Shania Twain Says Dinner With Oprah “Turned Sour” When She Discussed Religion

Shania Twain has shared how discussing religion almost ruined a dinner with Oprah Winfrey.

The country music superstar and broadcaster have collaborated many times over the years for interviews and even a documentary, but Twain said during a podcast appearance Wednesday that their conversation once “soured” when the subject of God was brought up over dinner Table.

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Singer/songwriter Shania Twain pictured at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Theater on December 13, 2021 in Las Vegas. Oprah Winfrey at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 21, 2022 in Los Angeles. The two friends almost fell out over religion over dinner at a restaurant.
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“I think one of my most memorable dinners was with Oprah Winfrey,” Twain said on an episode of table manners Podcast with Jessie Ware and her mother Lennie.

The 57-year-old singer said she and Winfrey, 68, dined at a restaurant, adding: “She’s such a smart woman.”

On this particular occasion, Twain learned the age-old lesson: never discuss politics or religion at the dinner table.

“It was great just sitting there and having real conversations, but as soon as we started talking about religion, everything went wrong. So I said, ‘Let’s stop talking about religion!'” Twain said. “She’s quite religious.”

The You’re Still The One hitmaker added, “I’m not religious in the sense that I’m committed to a religion. I’m much more of a spiritual person. I would say I am a seeker.”

It’s unclear when this particular dinner took place, but Twain implied it was in the ’90s.

Noting the famous saying, Twain said, “Everyone always says, ‘Never talk about politics or religion.'”

She recalled that discussing religion with Winfrey “just wasn’t debatable.”

“There was no room for debate, and I enjoy debating,” Twain said. “Canadians like to discuss anything. So I’m like, ‘Oh, okay. It’s time to change the subject.’”

Twain was the subject of a Netflix documentary earlier this year entitled: Shania Twain – Not just a girland is expected to release her latest album in 2023.

In early September, she released an ’80s-inspired single called “Waking Up Dreaming” and posed topless for the artwork.

“I styled this photo myself. It was just taking off the bra, taking off the shirt and tying the shirt around my waist,” Twain told the British newspaper The sun. “This is a statement that I’m comfortable in my own skin and just being myself.”

Twain added, “You have to be strong. I never really get angry at criticism. You can’t please everyone. That is normal.”

Speaking of her upcoming album, Twain said, “This album is very lively and I’m very open about my lyrics on it, so it’s not a fluffy, lyrical album. It’s a happy album.” Shania Twain Says Dinner With Oprah “Turned Sour” When She Discussed Religion

Rick Schindler

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