Tina Turner no longer reels in the U. S. A.
The singer has waived her AMERICAN citizenship
Tina Turner has opened up about forgiving her ex-husband Ike Turner, after years of abuse, during the infamous couple’s rise to fame.
In a new interview with time, the star revealed that it took decades for her to forgive her ex-husband after years of abuse.
“As an old man, I have forgiven him, but it would not work with him,” she told The Times. “He asked for a tour with me, and I said,” No, absolutely not.’ Ike was not someone you would be able to forgive him again.”
Although Ike died in 2007, the singer admitted that she still dreams about the music producer, but the questions what the dreams mean.
“It’s all gone, all forgotten. I don’t know what the dreams are about. The dreams are still there — not the violence, the anger,” she clarifies. “I wonder if I’m still holding something in.”
Ike Turner at the 2004 grammy’s.
In 1990, Ike spoke about his unlawful behavior in the direction of Turner in an interview with People Magazine.
“All the fights Tina and I had were about her sadness about something,” he said. “I get real emotional if you’re worrying and don’t tell me what it is. Then I can not about anything else. So I would slap her or something like that.”
Turner detailed the beginning of her relationship with Ike to The Times, explaining that she met Ike when she was 16 years old and was quickly persuaded to become a member of his band. Not too long after, the singer explained that Ike seduced her, leading the young singer to believe that they had no other option but to date him.
“I felt terrible. I didn’t know how to say no, because I had to work,” she said of the meeting Ike in the beginning. “I think I’m not trained to treat.”
Tina Turner gig at the O2 Arena in London in 2009.
The two eventually married in 1962 and continued to collaborate on music together production and recording iconic songs like “River Deep – Mountain High” and “I Love You, Too Long.”
But despite a successful music relationship, the couple’s romance turned violent.
“There was violence because he had fear that I was going to leave him,” Turner said while admitting that Ike was the one who carried out lots of things. “The other women, because I don’t love him that way… the other women were not so bad, but it was the constant, constant abuse.”
Turner and her husband Erwin Bach.
The couple remained married for 14 years, but the famous singer finally decided to stop with her husband in 1978 after a violent fight, that took place in a Las Vegas limo, who the star described it in her 1986 autobiography “I, Tina.”
Today, Turner currently lives in Switzerland with her husband Erwin Bach. They were married in 2013, after more than 25 years together.
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