Over the years, Shania Twain has learned when to keep certain conversations light.
Speaking to singer and host Jessie Ware and her mother, Lennie, on a new episode of the Table Manners podcast released Wednesday, the pop-country icon recalled a dinner she once had with Oprah Winfrey, where the conversation turned awkward as they began discussing religion.
“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, and while the “What’s Your Pleasure?” musician mentioned the ’90s, it’s unclear when this specific dinner occurred.
“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.”
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