Tina Turner was one of the most famous and acclaimed musicians of our time, and we are certain that her career, which spanned five decades and was very successful, will be remembered for many years to come as well. The road to happiness had not been an easy one for her, despite the fact that she had a prosperous singing career to her name. She had to overcome a great number of obstacles and challenges in her life.
Despite this, she was able to find harmony in her relationship with her husband, Erwin Bach, with whom she shared her life in Switzerland. Tina was 73 years old and Bach was 57 years old when they finally got married in 2013, after being together for more than 20 years before to that. The fact that they were of different ages did not prevent them from enjoying a happy relationship together. Throughout the whole of their relationship, it seemed like they were very much in love with one another, even while they were going through difficult times in life.
Tina was a well-known figure in her own right, but Bach is also a very wealthy businessman in his own right. According to Closer Weekly, the first time the two of them met was in 1985 at the airport, and Tina has characterized their encounter as a “simple meeting.”
They were friends for more than a year before they started dating each other since they did not start dating straight away. After all that Tina had gone through, she was particularly reluctant to give love another opportunity, but she later stated that she was pleased she “listened to her heart” and gave Bach a chance. They didn’t part ways until Tina passed away on May 24, 2023, having been together since their first meeting in 1986. It only goes to show that one is never too old to discover the one with whom they are meant to spend the rest of their lives.
Tina definitely paid attention to Bach when they first met, despite the fact that they had been on the aircraft for many hours. According to Closer Weekly, she claims in her new book that she “instantly felt an emotional connection” when he received her at the airport in Germany. This information comes from the book. She continued by saying, “I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour, and in too much of a hurry to get to my hotel to pay much attention to the young music executive who came from my record company to welcome me. However, I paid a lot of attention to her.” However, I was aware of him.
Bach is a German music producer and executive who, throughout the course of his career, has been able to have a significant impact on the music business. As a result of this achievement, Bach is reputedly worth fifty million dollars today. In addition, throughout the course of his career, he has appeared in a few minor acting parts.
She had been through a challenging relationship experience with her former husband, Ike Turner, with whom she had enjoyed an enormously successful career in the 1960s and 1970s. Despite the fact that she felt the connection to Bach, she was afraid to pursue love after that experience.
Ike and Tina were the most popular R&B duo at the time, but despite their immense success in the music industry, the couple’s domestic life was marred by Ike’s pattern of physical violence against Tina. This contributed to the couple’s separation and eventual divorce. Tina found herself in a corner.
“Despite the fact that I was in a really unfortunate circumstance, it was too late for me to do anything about it. Tina elucidated, “I felt like I had no choice but to really care about Ike.” “What was he going to do if I abandoned him?” I asked myself. Do you want to go back to St. Louis? I didn’t want to disappoint him in any way. Despite the fact that he treated me horribly, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’d let him down. That was a mental issue I was struggling with at the time. And I was terrified that I would be abandoned.”
Then, in 1976, after 16 years of being in an abusive marriage, Tina finally worked up the confidence to leave, despite the fact that she took no money with her and had no plan. The singer had a hard time getting by at first, but she ultimately got a place of her own and was able to get back together with all four of her kids. In order to put food on the table, she relied on food stamps and received assistance from her relatives. Tina was finally able to get back on her feet following the lengthy, difficult, public, and unpleasant divorce that she and her ex-husband went through, and she started a solo career shortly afterwards. This was not an easy undertaking, however, since her successive musical releases were only received with a tepid welcome until the early 1980s. Until that time, she did not get the recognition she deserved.
She started to achieve the success that she deserved for her voice when she released her rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” which helped the singer make a return on the International charts and even reached No. 6 in the UK. After another year had passed, she finally broke through on the Billboard 100 with her classic song “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” which also marked the beginning of a new phase in her professional life.
Tina had to go through a lot of struggle after her divorce, which was a terrible and nasty process, but she was eventually finding her voice and becoming a celebrity. After going through something as horrible as she did, it is only reasonable for someone to want to avoid being involved with a romantic relationship, but taking a risk on Bach turned out to be the finest decision she could have made for herself. “Falling in love with my husband, Erwin, was another exercise in leaving my comfort zone and being open to the unexpected gifts that life has to offer,” she revealed. “It was an exercise in leaving my comfort zone and being open to the unexpected gifts that life has to offer.”
“That brief introduction resulted in a fulfilling relationship that lasted for many years and ultimately led to my one and only marriage.”
Tina and Bach did not have any children together, although Tina did have four children of her own, including Ronnie Turner, Ike Turner Jr., Michael Turner, and Craig Turner, who passed away. She disclosed her relationship with Craig with her ex-boyfriend Raymond Hill, and she also shared her relationship with Ronnie Turner with Ike. Ike Jr. and Michael, Ike’s biological children from a previous marriage, were both given up for adoption by Ike’s new wife.
In 2006, when appearing on the program of Oprah Winfrey, Tina said on camera that she did not have any intentions to get married at the time the topic was being discussed. She was quoted as saying, “People often ask me why I don’t marry,” which was published in The Daily Mail. “I have love. My life is going well right now. It is not necessary for me to become involved with it. Marriage may signify to some individuals that “You’re mine now.” That’s the kind of thing that might be the beginning of the end for a relationship.
In addition to that, she said, “Erwin and I do not feel the need to get married.” We have been a couple for the last 18 years. What could I possibly gain from being married that I don’t already have? The purpose of marriage would be to appease the general populace. If I’m happy with my life, why should I try to make other people happy as well?
