What You Didn't Know About Delta Goodrem

May 16, 2011 By:
What You Didn't Know About Delta Goodrem

Forget botox, date a Jonas Brother. Delta Goodrem is nearly ten years older than her new “Jo Bro” beau, but you wouldn’t know it with the two of them arm in arm.

Delta and Nick Jonas were seen holding hands, and yes, they are making beautiful music together. No, they haven’t confirmed any dating rumors, but they’ve announced they’re recording music together in an LA studio. And she might just be making it on the U.S. music scene, but Delta isn't new to the business by any means.

She’s won a ton of awards. Delta has had more than ten number one hits on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) single charts, she’s won best female artist, best breakthrough artist by ARIA, and garnered herself MTV’s “International Viewers’ Choice Award”. She's been taking home awards before Joe Jonas even knew how to use a Chi.

She beat cancer. At the age of 18, shortly after releasing the single, Not Me, Not I, Goodrem announced she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

“I lost my innocence to cancer,” Delta said. “The world became darker…after several months of chemotherapy, I only had little tufts of hair left which were going grey. So I wore a wig and had my nurse backstage.”

After her chemotherapy, Goodrem beat lymphoma, but says the long-term affects have stayed with her.

“I used to get stressed out, but my cancer has put everything into perspective,” Goodrem says.

She was engaged. In 2007, Goodrem announced her engagement to singer Brian McFadden after he proposed to her on a trip to Bali. In April 2011, the two confirmed that they called off the engagement, releasing a statement saying the wished each other “every success and happiness in the future.”

She’s written songs for Celine Dion. Goodrem wrote a Middle Eastern-inspired song on Celine Dion’s album Taking Chances. Critics compared the song to Shakira’s music.

She’s an actress, too. Goodrem starred in a popular Australian soap opera, Neighbours. She also starred in the 2005 film Hating Alison Ashley.

Delta Goodrem may not even be thirty, but having beat cancer and gone through the breakup of an engagement, she’s been through a lot. And if she’s dating Nick Jonas, that’ll make her the world’s youngest cougar.

Well, next to Selena Gomez.