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Shania Twain Announces Her Engagement to Fred Thiebaud

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Dec. 21 2010, Published 6:18 a.m. ET

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Shania Twain is in the mood to be jolly, and not just because of the holiday season! The country star announced on her official website this morning that she is, indeed, engaged to boyfriend Frederic Thiebaud.

After wishing her fans season's greetings and discussing those who bring her joy in her life and whom she's thankful for, before adding the happy news of her impending nuptials.

"Talking about love, I am excited to share some personal news with you;  I'm in love!" Shania writes. "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!"

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Previously, Shania was married to Robert "Mutt" Lange for 14 years. That marriage ended when he and Marie-Anne Thiebaud — the wife of Frederic at the time — had an affair in 2008. Shania and Frederic, a Swiss Nestle executive, bonded over their mutual losses and grew close.

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Shania rounded out her announcement on a very positive note, adding,

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"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. So, I'll be in touch with more news and details soon. Until then, have a fantastic holiday season and I wish you love. Sincerely, Shania"

Congratulations to the happy couple on their engagement!

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