Who is Marie Anne Thiebaud? All About Frédéric Thiébaud’s Ex-wife

Marie Anne Thiebaud is a Swiss woman who came into the limelight for her previous marriage to Frédéric Thiébaud, a Switzerland business executive. Besides that, Marie Anne is also known as the longtime best friend and secretary of singer Shania Twain.

The fact has remained that celebrities attract stupendous curiosity and publicity not only to their career and professional lives but also to their personal lives. In this case, Marie Anne and Frédéric Thiébaud are no exceptions. The ex-couple were once married and had a child together but would later divorce following an extramarital scandal.

Summary of Marie Anne Thiebaud’s Biography

  • Full name: Marie Anne
  • Gender: Female
  • Year of Birth: 1960s
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Marie Anne’s Ex-Husband: Frédéric Thiébaud
  • Marie Anne’s Children: 1 (Johanna Thiebaud)
  • Famous for: Being Frédéric Thiébaud’s exwife
  • Marie Anne’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 11 inches
  • Marie Anne’s Height in Centimetres: 180 cm

How Old is Marie Anne Thiebaud?

Marie Anne Thiebaud was reportedly born in the United States of America and as such, she holds American citizenship. But, it is not known where she originally comes from. Also, her actual date of birth has not been made known to the public, but according to some sources, Marie and her former boss Shania Twain are age mates.

So, if that is anything to go by, then Marie Anne would be about 57 years old. Marie Anne is personally a private person and has not openly spoken about her family and early life, hence, information about her parents’ identity, family, and educational background has remained undisclosed.

Away from that, Marie Anne Thiebaud is best known by many as Shania’s best friend, personal assistant, and longtime secretary even before she became Frederic Thiebaud’s wife. However, she was not as notable as she currently is until after her marriage to Frederic Thiebaud and subsequent.

She was generally close to Shania’s family and also managed Twain’s 46-room palace in Switzerland. Anne would also help the singer’s son whenever she needed to travel. The two women also shared similar interests and attended social events together. Also, the two families became so close. The foursome even spent holidays and took vacations together.

When Did Marie Marry Fredric?

No source has given an account of Marie Anne Thiebaud and Frederic Thiebaud’s relationship, marriage, and subsequent divorce. As such, there is no information regarding when and where the ex-couple met, when they got married, the kind of ceremony they had, and how long their marriage lasted.

Albeit, it is public knowledge that in the course of their marriage, Marie and Fredric had a daughter together named Johanna Thiebaud who was born in 2003. The couple was in a seemingly stable union until the table turned.

Frédéric Thiébaud is a Business Executive

Frédéric Thiébaud was born on 1st August 1970 into a middle-class Christian family in Switzerland. Talking about his career, Fredric is a business professional of the world’s largest food and beverage company brand, Nestlé headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.

Frédéric does as much as he can to stay away from the media and consciously limits his involvement in the entertainment industry. Regardless, he still makes it to the news as a result of his second marriage to the famous singer, Shania.

Why Did Frederic Thiebaud Divorce Marie Anne Thiebaud?

Marie Anne Thiebaud and Frederic Thiebaud got divorced after the former engaged in an extramarital affair with her best friend Shania Twain’s husband, Robert John “Mutt” Lange, a South African record producer and songwriter. Robert and Marie started a secret romantic relationship which came as a shock to Shania.

The singer first knew about the hurtful news from Marie’s husband Fredric. During that time, Fred had been noticing suspicious moves of his wife Marie. Not only that, he on one occasion discovered questionable phone bills, hotel receipts, and sexy lingerie set in his wife’s box which eventually confirmed his worst nightmare.

Marie Anne Thiebaud and her former husband, Fredric Thiebaud
Marie Anne Thiebaud and her former husband, Fredric Thiebaud

Finding out that it was with her friend’s husband that she was having affairs became most devastating to Fred. He promptly confronted his wife Marie Anne and asked her to tell Shania about the whole thing but she did not. After some weeks, Fred by himself opened up to Shania about her husband’s affair with his wife.

Meanwhile, Shania’s husband had already started acting strange to his wife and asking her for a divorce. Shania who was wondering what the issue was did not know that her friend Marie was having affairs with her husband.

The songbird also put a call through to Marie in order to give her a chance to disclose the affair by herself but she never did, rather, she lied to her and was adamant about keeping it a secret. The year that followed reportedly saw the end of Marie’s marriage with Fred as the latter would file for divorce for betrayal.

Frédéric Remarried Shania Twain

After Mutt Lange divorced and Shania Twain got divorced, the songbird said that she got very hurt and pained and suffered diverse health issues. Although she felt that she couldn’t love again, she found moral support, love, and solace in Marie’s ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud. Fred gave her courage and renewed her commitment and belief to love.

Shania Twain and Frederic Thiebaud
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According to the You’re Still The One singer, the only person she found his comfort suitable was Fredric because he was going through the exact same thing. The two fell in love and eventually tied the knot on New Year’s day 2011 in Rincon, Puerto Rico. They have been living happily and traveling the world together. They do not share any child together yet.

Where is Marie Anne Thiebaud Now?

Since the dramatic events, Marie Anne has totally been keeping away from the media. Needless to say that she promptly lost her job as Shania’s secretary as well as any relationship she had with the singer. She is living a totally private life so it is unclear what she is currently doing or where she is today.

Meanwhile, Robert Mutt Lange solidified his relationship with Marie Anne and the two are believed to be married and living together. While records show that Mutt is co-parenting with Shania to raise their son, nothing is said or known about how Fred and Marie are raising their daughter. Literally, the foursome exchanged their partners.

For all we know, Marie Anne has since been labeled a husband snatcher and a betrayer but none of these claims seemed to get her perturbed or prevent her from pursuing a romance with Mutt.

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