Katherine Jenkins Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th July 2015

Fact: Pregnant opera singer Katherine Jenkins sang Happy Birthday to British journalist/TV host PIERS MORGAN at his Great Gatsby-themed 50th birthday party on Saturday (04Jul15). Morgan, who turned 50 in March (15), threw the bash at his home in Sussex, England for 300 guests. Jenkins announced she was expecting her first child in April (15).

15th May 2015

Fact: Opera singer Katherine Jenkins will be among those performing at Queen Elizabeth II's four-day birthday bash next May (16). Jenkins was part of the launch of the 90th birthday plans at Windsor Castle on Friday (15May15). Members of the royal family will attend concerts on each night of the celebration and the Queen will be part of the last even, which will be broadcast live on television.

29th January 2015

Quote: "It's such an iconic music venue for the U.K. and you sort of go down the halls and you've got all the photographs of everybody who's recorded an amazing album there. It definitely makes you up your game. You think, 'Gosh, I better be on good form and sing well today'. I did all the tourist things too. I had my photo taken on the zebra crossing and signed the wall... It was a really special place to make the album." Opera singer Katherine Jenkins on recording her latest album, Home Sweet Home, at Abbey Road Studios in London.

17th November 2014

Fact: Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins remembered her late father on her wedding day by having his name stitched into her dress. She married U.S. director and artist Andrew Levitas at Hampton Court Palace near London in September (14).

4th June 2014

Fact: Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins has become an aunt. The classical star tweeted the happy news on Wednesday (04Jun14).

9th March 2014

Fact: Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins dressed up as video game heroine Lara Croft for a friend's recent bachelorette party in Las Vegas.

30th May 2013

Tweet: "Well, it's been a long day of rehearsals here in Japan. Time to take my £1500 worth of make up & my diva demands to bed #Haters #Lies #Nite." Classical singer Katherine Jenkins mocks a recent report she asked record company bosses to pay her $2,325 (£1,500) a day for make-up and hairstyling.

24th March 2013

Fact: Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins served as bridesmaid at her sister's wedding in London on Saturday (23Mar13).

12th December 2012

Quote: "My sister is getting married on March 23. I'm a bridesmaid... I'm singing at the wedding, I didn't offer as I thought she's probably sick of hearing me sing." Classical singer Katherine Jenkins is performing at her sibling's upcoming nuptials despite fears her sister is bored of her voice.

3rd October 2012

Quote: "It's really traditional. I wanted to make an album that my mum could put on and sing along because it's all her favourite songs." Opera singer Katherine Jenkins on her new festive album This Christmas.

17th August 2012

Tweet: "Watching the news and my heart is breaking for Tony Nicklinson & his family." Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins is upset after hearing British man Tony Nicklinson, who is almost completely paralysed, lost his legal battle for an assisted suicide on Thursday (16Aug12).

29th June 2012

Tweet: "Waking up in Vegas to so many wonderful birthday messages from you... Thank you, I'm really touched - you sure know how to make a girl feel special!" Welsh star Katherine Jenkins thanks fans as she turns 32 years old on Friday (29Jun12).

15th June 2012

Tweet: "A man at the pool just asked me if I was here on study leave from school/college & how my exams were going... Result!" Singer Katherine Jenkins, 31, is delighted after an admirer mistook her for a younger woman while on holiday in Malta on Friday (15Jun12).

22nd May 2012

Quote: "When you train so hard... and it doesn't end in the way it's meant to, that's pretty devastating." Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins on suffering a back spasm at the end of her salsa routine on Dancing With The Stars last week (ends20May12).

16th May 2012

Fact: Katherine Jenkins has made it through to the Dancing With The Stars finale next week (begs21May12), despite suffering a back spasm on Tuesday's live show (15May12). The classical singer will compete against William Levy and Donald Driver for the mirrorball trophy.

