What caused the sudden breakup of Shania Twain and her husband, music producer Robert “Mutt” Lange, after 14 years of marriage? His relationship with another woman, say several sources.
After the separation was announced in a statement, Lange called the split “an unfortunate thing,” People.com reports. He added, “It’s literally just a growing apart, that’s all.”
But sources close to the situation say a third party was involved: Marie-Anne Thiébaud, a longtime secretary and manager of the couple’s chateau in Switzerland. “Mutt and Marie-Anne left their spouses for each other and are still in a relationship,” says one source.
Lange denies the claims. “It’s absolutely not the reason [for the separation],” the famously reclusive producer told People magazine when asked about the alleged affair.