From Harmony to Heartbreak: The Story of Tina Turner and Ike Turner

Tina Turner
Tina Turner and Ike Turner

Tina Turner and Ike Turner met in 1957 and bonded instantly after that. The couple started dating and married in 1962 when Tina was 23 years old.

Ike and Tina Turner Revue

Tina Turner

The duo used to perform together under the name of Ike and Tina Turner Revue. The powerful Live performances and the way the duo complimented each other made them one of the most popular R&B singers.

The duo was a very powerful duo, and everyone loved their bond and energy, but do you know that Tina and Ike’s marriage wasn’t a very happy one?

Tina Turner’s abusive marriage

Tina accused Ike of abuse and beating. Ike used to stay high most of the time and abuse the singer. The singer was in a very unhappy marriage and all of this abuse lead to the duo’s divorce in 1978.

She also once revealed the unhappiness in her marriage and how she wanted to kill herself and even tried to by getting overdosed on Valium because the singer got to know about how Ike cheated on her with three women on the same night.


Tina was very fed up with all the abuse she faced in the marriage. All of these things are revealed in her written account I Tina: My Life Story and the HBO documentary ” Tina “.

When the singer first expressed the thought about leaving Ike, he responded by bashing her head on the shoe stretcher.

Tina and Ike Turner’s child

Tina Turner

The couple had one child together in 1960 and named him Ronnie Turner. Ronnie died due to Colon Cancer in 2022.

The queen of Rock n roll once revealed she and her sons, all were scared of Ike’s behavior and domestic abuse and also said that she was living a life of death and was already dead in that relationship.

Tina Turner and Ike Turner’s divorce

Tina Turner

The divorce was finalized in 1978 and after this, the singer focused on her solo career which made her the Queen of Rock n Roll. The singer stayed single for a very long time and later on started a relationship and married Erwin Bach in 2013.

Ike Turner’s death

Ike Turner died due to a cocaine overdose in 2007 when he was 76 years old.

Tina Turner’s death

Tina left this world on 24th May 2023 after suffering from a long-term illness.

We can sum up the story as “From Darkness to Liberation: Tina Turner’s Triumph over the Legacy of Ike Turner”.

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