Tina Turner Relinquishes U.S. Citizenship
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:11:44
According to the The Washington Post, Tina Turner has filed paperwork with the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland to relinquish her American citizenship. There was an "activity report" from the embassy which indicated the request.
Since the singer "has no plans to reside in the United States in the future" and since she has few connections to America other than family, she is giving up her citizenship. It appears she doesn't need or want it.
Turner, who is 73, has been residing in Switzerland for two decades. She became a Swiss citizen in April of this year. She married her long-term boyfriend Erwin Bach, a German producer, in July.
Clearly, her life is abroad.
Before you get all patriotic and diss Turner's choice, realize that she is not "renouncing" her citizenship in a negative way. She is just relinquishing it and letting it go.
However, the end result is the same. She is no longer a U.S. citizen no matter how she parted ways with the status.
What is your favorite Tina Turner song? And what do you think of her choice?