Early life[ edit ] Tiffany was born in to James Robert Darwish and Janie Wilson, who divorced when she was very young. She grew up in Norwalk, California. Tiffany began singing around , when she was four years old, and learned the words to the song " Delta Dawn ". After the divorce, she resided with her father, but in her adolescence she rebelled against his strict Baptist parenting. While attending Leffingwell Christian High School, a group of friends and she behaved in a manner which contravened the regulations imposed in their upbringing; she acknowledged this on Celebrity Ghost Stories in In , Tiffany toured several cities in Alaska.