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Inside Tina Turner's complicated relationship with her mother

Cynthia Rita
Aug 20, 2018
11:59 P.M.

Tina Turner revealed that she lost a lifelong battle to win her mother’s love.

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“My mother didn’t love me, it was as simple as that. Even when I was a little girl, I knew she didn’t love me.”

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And that became her tragedy all her life.

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Even though Tina had huge troubles with Ike, her mother was unsupportive of her daughter and claimed that it was Ike who made her into a success because he was a star when he met Tina.

Even though she tried to escape from him to her mother’s house Zelma betrayed her.

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One day, the news came, that her mother has passed away,

“Even although I was away, I called daily. One afternoon I was preparing for a bath when someone came in and said, ‘Tina, ma died.’ I just screamed and screamed.”

Ike also came to the funeral, which caused Tina to be really angry, but, her mother wanted him to be there.

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Ike had allegedly used Tina’s mother to draw the attention of the press.

Tina’s family was not poor and lived a modest life, but her parents had tough relations.

“When my mother was pregnant with me, she was leaving my father. She was a very young woman and she didn’t want another kid. When I was very young, I wondered why we weren’t close, but I was always a loner. And then I became more independent and didn’t care anymore.”

Tina also had found out that she was an unwanted child.

“I confronted her years later when a European psychic explained to me that I had been an unwanted child while still inside her. I said, ‘Ma, I want to talk to you because we never got along’. And she cried and told me that it was true.”

What do you think about her mother?

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