Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle turned down a chance to join other Hollywood A-listers in Los Angeles because she refuses to uproot her beloved cat Pebbles.
Sony Music executives offered to rent her a 10 million pounds mansion in an exclusive Californian community after learning her council house in Scotland had been broken into but she refused their offer,
"Susan told us she couldn't possibly be happy without her cat with her, even though we told her we'd fly Pebbles over here too. She seemed terribly sad but said she feared her pet might not survive the flight and, even if it did, might not settle by the ocean," a Sony source said.
"She blew us away. We even offered her a housekeeper, assistant and a chauffeur but she stuck to her guns," the source added. The 48-year-old singer became Sony's golden girl after selling more than eight million copies of her debut album 'I Dreamed A Dream' and has always been worried that a move would upset her 10-year-old cat.
"Pebbles doesn't want to move. She's lived there all her life and cats hate upping sticks," Boyle had said in an earlier interview.