Shania Twain Admits She And Oprah Winfrey Had An Awkward Conversation Over A Controversial Topic

Shania Twain and Oprah Winfrey have not always seen eye to eye.

On a new episode of the Table Manners podcast released Wednesday, Shania recalled the details to fellow singer and host Jessie Ware and her mother, Lennie.

Shania Twain Admits She And Oprah Winfrey Had An Awkward Conversation Over A Controversial Topic

The singer recalled a dinner she once had with Oprah Winfrey, where the conversation turned awkward once the subject of religion was brought up.

“I think one of my most memorable dinners was with Oprah Winfrey,” said Twain, 57, on the food-focused podcast, noting that the pair ate at a restaurant. “She’s such a smart lady.”

On the podcast, Ware, 37, prompted Twain’s story by asking about a notable dinner from her life, to which Shania answered at some location in the ’90s.

“It was great to just sit and have real talks, but as soon as we started talking about religion, it all went sour. So, I said, ‘Let’s stop talking about religion!'” recalled Twain. “She is quite religious.”

During her decades-long career, Twain has been interviewed multiple times by Winfrey, 68, and the pair collaborated on the 2011 docuseries Why Not? With Shania Twain, which ran for six episodes on OWN.

However, despite working together, the pair don’t agree on religion, as Twain doesn’t subscribe to a particular belief system. “I’m not religious in the sense that I’m dedicated to a religion. I’m much more of a spiritual person,” she said. “I would say I’m a seeker.”

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Twain then recited a classic lesson she learned the hard way: “Everyone always says, ‘Never talk about politics or religion.'”

At the time, Shania was open to having a conversation about their religious differences, however, she recalled, “It just wasn’t debatable.”

“There was no room for debate, and I like to debate,” added Twain. “Canadians like to debate everything. So, I’m like, ‘Oh, OK. It’s time to change the subject.'”

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Just this month, Twain released a new, ’80s-inspired single called “Waking Up Dreaming.” She recently spoke to The Sun about the decision to go topless on the song’s cover artwork, which sees her wearing a cowboy hat, colorful boots, and a white shirt tied around her waist.

“I styled that photograph myself. It was all about taking off the bra, taking off the shirt, tying the shirt around my waist,” the hit singer-songwriter told the outlet. “This is a statement of being comfortable in my own skin and just being really myself.”

And to anyone who has anything negative to say about the cover artwork, Twain said, “You have to be strong. I never really get angry with criticism. You can’t please everybody, that’s normal.”

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