Gloria Gaynor, 80, returning to recording studio – and makes relationship confession | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | EUROtoday
Disco queen Gloria Gaynor is heading again to the recording studio this yr…..on the age of 80.
The double Grammy winner goals to launch a brand new album an astonishing 46 years after her iconic hit I Will Survive grew to become a worldwide dancefloor sensation in 1978.
Gloria, who says her twenty first studio album will replicate her soul, gospel and R&B roots, confirmed: “I’ll be recording in Nashville” in addition to revealing she desires to launch her personal line of sneakers and clothes to accompany the fragrance vary ‘Survive by Gloria Gaynor’ that went on sale final yr.
The singer, who turned 80 final September, advised of her exceptional profession comeback on the eve of this week’s US debut of a brand new documentary – Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive – that may play in additional than 900 film theaters nationwide for one-day particular screenings on February 13.
It tracks her often-tortured personal life, from an impoverished childhood throughout which she was sexually abused, and her rise to stardom that was nearly wrecked by a crippling spinal harm.
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It additionally tells of Gloria’s “devastating grief” over the grotesque 1995 homicide of her sister Irma, who was savagely crushed to dying throughout a random avenue theft.
Gloria additional opens up about her disappointment at by no means having had kids of her personal and tells how her 2005 divorce from her husband of 26 years – her former supervisor Linwood Simon – left her nearly broke.
Despite her age, she now insists nevertheless: “I would date. Absolutely! I love men and I prefer male company. Unfortunately, men don’t seem to really want to be friends.”
Though she might lack male companionship, the veteran performer says she feels “exceptionally proud” to have not too long ago moved into the “dream house” she designed and had constructed for herself in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey – barely a half-hour drive from the home in Newark wherein she grew up.
Gloria declared: “My childhood home was so raggedy that someone broke into it by knocking a door off its hinges. We were never able to put the door back because the wood was so rotten that it wouldn’t hold the nails.
“Many years ago, I asked God for an apartment that didn’t have any holes in the walls. Now when I show my new house to close friends, I tell them God is an overachiever!”