Having titled the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner, aka Anna Mae Bullock, became one of the most sought-after songwriters, singers, and actresses. She made a successful solo career and became a mother to four kids, two of her own and two adopted sons.
Here, we shall talk about Tina Turner’s son, Ronnie Turner, with her husband, Ike Turner. The pair exchanged vows in 1962, and their abusive marital life is infamous. However, here is everything about Ronnie, the pair’s only biological son.
Tina Turner’s Only Son With Ike Turner
Aforementioned, Tina Turner and Ike Turner got married in 1962. They first met in 1957 and were platonic friends until their affair began while Ike was in a relationship with his girlfriend, Lorraine Taylor.
Well, Ike and Tina’s tumultuous relationship is widely known. However, Tina stayed with Ike and welcomed their first and only child, Ronald Renelle Turner, in October 1960. A couple of years later, Ike and Tina exchanged vows in 1962.
After their marriage, Tina Turner’s son was taken to their new home in View Park, where Turner’s first child, Craig Turner, and Ike’s sons, Ike Turner Jr., and Michael Turner, accompanied them. Because Ike and Tina fought most of the time, Ronnie must have witnessed their violence first hand.
Furthermore, Ronnie Turner’s parents were mainly on tour, making money. Therefore, his half-brother, Ike Turner Jr., admitted that housekeepers raised them than their parents. Also, talking about his father’s abuse towards his mother, he’d written a letter in his final days apologizing for ‘putting Tina and the kids through that kind of stuff.”
Alongside three half-brothers, two from his father’s side and one from his mother’s, Ronnie also has two half-sisters from his father’s side. Ike Turner welcomed a daughter with Ann Thomas, Mia Turner, in 1969. Likewise, Ronnies’ half-sister, Twanna Melby Turner, was born in 1959 to Pat Richard.
Ronnie Turner Got Into Acting
As mentioned earlier, Tina Turner’s son, Ronnie Turner, pursued a career in the entertainment industry. Although it was apparent, he is the only child of two legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll icons.
However, Ronnie chose acting over music. His most acclaimed role was alongside his mother in the 90s film, What’s Love Got To Do With It.
Unfortunately, it is the only film updated in Tina Turner’s boy with Ike Turner. On the other hand, his half-sibling, Ike Turner Jr., is a Grammy Award-winning musician, while Craig Turner was in the real estate business until he committed suicide. Likewise, his other half-brother, Michael Turner, seems to stay away from the media scrutiny.
Despite maintaining confidentiality, Ronnie Turner’s net worth must be significant thanks to his father’s earnings and his profession as an actor.
And even though he has a tumultuous relationship with the entertainment industry, Ronnie Turner is happily married to French singer Afida Turner.
Married To French Singer, Afida Turner
Although Tina and Ike Turner’s son, Ronnie Turner, lives a private life, his wife, Afida Turner, is a massive celebrity on Instagram. The French singer has one million followers on her social media platform, where she posts beautiful pictures of herself.
The couple refrained from sharing much about their relationship details, but they got married on 3rd May 2007. However, Afida posts her husband’s picture once in a while. Likewise, Ronnie allegedly parted ways in 2017, and Turner’s wife, Afida, posted a few pictures talking about being single.
However, Ronnie and Afida reconciled and are happily married to date. Their marriage failed, followed by Afida’s miscarriage. In a deleted post, Afida detailed her miscarriage after entering her third month and had painful contractions followed by bleeding.
As of now, they seem to embrace one another’s company and focus on each other’s well-being. Also, Ronnie’s father, Ike, died the year he and his wife got married.
Lost His Father To Drug Overdose
As mentioned earlier, Ronnie Turner’s parents, Ike and Tina Turner’s marriage was a mess. However, they both parted ways, and Ike’s mother, Tina, became pretty estrange from Ronnie and his siblings.
Furthermore, Ronnie lost his father, Ike Turner, to a cocaine overdose, followed by hypertensive cardiovascular disease and emphysema on December 12, 2007. Ike Turner Sr.’s body was found by his former wife, Ann Thomas.
Ronnie’s father, Ike and Ann Thomas welcomed a baby girl, Mia Turner, in January 1969. They later married in 1981 but parted ways in 1990. However, Ike and Ann rekindled their friendship after their divorce. In this way, she was the first person to find him unconscious at his home the day he died.
Moreover, Turner’s funeral was held on December 21, 2007, where Phil Spector, Solomon Burke, Little Richard, and his half-brother, Ike Jr., spoke. Interestingly, his mother, Tina, did not attend the funeral.
Even after facing numerous devasting events in his life, Tina Turner’s son, Ronnie Turner, has continued to enjoy his life. Let’s hope he opens up about his life in the coming days.
Name Meaning- Ronnie
The name Ronnie is a Hebrew name that means “mountain of strength or ruler’s counselor.”