Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Her father abandoned her when she was 3 years old. To this day he cannot come to terms with the trauma

Fall 2023 Nicole Scherzinger (check!) returned to the theater stage. After the success of the musical “Cats”for her role in which she was nominated for a prestigious award a few years ago Laurence Olivier Awardthe artist appeared on London’s West End in a new adaptation of the cult film noir “Sunset Boulevard”. It portrayed the silent film star Norma Desmond, who plans to return to the screens to remind the fans who were once crazy about her. The singer’s performance was appreciated by viewers and critics, who praised her in their reviews. “Nicole is captivating in this role. It’s a performance that could change her career,” predicts The New York Times.

Guesting on the podcast “How to Fail with Elizabeth Day”, the 45-year-old singer talked about her new professional project. The artist revealed that when creating her character, she was inspired by her own difficult experiences.

“Norma has huge problems with abandonment. She feels abandoned, lonely and empty inside. I feel like it was a matter of time before I played her role. I experience similar emotions myself. My biological father left us when I was about 3 years old. I didn’t think that “it will have such an impact on me, but unfortunately it does. I suffer from abandonment syndrome. I still have a problem with it,” the star admitted.

The artist was born in Honolulu, where she lived until she was 7 years old. After breaking up with Nicole’s father, who comes from the Philippines Alfonso Valientemother of the future stage star Rosemary Elikolani she married a German-American, Gary Scherzingerand the family moved to Louisville, Kentucky.

The singer’s mother worked in an office, and her stepfather was a welder. In interviews, Scherzinger described adolescence as a “difficult stage.” The reason was the family’s financial problems. To support her caregivers, the artist worked as a waitress, photo model and member of a band performing at a local amusement park.

In 2003, Scherzinger joined a burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls, in which she initially only danced. Over time, she also began recording songs, eventually serving as the lead vocalist. The band achieved international success with hits such as: “Don’t Cha”, “Buttons”, “Stickwitu” Whether “When I Grow Up”, which once dominated the American charts. A few years later, the star started a solo career. Scherzinger is currently preparing to return to the theater. The play “Sunset Boulevard” is scheduled to hit Broadway later this year.