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Shania Twain got her happily ever after on New Years Day, tying the knot with Frédéric Thiébaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Above is one of the first public photos of the newlyweds, who said their "I do"s on the beach at sunset, in front of 40 of their closest friends. Shania was escorted down the aisle by her 9-year-old son, Eja.
Shania and Fred's romance began in 2008, after both allegedly discovered their then-spouses were having an affair with one another. The former couples were longtime friends, as Fred's ex-wife, Marie-Anne, worked in Shania's home with the singer's husband of 14 years, rock producer Robert "Mutt" Lange. Though Marie-Anne and Mutt denied an inappropriate relationship, both marriages dissolved, with Shania and Fred finding comfort in one another.
Fred proposed to his country superstar love a few months ago, presenting her with a three carat Lorraine Schwartz sparkler.
'I'm in love!" Shania wrote on her blog last month, announcing her engagement to fans. "Frédéric Nicolas Thiébaud has been a true gift to me as a compassionate, understanding friend and over time, an amazing love has blossomed from this precious friendship."
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Mrs. Shania Twain Thiébaud has big plans for her first year of marriage. She's set to release an autobiography and will also star in her own reality television special, 'Why Not? With Shania Twain,' on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey network. And then there's the big possibility of a new album -- something fans have been waiting for almost a decade.