Apparently not everyone born in America considers it as home. Tina Turner has decided to make Switzerland her permanent place of residence officially. According to Fox News reports on Friday, Jan. 25 Tina Turner is giving up her American citizenship for Switzerland.
The well-known superstar mega-singer and performer has lived in Switzerland since the mid-1990s. Now information has surfaced from the local Switzerland Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper claiming that the council has made the decision to grant Tina Turner citizenship.
However, the decision has an approval process first which requires official acceptance form their state and local authorities.
According to a rep for Tina Turner, when she becomes a Switzerland citizen she will turnover her United States citizenship.
Turner's rep told Zuerichsee-Zeitung the singer wanted to "clarify her situation." "Tina Turner will therefore also give back her US citizenship," she said. "I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live," Turner told the German newspaper Blick.
Tina Turner is originally from Nutbush, Tenn. And she has been a proud supporter of her community. However, news of Tina Turner giving up her citizenship caught Mayor Jo Matherne by surprise.
“Tina Turner -- as she has gotten worldwide fame -- has never forgotten her roots," Mayor Jo Matherne told FOX411. "We’ve been in recent contact with some of her people talking about some projects we have in Brownsville.”
“I think anytime a person, whether they’re world-renowned or the most meek and mild, makes the decision to change their citizenship we need to step back and think what causes that decision," Matherne said.
Tina Turner hasn't lived in the United States for a very longtime. However, many still consider her decision to give up her citizenship disloyal to her country. Nevertheless, the choice has been made and once the approval process is complete Tina Turner will officially become a citizen of Switzerland.
What do you think of Tina Turner's decision to give up her United States citizenship?
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