after the breakup. It was a real comfort to Shania and helped her stay centered.”
# 3 Find strength in your family:
Shania brought her 7-year-old son Eja with her to Ontario. The friend says, “She’s a fantastic mom, and Eja is her rock. He is the secret weapon that really kept Shania going through her darkest days.
“They spent a wonderful summer together, and now that he’s back in his Swiss private school, Shania will be going back and forth between Switzerland and Canada.”
Shania is also close to her sisters, Jill and Carrie-Ann. “She always has their 100 percent support and love.”
# 4 Don’t count out romance:
Twain’s friend says that although the breakup was hard, she’s not counting out finding love again.
“It took a while, but now that she’s feeling so much better about herself, Shania has told her pals that she’s ready to get back on the dating scene. She’d even consider a younger man!
“She’s not ruling out giving love another chance. I think she’d be thrilled to find a man who would appreciate her for who she is and not try to change her.”
# 5 Plan that big comeback:
David Scarlett, senior editor of Country Weekly, said Shania’s recent standing ovation at the CMA awards was well deserved.
“Not just because of the respect due to the top-selling female solo artist of all time, but mostly for the sincere affection of the country music community and her fans.”
The source adds that Shania is working on a new album that will have songs that address her marriage breakup.
Scarlett adds, “Her comeback could be huge!”
Hopefully Shania and Mutt can have a civil divorce and remember to put their son first.