On Sheryl Crow’s farm, sipping PG Tips in the singer’s Mc Mansion-like home, there are many things to discuss.
Things such as this 50-acre spread half-an-hour’s drive from Nashville, the result of a 20-year career in which she has sold upwards of 35 million records.
She mutters something indistinguishable, then says: “I don’t need closure from any of that. Even answering questions I have to, like” – Crow, who previously dated Eric Clapton and actor Owen Wilson, claps her thighs – “…I have to, like, dig. And the story I always told was that I’d do what was expected: I’d fall in love, I’d get married, I’d have a happy home, I’d have kids. And that story you tell about yourself can be the very story that limits you.
Pretty much my life exists right this second, and my boys are the first thing I think of [in the morning], the last thing I think of at night, and past relationships with famous people or not famous people, with good people, with bad people, with tortured, confused people – every relationship has served a purpose in my life.” This upbeat spin, she agrees with a rueful smile, is the way you progress, and free yourself from your past. Letting go of what it is your life is supposed to look like sometimes is the most liberating moment you will ever have.” She thinks, then, that you have to “let go of it and say, ‘you know what, maybe my life is not gonna happen in the order I thought it would’.
Certainly I wouldn’t have painted in some of the experiences I’ve had, like breast cancer.
But those are the experiences that have redefined my life.
She made an appearance in Jon Chu and Adam Sevani's "Biggest Online Dance Battle" against M&M Cru and was credited as a member of America's Best Dance Crew with Hok, another So You Think You Can Dance competitor.
She's made television appearances on The Ellen De Generes Show, Good Morning America, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! In 2008 she danced alongside Adam Sandler at the MTV Movie Awards 2008. Schwimmer also appeared in Christina Aguilera's "Candyman" music video as a jitterbugger.
So sometimes it’s not about this picture you paint about what your life is supposed to look like.She looks great for a woman half her age, and not just because she’s fresh from a morning being filmed for Country Music Television in her property’s clapboard chapel (just next to her stables, barn, another barn, office and her recording studio).Crow – friendly, relaxed, hospitable – pauses briefly before replying.The couple dated for almost three years between 2003-2006. But the shadow cast by the super-cyclist’s much-belated admission of illegal doping is long.And the memory of his televised “confession” to Oprah Winfrey a year ago feels fresh. I guess if I was married to a famous person, perhaps I wouldn’t get asked about it.