Despite the fact that this is clearly a feeling that can be understood, it was obvious that both Bach and Tina were finally prepared to be married in 2013, and the wedding took place in a gorgeous setting by Lake Zurich. Following this, they participated in a Buddhist ceremony that took place at their Zurich residence. In addition to other notable figures, celebrities such as David Bowie, Oprah Winfrey, and Sade were present at the event. According to the Swiss weekly newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag, which was cited in Daily Mail, Tina requested that all of her guests attend the ceremony dressed in white attire, and that Tina herself donned a stunning gown made by the famous designer Giorgio Armani.
According to the reports, the couple even apologized to their neighbors in advance for any disturbance that they would create by sending notifications to their neighbors. What a kind and thoughtful action to do! Tina had a lot of challenges not long after the wedding, despite the fact that the whole event was filled with happiness and celebration.
She had a stroke three weeks after their wedding, which meant that she had to relearn how to walk after she had to start again.
The singer related this story to Winfrey in 2018, saying, “When I was in the hospital, I didn’t believe that I couldn’t walk.” “Then I stepped out of bed and flopped down onto the floor, and I said, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?’” But I wasn’t sad; I was simply resolved to find a solution to the problem.
Then, another tragedy occurred while Tina was still having hard physiotherapy and retraining herself to walk. In 2016, she received the news from her physicians that both of her kidneys were failing in addition to the diagnosis that she had colon cancer. Tina shared with Winfrey that despite the fact that the news was distressing, she was at peace with her destiny and believed that she had lived a life that was sufficient in length.
Her husband was adamant that she continue “being on a machine” for the rest of her life, despite the fact that she did not really look forward to the prospect. “Tina claimed that after Erwin was done speaking, he became extremely upset and stated, “I don’t want another partner.” “He was prepared to give me his kidney in every way possible.” This was such a touching message, and it demonstrated the depth and breadth of the love that Tina and Bach had for one another. Tina’s transplant procedure in 2017 was a complete success, and she and her husband have since been quite content with their life together in Zurich.
According to Closer Weekly, she said in her book, “I’m happy to say that, thanks to my beloved husband, Erwin, giving me one of his kidneys, the gift of life, I’m in good health and loving life every day,” and she was referring to the fact that he had donated one of his kidneys to her. “I’m also thankful that I’ve not only survived, but thrived, so that I can pass on to you this book containing precious gifts that were given to me — the greatest gifts that I can offer.” [Translation:] “I’m thankful that I’ve been able to pass on to you this book containing precious gifts that were given to me.”
She never stopped being appreciative of the fact that her life, although having been marred by episodes of tragedy and struggle, had been wonderful overall.
In an interview with the Guardian that took place in December 2020, Tina said, “My life over the past 10 years has been my ideal version of happiness.” “That could take some people by surprise, considering the significant difficulties I had with my health. But a life devoid of difficulties is not a prerequisite for genuine happiness. Having an unshakable and optimistic spirit that can shine regardless of the circumstances is the surest path to genuine and long-lasting pleasure. This is something I’ve accomplished, and my deepest desire is to see other people attain the same level of contentment that I have.
Tina’s book, “Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good,” which was published on October 27, 2020, was a resource that assisted others in accomplishing this objective. The book authored by the icon discussed the icon’s spirituality, her conviction in Buddhism, as well as the numerous challenges that she had conquered.
Tina was still afflicted with illness up to the very end of her life, but it did not stop Back and her from living a joyful life together. At the age of 83, the legend died away on May 24, 2023, in the comfort of her home in Switzerland. During her latter years, she battled a number of illnesses, including cancer, strokes, and renal failure. She ultimately passed away.
Tina and Bach had a lovely property in Switzerland that they had enjoyed together before to Tina’s passing away. The Oprah Daily said that the home was known as “Chateau Algonquin,” and that it had a “cartoon palace energy.” According to an additional description of the residence, it “overlooks Lake Zurich, has ivy snaking up the walls, gardeners manicuring the shrubs, a life-size two-legged horse sculpture suspended from a domed ceiling, a framed rendering of Turner as an Egyptian queen, (and) a room stuffed with gilded Louis XIV style sofas.”
Tina’s troubled history made it seem as if she struggled to acknowledge the possibility of genuine love and happiness in her life. In point of fact, when Bach made the proposal to her, she was quite evasive in her reaction since she did not believe that he really wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Tina had said:
I responded by saying, ‘I don’t have an answer.’ There was neither a yes nor a no to the question. A marriage is a statement of ownership. I had changed my mind about having anything to do with that’mine’ label. I couldn’t take any more of it.”
Thankfully, the couple continued their relationship and loved one other up to Tina’s dying. They made a complete commitment to one another. Tina received a diagnosis of kidney cancer, and Bach came through for her in a big way, as she recounts in her song “My Love Story.” The singer had elaborated, saying:
“He said that he did not want to have another life or another lady. After that, he astonished me. He reportedly expressed a desire to donate one of his kidneys to me.
Tina said that she was “overwhelmed by the enormity of his offer.”
Bach and Tina continued to enjoy a solid relationship and were an inspiration to anybody who desired love but believed it was too late to find it. When it came to having a loving and dedicated relationship, this pair demonstrated that age was irrelevant. Most importantly, there is little doubt that Tina’s legacy will be carried on by others in the years to come.