Looks like Tina Turner is trading in her American citizenship and heading to Switzerland. Well, to be fair, she's been living in Switzerland since 1995 and speaks fluent German. But she has just been awarded citizenship there, pending formal approval from state and federal authorities. The big question on everyone's mind now is why would she want to renounce her rights as an American? Many people speculate that high U.S. taxes have something to do with it -- but I like to think it is something else. Something more Hollywood ...
You see -- Turner has been living with her longtime partner and music manager, German record executive Erwin Bach, in Zurich all this time and it seems she simply loves it there. So why not officially make it her home? She was quoted in the German paper Blick as saying:
I am very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. I could not imagine a better place to live.
In fact ... if you choose to believe in happy endings, this is the oldest story in the book. Love can make you do many things you thought you would never do. I honestly don't see what all of the hype is about. People are lining up to become American citizens ... if she has found happiness somewhere else then I say more power to her.
Does it bother you that Tina Turner is giving up her U.S. citizenship to live overseas?
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