During her freshman year at Cal State, Abdul tried out for the Lakers cheerleading team.The judges selected her from a pool of some 700, and within three weeks she was the squad’s choreographer.
“She pointed out that my body was different,” says Abdul. From then on I never felt right.” When she was 15, she received a scholarship to a dance camp near Palm Springs.And the airy dining room is fragrant with the smell of fresh-cut roses and tulips—and, Abdul suddenly notices, dog pee. ” For Abdul, 32, secrecy has at times been a way of sustaining pain. Since then, Abdul has experienced other highs: an Emmy for choreographing The Tracey Ullman Show, a Grammy for her Opposites Attract video, her 1992 marriage to actor Emilio Estevez. In 1991 her record company was sued by a backup singer who claimed that her voice had been used to enhance Abdul’s vocals; in 1994 her marriage to Estevez ended in divorce.“Oh, Punky,” she moans, scooping up her 1-year old Chihuahua. ” Then she stops, smiles and says, “Please don’t tell anyone my dog doesn’t have bladder control.” In fact, Abdul doesn’t give a hoot if the world knows her puppy’s secret. None of that, however, affected Abdul as deeply as the secret she has, until now, kept from almost everyone: her 15-year battle with bulimia.Paula Abdul has made earned herself a special position as a celebrity indulging in assorted fields.However, her personal life has been always kind of messy.The couple divorced in 1998 citing irreconcilable differences as the major reason. Although Paula Abdul has shared romantic relationships with quite a number of guys, she has never become a mother with children from any of her partners.Her post-divorce life is filled with flings with a few guys. Currently 54, Paula is living a single life at present.Been through two divorces, Paula Abdul has dated a few guys but hasn’t married anyone after divorcing with 2nd husband.WELCOME TO THE PALACE OF PAULA ABDUL, POP princess.There, in addition to training in ballet and modern dance, she learned how many of her long-legged teachers stayed so lithe. “Don’t do that.” Abdul didn’t—for a couple of years.“They were all throwing up their food,” says Abdul. As a student at Van Nuys High School, she reached her full height—all of 62 inches—and weight: between 100 and 110 lbs.