Do you remember the powerful vocals of Tina Turner belting out ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’. The beloved songstress behind countless hits has led an eventful life. And more recently, has had some health troubles. Tina Turner is a much-beloved superstar known for her powerful vocals. In recent years, the mega-star has slowed down due to health and personal reasons.
However, the support of her husband, Erwin Bach, was unwavering.
Tina met Ervin when his company arranged to pick her up from the airport. Tina was about to perform in Germany when she met her now husband, who at the time was a 30-year-old music director for EMI.
Tina later recalled that it was an instant attraction. She said: “He had the most beautiful face. It couldn’t be missed. My heart went crazy. It means that the soul has met. My hands were shaking. And Roger said to me, “Tina, you’re riding with Ervin,” and I was like, “Yeah!”
She admitted that she had doubts in her head, telling him that romance never ends well. But she ignored all that and tried to get to know Erwin a little better.
Tina offered Erwin to visit her in the US, which he agreed to. When the couple met in Tina’s part of the world, she was convinced that Ervin was the one. His unpretentious and relaxed nature has really attracted the singer.
The couple is very much in love even today. Ervini told the media, “It’s love. It’s something we both have for each other. I always call it an electrical charge. I still have it. Even though I left it two hours ago, I still have that feeling. It’s in my heart. I feel very warm about it.”
On Tina’s 50th birthday, Ervin decided to propose. He was confident of a positive response, but was surprised when the singer refused, citing her bad experience with marriage as the reason.
Tina later said of the proposal: “I said, ‘I don’t have an answer.’ There was no yes, there was no no. Marriage means ownership. I didn’t want that anything ‘mine’ anymore. I’ve had enough.”
However, the love between Ervin and Tina did not waver and both continued. Erwin’s unwavering commitment finally convinced the singer to give marriage a second try, as she said yes to his proposal nearly three decades after the initial question.
The couple got married at their luxury property in Switzerland. Attendees at the wedding were high-profile and included the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King.
Tina wore a stunning Giorgio Armani dress, decorated with Swarovski crystals. Tina was extremely happy about the ceremony and said it went exactly as she had imagined.
The couple lives in their beautiful estate in the Zurich suburb of Kusnacht. The property overlooks Lake Zurich and is said to give you the feeling of being in a palace.
Since Tina retired from performing in 2009, she has lived permanently in the privacy of her Swiss home. The singer even renounced her American citizenship when she became a citizen of Switzerland.
Turner says that living in Switzerland is amazing and that it is very popular in Europe. In an interview, she said: “I’m as big as Madonna in Europe.” I’m as big as, in some places, the Rolling Stones.
Just when Tina’s life was finally settling down, she received devastating news about her health. In 2016, Tina was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Her options were limited; regular dialysis or kidney transplant. The latter would give him a chance at an almost normal life, but it was more difficult to get a kidney donation.
But luckily for her, Ervin intervened. Her husband made the ultimate sacrifice for his beloved.
He said he didn’t want another woman, or another life.” Then it shocked me. He said he wanted to give me one of his kidneys,” she said.
Tina’s health was finally restored by Ervin’s sacrifice. And when things got better again, her life took another sad turn.
Tina Turner lost her first son, Craig Turner. He was Tina’s son from a relationship she had before she met Ike, but was legally adopted by Ike Turner.
Craig Turner was found deɑd from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Tina was devastated by the tragic loss of her child. But through it all, Bach remained by Tina’s side as her strength.
Turner said the two still have a spark in their relationship. She posted a picture of the couple hugging, with the caption “Erwin and I have been together for over 30 years and he still writes me love letters – isn’t that romantic?”.
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach’s love shows that true love can conquer all.
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