After going through an emotional and very public split from her husband of 14 years in 2008, country star Shania Twain has found a happy ending to her heartache, in the most serendipitous of circumstances. On Monday (December 20), People reported that Twain is engaged to Swiss executive Frédéric Thiébaud — the ex-husband of the woman with whom Twain’s ex, Robert “Mutt” Lange, allegedly had an affair in 2008.
“Her happiness certainly shone through,” Twain’s friend Stéphane Lagonico told the magazine recently of the happy couple, who have reportedly been engaged for two months. “They are a great addition to each other’s lives.”
Twain and Thiébaud’s fairy-tale-esque, lemonade-from-lemons story reminded us of a few other formerly unhappy souls who have also found love again this year.
The biggest well-wishes go out to Jessica Simpson and fiancée Eric Johnson , a free agent NFL player who popped the question last month. After her very public split from ex-husband Nick Lachey five years ago, Simpson had a string of other high profile relationships with Tony Romo and John Mayer.
Coincidentally enough, congrats also go out to Romo and his new fiancée , TV reporter and former beauty pageant queen Candice Crawford, who became engaged December 16; and Lachey and Vanessa Minillo . Lachey proposed on November 4, just a week before Johnson and Simpson’s engagement.
Last but not least, congrats to Dean Sheremet, who endured a very public split from wife LeAnn Rimes in 2009. Speculation surrounding the breakup focused on an alleged affair between Rimes and her co-star Eddie Cibrian, who have been dating since their respective splits. The happy news is that Sheremet has also found love again via photographer Sarah Silver, and they got engaged in November. There’s hope for celebrity romance yet!