Shania Twain "doesn't hate" her ex-husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange after he cheated with her best friend.

Shania Twain has opened up about the breakdown of her first marriage

Shania Twain has opened up about the breakdown of her first marriage

The 58-year-old superstar was left devastated back in 2008 after it was revealed her husband of 15 years had an affair with the singer's close pal Marie-Anne Thiébaud. The marriage collapsed and the singer went on to tie the knot with Marie-Anne's ex-husband Frederic Thiebaud, and Shania has now insisted she holds no feelings of ill will towards her former partner.

Speaking on Jamie Laing's 'Great Company' podcast, Shania explained: "Forgiveness is in the family of letting go. But forgiveness, more specifically for me anyway, is not about forgetting necessarily.

"It's about understanding the other person, and that might mean that they're wrong."

She added of Lange: "So do I hate my ex -husband for making a mistake? No. It's his mistake. Not my mistake.

"So sad for him that he made such a great mistake that he has to live with. And I don't know what that is, but it's not. That's not my weight."

It comes after Shania revealed she continued to co-parent son Eja, now 22, with Lange after the split, but they only ever communicate via text message.

During an appearance on the 'Armchair Expert' podcast, she said: "Mutt and I parent well together - for people who don’t talk to each other. We’ll just text.

"We both love our son so much, so we don’t play any games like that. We have the same priority; we share spaces for him. No nonsense there."

Lange is still in a relationship with Marie-Anne, while Shania remains married to Frederic Thiebaud and she during her time on 'Armchair Expert' she revealed the romance grew out of their shared pain over the affair.

She said: "[I saw] how gracefully and graciously he was dealing with navigating the same pain."

Shania added of her husband: "Fred’s so smart. This is one of the smartest people I know, [and] he didn’t know [about the affair] either. That helped me feel better. I got what I deserve. I got the greatest man on the planet."

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