American singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer Fiona Apple’s love life has always been a great interest to many of us since the songstress barely lets out anything personal. Her former brief marriage to French photographer was revealed many years later in an interview when Fiona voluntarily spilled the details of her personal life. In the recent times, the singer has been rumored to be dating some new beau. However her new boyfriend’s identity still remains hidden and Fiona hasn’t confirmed anything just yet.
Born in New York City, Fiona Apple is the daughter of singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. Trained in piano since a very young age, Apple began composing her own songs at the age of 8. She released her debut album “Tidal” in 1996 when she was only 17. Her debut single “Criminal” won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, it’s the same song she had completed writing in 45 minutes. Even after 10 years, “Criminal” is still very popular and used in many mainstream TV shows like Orange is the New Black, Family Guy and American Horror Story.
Like the success Criminal received, it also received numerous criticisms and Fiona was attacked by the media with The New York Times dubbing her “a Lolita-ish suburban party girl.” Followed by the New Yorker saying she looked like an “underfed Calvin Klein model.” Apple has described “Criminal” as a song about using her sexuality to get what she wants — sex, power, attention. Her lyrics imply that these actions are involuntary, but regrettable. In interviews following the video’s release, Apple admitted to feeling uncomfortable about it, but not because of the perceived lascivious imagery. The sexual deviance on display accurately captured the guilt she felt for using sex to get her way; but it was also a source of pleasure for her.
Fiona Apple has made it big despite having a disturbed childhood with her parents’ divorce and being a rape victim at a tender age of 12. In an interview with Rolling Stone in January 1998, Apple admitted that she had developed an eating disorder following her rape at age 12 and further quotes “It wasn’t about getting thin, it was about getting rid of the bait that was attached to my body,”.
In 2013, Fiona Apple made headlines following an incident at a Fashion Week event in Tokyo in which she reportedly walked off stage when the crowd refused to, in her alleged words, “shut the fuck up.” Apparently during the Apple-Mills tour, the singer was picked on her body image by many people in the audience shouting rude comments like “You’re a has been!” but there's a bright side to everything and Fiona has a very loyal fan following who still stick by her side. Due to Apple's most fans being girls, it has often been baselessly rumored that she's a lesbian.
No matter what Fiona Apple has always come across as a very strong personality, the control she has in her own life can be easily depicted with the release of her album whenever she wants to and about her married relationship with French photographer husband had been a very good kept secret for so long. Her second album came out three years after Tidal so there’s a very little to no chance of Fiona Apple spilling the beans out on her new affairs anytime soon unless she really feels like it.
The singer has a net worth of estimated $10 million.