Frederic Thiebaud is a Swiss business executive who came into the limelight for his relationship with the Canadian music star, Shania Twain. Thiebaud is one of the many that the media have channeled their obsession towards. As much as he’s not a popular person in the entertainment industry, there are fascinating things to know about him including his connection with the famous country music artist.
Frederic Thiebaud Bio (Age)
It has been substantiated that Frederic Nicolas Thiebaud was born in Switzerland on August 1, 1970. He was raised in a middle-class family and is of Caucasian heritage. His parents’ names are unknown just as nothing is known about his siblings.
Like a good number of us, Frederic Thiebaud had a thing for music when he was growing up. He was fascinated by singers of his days and even wanted to become one in the future. But then, fate had other plans for him and this saw him end up as an executive at Nestlé, a transnational food and drink company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.
His Net Worth
As an executive in the Swiss-based Nestle, the largest food company in the world, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Frederic Thiebaud earns more than a pretty sum. Even as we are yet to confirm the amount he pockets yearly as salary, it is believed that the man has a net worth of around $3.5 million.
Relationship with Shania Twain
Frederic Thiebaud’s relationship with Shania Twain is more than just cordial. They are a couple, married since January 1, 2011, in an intimate ceremony in Rincón, Puerto Rico. Interestingly, this marriage happened barely a week after they announced their engagement on December 20, 2010.
As it happened, Twain shared the news of their engagement on her blog. Proclaiming that she was in love, she described Frederic Thiebaud as a “true gift”. According to what she wrote, the Swiss business executive offered her a compassionate and understanding friendship which blossomed into an amazing love.
Thiebaud gave the music diva a 3-carat, emerald-cut Lorraine Schwartz diamond worth $100,000 on their engagement. While this is all sweet, the scandalous ordeal behind their marriage is where the media are having a field day.
Thiebaud’s marriage with Twain is his second after divorce from his former wife Marie-Anne due to infidelity. He also has a daughter named Joanna Thiebaud from his first marriage. His daughter is only a year older than Twain’s son, Eja.
In what is dubbed husband-swapping, the Swiss executive married the woman (Twain) whose home his ex-wife managed to break. The infidelity and betrayal they suffered from their previous marriage brought and bonded them together. First, as friends and then, love gradually blossomed.
As the story goes, Thiebaud’s first wife, Marie-Anne and Twain’s first husband, Robert John “Mutt” Lange had an affair. What made it more devasting was that both families know each other. They lived half a mile away in the same Swiss town, Corseaux and Marie-Anne was Twain’s Personal Assistant and a close friend.
During her tell-it-all interview with Parade, Shania Twain revealed the heartbreak that almost broke her spirit. She described what happened to Thiebaud and herself as two people who were jettisoned and shoved off the edge of a high cliff to crash. But as fate would have it, they found solace in each other.
The couple lives in Corseaux, overlooking Lake Geneva, near Vevey in the canton of Vaud, with their children Johanna and Eja who move between homes. His wife is also a long time resident of the town where her son was born.
As awkward as it could get for them to live at close range with their exes, Twain said she wouldn’t be pushed out of the town that is her home and child’s birthplace. As for Thiebaud, he has been a fine companion to his wife and loving father to their children.
It might also interest you to know that Frederic Thiebaud’s current wife is regarded as the Queen of Country Pop. She has sold over 100 million records, becoming one of the best-selling female artists in the history of country music, as well as one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
She is a recipient of five Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter Awards. Shania has stars on both Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and is the only female artist to have three consecutive albums certified as Diamond by RIAA.