Country music icon Shania Twain recently opened up about the “uncontrollable fragility” she experienced following the revelation of her husband’s affair with her close friend. During an appearance on the Armchair Expert podcast, Twain reflected on the emotional aftermath of her failed marriage and shared details about how she coped with the situation.
Twain revealed that it took her almost a decade to come to terms with the situation and feel less embarrassed about it. She admitted that she should have been less naive about life’s ups and downs, saying, “Maybe I’m too much, like, ‘That’s all behind me’.”
Twain’s ex-husband, Robert “Mutt” Lange, ended up marrying her friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud, on New Year’s Day in 2011, after the two commiserated over their shared heartbreak. Twain even alleged that she did not get close to her now-husband, Fred, at first, and that he was not really part of their daily lives because of his demanding job.
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While Twain struggled to cope with the affair and its aftermath, Fred handled the situation much better. She praised him for being “so thoughtful about it all” and for being “smarter about it.” Twain admitted that she was “uncontrollably fragile over it” and felt devastated because she thought she was stable.
In retrospect, Twain believes that she allowed herself to trust too much and let her guard down. She also revealed that neither she nor Fred saw the affair coming, and that realizing this fact helped her feel better about the situation.
Twain’s candid conversation on the Armchair Expert podcast sheds light on the emotional toll that infidelity can take on a person, no matter how strong they may seem. Her honesty and vulnerability are a reminder that it’s okay to be fragile and that it’s important to take the time to heal from emotional wounds.