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Shania Twain doesn't regret ex's affair

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Shania Twain doesn't regret ex's affair

Shania Twain doesn't "regret" her husband cheating on her with her friend.

The 'Still the One' hitmaker was left devastated seven years ago when Robert 'Mutt' Lange - the father of her 13-year-old son Eja - left her for pal Marie-Anne Thiébaud and she admits she wishes she'd never met her former friend.

Asked what she would say if she ran into Marie Anne, Shania - who is now married to Marie-Anne's ex-husband Frédéric - said: "I'd say, 'I wish I'd never met you'."

"I think there are just some people in life you would say, 'I wish I hadn't met this person or I would have been better off not ever knowing that person'.

"But I can't say I would be better off because I think I learned a lot from all of that. I don't regret it."

The 49-year-old singer recalled having a panic attack when she first saw her friend after the affair was exposed and admitted she didn't know what to do.

Speaking on 'Watch What Happens Live', she said: "You know, you panic in those situations. I didn't know what to do."

The 49-year-old singer completed a two-year Las Vegas residency in December 2014 and admitted it was a "hill" she needed to get through to boost her confidence before considering working on a new album as it would be her first music without her producer ex-husband on board.

She said: "I needed to get over a different hill in my career without him before tackling an album.

"Now that I'm through Vegas and that was success, I built a lot of confidence."