After more than ten years of marriage, Shania Twain and Frédéric Thibault are still going strong.
The couple began dating in 2009, and married in December 2010. Just one month later, on New Year’s Day 2011, Twain and Thibault tied the knot in a small sunset ceremony in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
The Grammy-winning Swiss businesswoman fell in love with Twain after her divorce from husband Robert “Matt” Lange, who allegedly had an affair with Twain’s best friend, Mary Ann.
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“She’s very friendly and supportive,” Twain said of Aya and Joanna in 2010.
In fact, while watching Thibaut overcome his pain, Twain fell in love.
Twain said, “I saw Fred do the same thing, and I was amazed how he got it.” I like him here because he is a good role model.
Here’s everything you need to know about Shania Twain and Frederick Thibault’s relationship.
1990s: Shania Twain and Frederick Thibaud met for the first time.
Engagement rumors began the following August when Twain and Thibaud vacationed at Composers Lake in Canada with their son Edge and Thibaud’s daughter Joanna.
“They are single,” Twain’s rep told People magazine at the time.
August 31, 2009: Shania Twain talks about her relationship with Frederick Thibaud.
A few days later, Twain posted a video of himself riding a camel in Florida, riding a camel in Egypt, walking in a London park and Grammy Award-winning Tebo, “your friend loves distance and trust.” Sir
Twain “understands better than anyone that the devastating death of a broken family at that time and in such terrible circumstances,” Twain wrote to fans.
February 2010: Shania Twain shares video of Frederick Thibaud.
In February 2010, Twain posted another video. Meanwhile, the American Idol judge is seen roaming around on Canadian radio, playing and laughing about bad food, while Thibault takes over instead, his voice is heard outside.
December 20, 2010: Shania Twain and Frederick Thibaud confirm their engagement.
A year after the couple left, a newspaper revealed that Twain was engaged to a Swiss businessman.
“They have been married for several months now,” the source said.
December 21, 2010 Shania Twain pays tribute to Frederick Thibaud’s memory.
The next day, Twain had good news.
“I want to share some personal stories; So short! he wrote on his website. “Frédéric Nicholas Thibbott was a great gift as a warm and understanding friend, and over time, a special bond began with this great friend. Fred and I are happy to introduce you to the COMMUNITY!
January 1, 2011 Shania Twain and Frederick Thibaud got married.
Twain and Thibault married in Puerto Rico on New Year’s Day, just one month after their wedding.
“They got married in Rincon, Puerto Rico at sunset in front of 40 of their family and friends,” the couple’s rep told People magazine.
“When [Fabona] said, ‘You may kiss the bride,’ Fred picked her up and kissed her,” one of Twain’s groomsmen added. Jump for joy. She cries, she is beautiful.
May 12, 2011: Shania Twain tells us how she and Frederick Thibaud went from friends to lovers.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2011, Twain talked about her miserable life and how Thibault loved her when he cheated on her.
Twain said: “We gradually became good friends. “We know him for many months, talk to him. It was an emotionally difficult time for both of us. I would say that he is stronger than me. It was beautiful and unexpected.”
May 16, 2011: Shania Twain talks about her love for Frederick Thibaud.
While promoting her book From the Time of Death, Twain told Redbook that her husband likes to give her romantic surprises.
He said: “I had to take a shower the other day. “He knew I hadn’t eaten and that I had to go somewhere, so he made me a salad before he left. I heard them cutting and singing and I said, “Oh, what is he doing?”. I will go. In the bathroom. He covered the coffee table and said “I love you, Fetty.” And then there is a glass of wine and this beautiful salad with tomatoes and flowers. He was so cute in the movie! “