updated 12/21/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/21/2010 AT 10:05 AM ET
In a letter posted Tuesday morning on her official Web site, the country superstar opens up about her “renewed faith in love and commitment” and all the people in her life who supported her.
“In the last two and a half years of adjusting to life after separation and divorce, I needed to lean on others more often than I was accustomed to,” Twain writes. “These people have been gifts, and I am fortunate to have so many of these beautiful people – friends, family and beloved fans, [whose] support I cherish more deeply with each day that passes.”
“Talking about love,” she continues, “I am excited to share some personal news with you; I’m in love! Frederic Nicolas Thiebaud has been a true gift to me as a compassionate, understanding friend and over time, an amazing love has blossomed from this precious friendship. Fred and I are happy to announce, our ENGAGEMENT!”