Shania Twain recently shared Oprah Winfrey was one of her most memorable dinner guests, but turns out it wasn’t because it was all smooth sailing.
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During a recent episode the the Table Manners podcast, hosted by Jennie and Lennie Ware, Twain revealed her table conversation with Winfrey “went sour,” when the topic of religion came up.
“As we started talking about religion, it all went sour,” Twain told the Wares. "So I said, let's stop talking about religion… You know how everyone always says, 'Never talk about politics or religion.'"
She continued, "It just wasn't debatable. 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."
When asked where the pair differed in beliefs, Twain responded Winfrey is “quite religious,” while Shania prefers not to identify with a specific religion. "I'm not religious in the sense that I'm dedicated to a religion,” she explained. “I’m much more of a spiritual person."
While their religious views may have caused an unexpected turn in conversation for the pair, Shania says she’s lost no respect for Winfrey.
"She is just such a smart lady and it's just great to sit and have real talks," Twain said of their time together at the restaurant.
Listen to Shania’s full conversation with Jennie and Lennie Ware on the Table Manners podcast episode above.