According to ABC News on Jan. 25, singer Tina Turner is ready to trade in her U.S. citizenship to become a citizen of Switzerland. The “Proud Mary” singer was born in Tennessee but has been living in Kuesnacht, a community just outside of Zurich, since 1995.
Turner has already petitioned for citizenship with the local council. Legal residency is not far behind. She needs only to wait for signatures from state and federal officials.
Karin, Rhomberg, spokesperson for the 73-year-old, told the local newspaper Zuerichsee-Zeitung that "Tina Turner will therefore also give back her U.S. citizenship."
The announcement should come as no surprise to those who have been paying attention. Turner has previously praised the country and went on the record with the German publication Blick saying she was very happy and felt at home in Switzerland. She even went as far as to say she couldn’t think of a better place to live.
The timeless beauty may have several reasons for the big change. She has lived outside Zurich since first moving there with longtime partner, German music manager Erwin Bach. Perhaps she wishes to make things more permanent between them. Others speculate that it may have something to do with increasing U.S. taxes for big earners and that Turner is simply looking to protect her income. With more than 200million records sold, that income is worth protecting.
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