Shania Twain “often went to bed hungry” as a child, but she is now “fortunate” to live on a farm and feed needy children.

Shania Twain is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has sold over 100 million records worldwide. As a result, she is the best-selling female country music artist of all time, as well as one of the best-selling artists in music history. She is known as the “Queen of Country Pop,” and her best-known songs include “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” and “Any Man of Mine.” The latter song earned the singer a Grammy Award.

Twain was born on August 28, 1965, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, as Eileen Regina Edwards. Sharon and Clarence Edwards are her biological parents, but they divorced when she was two, and her mother remarried to a man named Jerry Twain. Jerry took in Shania, as well as her sisters Jill and Carrie Ann. Sharon and Jerry had a son named Mark, and after Jerry’s mother died, they adopted Jerry’s nephew Darryl.

Twain experienced her heartbreak as an adult. When her then-husband, Robert Lange, cheated on her with her secretary, Marie-Anne Thiébaud, everyone was shocked. At the time, Marie-Anne was married to Frédéric Thiébaud. Twain and Frederic later married on New Year’s Day in 2011 in Rincon, Puerto Rico, in a stunning turn of events.

Twain dumped Lange immediately after the cheating scandal broke, and they divorced in 2010. As a result of the affair, the Thiébauds divorced.

Twain’s new happy marriage boosted her confidence and made her feel better about herself. She did, however, face challenges as she grew older. Twain had a complicated relationship with her father, and there were times when she went hungry. Now, however, she is a certified country pop star, and she is using her platform to help others.

Twain’s family didn’t have much money when she was growing up, so she started singing in bars at the age of eight to help pay her family’s bills. She also revealed that as a child, she witnessed violence between her mother and stepfather.

Her childhood was difficult, and she told ABC News about her difficulties. “The greatest torture was the Jekyll and Hyde in him,” she said of her stepfather’s violence. “I adored him and admired what he did for us; as a hard worker, he set a great example. So I’m still perplexed. “I’m completely perplexed by everything.”

Her mother and stepfather also fought about money because they didn’t always have enough for rent and food.

“It’s difficult to concentrate when your stomach rumbles,” Twain said, recalling how hungry she was on her way to school. “I would never have humiliated myself enough to reach out and ask for help and say, ‘You know, I’m hungry. Can you give me that apple you’re not going to eat? I didn’t have the guts to do it.”

“My entire childhood, my entire school life, I went to school without a lunch every day,” she told the Country Daily. I frequently went to bed hungry. Food is a luxury for me.”

However, in the long run, it has made her stronger. Twain stated:

“I think I’ve remained very detached from my life up to this point, almost as if every phrase I went through was a different person. So I reconnected and said, no, this is not who I am. I’m not ashamed of who I am, where I come from, or what I’ve gone through; I’m not ashamed of it.”

Twain’s mother and stepfather were killed in a car accident on November 1, 1987, and she returned home to care for her younger brothers. “I knew I had to take care of my younger brothers,” she said. “I was desperate to keep the family together. “I just put all my singing dreams on hold until the rest of my family grew up.”

Fortunately for Twain, she was able to pursue a singing career and eventually became a massive star. The “Queen of Country Pop” has won numerous awards and accolades over the years and is one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

She now uses her platform to help others, particularly those in similar situations to hers.

Twain returned to her hometown on August 15, 1996, and was overwhelmed by the response. According to the CBC, she was given the keys to the city on this day, known as Shania Twain Day.

“It’s incredible to leave your hometown to pursue your dreams as an ordinary person and then return feeling the same way, but being treated like a queen,” Twain said. “It’s extremely overwhelming.”

She now feeds the hungry through her organization, Shania Kids Can, which also provides a “safe, confidence-building environment” for children.

“I’ve always felt compelled to feed the hungry,” Twain explained. “My goal, even as a kid, was to find out who the hungry families were and to show up at their door with a freezer full of food. That’s exactly what I wanted to do.”

Twain now lives on a farm in Las Vegas with her husband and son, and she feels “fortunate and thankful” for what her life has become, according to Hello! Magazine.

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