Singer Tina Turner has officially relinquished her United States citizenship, months after marrying her long-time partner in Switzerland, according to U.S. newspaper The Washington Post on Wednesday (November 13).
The 73-year-old "Simply the Best" singer tied the knot with German-born record producer Erwin Bach on July 17 at a registry office in the Kuesnacht suburb of Zurich where they live.
According to The Washington Post, Turner visited the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland on October 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.
According to the paper, the report filed with the voluntary relinquishment stated that she is fluent in German, she declared that she no longer has any strong ties to the United States except for family, and has no future plans to reside in the United States. Several outlets have noted that a relinquishment is different than an outright renouncement of citizenship.
Turner retired from performing after her last tour, which ended in 2009, and Turner became a Swiss citizen earlier this year.
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