Paula Abdul is a famous American dancer, actress, singer, television personality, and choreographer. She is famous for appearing in Lip Sync Battle, Dancing with the Stars, Family Guy, Touched By Evil, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and many others.
Paula Abdul's Early Life And Education
Paula Abdul was born Paula Julie Abdul on June 19, 1962, and is 56 years old. She was born in San Fernando, California, the United States of America to father Harry Abdul and mother Lorraine M. (née Rykiss).
Her father was born into the Syrian Jewish community in Aleppo, Syria was raised in Brazil and subsequently immigrated to the United States. Her mother, the concert pianist, grew up in one of the two Jewish families in Minnedosa, Manitoba in Canada, and has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors from Ukraine. She has a sister named Wendy.
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Paula Abdul's Career And Awards
Paula Abdul was first discovered by The Jacksons. Few members of the band had watched her while she was attending a Los Angeles Lakers game. She was then signed to do the choreography for the video to their single Torture.
"My only problem was how to tell the Jacksons how to dance," Abdul later recalled. "Imagine me telling them what routines to do. I was young, I was scared. I'm not quite sure how I got through that."
This success led to Paula Abdul's career of choreographer in music videos. It was also due to the success of the video that Abdul was chosen to be the choreographer for the Jacksons' Victory tour.
Paula Abdul has her own list of discography starting with Spellbound in 1991, Head over Heels in 1995, and lastly, Forever Your Girl in 1988.
As an actress, she has over 51 acting credits to her name with her latest appearance in the movie A Sister's Secret. Similarly, Paula Abdul has over 52 credits for being the performer and writer of songs in TV series.
For her awards, Paula Abdul has won two Primetime Emmys with other nine wins and a total of extra twenty nominations.
Paula Abdul's Personal Life
Paula Abdul is married twice in her life. She was first married to husband Emilio Estevez in 1992. Her relationship with him didn't last that long. Just after being married for two years, the couple got divorced in 1994.
She then married clothing designer Brad Beckerman in 1996 at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Connecticut. It also didn't go that well and they divorced in 1998. Later the reason for their separation was cited as irreconcilable differences.
On Valentine's Day of 2006, she made her appearance on Dr. Phil as part of a primetime special on love and relationships. She was set up on two dates, and Phil McGraw gave her advice. In 2007, she began her new love affairs with her boyfriend J. T. Torregiani, a restaurant owner 12 years junior than her.
Paula Abdul revealed to Access Hollywood,
He is a good guy. Things are looking upwards. It's looking good right now. I wasn't even looking for someone and that's what usually happens.
However, the pair broke up in June 2008, citing their hectic work schedules as the major reason. Paula Abdul was last seen with Jeff Bratton in 2010 but, they also separated in 2011. Now, she seems to be single with no dating relationships to talk about.
Paula Abdul's Net Worth
It is true that Paula Abdul is earning a huge salary from her career and has earned a high figure of salary.
As of early 2019, Paula Abdul's net worth is reported to be around $30 million. Paula is living a lavish lifestyle driving expensive cars.