Tina Turner

Tina Turner attracted a large crowd of paparazzi and fans after she attended the opening night of The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre in London, England. Tina was seen leaving the Aldwych Theatre with her bodyguards while being mobbed by photographers in London.

Tina Turner

Tina was ecstatic after watching the show which took 3 years to cast and produce. She tweeted:

“After 3 years of hard work from our fantastic cast & crew, @TinaTheMusical makes its World Premiere Performance @TheAldwych tonight. It’s meant so much to me to be so closely involved in this production. To all my fans & audiences, I hope you enjoy the show! Love, Tina x”

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Tina Turner

Tina, 78, was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee in 1939. She rose to prominence as a featured singer in future husband Ike Turner‘s band. Later, she became an international superstar as a solo artist.

In 1995, Tina moved to Zurich, Switzerland with her future husband Erwin Bach, whom she married in 2013. That same year, she gave up her American citizenship.

Rod Stewart

Also attending the musical were Rod Stewart and other London glitterati.

Photos by Mr Mark / BACKGRID

  • king shun

    she sat there and used ike turner let them white folks get in her head to turn on a black man..if yall really think he was beating her like she say she would have been dead show me one pic of her with a black eye

  • Yoni7

    Hey Tina! Lookin’ good.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    her & Chaka honey !! look tf goodt !

  • MsPam

    Go ahead Tina you look GOOD! Congratulations on the play!

  • RealATLPeach36

    Shes’s beautiful and she DOESN’T look TIGHT! I love it….but those hands will always tell the true age of a person

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I know black don’t crack, but daaayum Ms.Tina looks good. A peace of mind and being stress free must be some good azz medicine?

  • xenaD

    Her greatest hits album is fun!
    Go on Anna Mae, looking grand ?

  • Marlika

    ? Look at Ms. Anna Mae Bullock looking goodt!

    I wish i had a chance to see her perform in her hay day. I always heard she gave a hell of a performance!!

    Ol Rod not looking to shabby either! ?

  • Kanyade

    Rod’s loafers look comfy.
    Tina looks good for 78.

  • Rayne

    She looks great!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????????

  • Yetunde

    I was there yesterday, but I got tired of waiting so I missed all of this.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Da fugg ?… It’s 2018 chile ? … ?

  • tintin

    wow are you Ike’s long lost son or something, you’re lost.

  • tintin

    Tina looks phenomenal. what in goodness, her skin looks better than mine and she’s a whole 40 years older.

  • SDot

    thats not tina turner….wtf happened to her face? Nope that’s not her.

  • Tammie Reed

    Tina Turner looks fab, love her! xoxo

  • MsChocCookie

    Tina looks fabulous at the tender age of 78. She’s wrinkle free in her chest area…..can you say black don’t crack? She had a little nip tuck in the face but nothing heavy, probably a mini face lift. Get like Tina!!!

  • MyaCompton

    Tina loooks goood now she is another performer that cannot be touched!! I wanna see Beyonce do all of what MJ and Tina did after 40….and even 50 …I bet Tina can still
    Work a stage with her 20yr old legs!!!!

  • MyaCompton

    U just had to look for a flaw. That’s how u know U bad when mofos gotta pull out the binoculars to find something…

  • mona q

    If you don’t shut the entire hell up…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You just noticed?

    I had this nig blocked and then he changed his s/n.
    *sigh*

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I love Tina. I love all the legends. Bey is a legend too or soon will be.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I love her legs

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Now..she my sweets… is the REAL GOAT..period when it comes to female singers.. She didn’t have a big production budget with a ton of dancers and huge light shows in the beginning it was her the band and them legs and she would work da fuk out the crowd! True talent!.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Bey shines bright because of Tina. I think I see glimpse of Tina in Bey. They are both strong as hell when it comes to commanding the stage. I wouldn’t mind hearing Bey do a Tina song..she’d fuk Rolling on the River straight UP!

  • Logan Roberts

    And money.

  • countrygal

    Tina must be a witch! Htf does she look so young!? Ain’t nothing wrong with it. Shine Tina! Shine!!

  • Logan Roberts

    You must have been Ike’s long suffering mistress? ?

