Music

Tina Turner Says She Has Forgiven Ex-Husband Ike

Tina Turner gave a revealing new interview

In a new interview with The Times of London, legendary performer Tina Turner has revealed that she has forgiven her ex-husband Ike for years of physical and emotional abuse.

WATCH: Tina Turner Cover James Brown In Digitally-Restored 1966 Big T.N.T. Performance

When asked about Ike, Tina told the publication:

As an old person, I have forgiven him, but it would not work with him…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. It’s all gone, all forgotten.

READ: Marvin Gaye’s Family Wins Appeal In “Blurred Lines” Plagiarism Case

Tina went on to say that she still thinks about Ike. However, the memories are mostly good:

I don’t know what the dreams are about…The dreams are still there — not the violence, the anger. I wonder if I’m still holding something in.

Ike and Tina Turner were married from 1962 to 1977. Their turbulent relationship was famously displayed in the 1993  movie What’s Love Got to Do with It, which showed how violent Ike was. However, in his 2001 autobiography Takin’ Back My Name, Ike said some of what was displayed was exaggerated.

He wrote:

Sure, I’ve slapped Tina. There have been times when I punched her to the ground without thinking. But I never beat her.

Ike Turner died in 2007 of a cocaine overdose.

Source: TheTimes

Dimas Sanfiorenzo

Dimas Sanfiorenzo is the Managing Editor for Okayplayer. He specializes in coverage centered around music, pop culture, and politics. Email: Dimas@okayplayer.com

Share
Published by
Dimas Sanfiorenzo

Recent Posts

You Can Now Own Pharrell’s Million Dollar N.E.R.D Chain And 18K Gold Blackberry

Pharrell Williams has launched JOOPITER, a digital-first auction house and content platform where he'll auction… Read More

September 29, 2022

DaBaby Claims To Be “Blackballed” Amid Low First-Week Sales Projections Of His New Album

New DeBaby album Baby on Baby 2 will reportedly move 16,500 units in first-week sales, a major… Read More

September 29, 2022

‘Static Shock’ Artist Gives Update On Live-Action Film Following Warner Bros. Discovery Merger

Static Shock illustrator Nikolas Draper-Ivey has assured fans that a live-action film of the DC Comics… Read More

September 29, 2022

50 Cent Readies ‘Hip Hop Homicides’ Series With First Trailer

50 Cent has shared the official trailer for his upcoming television project Hip Hop Homicides,… Read More

September 29, 2022

Ilham Channels Aaliyah in Her Quest To Turn Complicated Emotions Into Music

We caught up with Ilham before the release of her new, self-titled EP. During our… Read More

September 29, 2022

Erykah Badu Thanks Kanye West For “Fighting For Us” In Instagram Post

After linking up with Kanye West at London Fashion Week, Erykah Badu praised the Donda… Read More

September 29, 2022