Somewhere to call home. Sharna Burgess37 years old, now a citizen of the United States Dancing with the stars alum announced the good news with an Instagram video on Friday, October 7, telling her 981k followers how “important” to her she is. become a citizen after calling America her home for almost 12 years.
She actually looks like the All-American girl in the video, wearing blue jeans and a black shirt for the oath. When the Aussie native raised his hand and read his pledge, Whitney HoustonThe 1991 Super Bowl performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” played in the background.
“Something really amazing happened today,” Sharna wrote, adding a smiley face. “I didn’t know this would be so emotional for me.”
Dance expert – who accompanied Brian Austin Green since the end of 2020 – talk about the milestones she has achieved over the past 12 years in the states. “My son was born here, my life, love and career.. all are here,” she said.
Being a citizen is the pinnacle of it all. For Sharna, “the final step to becoming a citizen and ultimately having the same rights as all Americans feels very important.”
The ballroom dance expert told followers how it took her time to lower her roots. Something about a nomad, says Sharna, “Probably because I’ve lived outside Australia since I was 18, a lot of it gets carried out of suitcases and from country to country. Sometimes my stuff just ends up in the trash bag because it’s easier to move around. I have never even had to vote anywhere before.”
“I think I always felt like a gypsy looking for belonging,” she continued. “Fear of being in a place and also coveting its safety. But after that, America gradually became my permanent home.”
Over time, things settled down for the dancer, who welcome son Zane in June 2022. “Finally, I found my tribe here,” she said. “I bought a house here, I fell in love here, I gave birth to my son here.”
“Now, this last step is the last one that I never knew I needed so much. This very long search of belonging has finally come to an end. I, Sharna Burgess, am a citizen of the United States of America, and I belong here. “
Back in August, Sharna announced she won’t be back arrive Dancing with the stars next season. Explaining her decision, the new mom said, “I’m not ready to spend, at least, 10 hours a day away from Zane.”