Stars who are known only by their first names are rare. But after 15 years and more on the music scene and in the papers, this is a distinct possibility for the girl from Cardiff who now lives in Pembrokeshire.
From the earliest days of Catatonia in the early '90s, it was apparent that Cerys Matthews had an unusual talent. With that unique voice, and the spark that ignited the band's potential, it was no wonder Catatonia became so successful.
But under the spotlight of success, Cerys's private life and social habits became a target for the paparazzi and the gossip columns. In 2001, Catatonia split in the midst of concern for Cerys's health because of her alcohol use and her own admission to depression. She disappeared under the radar and holed up in a shack in the woods near Nashville, the capital city of country music.
Out of this experience, her first solo album was released to great anticipation in 2003. Cockahoop was perhaps no the progression her fans from the Catatonia days were expecting, but in the folk/country feel of it, that voice shone through, making the album a pleasure to enjoy and a success story.
Cerys had also got married, and had two children with husband Seth Riddle, a music producer from South Carolina. She got married near her parents' home in Pembrokeshire, and her roots obviously run deep, because now she's come home to raise her children, although the marriage is now over.
In the meantime, the gossip columns went into a frenzy when Cerys went to an Australian jungle to take part in I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! Here she met actor Marc Bannerman, and there was an instant attraction, which made headlines because of his ongoing relationship.
So what are Cerys's plans now? Do the children enjoy living in Wales? And has that amazing musical gift been passed down a generation? With performances by Cerys and her new musical friends, harpist Catrin Finch, here's your chance to catch up with Cerys and get the story in the star's own words.
© 2012 S4C
O Gymru / Made in Wales