Shania Twain kicked off 2011 by becoming a married woman again. The country singer and her love, Frédéric Thiébaud, tied the knot on New Year's Day in Puerto Rico, her rep confirmed to People.com.
"They were married at sunset in Rincon, Puerto Rico, in front of 40 of their closest family and friends," the rep told the website about the nuptials. Little else is known about the wedding between the singer and the Swiss business executive.
News of Twain's engagement emerged just weeks ago. The songstress and her new love's road to marriage has been an interesting one, to say the least. He is the former husband of the woman with whom Twain's ex, music producer Robert "Mutt" Lange, allegedly had an affair in 2008. Twain and Thiébaud began dating in 2009.
The singer gushed about her man on
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"The people who make my life the most joyful are the ones I am able to lean on because of my own humanness. In the last two and a half years of adjusting to life after separation and divorce, I needed to lean on others more often than I was accustomed to," she wrote. "These people have been gifts, and I am fortunate to have so many of these beautiful people — friends, family and beloved fans, who's support I cherish more deeply with each day that passes. Now another year is about to pass, and I would like to thank everyone who helped me believe that new beginnings are possible and that love can be trusted. Thank you!
"2010 is leaving me with a renewed faith in love and commitment. I believe in the right to be loved and the blessing of being able to love in return," she continued. "Talking about love, I am excited to share some personal news with you; I'm in love! Frederic Nicolas Thiebaud has been a true gift to me as a compassionate, understanding friend and over time, an amazing love has blossomed from this precious friendship. Fred and I are happy to announce, our engagement."
She concluded the post by hinting about new beginnings in the New Year, writing, "Love, peace and happiness is taking me in to 2011 and I'm feeling refreshed and optimistic about the future. I'm looking forward to what the New Year has in store and to sharing it with you."
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