Tina Turner's Married Life With Longtime Boyfriend Turned Husband Erwin Bach-Became A Domestic Violence Victim During Her Relationship With Late Ike Turner
Reportedly 22.1 % of women are physically assaulted by their partner or spouse in America. The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner is one of them. She became domestic violence victim several times during her 14 years of married life with former husband Ike Turner which she mentioned in her memoir I, Tina. They divorced in 1978.
The American-born Swiss singer then started dating Erwin Bach. The couple tied the knot in 2013 after 23 years of romance. How is their relationship going on? We have all the details here.
Singer And Actress Tina Turner's Married Life With Longtime Boyfriend Turned Husband Erwin Bach
Tina Turner and her husband Erwin Bach are happily married since 2013. Bach who is German music executive is 16 years younger than Turner.
After dating for 27 years, Turner and Bach eventually tied the knot in July 2013 in a Buddhist ceremony held at Lake Zurich in Switzerland. At the time, Turner was 73 whereas Bach was 57-year-old. David Bowie, Oprah Winfrey, and Sade were some of the guests who attended the ceremony.
The singer wore a beautiful dress by Giorgio Armani whereas the guests were requested to wear white on the big day.
The 78-years-old twelve-time Grammy winner and her music executive husband first met back in 1985 at an EMI record bash in London. They remained friends for more than a year and later fall for each other. The longtime couple moved to Switerzland in 1994 and since then they reside in Switerzland.
Turner and Bach have been together for over three decades by now and their relationship is still going strong. Though the couple makes a rare public appearance, we can see they are happily married as there are no any rumors of their separation and divorce. They were last spotted together in 2016 while celebrating Bach's birthday.
The pair always has been in a blissful relationship and for them, marriage was just a formality. Turner in her 2006 interview with popular television host Oprah Winfrey talked about how much she is loved by her partner and how marriage is not so important for her.
‘People often ask me why don’t I marry, ‘I have love. I have a good life. I don’t need to interfere with that. For some people, marriage means “You’re mine now.” That can be the beginning of the failure of a relationship.’
‘Psychologically, something happens when someone says, “You’re my husband or wife. You can’t do this or that.” It’s about ownership. That freedom that two people loving each other and wanting to be together – and being able to leave if anything is wrong – is gone.
She further added:
‘Neither Erwin nor I feel the need to get married. We’ve been together for 18 years. What would marriage give me that I don’t already have? Marriage would be about pleasing the public. Why do I need to please the public if I’m already pleased?’
Tina Turner's Vicious Relationship With Former Husband Ike Turner
Turner previously tied the knot to Kings of Rhythm's star, Ike Turner. They first met in 1995 as Ike offered Tina to join his band.
At first, both Tina and Ike didn't have any attraction for each other but eventually, they started dating in 1959. Tina gave birth to their son, Ronnie Turner on October 27, 1960. After two years, the couple got married and Tina, who was born as Anna Mae Bullock, took Turner's name. Ike also legally adopted Tin's son from her previous relationship with late saxophonist Raymond Hill.
During their conjugal life, Tina and Ike also gained huge fame and limelight as a husband and wife duo Ike & Tina Turner. The mother of two also revealed that she became pregnant with Ike's child in 1968 but did an abortion after she found about one of the Ikettes.
The conjugal life soon turned into violent and Tina claimed that she became domestic violence victim several times.
Tina explained in an interview:
"There was violence because he had this fear that I was going to leave him,"
She revealed that it was Ike who had several extramarital affairs instead:
"The other women, because I didn’t love him that way… the other women weren’t so bad, but it was the constant, constant ill-treatment,"
She also mentioned about the severe domestic abuse by Ike in her memoir I, Tina published in 1986.
Tina and Ike got a divorce in 1978. Ike died on December 10, 2007, at the age of 76 due to a cocaine overdose. Tina was the one who saw his dead body first.
Tina's first beau was Harry Taylor with whom she lost her virginity. They dated during their high school days after meeting at school's basketball game.
She then dated Raymond Hill in 1957. She shared a son, Raymond Craig with Hill who she gave birth in 1958. They broke up after dating for a year.
Tina Turner: Quick Facts
- Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 2938 in Nutbush, Tennessee, U.S. to Zelma Priscilla (née Currie) and Floyd Richard Bullock.
- She previously holds American citizenship but later relinquished her citizenship for a Swiss in 2013. She is Mixed as per ethnicity.
- Her height is 5' 4" (1.63 m).
- She is also known as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, The Burner and The Acid Queen.
- She attended Carver High School and Sumner High School.
- Turner worked as nurse's aide at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
- She was listed the 61st Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time according to Rolling Stone.
- Turner was awarded by the Kennedy Center Honors in 2005.
- Turner is the oldest one to be featured on the cover of Vogue in 73-year-old.
- In 1991, she received a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri.
- She received 12 Grammy Awards, including competitive awards for eight times, Grammy Hall of Fame awards for three times, and one Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
- She has estimated net worth of $250 million as per Celebrity Net Worth and it is $200millionn as per The Richest.