Tina Turner on Marriage to Erwin Bach: "It's a Wonderful Place to Be"
What's love got to do with it? Everything! After 27 years together, Tina Turner and music producer Erwin Bach tied the knot in a private ceremony in Switzerland -- and now, Turner says, life is perfect.
Speaking with Hello! magazine about her recent nuptials, the 73-year-old "Proud Mary" singer gushes that she has finally found nirvana. "It's that happiness that people talk about, when you wish for nothing, when you can finally take a deep breath and say, 'Everything is good,'" she says. "It's a wonderful place to be."
As was her wedding, it seems. Per Hello!, Turner and her longtime love were married in a lavish ceremony at their home on the banks of Lake Zurich, with celebrity guests including Oprah Winfrey and Bryan Adams. The women in attendance were reportedly asked to wear white, while the men donned black tie.
Turner, meanwhile, broke from tradition and rocked a stunning black silk tulle and lime-green taffeta gown with Swarovski crystal embellishment. She first spotted the Giorgio Armani frock at a runway show in Beijing, she revealed to Hello!, and she knew immediately she wanted to get it and save it for a special occasion.
"I thought, 'I gotta have that, even if I never wear it,'" the superstar shares. "Then I thought, 'I know, that will be my wedding dress.'"
This is the second marriage for Turner, who was previously wed to musician Ike Turner from 1962 to 1976. Ike, who died from a cocaine overdose in 2007, often physically abused his wife; she documented their turbulent union in the memoir I, Tina. (The couple's romance was also the inspiration for the 1993 biopic What's Love Got to Do With It, starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.)
Turner, an eight-time Grammy winner, became a Swiss citizen earlier this year. She has two kids: 55-year-old Craig, with musician Raymond Hill, and 52-year-old Ronald, with Ike.