Entertainment News Today Headlines: Emotional Tina Turner Recalls How Former Husband, Ike Turner Was “Very Good” In The Beginning Of The Relationship
Celebrity News And Gossip: Tina Turner Recalls Beginning Of Relationship With Ike Turner
It’s rare to come across paparazzi pictures or red carpet photographs of music icon Tina Turner these days. The 79-year-old prefers to keep things on the down low in Zurich, Switzerland where she resides with her husband Erwin Bach. The couple have been married for six years with Bach 16 years younger than the “We Don’t Need Another Hero” hitmaker. In an interview with Gayle King for CBS News, while in her luxury home, Turner discussed her life and legacy, including the tumultuous years she was with Ike Turner.
According to Turner, when she tied the knot with Bach, it was the first time she’d been married, even though in 1962 she wed Ike. “When Ike asked me to marry him, knew it was for a reason,” Turner said. “But, I had to say yes or I knew it was gonna be a fight. And so, when we drove to marry—that wasn’t my idea of my wedding.” When quizzed by King on the singer mentioning Ike in her book, Turner pauses.
“I get emotional when talking about certain things,” she said as her eyes teared up. “I get emotional because in the beginning, Ike was very good to me.” Turner shared that when she first saw Ike, she thought he was “the ugliest person I’d ever seen.” However, his presence captivated her. He dubbed Anna Mae Bullock “Tina Turner” and the two began singing together, but she quickly became the face, and the voice, that the public wanted. “He was cruel because he depended on me,” she recalled of his abuse. “He didn’t like that he had to depend on me, and I didn’t want to start a fight. It was always a black eye, a broken nose, a busted lip, a rib.”
In Tina Turner’s recently released memoir My Love Story, she states how sex with Ike was a “kind of rape” because it was done with a drug-fueled hostility. However, Ike’s daughter has denied that her father ever raped Turner and called the What’s Love Got to Do With It sexual assault scene a complete work of fiction.
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