Shania Twain was previously married to Robert John Lange. But who was he? Read on further to know more about her ex husband.
Shania Twain in a nutshell
We all grew up humming to the hit songs from the singer Shania Twain. The Canadian born singer ruled the music industry in the 80’s and 90’s. The famous singer and songwriter has more than 100 million records to her credit and is also the best-selling female artist in the country. Shania began her musical career after signing with Mercury Nashville Records in the 90’s. She shot to fame after she joined hands with record producer Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange. He later became her husband. Her album, ‘The Woman in Me’ released in 1995 got considerable success with its hit single, ‘Any Man of Mine’. She even got a Grammy Award for this song. Her career then progressed and the third studio album, ‘Come On Over’, released in 1997, became the best-selling studio album of all-time by a female artist. Her fourth studio album, Up! (2002), was credited with a Diamond certificate in the United States. In 2004, Twain retired from performing because of her diagnosis with Lyme disease and dysphonia which led to a severely weakened singing voice. Twain later made a comeback and released her first single in six years, “Today Is Your Day”, and also published her autobiography, ‘From This Moment On’. Twain released her fifth studio album in 2017, ‘Now’. Twain has received stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, along with an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Get to know her ex husband Robert John Lange
Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange is a man of many innovations and also the quintessential producer behind history’s greatest rock albums. Born in 1948, this South African record producer and songwriter has has a long and esteemed list of artists as his clientele including Britney Spears, Def Leppard, The Boomtown Rats, Foreigner, Michael Bolton, The Cars, Bryan Adams, Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Ocean, The Corrs, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Nickelback, and Muse. Lange and Twain shared a marital bond for 14 years. He co-wrote the songs for Twain’s 1997 album, ‘Come On Over’ which he also produced. Born in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia, Lange was raised in Durban, South Africa. His parents were quite rich, his mother coming from a prosperous German family and his father being a mining engineer. Lange was nicknamed ‘Mutt’ by his friends and family. Growing up, he was a fan of country music and the singer Slim Whitman. As a teenage boy, he started his own band at the Belfast High School and played guitar and sang harmonies for the band. Lange served the nation from 1966 to 1967 and on his return formed his band, ‘Sound Reason’ in 1969. Then again, in 1971, be started another band called Hocus and managed to record an album and some singles. As a songwriter, Lange has written and produced the Ipswich Town’s FA cup final single, ‘Ipswich get that goal’. Lange got his major break in 1978 with the single, ‘Rat Trap’ and then with the album, ‘Highway to Hell’. The songs topped the UK charts. From 1976 to 1979, Lange had produced a total of five albums for the UK band, ‘City Boy’. He later produced two more albums with the band, AC/DC, including Back in Black in 1980 which shot up to be the second best-selling album of all time. Lange worked with Def Leppard on many hit albums like High ‘n’ Dry, Pyromania, Hysteria and Adrenalize. After co-writing on a number of songs, he quit working with Def Leppard. Lange returned to co-write songs for Def Leppard in 1999. This time, their song, ‘Promises’ became the number 1 hit on the rock charts. Lange has also co-written the famous song ‘Everything I do I do it for you’ with Bryan Adams and even produced their album, ‘Waking up the neighbours’. A television movie ‘Hysteria’ was made in 2001. The movie chronicled the The Def Leppard Story, and actor Anthony Michael Hall portrayed the character of Lange. Lange is also the music director of the movie, ‘Don Juan DeMarco’ released in 1994. ‘Don Juan DeMarco’ is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Johnny Depp as John Arnold DeMarco, a man who believes himself to be Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Lange is a vegan and is also a follower of egalitarian preachings of Sant Mat. Lange, currently lives a secluded life in La Tour-de-Peilz in Switzerland. Before marrying Shania Twain, he was married to Stevie Vann. But the marriage did not last long and in 1970’s, they separated. He met Shania Twain after he heard her music and got in touch with her. Their chemistry clicked immediately and they spent a lot of hours over the phone and eventually marrying in December of 1993. During their wedding, Lange being a teetotaler celebrated having non-alcoholic champagne. He also has the song, ‘Everything I do I do It for You’ performed at the wedding. Their son Eja was born in 2001. But in 2008, the couple announced their separation. The reason for the split was cited as Lange having an affair with Twain’s best friend, Marie-Ann Theibaud. Lange later, got in to a relationship with her and divorced Twain in June of 2010. Shania Twain too moved on in life and got married to Frederidic Thiebaud in 2011 who is the former husband of her best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud.
Net worth of the record producer
Lange has an estimated net worth of a whopping $225 million dollars.
Robert John Lange is not too active on social media but there are few photos of him and photos of his work posted on Instagram by his fans.