Shania Twain revealed that a conversation about religion during dinner with Oprah Winfrey turned unpleasant.
The 57-year-old country singer from Canada recalls having one of her “most memorable dinners” with the 68-year-old talk show pioneer during an interview on the Table Manners podcast, which is hosted by Jennie and Lennie Ware. “She is just such a smart lady and it’s just great to sit and have real talks,” added Twain, recalling that the two had eaten at a restaurant.
“But as soon as we started talking about religion, it all went sour,” she added. “So I said, let’s stop talking about religion,” the singer went on. Winfrey is “quite religious,” continued Twain. When Ware, 37, questioned Twain about her personal religious convictions, she responded, “I’m not religious in the sense that I’m dedicated to a religion. I’m much more of a spiritual person.”
She added, “I’m a seeker.”
Ware replied, “But at least you knew to just stop it right there.”
“Right,” Twain concurred. “You know how everyone always says, ‘Never talk about politics or religion.'”
“It just wasn’t debatable,” said the 5-time Grammy Award-winning singer. “There was no room for debate. And I like to debate. Canadians like to debate everything. So I’m like, ok, I’m going to change the subject.”