Shania Twain has been one of the biggest names in country music for decades. The singer became a superstar in the music world during the 90s, and she’s stayed an influential artist in the scene since receiving acclaim as the “Queen of Pop Country.” She’s had tons of hits and has won five Grammy Awards. She’s also released five albums, with her most recent being 2017’s Now.
Besides being a country icon, Shania, 56, is a loving mom! She’s only had one child during her life, but it’s clear that she absolutely adores her son Eja Lange, 20. While he’s mostly private, he’s also taken after his mom a bit, clearly inheriting some of her musical genes. Find out everything you need to know about Eja here!
Shania had Eja with her ex-husband
Shania married her first husband, producer Robert Lange in December 1993, and the pair welcomed Eja (pronounced “Asia”) in August 2001. A few years after Eja was born, Shania spoke about wanting to give him a well-rounded childhood in a November 2007 interview with People. “I would like him to be well-rounded, humble and honest, without having to be deprived to develop that character. When you don’t come from struggle, gaining appreciation is a quality that’s difficult to come by. So we go out of our way to try to keep him appreciative. We don’t keep him in a bubble,” she said. Unfortunately, Shania and Robert divorced in 2010, and she’s since remarried Frédéric Thiébaud in 2011, and the pair have been together ever since!
Eja is also a musician
With a producer father and a country superstar mama, it’s no surprise that Eja has followed in both of their footsteps in a way and become a musician. While he hasn’t put out new music in some time, he has given a taste of some of his remixes on a Soundcloud page, including pretty epic takes on classics like “Because” by The Beatles. While his mom is country-oriented, Eja prefers electronics with a lot of his music having EDM and dance elements. She revealed he’s more behind-the-scenes oriented in a October 2017 interview with Sounds Like Nashville. “I think he’ll enjoy music more just being the creator of the music. It’s just really taxing being a performer, being the person out in front, unless that’s what he really wants. He just has a quiet confidence about him. He doesn’t have that extrovert—you know everybody look at me—type of personality. I think it will suit him well to be the creator,” she said.
The mother-son duo have worked on music together
While their musical ideas may be different, Shania has revealed that she’s worked with her son on some music. Even though it’s not clear if they’ll ever release something together, she said they communicate about their tunes in a May 2021 interview on Live With Kelly And Ryan. “Every once in a while, we’ll get in the studio together, and we send each other ideas,” she said. “I play the guitar, and he uses synthesizers, and maybe someday, we’ll come up with something really great.”
Shania has spoken about loving motherhood
The Come On Over singer is clearly a doting mom. While Eja has kept out of the spotlight, she has shared a bunch of throwback photos of her son, back when he was a baby on her Instagram, especially when she celebrates Mother’s Day. While known as a musician, Shania is clearly a doting mom, but she’s also said that she doesn’t think she’ll have more kids. “I love being a mother. I wish I had more children. At 52, I don’t think I’m going to have any more children. I’m probably not capable. But I decided that, well, maybe I’m just going to stay where I’m at. I have a beautiful step-daughter and I have a beautiful son. I’m very happy. I just love being a parent and I would have loved to have had more kids,” she said in a 2017 appearance on Lorraine, per The Statesman.
Eja bought a house in 2020
While it’s clear that they’re still close, Eja has also set out on his own. He reportedly bought his first house in Los Angeles in December 2020, per Dirt. At just 19, he reportedly bought a $1.8 million starter house in the Eastside of Los Feliz.
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Former child reality star Collin Gosselin is now 18 years old and says he hasn’t been in contact with his mother or the bulk of his siblings for years.
“I want to believe it was because of TV and what being in the public eye does to a family,” the teen recently told “Entertainment Tonight.” “I think it tore us apart.”
The younger Gosselin is speaking out about his estrangement and the drama surrounding his family, which found fame on the TLC series “Jon & Kate Plus 8.”
Years ago, Kate Gosselin went public about putting Collin, one of her sextuplets, in a facility because she said he had “special needs.”
That came after her contentious divorce from Jon Gosselin.
The Gosselins’ series, which premiered in 2007, focused on their life raising sextuplets and twin daughters.
The show eventually became known as “Kate Plus 8” after the couple divorced in 2009, with episodes that aired off and on between 2010 and 2017. (TLC is owned by CNN’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.)
Jon Gosselin eventually was granted custody of Collin, who lives with his sister Hannah, at their father’s home.
But Collin Gosselin said his relationship with his mother Kate is nonexistent.
“It’s unfortunate that we didn’t have a relationship,” he said. “I think every son wants to have a relationship with their mom. But I’m doing very well.”
He also said he has not spoken with the four other sextuplets – Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah – or their 22-year-old sisters, twins Cara and Mady, in five or six years.
“I want to respect their space and their time and respect how they feel about everything,” he said. “So I’m kind of just waiting for the day that they reach out.”
CNN has reached out to reps for Kate Gosselin for comment. She is set to appear in a new reality series “Special Forces: The Ultimate Test” in which she and other celebs compete as part of a special forces training camp.
Justin Bieber, 28, and Pattie Mallette, 47, were spotted on a rare outing together this week. The singer and the his mom were headed to a church in Los Angeles, CA when they were photographed walking near each other outside. He wore a turquoise and light red hoodie, gray sweatpants, gray and white sneakers, and a white knit hat during the outing, and she wore a black leather jacket, jeans, and black boots.
At one point, Justin walked behind Pattie and they both appeared relaxed and content. She had her hair down and carried a purse that matched her jacket. It’s unclear if anyone else joined them for the service but it’s the first time they’ve been seen out together in public for a while.
Before Justin’s latest outing with his mom, he was seen on an outing with his younger brother, Jaxon, 12, who is the son of his father Jeremy Bieber. The siblings were getting coffee in L.A.’s Larchmont neighborhood and both wore matching black puffer coats. Justin put his hand on Jaxon’s shoulder at one point, showing off their close bond.
When Justin’s not hanging out with just his mom or siblings, he’s hanging with his wife, Hailey Bieber. The lovebirds, who were married in 2018, are often seen at events or on casual outings in L.A. and beyond, and also show off their love on social media whenever they can. They recently posed for cute pics while sitting on a plane together and the “Baby” singer shared them in an Instagram post he captioned with several red heart emojis.
The husband and wife also dressed to impress to enjoy a dinner at Nobu restaurant on Nov. 29. They were joined by Kendall Jenner and showed off PDA by holding hands. Hailey looked incredible in a red dress and Justin went for a more stylish casual look that included a hoodie and jeans.