Australian singer Sia has become a mother and a grandmother in the span of a year.
The Chandelier hitmaker, 44, who last year adopted two 18-year-old sons who were ‘ageing out of the foster care system’, revealed on Tuesday that her youngest son had just welcomed two children.
She excitedly told DJ Zane Lowe on his Apple Music podcast: ‘My youngest son just had two babies. I’m a f**king grandma!’
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‘I’m a f**king grandma!’ Sia has become a mother and a grandmother in the span of a year, after one of the teenage sons she adopted in 2019 recently welcomed ‘two babies’
Sia, whose real name Sia Furler, added that her adopted children now call her ‘nana’.
The Grammy-nominated artist joked that she was trying to get them to call her ‘Lovey’ instead, which is the nickname given to Kardashian ‘momager’ Kris Jenner by her grandchildren.
She also revealed on the podcast that other adopted son ‘recently came out’, adding: ‘He’s just blossoming and is the light of my life… I love him so much.’
Blessing: Sia, whose real name Sia Furler, said that her adopted children now call her ‘nana’
‘They were ageing out of the foster care system’: Sia first announced she had adopted two sons during an interview with SiriusXM in late May
Sia first announced she had adopted two sons during an interview with SiriusXM in late May.
The musician, who almost always covers her face in public to maintain her anonymity, smiled as she expressed her love for her new family.
‘I adopted two sons last year. They were 18, they’re both 19 years old now. They were ageing out of the foster care system and yeah, I love them,’ she explained.
The Adelaide-born singer did not reveal their names nor discuss them further.
Learning: During her chat with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music podcast on Tuesday, Sia said that her adopted sons, who are black, had made her more aware of racial prejudice in the U.S.
During her chat with Zane Lowe, she explained that her adopted sons, who are black, had made her more aware of racial prejudice in the United States.
‘I’m embarrassed that it took me to adopt two black sons to really understand what they go through on a daily basis,’ Sia said.
She admitted she was ‘very scared’ for her children, and had to show tough love to the teenagers when they weren’t being transparent with her.
‘I’d say, “I’m doing this because I’m your mother. I love you,”‘ she explained.
Sia also recalled one emotional conversation she had with her children, saying: ‘I don’t want to see you in prison… With your history and the colour of your skin, I don’t want to see you as that five percent that ends up in prison for life. I don’t want that for you.’
‘I don’t want to see them in prison’: Sia admitted she was ‘very scared’ for her children’s futures
Speaking to The Kyle and Jackie O Show last month, the notoriously private star said of her adopted kids: ‘They had extremely traumatic lives and I had the resources to adopt them.
‘These boys both had lived in about 18 homes each in their 18 years and never had any stability.
‘They had extremely traumatic lives and I had the resources to adopt them and give them the resources to deal with their trauma and any therapy for their problems and the difficulty they’ve faced.’
Sia said that being ‘newly rich’ was ‘really weird and fun’ and had given her opportunities to help others.
‘They had extremely traumatic lives’: Speaking to Australia’s Kyle and Jackie O radio show last month, the notoriously private singer claimed each teenager had been in about 18 foster homes each and was offering them the resources or therapy needed to deal with past trauma
‘It means I can make a lot of peoples’ dreams come true, which is the best feeling ever, especially now I don’t drink or do drugs, so that’s the new high,’ she said.
Sia is currently isolating with her new family in Los Angeles.
She had first mentioned being an adoptive mother in January, when she told GQ she had ‘just adopted a son’.
However, she didn’t mentioned she had adopted two sons until four months later.
‘I just adopted a son, I don’t have time for a relationship’: Sia first revealed she’d become an adoptive-mother in January by making a casual reference to GQ. Pictured: Sia in March 2017