  • the guest

    May we all be so blessed to age as beautifully as Tina Turner. Amazing she is!

  • Logan Roberts

    Tina looks gorgeous ?. Rod Stewart not so much.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    touche’!??

  • Applebum

    Damn Tina, you’re simply the best. Better than all the rest. She looks good.

  • oshh16

    I thought it was just me, but that does not look like Tina at all.
    Looks like a totally diff person.

  • SweetTEE

    Tina out here outglowing allll the legends. Face and neck all smoove. Body in order?

  • Kemi

    Tina is ageless…gorgeous youthful skin. She’s glowing for sure. May she live long in good health. #legend

  • Quitedeliteful

    Tina Turner looks gorgeous! She had no wrinkles. She’s kept her weight down. She looks vibrant and healthy. This is how I plan to be when I’m in my eighties…

  • SweetTEE

    Whether everyone loves Bey or not, she will be considered a legend in older age. She stay improving her voice and performing her ass off. I know Tina is a major role model for her.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yep. Bey is a legend in her own right and lane. nobody beside MJ have I ever seen such a die hard following. Besides music her business sense is another reason to admire her she getting the shmoney period.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Honestly, if Sandy-Mae didn’t say this was TT I wouldn’t have recognized her. She’s had a little work done coupled with age is the reason why. Still, she looks good and no one can expect her to look exactly as she did sixty years ago…

  • Trace da Ace

    Tina said to hell with the USA…she bounced and NEVER came back…..I mean I can’t blame her…look at the state of the country now…..Tina…send me a plane ticket ASAP!!!

  • Scromes1212

    Long live Ike Turner. The creator of rock and roll. Tina looks good

  • Simone

    No, that would be Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Chuck Berry.

  • king shun

    have you finished with your transition?

  • king shun

    gone are the days of threatening death on people online.reported

  • king shun

    show my one police report of ike beating on her are one pic of her beat up…ike made her famous and she ran off with his songs and name

  • Scromes1212

    No, Ike was before Chuck. Do your research

  • Owww76

    Tina looks amazing, now this is the GOAT, this woman was selling out stadiums and just wowing that crowd on talent and presence!

  • Greatgrape37

    I love a living legend!

  • Greatgrape37

    The Queen of Rock and Roll!

  • Guess Who

    She looks good

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ive seen Rod Stewart in a kilt before (many times actually. didnt he wed one of his wives in one?) so I always thought he was damnit Scottish. Learned something new today.

    Tina looks ah-maze-ZING

  • king shun

    that movie is a movie just like star wars do you think star wars is real?

  • i troll it like i see it

    Beautiful queen Tina! A few weeks ago Nick Cannon made some ignorant remarks about how Ike didn’t get a fair chance to tell his side of the story and defend himself. Gee Nick, I wonder why! You can’t defend the indefensible! I thought that was so disrespectful of Nick, not just to Tina but to her children who witnessed the abuse too.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I still love her song Private Dancer.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.
    No transition wanted, but you’re now a complete idiot.

  • FukkFolks2018

    king shun mona q • 8 minutes ago
    that movie is a movie just like star wars do you think star wars is real?

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    That movie is based on an autobiography (I, Tina) Which is mostly non fiction. Facts.

    Not entirely made up like whole ass fiction like say…Star Wars. You need to go back to the 4th grade my G.

    Tina and Ike dont need a report of a police nature. They have witnesses to the abuse who have documented stories of it as well.

    You have a good day

  • FukkFolks2018

    Nick needs to STFU. Ike did numerous interviews defending himself and also admitted it in a classic interview. Rolling Stone? Spin? One of em. Its out there somewhere. Folks make me sick

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Tiiiiiinnnnnaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #iHeart

  • Kita Williams

    she left Ike and the U.S and never looked back. that’s how

  • HelloToni

    Tina looks fabulous!

  • Kita Williams

    mmmmmm……performance wise, yes she would. vocally…no. Bey is a great singer and performer but Rock n Roll? no. Tina’s voice is raw and that growl and just guttural soul she pours into that song…that song was for Tina and Tina alone. also the name of the song is Proud Mary lol don’t lose in black trivia calling it Rolling on the River

  • HelloToni

    What happened? What did Nick say?

