Shania Twain Says She Doesn't 'Hate' Ex-Husband for Affair: 'A Great Mistake He Has to Live with'

"It's his mistake. Not my mistake," Twain said of her ex-husband Mutt Lange's affair with her close friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud

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Shania Twain

Shania Twain doesn't feel hatred toward her ex-husband Robert "Mutt" Lange despite his affair.

During the latest episode of the Great Company with Jamie Laing podcast, the Canadian singer, 58, was asked about Lange, 75, whom she married in 1993 before they split in 2008 after his affair with her close friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud.

Twain has since married Marie-Anne's then-husband Frédéric Thiébaud, 54. The couple tied the knot in 2011 and are still going strong.

While speaking to host Laing on the May 28 episode about dealing with forgiveness in her life, she shared, "Forgiveness is in the family of letting go. But forgiveness, more specifically for me anyway, is not about forgetting necessarily. It's about understanding the other person, and that might mean that they're wrong ... Maybe you believe forever that whatever they did was wrong."

<p>Stephen D'Antal/Shutterstock </p> Shania Twain with her ex-husband Mutt Lange

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Shania Twain with her ex-husband Mutt Lange

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Twain, who shares son Eja, 22, with her ex, later added, "Do I hate my ex-husband for making a mistake? No. It's his mistake. Not my mistake."

"So sad for him that he made such a great mistake that he has to live with. And I don't know what that is, but it's not ... That's not my weight," she continued.

The "You're Still the One" hitmaker has spoken openly about her tough childhood and the emotional and physical abuse she endured at the hands of her stepfather, Jerry.

During the discussion about forgiveness, Twain said, "My father's a better example, OK, because this is someone that I totally forgive."

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<p>Andreas Rentz/Getty Images</p> Shania Twain and her husband Frédéric Thiébaud

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Shania Twain and her husband Frédéric Thiébaud

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"I understand that he wasn't well, that you don't act certain ways unless there's something wrong with you. There's something wrong with your stability," the musician added.

"I feel bad that he had those problems. So, it's not for him, not for, you know ... So, it's very hard to hate or not be able to forgive somebody that you believe," Twain continued.

"He’s a human being that deserves empathy and understanding. I think we all do, you know? If you're a criminal, just 'cause you're ... you don't hate your own parent or I'm speaking for myself, you know?" Twain, whose mother Sharon and stepfather Jerry died in a 1987 car accident, went on.

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Twain's latest comments about her ex-husband come after she spoke about the affair on the Armchair Expert podcast last year.

The Grammy-winning songstress said her now-husband Thiébaud handled the news much better than she did at the time. "He was so thoughtful about it all … It was not cool with him, but he was smarter about it," she said.

"I was uncontrollably fragile over it, which I had never felt before ever because I thought for once I was stable. I really believe that I'm safe, so that really devastated me I think more than any other instability I've ever felt," Twain added at the time.

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