15th May 2012

Tweet: "Morning all... Thanks for your tweets of support & concern. The good news is that I'm feeling better, just a little sore #OnwardsAndUpwards". Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins is recovering well after suffering a back spasm on Monday night's (14May12) episode of U.S. TV competition Dancing With The Stars.

8th January 2012

Fact: Classical singer Katherine Jenkins put aside the heartbreak of her broken engagement by kicking off her latest tour at the New Theatre Oxford in Oxford, England on Saturday (07Jan12). The Welsh star announced her split from TV presenter Gethin Jones after Christmas (11).

17th November 2011

Fact: U.K. officials have offered a $8,000 (£5,000) reward to help locate a pricey brooch Katherine Jenkins was due to wear onstage earlier this month (Nov11). The $40,000 (£25,000) black diamond and ruby poppy pin was stolen just hours before the classical star performed in London.

9th October 2011

Quote: "People have done remixes of my songs in the past, but to work on a brand new track with somebody like David would be brilliant. I'd love that." Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins is eyeing a collaboration with dance Dj David Guetta.

26th August 2011

Tweet: "Just watched One Day. Loved the book, cried my eyes out 2nite but sadly, as gorgeous as she is, Anne Hathaway doesn't sound very Yorkshire!" Opera singer Katherine Jenkins joins in the criticism of Anne Hathaway's northern English accent in One Day.

6th June 2011

Quote: "Someone asked me the other day if I was going to sing. Why would I do that at my own wedding?" Classical singer Katherine Jenkins has no plans to perform at her upcoming nuptials. The Welsh star will marry TV presenter Gethin Jones next summer (12).

9th January 2011

Quote: "It would be really interesting if we worked together. I know she's controversial but she's so exciting." Lady GaGa is Katherine Jenkins' dream collaborator.

20th December 2010

Quote: "You know what the best bit is? Having a boogie on the dance floor with the squaddies. I love it." Opera singer Katherine Jenkins enjoys her morale-boosting trips to troops in Afghanistan.

30th November 2010

Quote: "People always seem disappointed when they meet me face-to-face. They comment on how small I am." British opera star Katherine Jenkins fears her diminutive stature leaves fans deflated.

25th October 2010

Fact: Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins has rented out her new London home to TV bosses of U.K. TV show The Apprentice. The mezzo-soprano will receive $75,000 (£50,000) to allow the BBC programme be filmed in the property next year (11).

4th January 2010

Quote: "I prefer not to speak for 36 hours before a show." Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins likes to keep her voice in shape.

30th November 2009

Quote: "No girl gets excited about getting older but I do feel I've achieved some of the things that I want to and I'm quite happy with the path I'm on. I'm hoping that in my thirties I'll be older and wise, because I was a bit stupid when I was young." Katherine Jenkins isn't worried about turning 30 next year (10).

30th November 2009

Quote: "I want to do it properly and be a good mum. It wouldn't be fair to be going on tour and stuff. I totally appreciate how much work is involved in parenthood - I see friends, what they go through and how tired they are - so I think you can't do that half-heartedly." Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins wants children - but only when she can dedicate time to raising a family.

1st November 2009

Quote: "They sent me a list of rules to observe but I was too busy taking photos of the toilet on my mobile phone." Katherine Jenkins on visiting British royal residence Buckingham Palace in London.

17th September 2009

Fact: Opera star Katherine Jenkins will join tenor Andrea Bocelli for a duet on his upcoming TV special Andrea Bocelli And Friends Christmas Special, set to air in the U.S. in December (09). Other acts scheduled to perform are Natalie Cole, MARY J. BLIGE and The Muppets.

5th July 2009

Fact: Take That singer and songwriter Gary Barlow is swapping pop for opera by penning a song for Welsh classical singer Katherine Jenkins.

21st April 2009

Quote: "I would love to do a one-off with someone like Kanye West. I really like Kanye and if he sampled some of my opera on one of his tracks, that would be amazing." Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins is desperate to broaden her style.

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