An official guest of Israel’s ministry of tourism, Abdul has been touring the country and visiting holy sites, museums and markets. Israeli President Shimon Peres also hosted the former Lakers Girl.
The Wrap reported on her recent trip to Israel. Paula Abdul said the trip has provided her the rare opportunity to experience the country like a “regular tourist” without the pressing schedule of a concert tour.
“I don’t get the chance to see much of wherever I’m at,” said Abdul, who described the visit as “the most magnificent trip I’ve ever taken … magical and emotional.”
Abdul said she was planning on holding a belated Bat Mitzvah, the Jewish ceremony marking a coming of age, normally held for teenage girls.
From music to dance to acting, Abdul has done it all. In her latest endeavor, she teamed up with Avon to curate a holiday jewelry line, Forever Selected by Paula Abdul. The collection, featuring glitzy earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and watches all hand-picked by Abdul, will be available at avon.com mid-November.