Shania Twain’s tragic family life: How she came through heartbreak to become a music…

26 July 2022, 14:18

Shania Twain had a difficult childhood (pictured here with her mother and stepfather).

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Shania Twain became the biggest popstar on the planet in the late 1990s, but she had to fight to get there.

The legendary country singer had a tough childhood to say the least, a subject she has spoken about at length in past interviews, her autobiography and her new Netflix documentary.

Her parents separated at a very young age, and she later suffered abuse at the hands of her stepfather, who died in a car crash alongside her mother.

After becoming her family’s new matriarch, Shania Twain would go on to become a leading star of country pop, with one of the world’s best-selling albums of all time.

Who were Shania Twain’s parents and siblings?

Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario, on August 28, 1965.


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