  • Marlika

    ??? Nigga I didn’t threaten you. You can report me if you want.

  • DeeFromLA

    Almost 80 years and still the shit, go head Anna Mae

  • country57

    Yep, she still got it!!!!! LEGEND

  • teather

    Hi. TINA!! I LOVE Her! Rod isn’t a bad cat either. His music is really good. What a legend. What an example of beauty and strength and creativity all wrapped into one.

  • countrygal

    Best move of her life I’m sure. Shedding unnecessary baggage will so that to ya

  • nomika brown

    Tina is beautiful a class act all the way I love you tina

  • 88

    Tina Turner along with Diana Ross are ultimate sell outs they hate their own ppl.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Nick should have been ashamed because we are talking about years of abuse, witnessed by others. I think one of the saddest interviews I saw in reference to the abuse, was one of Ike and Tina’s sons was describing how Ike was “striking his mother” and he was crying. When you make comments about how Ike Turner “deserved a fair chance to defend himself and be appreciated” like Nick claimed, that is a slap in the face not just to Tina, but to her family who endured it as well. As a father to a little girl, Nick should have been ashamed.

  • mona q

    If you don’t stop it with your delusional conspiracy theories…the man admitted to beating her. His ex wife said he beat her too…SMDH…Not everyone who is abused files a police report or even calls the police..GTFOH.with this nonsense.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Exactly. That was a boss move right there.

  • leapyearpisces

    she looks AAAAAAHHHHH FREAKING MAAAAAAAYYYYY ZINNNNG!!!!!!! She doesn’t look a DAY OVER 55. She actually is literally looking like the little girl that played her in the movie. SEE what NOT being a long suffering girlfriend, wife, sidehoe, etc. etc. gets you? Folks always ask me why I look so young, and I tell them some of it is genetics, but mostly for NOT CRYING over men and staying in bad relationships where I am stressed out all the time. Leap don’t do “man stress”. Work and kids are enough, and I be damn a man take my beauty…you TAINT gonna leave me heartbroken AND UGLY………

  • Spring

    that aint tina turner hunnie

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I just showed a co worker this picture before I saw your comment and she said the same thing! I was like really you think so? She was like yea she didn’t look like that a few years ago she said but she look good whatever she did ?????

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    NUTBUSH! Ooooo NUTBUSH Nutbush City ??

  • Stan4NoOne

    What happened to her face?!! She looks unrecognizable.

  • KcoolMuziq

    AGELESS!

  • Stan4NoOne

    I find it unforgivable that she let him be depicted as a rapist. They both agreed that never happened… She made him out to be a monster. I’m not defending him putting his hands on her… just the false narrative of him being a rapist.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    mama Tina better push through yess!

  • Ms. Jackson

    Tina looks DAMN GOOD! She was old when I was still young! My uncle owned a lounge back in the day for many years and we lived above it. So I grew up listening to the blues, jazz, and soul music.. That’s all there was for young black kids to listen to back before hip hop. We loved us some Tina Turner!

  • Naomi

    How so?

  • Trace da Ace

    Hell yeah it was…and she ha been living the good life every since…..#goTina!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Beyonce is still growing.. and as you can remember Tina was Race Music (aka RnB) before Rock n Roll… oh and FYI it not black history Tina and Ike made it historical but it was written by Creadance Clearwater a white group and one of the ORIGINAL titles for it was Rolling on the River… it was also Riverboat and then finally Proud Mary…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82023c74948c03c6f53089107b6124ad6eeea409d037399122db3bd0c5008403.gif

  • MzApple

    Anna Mae sho look good still

  • Ni Ni

    I used to love me some Rod Stewart. Tina looks great. I wonder if she is close with her relatives in Nutbush.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Who else thought this was Mama Evelyn Braxton at first glance! ?

  • Ni Ni

    Well, she is old and probably had something done a time or two as well.

  • Ni Ni

    She definitely looks like someone else to me, but not mama joyce. I meant mama braxton. Maybe i thought she favored mama joyce, she’s holding her head the same way she does when she’s telling somebody off lol.

