While we may not have seen much of her face over the years, we can confirm it’s one of a very proud, and socially conscious grandmother!
Songwriter and pop star in her own right, Sia, announced back in May that she had adopted two Black teens just before it was time for them to leave foster care. Now both are adults, one has made the decision to come out as a gay man, and the other is a brand new father of two, himself.
"I'm a f****** grandma!" she told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in a recent interview, explaining that the children call her "Nana" at the moment but she’s trying to change that.
"I'm trying to get them to call me 'Lovey,'" she says.
Sia also spoke at length about the arduous adoption process she and the boys, who lived in "18 different locations in their 18 years," had gone through over the last year. "I'm a little bit jaded now after investigating the foster system as much as I have done in the last year," she admits, “because it’s completely corrupt; it’s failing us.”
Although the transition to a family has been a struggle, Sia and her sons have been learning to trust one another and are beginning to celebrate their new lives together. "One recently came out," Sia said, "and he’s just blossoming and is the light of my life."
However, in light of recent social justice issues taking the driver’s seat around the globe, she admits being "very scared" for her children. “I’m embarrassed that it took me to adopt two Black sons to really understand what they go through on a daily basis,” she says.
"I’m just trying to do my best for them."
Don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of Sia’s full face in the near future. The singer-songwriter is ditching her disguise as she promotes her upcoming directorial debut, Music, which is tentatively set for a September release in theaters and IMAX. She also wrote 10 songs for the soundtrack, including the current uplifting single, “Together."