British Singer Natalia Kills Has Changed Her Name Three Months After She Was Caught Up In A Headline-grabbing Scandal That Led To Her Dismissal From The New Zealand Version Of The X Factor.
The star was sacked from the panel of the reality TV show along with her husband Willy Moon after they were accused of bullying a contestant in a scathing critique on the programme earlier this year (15).
She was replaced by actress/singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte.
It has now emerged that Kills is hoping for a fresh start after changing her name to Teddy Sinclair, dropping Natalia in favour of a childhood nickname.
In a message posted on Instagram.com, she explains, "A year ago when I got married to Willy Moon, I took his last name (Sinclair). For a long time the friends and family closest to me have called me Teddy, and my husband decided it would be beautiful to spend the rest of my life with my most intimate name united with my married name... I've never felt more natural, honest and empowered."