Shania Twain Sends Mutt to the Doghouse—Permanently

Apparently Shania Twain has decided that, “From This Moment On,” she’d rather be single.

According to People magazine, Twain’s rep, Jason Owen, announced today that she and her husband, producer Robert “Mutt” Lange, “are separating after 14 years of marriage.”

Owen went on to say, “This is a private matter and there will be no further comment at this time.”

Twain, 42, and Lange, 59, might not be talking, but the state of their union has been the subject of speculation for some time. Rumors began circulating in 2000 that their marriage was in turmoil, and the chatter seemed to gain credence when Twain retreated to Tour-de-Peliz, Switzerland, because she “needed a break, physically and mentally” from “the whole ‘Shania’ thing.” In a 2002 People interview, Twain conceded that she and Lange “are very different.”

Though the cause of the split is unknown, the differences apparently grew too vast to overcome.

Hopefully Shania will at least be able to mine some songwriting gold from the split, what with heartache being a country-music staple and all.

As for Mutt, maybe he should put in a call to this guy.