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G.R.L. News Archive
Well, the fans were right — the girl group's disbandment is officially confirmed!
Representatives from the British pop group released the following statement on Tuesday:
It looks like G.R.L. will no longer be a girl group!
Over the weekend, fans noticed that two of the Ugly Heart songstresses had changed their social media accounts — a sign hinting that the group had split.
Group members Emmalyn Estrada and Paula van Oppen's Twitter handles no longer include "GRL" — and Paula's has been completely changed from @GRLPaula to @eyesthatlightup!
And if that wasn't enough proof, founding member Lauren Bennett may have confirmed that the group was done with this cryptic message:
G.R.L. Releases Heartfelt Music Video Dedicated To The Memory Of Deceased Band Member Simone Battle — Watch The Touching Lighthouse Tribute HERE
This completely breaks our heart!
Now, the rest of the G.R.L. ladies are paying tribute to their fallen sister by releasing the video for Lighthouse featuring clips and photos of Battle during her happiest moments.
It's so sad what money can make people do.
At the time, Simone only had a few thousand dollars in her bank account, but she had a lot more on the way.
Due to contracts with Sony, Coca-Cola, and other companies, Simone's family could stand to inherit a large sum of her money, but there's a catch.
Simone's mother Donna Morgan has to be officially named the administrator of Simone's estate first. Her application is currently pending.
But it just goes to show that problems are only temporary, and sometimes a solution is right around the corner. So sad.
[Image via Twitter.]
Thank goodness she left behind so many musical memories!
Besides leaving behind the music she and her group made, Simone
G.R.L.'s Simone Battle Was Reportedly Struggling With Financial Issues, Causing Her To Fall Into Depression
This just gets more and more heartbreaking.
While her family wasn't exactly specific with the details, it appears as if they believed she was depressed over money issues.
She must've hid her feelings pretty well since her dad admitted he didn't realize something was wrong with his daughter.
Simone's family didn't quite understand how she had issues since she was part of a successful group, but others close to the singer said she was also frustrated with the fact that she hadn't quite made it in the U.S. just yet.
Whatever the situation may be, this whole ordeal is just disheartening.
[Image via Simone Battle/Instagram.]
EXCLUSIVE! G.R.L.'s Performance & Interview For Us Shows A Happy Simone — We Had No Idea She Was Struggling
We are still so shocked and saddened by the loss of so gifted a performer as Simone Battle.
Before she committed suicide, she and the rest of G.R.L. performed an EXCLUSIVE rendition of Show Me What You Got for us.
In both the song and the game of "Most Likely To" that we played with this girl group, we got a glimpse of her personality, which seemed upbeat and happy.
Her father also revealed that he never sensed that anything was wrong with Simone.
While you remember this late singer, ch-ch-check out these five talented ladies sing (above) and play the game (below)!!!