12:52 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 05/03/2011 01:00PM
Shania Twain says the breakup of her marriage in 2008 left her devastated – then, finally, empowered.
"I didn't want to live," she tells Oprah Winfrey of being told that then-husband Robert "Mutt" Lange was having an affair with her assistant and close friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud, in an interview airing Tuesday.
Now, the singer says the dissolution of that 14-year marriage was "a very positive thing." Adds Twain: "I needed the wake-up."
Originally posted 04/07/2011 12:10PM
Shania Twain has lots of good things happening in her life right now.
The country superstar is a newlywed and is readying her latest venture, the documentary series Why Not? With Shania Twain, for May 8.
But contrary to multiple online reports, the singer is not privately struggling with infertility. "This is absolutely not true," her spokesperson tells PEOPLE.
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