Her parents divorced when she was two and her mother then moved to Timmins, Ontario with Eilleen and her sisters Jill and Carrie Ann.
Sharon married Jerry Twain, an Ojibwa, and they had a son together, Mark.
Her maternal grandmother, Eileen Pearce, emigrated from Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland. Her parents earned little and there was often a shortage of food in the household.
; born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter.