Shania Twain blew her chance at revenge

May 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Shania Twain says she blew her shot at revenge when she wimped out during a confrontation with her ex-husband's mistress.

Shania Twain

Imagine this nightmare: Not only do you find out your husband is cheating on you, but to add insult to injury his mistress is your best friend! That horror became reality for Shania Twain -- but when she had her big chance to confront the woman, she blew it!

Shania said when she saw former BFF -- and mistress to Shania's husband of 14 years Mutt Lange -- Marie-Anne Thiebaud after the shocking accusations came to life, she totally wimped out on what could have been a Jerry Springer-level confrontation.

"I had a total panic attack. I just told her that she was a bad person -- that's all I could get out!"

"When I left her, I thought to myself, 'You're such a wimp, you coward.' That was my big moment, and I blew it."

At the end of the day, though, Shania got the last laugh: In a soap opera-worthy twist, she married Frederic Thiebaud, her ex-best friend's ex-husband, on New Year's Day 2011.

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