Inside Charlotte Church's life now - £25m fortune blown, new job and lifestyle overhaul

Charlotte on This Morning
Charlotte Church has admitted she is not a millionaire 'anymore' -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Charlotte Church's life has taken a dramatic turn since her days as a global singing sensation with a £25million fortune.

The Welsh singer, who captured hearts at just 12 years old with her angelic voice, is now 38 and living a markedly different lifestyle.

After venturing into pop music in 2005 and selling over 10 million records, Church had accumulated an impressive £25million by the age of 17.

However, by 2010, following her split from former fiance and rugby player Gavin Henson, her net worth was reported to have halved to £11 million.

Today, Charlotte, who has embraced a new calling at her wellness retreat, candidly admits she's no longer part of the millionaire's club, the Mirror reports.

Charlotte Church, pictured in 1999
Charlotte first rose to fame as a classical singer at age 11 before she started singing pop music in 2005 -Credit:NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

The mother of three has downsized, reportedly selling her property, the Spinney in Dinas Powys, which she bought for £1.3 million in 2010.

Church, known as the 'Voice of an Angel' and mother to Ruby, 15, Dexter, 14, and Frida, 2, with husband Jonathan Powell, stepped away from the limelight to focus on her family.

Although she hinted at a potential return to music in 2022, she insists that her children are her priority.

She shared: "My main job in life is as a mother, so as long as [work] doesn't take me away from my beautiful babies too much."

Charlotte also expressed her desire to create more music, saying she'd be thrilled if someone would fund her next album.

She revealed in an interview: "The album I want to make is going to be traversing many different styles and I need an orchestra, which is expensive.

"But, to be honest, I'm mellow now. I've been doing this since I was 12 so I don't feel like I've got anything to prove," OK! magazine reported.

In a chat with BBC One Wales in 2014, Charlotte admitted her financial struggles despite her thriving career, stating: "I will have to work for the rest of my life.

"Not because I want to but because I have to. I always understood that all that stuff isn't important and my career was not the be and end all."

In the same year, she confessed to Stylist magazine about her need to sustain her hefty spending habits. "I haven't got a lot of money.

"I've got enough to be comfortable if I was reasonable for the rest of my life, but I'm not reasonable, so I will have to find a way to sustain my lifestyle."

Charlotte, who turned her focus to community-building post parenthood, ran a free-to-attend school out of her expansive six-bedroom Spinney home, which boasts three acres of land and was listed at £2.25 million last year.

Earlier this year, reports indicated the property was sold after its listing price dropped to £2million.

Charlotte with teen daughter Ruby
Charlotte with her teenage daughter, Ruby -Credit:Charlotte Church/Instagram

The Sun divulged last month that Charlotte netted nearly a million-pound profit from the sale, announcing that she intended to "massively downsize" and move into a semi-detached house with her family.

The move has been partly attributed to financial reasons, with Charlotte revealing in a recent chat with Closer magazine: "I am not a millionaire anymore."

She described the Spinney as "beautiful" boasting a "big mansion house" and proximity to a forest.

Charlotte explained to Closer: "We had a school there for a bit and a studio. When it is used by the community, it makes sense, but when it is not used, it doesn't."

In June last year, Charlotte ventured into a new phase of her career with the launch of her wellness retreat in the countryside, named The Dreaming.

Discussing the £1.5million refurbishment of the expansive property in Wales, which was once Laura Ashley's home in the Elan Valley, Charlotte shared the challenges she faced with planning hurdles.

The retreat is notable for its unique "womb room" and vagina-shaped showers.

On Nick Grimshaw and Angela Hartnett's Dish podcast, Charlotte opened up about the transformation of the impressive estate.

She remarked: "We're flanked by two waterfalls, either side. One which has got hydro mill, so we get a lot of our power from the hydro mill in the Elan Valley, which is situated in the Cambrian Mountains."

Gushing about her new life, she said: "And it's just like, oh, it's so beautiful. I love it so much. I've been doing a renovation of it for the last two years, which was hardcore.

The singer with her baby girl Frida
The singer and her baby girl Frida -Credit:Instagram

"But amazing. Like I really got to just be really creative and just put like, all of my creativity into, into something so different to, you know, music or anything that I would generally think I was creative at, I suppose."

Describing her pursuits at the retreat, she said: "I'm a sound healer now, so I'm doing stuff at The Dreaming, which is really about pulling out the strands of how sound can be used for healing, how voice can be used for healing.

"I wanna sort of try and meld this idea of music and healing, and voice and healing, with that joy and ecstasy."

The organised getaways start at a rate of £450 for three-day stays, however The Dreaming does offer a "pay what you can space on every three-day retreat".

There are numerous activities available, such as yoga, a sound healing ceremony, foraging, mythic storytelling, star-gazing, cold water immersion, dawn singing, den building, sensory portal construction, painting, dancing, dream work, outdoor cinema screenings, herbalism, woodcraft, meditation, Qi Gong, silent discos and nocturnal forest bathing.

In addition to immersing visitors in nature, the retreat serves hearty, homemade vegetarian meals. The manner of food selection and preparation is something Charlotte has fully embraced, having recently revisited her overall approach to nutrition.

Speaking to the Mirror last year, she said: "I've just read a book, Ultra-Processed People by Chris van Tulleken, which has completely changed my eating habits, which will therefore change my life. It explains how we're all eating all these chemicals, which disrupt the appetite pathways."

"The correlation with obesity is frightening our bodies don't even know what's hungry and what's not.

"My relationship with food was always a bit of a rebellion, I think in part because I was scrutinised so much as a young person and throughout my life. My weight was always part of that scrutiny, so I really kicked against it."

"I was really insistent that I would do and eat whatever I wanted 'I'm not becoming what you think I should be'. So when it came to food, I might try changing things for a couple of days, but had absolutely no sticking power."

"I had a pretty well-balanced diet, but I totally ate junk food as well, had loads of sweets I was a proper sugar fiend. I ate whatever I wanted, all of the time.

"I always assumed that when I had to really start to watch what I ate, to look after my body, which I was thinking would be when I was about 40, it was going to be really difficult but I would just have to do it."

"But something in this book has clicked and it completely changed my diet overnight, cutting out anything that's not 'real' food.

"It hasn't even been a struggle, which I never in a million years thought would happen. I'm pleasantly surprised by the ease of this transition."

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