|Eja D'Angelo Lange
|August 12, 2001
|American Musician, Son of Shania Twain and Robert John Lange
Shania Twain is one of the most popular female singers. But how much do you know about her son Eja Lange? The Canadian singer gave birth to her son in August 2001. At the time, she was married to Robert Mutt Lange.
Today, we will take a look at Eja’s mother and father, his biography, what he does for a living, and his relationship with his mother Shania. Let’s go.
Who Is His Famous Mother?
Born Eilleen Regina Shania Twain in August 1965, she is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Over the course of her career, Shania has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. At the same time, she is the best-selling female artist in country music history.
Born Eilleen Regina Edwards in Windsor, Ontario, her parents are Sharon Edwards and Clarence Edwards. Shania has two sisters, Jill and Carrie Ann. Her parents divorced when she was only two years old and then her mother moved to Timmins, Ontario. There, her mother got married to Jerry Twain, an Ojibwa from the nearby Mattagami First Nation.
Shania’s mother then welcomed her son Mark, and Jerry legally adopted the girls. They then changed their surname to Twain.
Because of her connection to Jerry Twain, the media has often wrongly reported that she is of Ojibwe descent. But she has publicly acknowledged him as her father for many years.
She did have a difficult childhood. Her parents earned little money, and food was scarce in the household.
Shania wanted to pursue singing from a young age and find solace in her music career. In Timmins, she began singing at bars when she was only eight years old. She would earn between $20 and $30 for performing between midnight and 1 am for the remaining customers in the bar.
Years later, she said that was her kind of performing arts school. While she disliked the idea, it put food on the table. She said, “My deepest passion was music and it helped. There were moments when I thought, I hate this. I hated going into bars and being with drunks. But I loved the music and so I survived”.
Twain rose to fame after collaborating with producer and later husband, Robert John Mutt Lange. Her second studio album, The Woman in Me, brought her widespread success and popularity. That album alone sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and spawned singles like Any Man of Mine. For that album, she earned a Grammy Award.
Her third studio album, titled Come on Over, released in 1997, is the biggest-selling studio album by a female solo artist, recognized by the Guinness World Records.
Throughout her career, she has won the Grammy Award five times, the World Music Award two times, and even has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Regarding her marriage to Robert Lange, she met him after he heard her original songs from the debut album. Robert offered her to produce and write songs for her. They met at Nashville’s Fan Fair in 1993. They quickly became close and got married in December 1993.
Shania is a vegetarian and a devotee of Sant Mat, an Eastern spiritual philosophy. In 2010, the famous singer created Shania Kids Can, a charity helping neglected children.
Who Is His Father?
As we said before, Eja Lange has a famous mother and father. His father, Robert John Lange is a South African record producer and songwriter. He is famous for his work in rock music and his marriage to Shania Twain.
He has worked with artists such as The Michael Stanley Band, AC/DC, Michael Bolton, Bryan Adams, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Nickelback, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, and many more.
Born in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia, today Zambia, he was raised in Durban, South Africa. His mother was a German, who came from a prosperous family. His South African father was a mining engineer. He was nicknamed Mutt at an early age.
Robert began producing in 1976, with his first major hit being Rat Trap for the Boomtown Rats in 1978. He produced the album Highway to Hell by AC/DC in 1979.
He is also a strict vegetarian and follower of the egalitarian teachings of Sant Mat. Unlike his former wife, Robert has not given an interview for decades and prefers to live a secluded life in Switzerland.
Now let’s talk about Shania’s boy, Eja Lange. Born in August 2001, he is famous because of his mother. But there is very little information on his life. Growing up, Shania shared little to nothing about him, save for a few moments on Instagram wishing him a happy birthday.
There is one thing we know about Eja. He loves music. Just like his parents, Eja is a musician. In 2017, Shania said, “He’s been making music for a few years now. He’s very devoted and a real hard worker. He’s got a crazy passion for making music, and it’s really fun to watch”.
According to his mother, Eja has eclectic taste, “He definitely listens to EDM, so that’s where he is as a fan, but he listens to all kinds of music. He likes a wide variety of stuff. Hans Zimmer is one of his biggest heroes. There’s a real broad spectrum in his life musically, so he makes all kinds of stuff and he orchestrates a lot of things. He loves to arrange music and write music. He’s just on his own journey”.
But while music is his life, he doesn’t want to become a performer. Shania said, “He’s not taking interest in being a performer, so I’m relieved about that if I was being really honest. I think he’ll enjoy music more than just being the creator of the music. It’s just really taxing being a performer, being the person out in front unless that’s what he really wants. He just has a quiet confidence about him. He doesn’t have that extrovert … type of personality. I think it will suit him well to be the creator”.
Here is a fun fact, he has a dog named Luna. And that dog has appeared in Shania’s video interviews. For example, in 2021, when she appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan, they asked her about the dog.
And Shania replied, “That’s my son’s dog, yeah. My son Eja has a dog, Luna, and I miss my son because he’s off doing his own thing so I had to get another little baby”.
Eja got his love of animals from his mother, who has had several pets throughout her life.
Inspiring His Mother
Eja was the one to inspire Twain to focus on her voice. His independence helped Shania in her deepest trouble. We know Twain left the spotlight to focus on her Lyme disease diagnosis. She would then underwent an open-throat surgery and had to relearn how to use her voice.
And at that point, Eja’s growing independence inspired her to seek treatment. Shania said, “I was on a long sabbatical, and my son was getting older. I love being a full-time mom, but I started thinking, What am I going to do when I have an empty nest? I had a problem with my voice; I was avoiding doing something about it”.
Then, she added, “As my son got more independence, I had more time to start focusing on my voice and I put all my energy into that. … I thought that it was just fatigue or burnout. But no — Lyme disease commonly affects the nerves. When I discovered a glimpse of hope, I ran with that”.
A Momma’s Boy
Shania welcomed Eja Lange back in 2001. And since then, he has been a special momma’s boy. In a 2002 interview, the Canadian singer said, “My priorities, of course, have changed. He’s my focus of every day. He’s just brought so much more love into my life”.
Shania moved to Switzerland with her husband when Eja was born, wanting to give him a normal upbringing. In 2008, his parents divorced, and Eja continued to live with his mother.
He has a special lullaby from his mom. The country star would sing him a lullaby when he was a baby boy, and she shared that in a 2005 interview. She sang, “Eja D, can you count to one, two, three? Isn’t anybody as lovely as my Eja D”.
Working With His Mother
As we said before, Eja and his mother have a special bond. While Shania has released countless albums and hit singles throughout her career, her latest release, Queen of Me, is probably the most special.
The reason for that is she worked with her son Eja on the song. She revealed, “He wrote it a couple of years ago. It was me just spending mom-son time going through what he was doing at the moment. Showing interest in what he was doing”.
The song was released at the beginning of 2023. Shania also revealed his reaction when she told him his song made the album, saying, “He just thinks it’s cool. He’s very professional about the way he goes about things. He’s got his head together really well”.
Is He On Social Media?
Eja tries to stay away from the public as much as possible. He doesn’t have a profile on social media, at least we couldn’t find one. His mother, country-pop star Shania Twain has a profile on Instagram with more than 2 million followers. She is the one responsible for posting updates about Eja Lange.
When you are the celebrity kid of one of the best-selling artists of all time, you probably do not have to worry about money, right? Well, there is no info on the net worth of Eja. There is, however, info on how much his mother earns.
She has a net worth of more than $400 million. And that is more than enough for the two of them to live a lavish life.