Now compared to the critical Simon Cowell, fans look at Piers Morgan and swoon. But not just for his comments and niceties: he’s a bit of a salt-and-pepper (he’s not grey yet!) fox! The 54-year-old judge, who would’ve been in his mid-40s at the time Susan Boyle auditioned, definitely well, caught her eye!
Funnily enough, Boyle opened up to the media – her candid interviews are mildly shocking but also entertaining, with her quickly admitting that she did have a little crush on Piers Morgan! When she was asked if she still had hopes of marrying Piers, who helped discover her, Boyle told The Sun, “Oh no, I’ve moved on from fancying Piers. It’s been nine years!” She continued, “He’s been a wonderful support over the years and I would like to think he would still continue to support me now.” Geez, the reporters can be pesky – just because she’s got a crush, doesn’t mean she’s going to marry him! Anywho, he’s since married. So there’s that.
Boyle’s Comeback is the Return We’ve Been Waiting For!
Boyle, now 58-years-old, has managed to steer clear of the limelight in recent years. It’s been a long 5 years since she updated anything on social media. So when she finally jumped back online after the longest time – like seriously, can you imagine not being on IG for 5 years? Also wow, IG has been around that long? Ok, we’re old. I’m crying now.
Her last post, dated November 10, 2013, was looking very lonely. That was until just recently when a video montage of her performances over the years was posted! The caption read: “Susan Boyle is back and ready to remind the world of her voice that inspired millions and her incredible journey over the past nine years.” Weow!
Fans Are Ecstatic at the News!
After five long years, fans were stunned: Boyle got social media! And what’s better? She posted on Instagram that she was planning a big ole comeback! Comments on her announcement were reportedly very excited: “So happy! We’ve been waiting.” “Sooo glad to hear that there’s more to come in the near future from this amazing lady with the angelic voice.”
Naw. We love social media sometimes. Definitely just the type of words of encouragement to get Susan inspired and ready to deliver for her fans. Susan’s Instagram followed up with another post thanking her fans for the loving notes and support! Cute!
Where’s Susan Been Hiding Out All This Time?
In an interview with The Sun, the singer responded to why fans haven’t heard from her in quite a while. “...I’ve been out of the spotlight for a while, but that was my decision.” It seems that after the whirlwind fame fairy tale, things took their toll – the international tours and mainstream media were just a bit much at the time.
But Boyle, with renewed vigor, is back, and back in a big way! With her brief hiatus, Boyle took a break from the media to firstly settle her nerves and also to get fit! Ok self-care 101: think about yourself for once. She knew that if she wasn’t 100% in her head and in her skin, she wouldn’t be able to keep it together. So she took a much-needed rest, an objective step back, and now she’s “lost a bit of weight and I’m ready to come back with a bang.” Yaaasss! But there’s more to this story: go on, we know you want to know!
She Needed Some “Me Time”
Sure, hearing a 57-year-old woman say that she’s only just maturing and growing up now might seem a bit of a stretch, but well, that’s exactly what Boyle said she needed. After living for others, Boyle was finally able to have the “me time” to focus on herself and her dreams and grow into her headspace.
After 2009, Boyle’s world was turned upside down, in an extraordinary way. Whilst she was catapulted to fame and won millions of adoring fans, it was somewhat bittersweet: she was simultaneously diagnosed with Asperger’s. But for Boyle, this news was positive: she finally knew why she’d always been a little different! This spurred her on even more, and she felt that her life was only just beginning! She told The Sun, “The old Susan Boyle has grown up, well she needed to, and now I’m back and raring to go.”