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Tina Turner's Tumultuous Relationship with Her First Husband Ike Turner

Rebelander Basilan
Dec 17, 2019
04:30 P.M.
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Legendary American singer Tina Turner spent her 20s and 30s rising to prominence while fighting an unstable relationship with musician Ike Turner.


Tina, who has been alluded to as The Queen of Rock' n' Roll, is currently living her best life, according to O The Oprah Magazine.

In her life, however, Tina once experienced a bitter ordeal at the hands of her first husband, Ike, who died in 2007.

Tina Turner at the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018/2019 show on July 3, 2018 in Paris, France. | Photo: Getty Images


When asked about the volatile and abusive relationship with the late musician, she told The New York Times:

"I think I'm ashamed. I feel I told enough."

The award-winning singer added that she doesn't have the foggiest idea whether she would ever pardon all that Ike did to her. 


However, Tina extends her final thoughts on the man who no longer owns her. She said that Ike is dead, so we don't need to stress over him.

As reported by CBS News, Tina, who is now a citizen of Switzerland, recently published a memoir entitled, "My Love Story."

Tina shot to fame as part of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before starting a flourishing career as a solo performer.

Tina Turner and Ike Turner in London in October 1975. | Photo: Getty Images


In the book, the plot thickens when, in 1986, the singer meets German record executive Erwin Bach, who is over sixteen years her junior; he was born in 1956.

A year later, the pair started dating. After a 27-year romantic relationship, they tied the knot in a civil ceremony on the banks of Lake Zurich in Küsnacht, Switzerland, in July 2013.

Tina said that it was the first time that she got married, as far as she was concerned.


"When Ike asked me to marry him, I knew it was for a reason. But I had to say yes … or it was gonna be a fight. And so then, when we drove to marry, that wasn't my idea of my wedding," she explained.

Tina had two biological sons — Craig Raymond Turner and Ronald Renelle Turner — with Ike. She also adopted two of Ike's children — Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner.

Tina Turner and Erwin Bach at the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Silos Opening And Cocktail Reception on April 30, 2015 in Milan, Italy. | Photo: Getty Images

Tina shot to fame as part of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before starting a flourishing career as a solo performer.

Having sold over 200 million records worldwide, she's one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She is noted for her dynamic stage presence, great vocals, and career longevity.