Tina Turner On Ike Turner: ‘As An Old Person I Have Forgiven Him…I Wonder If I’m Still Holding Something In’

by Krystal Franklin

March 21, 2018

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On the helm of the release of the sequel to her newest memoir, Tina Turner is opening up in great detail about her relationship with ex-husband Ike Turner, including forgiving him for years of physical abuse.

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“As an old person, I have forgiven him, but it would not work with him,” she told The Times. “He asked for one more tour with me, and I said, ‘No, absolutely not.’ Ike wasn’t someone you could forgive and allow him back in.”

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She continued, “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 continued. “I wonder if I’m still holding something in.”

The legendary icon revealed the reason Ike initially began the physical assault.“There was violence because he had this fear that I was going to leave him. The other women, because I didn’t love him that way… the other women weren’t so bad, but it was the constant, constant ill-treatment.”

Ike died in 2007 of a cocaine overdose at 76. The 78-yer-old songstress lives in Switzerland with husband Erwin Bach, who she married in 2013 after 27 years together. Remember this super cute moment Oprah shared with the couple that same year?

We’re just glad Tina got her happy ending. And with a man 16 years her junior!

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