  • Chuck

    Ms. Turner is beautiful and didn’t need all of the facial work, including the implants. She should have allowed herself to age gracefully, like Lena Horne did.

  • Chuck

    lol @ the subliminal “dig.”

  • Chuck

    Too many unnecessary surgeries.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The movie, What’s Love Got To Do With It, gave me the strength to get through a rough time in my life. Tina is simply the best!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    My favorite song by Rob is Love Touch

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    The musical is getting GREAT reviews. It will be a while before it crosses the pond to NYC.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Sorry, but I want to know who her cosmetic surgeon is so I can get the same work done.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Her relatives are dead. Her mom, her sister, I believe one of her sons is dead.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I want to know who her cosmetic surgeon is. :)

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    She’s 80 yo. I would rather see her with a smoothe skin and puffy cheeks than old and wrinkly. I don’t like to see my entertainers age (like Aretha), but age like Diana Ross.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I’m starting to think the secret to long life is to marry “Young.” Look at Hugh Hef who lived a long life, Mick Jagger who keeps younger women, and now Tina.

  • Issaemail04@gmail.com

    I wonder if she has the gloves on because her hands shows her age ?

  • chaisun

    Yeah, elaborate. Just curious about Tina Turner.

  • chaisun

    He is Scottish, yeah? Scottish and English, I thought. Could be wrong.

  • SpreadLove

    ? Come thru Anna Mae Bullock ???

  • Yetunde

    I’ve never like Nick Cannon.

  • Smokey’s Mom

    So does her face!!!

  • Smokey’s Mom

    She looks scary. Way too much work on her face. She used to be amazingly beautiful to me.

  • R Smith

    She looks great! I hate those Gucci fur slides…ugh!

  • Ni Ni

    I meant extended relatives: cousins.

  • 88

    Have you seen her husband?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Amazing she looks great! Tina please come to the U.S. and do a concert. I will pay top dollar to see you! I guess you would need to get those papers back in order first. lol

  • i troll it like i see it

    Neither did I, if he’s not lying and cheating on women he’s making stupid remarks to embarrass himself.

  • Yetunde

    Exactly

  • granky161

    None of Tina’s sons are dead. She has 4 sons. She had her eldest son Craig at 18, his father is a member of Ike’s band. She had one son with Ike named Ronnie. She also raised Ike’s sons Ike jr and Michael.

  • granky161

    Tina is very disconnected from her family. She seems to go through periods of estrangement from her son Ronnie and her stepsons Ike Jr and Michael. She is closest to her son Craig whose biological father is Raymond Hill. Tina has 2 grandchildren not including the children of her stepsons. Her own granddaughter Raquel (daughter of Ike and Tina’s son Ronnie) said she doesn’t know her as a grandmother which is sad. Raquel has 2 children that Tina has never met. Tina is living her European dream in Switzerland with her white husband.

    Look at her wedding photo from 2013. The only member of Tina’s family in attendance was her son Craig. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f577e82e9620cdf342971a21b838c2b0dedcc289d77db677dc34a4f4e7390b86.jpg

  • granky161

    Tina is very disconnected from the black community. Tina’s idols based on image are white women like Jackie O. Her life was ratchet but she always wanted to be seen as classy like the particular white women she admired. She manifested her dreams by surrounding herself with people she wanted to emulate and became the Tina she wanted. She’s living her European dream.

  • granky161

    Tina always spoke more highly of white/European people than black/African people and usually on a superficial level. She seems stunted mentally on race. I think it has to do with the times she grew up and just ignorance. Like when she called Africans lazy and praised Europe in the same breath. She also performed for the Apartheid in the 1980s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7179tgm-dUM

  • granky161

    Not only that. In the interview below from 2000 the interviewer calls her about living in a white world. She says she doesn’t think about color or race which contradicts some things she said in prior interviews. She says using back doors down south didn’t bother her. She also didn’t mind being called a ni**er. Though she says she doesn’t have a problem being black or being around black people, she said she feels more comfortable in Europe and that she belongs there.

