TV star Sinitta has seen her life change unrecognisably in the last few years. On the professional front she's been helping Simon Cowell mentor contestants on The X Factor. And in her personal life she adopted a young brother and sister, Zac and Magdalena. Sadly Sinitta's marriage broke down in 2009, and the singer is starting 2010 as a single parent. Recently she was the first celebrity to be voted off Dancing On Ice, but Sinitta's still embracing the new year in an optimistic frame of mind.
Currently, Sinitta is supporting the Disney Princess Dance initiative. The British Dance Council is hosting special children's sessions around the UK to teach the Disney Princess Dance to children under six - ask your local dance school if they're taking part.
Sinitta commented: "The Disney Princess characters really bring to together what young girls love – imagination, dress up and, of course, fairy tales. I speak from first-hand experience as my daughter is a huge Disney Princess fan! As I've done plenty of dancing over the years myself I'm pleased to be supporting this campaign and encouraging children across the country to get dancing."
Talking exclusively to ParentDish, Sinitta tells us here about her life as a mum and what her kids really think of Simon Cowell...
Sinitta, you've released your Greatest Hits collection, and many of your performances are on YouTube – what do your kids think of your music? Have you shown them your videos?
Sinitta is supporting the Disney Princess Dance campaign, in association with the British Dance Council, to create fun, easy-to-learn new dance steps. You can email here to find out if the princess dance is happening in your area.