After 14 years of marriage, country music star Shania Twain and her producer husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange have surprised fans by announcing they're to divorce. "This is a private matter and there will be no further comment at this time," said a spokesman.
The couple, who married in 1993 six months after meeting, are parents to six-year-old son Eja D'Angelo. Always somewhat uncomfortable with her fame, Ontario-born Shania, 42, and her family moved seven years ago to Tour-de-Peilz in Switzerland to avoid the limelight.
Although Come On Over singer Shania was rarely seen in public with her reclusive 59-year-old spouse she insisted in a 2002 interview their relationship was strong. "Our love has always been based on friendship and compatibility," she insisted, while adding - perhaps tellingly - "We are very different".