Ronnie Turner Is One of Tina Turner’s Sons Who Became an American Actor: Facts about Him and His Siblings
Tina Turner's son, Ronnie Turner, is the only biological son she shared with her late ex-husband, Ike Turner. Ronnie Turner kept out of the spotlight for the most part and settled down with a musician.
Ronnie was born Ronald Renelle Turner; his parents welcomed him in1960, the same year they met. Both his parents were famous; his father, Ike Turner, was considered one of the first people to start rock and roll, and his mother had a successful career as an actress and singer of the same genre.
Despite having musically gifted parents, Ronnie did not choose a career in music; instead, he became an actor and had a role in "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Although Ronnie is Ike and Tina's only biological son, the actor has six step-siblings from his parents' previous relationships.
He has multiple siblings from his father's side, including Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner. Craig Raymond Turner was his older stepbrother from his mother's side; he died in 2018, and Ronnie's father died in 2007.
Ronnie Turner Is One of Tina Turner's Son
Ronnie was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 27, 1960. He played bass guitar for his famous mom before pursuing an acting career. He starred in "What's Love Got To Do With It?" released in 1993, though had trouble establishing a career in the field.
His marriage to Afida Turner came in 2007. After his role in the film about his mother's life, his experience in acting became limited as he received minor roles. Besides acting, he played various instruments and could sing.
He played in both of his parents' bands after they separated in 1978 and chose to pursue music in 1999 when he played bass guitar for The Black Angel but later became a real state agent in California. He had an estimated net worth of 1 million dollars;
After his father's passing, his stepbrother confirmed Ronnie received money from a trust fund. Ike Jr. and Ronnie had a good relationship and spoke often; Ike Jr. also said of Ronnie:
"He's in great health and married to singer Afida Turner."
Craig was Tina's first child; his father was saxophonist Raymond Hill. Craig was born on August 29, 1958, to a mother who was only 18. Craig was a real estate agent, and according to reports, he worked at Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills, California. After Craig's passing, his mother shared the news on social media and called it her "saddest moment as a mother."
Craig died on Thursday, July 19, 2018; close friends and family gathered to spread Craig's ashes in California. He was 55 when he died, but Tina said he would "always be my baby."
Tina adopted Ike Jr. and Michael after she married their father in 1960; Ike Jr. was born in 1958 to his father and his biological mother, Lorraine Taylor. He said Tina was the only mother he knew, as he was two years old when she came into his life. However, according to Ike Jr., Tina turned her back on her family after his father's death. He said:
"My mother is living her life – she has a new husband, and she's in Europe."
Very little information is known about Michael as he led a private life; Ike Jr. revealed that Michael needed medical support and lived in a convalescent home in Southern California; he said Tina did not visit but sent money.
His Dad Ike
Tina and Ike had a rocky relationship during which, in her well-documented life, Tina accused Ike of being abusive. The ex-couple were not only married with children but also worked together.
Ike did not witness the death of their son, Craig Turner, as he passed away in 2007 at 76. After his death, Tina married Erwin Bach, a German music executive. Their relationship began in 1986, and they got married two decades later, in July 2013.