Singer Tina Turner marries longtime partner in Switzerland

Singer Tina Turner on May 31, 2012. The singer has married longtime partner Erwin Bach.
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Legendary songstress Tina Turner has tied the knot!

The 73-year-old singer wed her longtime beau Erwin Bach in a civil ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, last week, according to AFP, which cites a Swiss municipal official. Sufficiently proving that it’s never too late to get hitched.

The couple will also partake in a Buddhist celebration at their Lake Zurich home on Sunday, the outlet said, and have already notified neighbors that the celebrations might become clamorous.

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Turner is said to have invited 120 guests, including Oprah Winfrey, Sade and David Bowie, to celebrate the couple’s nuptials at their manor this weekend, according to Swiss media reports.

The bride will reportedly wear a gown from Italian designer Giorgio Armani. Attendees have been asked to wear white, the Swiss weekly Schweiz am Sonntag said. That makes us wonder if Turner will be wearing a more daring hue.

The Nutbush, Tenn.-born singer has been been living in Kuesnacht, a Zurich suburb, since 1995. She and Bach, a German-born record producer, have been linked for nearly 30 years.

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She first moved to Switzerland with Bach, 57, her longtime music manager, and has been living with him in a lake house called Chateau Algonquin, ABC News reported. She retired after wrapping her final tour in 2009 and filed to become a Swiss citizen last spring.

The “What’s Love Got to Do With It” singer was previously married to musician Ike Turner, whose last name she kept after they divorced in 1978.


The eight-time Grammy winner, born Anna Mae Bullock, rose to fame as part of the music duo Ike & Tina. Their tumultuous relationship, which included domestic abuse allegations, launched her solo career in the 1970s, using her married name. She filed for divorce in 1974, and the 14-year marriage officially ended in 1978.

Ike Turner died from a cocaine overdose in 2007.


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