Tina Turner to relinquish U.S. citizenship

It looks like soul legend Tina Turner took a big step away from the good old U.S. of A. on Tuesday.

Citing an official "activity report" from the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland, The Washington Post reports that Turner filled out paperwork on Oct. 24 to relinquish her U.S. citizenship. According to the Post, the activity report states that Turner's only connection to the country of her birth is her family, and she "has no plans to reside in the United States in the future."

Turner, 73, who has lived in Switzerland for almost 20 years, took the oath of Swiss nationality in April. In July, she married longtime boyfriend Erwin Bach, a German music producer.

"Relinquishing" citizenship is not quite the same as "renouncing" it, but as Phil Hodgen of Hodgen Law PC wrote in a blog post in April, "you end up in the same place — you are no longer a U.S. citizen. It's just how you get there."


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