The couple was returning after celebrating their anniversary.
On January 1, Shania Twain and her husband Frederic Thiebaud arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City after celebrating their anniversary. The couple has been married for 12 years now. The country artist went for a straightforward appearance to blend in, donning a black hoodie with jeans. The country music performer sported a plain black hoodie with the words "Republic Records" on it, blue pants, and a pair of white sneakers. She also donned brown sunglasses and a black baseball cap with a white peace sign hanging down over her head while she can be seen with a big smile.
With her hair pulled back, she exited the airport carrying her bags and suitcases as her husband followed her. Thiebaud wore a grey polo shirt, black pants, and a partially zipped black jacket. He added a pair of black and white sneakers to complete his ensemble. His long, curly hair appeared to reach his shoulders.
It was everything but typical when Shania and Frederic first started dating. The country singer and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, with whom she shares son Eja, called it quits in 2008 after she learned that he had an affair with Marie-Anne Thiebaud, her best friend. After that, Shania began dating Marie-Anne's husband Frederic, and by the end of 2010, they were engaged, per Hollywood Life. "[He] has been the most constant companion and support," Twain explained to PEOPLE in 2010. "We leaned on one another through the ups and downs, taking turns holding each other up. We've become stronger and closer through it all, as have our children, Eja and Johanna," she added.
Despite the fact that Mutt's affair first devastated Shania's world, she eventually found happiness. Actually, it was Frederic who first learned of Mutt and Marie-connection; Anne's he then took it upon himself to inform Shania when they objected. “We were a support to each other and really found something beautiful in the end and unexpected,” Shania admitted during a past interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Twain attributed her loving marriage to "faith and love" in an interview she gave in February 2020. "I'm so grateful I found the faith and courage to love again — because the last thing you want to do when you're crushed in love again," Twain told PEOPLE. "When you have a great loss, you lose faith; you get very discouraged. I'm sure a lot of people say, 'I'm never going to love again. I never want to fall in love again.' Songs have been written about that. I'm really glad that that got turned around for me, and that's what this relationship is."
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