What's love got to do with it? Tina Turner relinquishes U.S. citizenship
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
11/15/2013 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Tina turner, the driving voice behind such classics as "Proud Mary" and "What's Love Got to Do with It?" has always seemed quintessentially American. A longtime survivor who underwent ordeals to become one of the most recognizable voices in music, Turner served as an inspiration to the world. Now a citizen of Switzerland, Turner has now relinquished her American citizenship.
"I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here," Tina Turner told a German newspaper in January. "I cannot imagine a better place to live."
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The official word lays it all bare: "Long-time Swiss resident Tina Turner" was in the embassy Oct. 24 to sign her "Statement of Voluntary Relinquishment of U.S. Citizenship under Section 349 (a)(1) of the INA" - the Immigration and Naturalization Act.
Living in Switzerland for nearly two decades, Turner married her boyfriend of 27 years, German music producer Erwin Bach last July. Turner had taken the oath of Swiss nationality on April 10th. Fluent in German, Turner declared that she no longer has any strong ties to the United States "except for family, and has no plans to reside in the United States in the future."
The key word in the embassy report is the term "relinquishment," which a knowledgeable source says, is that Turner did not "formally renounce her U.S. citizenship under 349(a)(5) Immigration and Nationality Act, but took Swiss citizenship with the intent to lose her U.S. citizenship."
in contrast to a formal renunciation, a far more complex process, there are no "tax or other penalties for loss of citizenship in this fashion."
Turner, soon to be 74 years of age, retired from the concert stage in 2009. She had an abusive, 14-year marriage to Ike Turner, who she divorced in 1976. It was with Ike that she recorded Jessie Hill's classic "Ooh Poo Pah Doo," and John Fogerty's "Proud Mary."
"I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here," she told a German newspaper in January. "I cannot imagine a better place to live."
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