Eja Lange (born August 12, 2001; Age: 21) is a songwriter, music producer, and the son of Shania Twain, the famous Canadian singer, and songwriter. His father is Robert John “Mutt” Lange, a Grammy-winning South African record producer and songwriter whom Twain married in 1993 and divorced in 2010.
Given that Eja’s parents are prominent figures in the entertainment industry, many people have become curious about his life. One might be tempted to dismiss him as another celebrity child, but there is more to him. Over the years, Eja Lange has pursued a career in the music industry and has been breaking away from the shadow of his parents. However, he has a lot to do if he must equal the achievements of his parents, especially that of his mother.
Eja Lange has Canadian and South African Nationalities
Eja Lange is 21 years old right now. This is because he was born on the 12th of August 2001. Records have it that he was born in Ontario, Canada, where he was raised by his parents, Shania Twain and Robert John Lange. A Canadian by birth, Eja is also a citizen of South Africa as his father Robert is originally from there. He (Eja) is also of multi-ethnic origin.
While Eja’s mother is a caucasian woman from Canada, his father was born in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia now known as Zambia. He was however raised in Durban, South Africa. Eja’s paternal grandfather was a South African mining engineer while his paternal grandmother was a German woman.
He Grew Up in Canada
Because of the fame that came with what his parents do for a living, Eja Lange was protected from the public during the early years of his life. As such, details of his upbringing are not readily available.
At the moment, we can only confirm that he was raised in Canada where he was also schooled. It is said that he attended a private high school in Canada. As for his college education, several reports have claimed that Eja Lange is studying music. But the name of the school he is attending has remained unknown to the public.
Eja Lange is Now a Songwriter and Producer
Shania Twain’s only son Eja Lange is also pursuing a career in the music industry like her. As stated earlier, he is a songwriter and a music producer. It is reported that he has been making music for several years now. If what his mother has shared about him is anything to go by, Eja is very passionate about making music and is completely devoted to it.
From what Shania shared, it seems Eja is not very much interested in being a performer. He instead prefers writing and producing songs and his mother is happy with this. For Shania, the pressure that comes with being a performer can be overwhelming and she is glad Eja wouldn’t have to deal with that.
It is reported that Eja has collaborated on several music projects. It is also said that he is exploring various genres of music and is yet to commit to a particular one. Eja Lange has made some strides in the music industry but he is relatively unknown in the business compared to his parents. Given his penchant for working behind the scenes, this might remain so for years to come.
Eja Lang’s Parents Got Married in 1993 and Divorced in 2008
Eja Lange’s parents, Shania Twain and Robert John Lange began their relationship in 1993 and got married that same year. The couple reportedly met for the first time in June of 1993 at Nashville’s Fan Fair. The story goes that Robert heard Shania’s songs from her debut album and offered to work with her. They took to each other at the Fan Fair and soon began a relationship.
The relationship later got so serious that the couple was talking about marriage towards the end of that same year. Barely six months into their relationship, Shania Twain and Robert Lange got married, exchanging marital vows on the 28th of December 1993. Nearly eight years later, the couple had their first and only child together.
Eja spent the first six years of his life living with both his parents. The family made their home in places such as the Swiss Alps and he was well cared for. He had a happy childhood by any measure. Eja Lange was six years old when it emerged that his parents were ending their marriage. It was in May 2008 that the world learned that his parents would be parting ways. As it was reported, Shania filed for divorce because Robert had been cheating on her with Marie-Anne Thiébaud who was her best friend. Their divorce was finalized on the 9th of June 2010.
Eja Lange Has No Siblings but a Step-sister Named Johanna Thiébaud
Eja Lange is the only child his parents had together. But in 2011, barely a year after his parent’s divorce was finalized, his mother remarried a man named Frederic Thiébaud. Through his mother’s second marriage, Eja became a stepbrother to Johanna Thiébaud.
Johanna is the only child that came out of the marriage between Eja’s stepfather, Frederic Thiébaud, and his former wife, Marie-Anne Thiébaud. In twisted circumstances, Marie-Anne and Shania Twain’s husband, Mutt Lange, had an affair. This led to the destruction of both their marriages. Frederic and Shania were meanwhile so devastated that they found solace in talking to each other.
That solace soon blossomed into a romantic relationship and they got married on the 1st of January 2011. This was how Eja Lange became stepbrother to Johanna Thiébaud and stepson to Frederic Thiébaud. Eja Lange’s step-father Frederic Thiébaud is a notable businessman and is an executive at the Swiss Nestlé group of companies