Tulisa Unrecognizable After Surgery; Dating History & Net Worth Details Of N-Dubz's Star
British singer-songwriter, Tulisa Contostavlos, rose to fame after her band N-Dubz garnered success in the early 2000s. Tulisa, who has also served as the judge for The X Factor UK, has always been surrounded by media as she always seems to garner their attention.
From her long list of boyfriends to her failed plastic surgery, she has always been the topic of tabloid news.
Rumored Affair, Boyfriend Is Not Him
Tulisa was rumored to be dating Cher's music producer nephew, David King in 2017. The news became public after the two were spotted hanging out in Malibu.
Tulisa and David King get spotted hanging out in Malibu in 2017 (Photo: Splash News)
The pair met in early 2017 and were even working together on tracks for one of her albums. A source also mentioned that the two were living together at Cher's home in Malibu. However, the rumors of their romance A false after the identity of Tulisa's real boyfriend was disclosed.
The Demons Never Die actress has been involved in a committed relationship with singer Max George since April 2013. The pair has kept their relationship low-key, but sources claim that she is happy dating her boyfriend and is very much towards Max.
Long-List Of Ex-Boyfriends
Before dating Max, Tulisa dated English footballer Danny Simpson. The affair lasted less than a year with their relationship commencing in July 2012. The couple broke up in May 2013, reportedly due to a dispute over £1,000 Louboutin shoes which he had bought for her.
Tulisa was also linked with actor Jack O’Connell in March 2012. The news surfaced after she posted a couple of tweets hinting towards their affair. However, the romance was short-lived, and the pair parted their ways after dating for three months in June 2012 citing incompatible work schedule. Post their breakup, Jack started a new relationship with model Cara Delevingne in 2014.
The singer's first love was rapper and former bandmember Richard Rawson, whom she knew since the age of 10. They first met through Dappy, who was the third bandmate in N-Dubz and Tulisa's cousin. The couple romanced for about two years from 2010 to January 2012.
Apart from these men, Tulisa has also been linked with several other men including Adam Bailey and Judy. However, these rumors have never been confirmed.
Surgery Goes Wrong, Later Recovers
Tulisa went through cosmetic surgery in 2014 to increase her facial features and look more attractive. However, the procedure didn't work out as expected as she suffered an allergic reaction and ended up looking like "Finding Nemo."
The London-born talked about the disastrous procedure on Good Morning Britain,
"It does frustrate me a little bit, because I do understand from an outside point of view, someone looking in must go, “Why did you try to do that in the first place? Are you unhappy with yourself, have you got issues?” And I feel pretty detached from this, this for me is a shell."
She further added,
"The person that I am inside is very separate to me from this… you can get a bit carried away, and then I had the reaction and it was like ooh what have I done."
Tulisa was lucky enough as her disfigurement was not permanent and it dissolved after a short while.
Tulisa suffers the allergic reaction from fillers in 2014 (Photo: Metro.co.uk)
After the failed surgery, Tulisa has learned to appreciate her natural looks and no longer believes in surgically enhancing her beauty. After all, she looks great in her unaltered features.
Supportive Father, Wealthy Grandfather, Financially Independent
Tulisa possesses a mixed ethnicity as she was born from the union of a Greek Cypriot father and an Irish mother.
Her parents were both musicians. Her father, Plato “Steve” Contostavlos, was a keyboard player for the band Mungo Jerry; whereas, her mother, Ann M. Byrne, was a member of Jeep.
Tulisa is close to her father, Steve, and he even remained beside her when she was going through the tragedy of a leaked sex-tape with ex-boyfriend, Justin Edwards a.k.a DJ MC Ultra. Steve blamed Justin for releasing the footage and revealed that he never liked the guy. Further, he also talked about all the pain his family had to endure due to the immature and unaccepted behavior of Justin. Tulisa even sued the DJ for damages of up to an amount of £100,000.
Further, Tulisa also resembles her mother, Ann M. Bryne, including facial features and singing styles, although, their lyrics are very much different. The mother-daughter duo was even featured in a BBC documentary titled Tulisa: My Mum and Me, which was based on Ann's struggle to overcome her schizoaffective disorder.
Tulisa belonged to a middle-class family, which enjoyed the fortune built by her grandfather who worked as a senior diplomat with the United Nations. Her grandfather had given Tulisa £500 on her seventh birthday and even paid her school fees.
However, as her career progressed, Tulisa has become independent from her family and enjoys a substantial net worth of $4 million. She even owned a mansion in Hertfordshire which was later listed for sale on 21st November 2013 for an asking price of £4.5million.