Being a part of a family, whilst wonderful can be tough. It’s especially tough when you see family members go through hard times. Boyle was in the unique position of being able to lend a helping hand to those in her family who were struggling to pay the bills. Whilst Boyle knows the importance of not spoiling her nieces and nephews too much so that they learn the value of things and of hard work, she certainly isn’t going to turn her back on them, especially if they need a little help along!
Her nephew, a budding fashion designer, was trying to find his feet in the fashion world, however, needed some start-up capital to get his business running. Aunt Susan to the rescue! She gifted her nephew £30,000 for a fashion business venture and also paid off her niece’s credit card debt. Boyle has also paid the mortgages on her family’s homes, which is a massive help – and most likely a cause for celebration for her family! She also helps out with car payments and any other little things – sure, she can’t buy them all Ferraris, but hey, at least they don’t have to worry about paying off the house! Tbh… we need one of those (a rich relative that is!)
Intruder Alert: Boyle’s Fame Attracts Crime
With her fame growing, Boyle became the subject of buzzing media and public attention. Her nephew’s words remind us of Boyle’s kind-hearted nature and generosity – however sometimes, this can be detrimental. In January 2010, Boyle traveled to London to record the Helping Haiti single. Along with a number of high-profile musicians and singers, including Miley Cyrus, Westlife, and Kylie Minogue, Boyle lent her vocals to the fundraising track. Their cover of “Everybody Hurts” made famous by R.E.M., had its proceeds go to rebuilding Haiti after a catastrophic 7.0 Mw earthquake struck the nation.
After her trip to London, she returned home to Scotland and found an uninvited guest inside! A young man was caught red-handed snooping around her house, basically turning everything upside down in an attempt to steal some valuables for himself! The Scottish police soon showed up and dusted for prints but didn’t seem to yield any results. A friend told the media that “Susan is unharmed but is obviously very, very shocked. The guy has seen her come in and bolted out straight past Susan.” Gosh, how awful! Poor thing, all she would’ve wanted would’ve been a nice cup of tea and to relax in her home….and she couldn’t even do that! Sadly, due to a very antagonistic, rowdy bunch, Boyle can’t even live safe and sound in her own hometown without being bothered… let alone assaulted!
Local Youths Have Made Boyle a Target
Now the fact that a celeb like Boyle can’t feel safe in her own home, let alone hometown where she grew up – well, that’s a disgrace. Seriously. 99% of Blackburn, Scotland’s residents are overjoyed to know that a woman who lives around the corner is an international singing sensation AND was raised in the same town! But as is the case most of the time, the minority spoils the fun for the majority.
That minority? Well, a gang of local teens who have been harassing the superstar. Initially, it was a 10-second spiel on the news, but it seems that things have spiraled out of control and have led to more serious measures being taken by Boyle. The teens would follow Susan down the streets, even assailing her with rocks and lit pieces of paper! Like, wut? Y tho? As well as physical abuse, this particularly nasty gang of youths (pardon the pun, great band btw), has grown the confidence to even yell insults at her! It’s no wonder Boyle has repeatedly called the police on them – with their numbers growing, it’s a surprise she hasn’t hired a security detail to follow her. Pretty rude. If you’re reading this, you guys are losers. Just drop it and find a job yeah?
She’s a Family Type of Gal
It’s just not in Susan Boyle’s nature to live in luxury, or in excess. She’s not like the Instagram influencers of today who’re dripping with the latest designer clothes or jewels. No no, Boyle is a lot simpler, and a lot more down to earth than that.
But whilst she doesn’t feel the need to spend it on herself, she also is quite aware of the fact that she shouldn’t be giving hand-outs to her relatives. So quite simply, she doesn’t. Seems like Boyle is the saver, rainy-day-money type of woman! Sure, she loves her family, and particularly loves her nieces and nephews, but isn’t going to just hand out all her cash like it’s nothing! If they’re in dire need of some cash though, well, Susan will help where she can. So, how did Boyle spend her hard-earned cash? By helping out those she loves most!
Britain’s Got Talent Was a Fresh Start for Boyle
Britain’s Got Talent did more than bring Susan Boyle fame: it gave her a new lease on life and a purpose. Her story shows how a kind-hearted and particularly gifted woman found her calling, even if it was later in life. So kids: don’t give up on your dreams! Her story is one which is extremely motivating, and shows that sometimes, good things come at times which are unexpected! We’re pretty sure Boyle had no idea just how much her life would change when she stood on that stage and sang the famous “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables! Just two years after her mother passed in 2007, Boyle stood up on stage at 47, in front of an intimidating panel of judges (ahem Simon Cowell! THE judge of all judges!) and gave it her all. It was time for her to be kind to herself, and it was her time to show the world her talent.
Today, more than ever, Boyle is the best she’s ever been, telling Daily Mail, “All my life I felt like an outsider looking in – but after that [BGT] I felt like part of life at last. I was always struggling to show I had as much ability as anyone else, and finally, I did.” We’re not crying, you are.