    @ 4:00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=240&v=f3neG5hnBkE

  • granky161

    Nick said Ike Turner’s been villainized by “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and he doesn’t get enough credit for his contributions to music, particularly for being a pioneer of rock n’ roll. Nick has a point. While Ike Turner has been given his dues in the industry (won Grammys and is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) but in the media and in pop culture many overlook that he’s one of the founding fathers of Rock and Roll. Many men in the industry were/are just as bad if not worse than Ike but their wives/victims never became superstars so their artistry overshadows their abusive behavior. Miles Davis had a bad temperament and was abusive, David Ruffin, Rita Marley said Bob Marley raped her, Dr Dre had beat multiple women, John Lennon was abusive. Even Jimi Hendrix who is universally loved was accused of being abusive when drunk. The ironic thing is Ike Turner was never charged with any kind of domestic violence unlike Al Green, James Brown and others who have a legal documented history. Ike did some horrible things and he should have treated Tina better but most people hate and vilify him for things he never even did due to the movie.

  • granky161

    Nick said Ike Turner’s been villainized by “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and he doesn’t get enough credit for his contributions to music, particularly for being a pioneer of rock n’ roll.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTuofZAG05w&t=4s

  • Naomi

    Really???? Wow, I had no idea. I barely know anything about her other than a few songs and obviously the whole Ike and Tina situation. Interesting….but there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be seen as classy. Is the Ike thing the only thing that made her ratchet to you?

  • granky161

    Ike did some horrible things and he should have treated Tina better but most people hate and vilify him for things he never even did due to the movie. He never raped Tina nor shoved cake in her face. He wasn’t a big guy or Tina’s punching bag but he was volatile, controlling and he didn’t respect her. The movie is only loosely based on Tina’s book. She had no control over the script so the writers had creative freedom to fabricate scenes. They tried to condense a 20-year relationship from Tina’s perspective in 2hrs but they misconstrue facts. They made him out to be an extreme villain while she was portrayed as an innocent and naive victim which isn’t how she portrays herself in her book. She even let Ike contribute to he book.

  • Naomi

    Wowwwww disregard my previous response, I hadn’t seen this. Wowwwwwwwwww

  • granky161

    Tina looks good for her age. Too bad none of her children or grandchildren are with her. Out of her 4 sons only 1 was invited to her wedding. Her stepson said while she financially supports her sons she is very disconnected and rarely communicates with them. Tina has 2 great-grandkids she has never met. Maybe her new book will discuss her strained relationship with her family.

  • granky161

    When Tina joined Ike’s band she began dating Raymond Hill, who became the father of her eldest son. She had he son Craig at 18 in 1958. Raymond and Tina even lived with Ike and his common law wife Lorraine Taylor. Raymond was abusive so Ike and his boys jumped him. Raymond abandoned Tina and their baby. Tina went back to her mother’s but then she put her out. Ike took her in. They were just friends at first, neither each others type. Tina used to pick out women for him to sleep with because she knew his type. He liked curvy women and she preferred light-skin men. When Ike and Lorraine had a break up he and Tina began having a sexual relationship. He got back with Lorraine who was pregnant, then Tina discovered she was also pregnant. Ike and Tina tried to hide that he was the father of her son Ronnie (born in 1960) but he looked just like him. Ike and Tina married 2 years later in 1962. Tina became pregnant again in 1968 but had an abortion when she discovered one of the Ikettes Ann Thomas who was Ike’s mistress was also pregnant. Ann had a daughter named Mia. Tina would get into fights with Ike’s mistresses.

  • Naomi

    Messy, messy, messy. I thought you were just talking about Ike beating on her. Goodness.

  • granky161

    No, their relationship was much more complicated than portrayed in the move. The movie is only loosely based on her book. The writers make her seem like an innocent and naive virgin. Ike was always a womanizer, Tina knew. She didn’t want to be a part of his harem but she got caught up. She had nowhere to go and he had given her a platform to perform which she loved. She had abandonment issues with her own family and so she wanted to be loyal to him and not leave him like his other singers. Eventually she did fall in love with him thinking he’d change. Ike had deep rooted issues from his childhood and was bipolar. Drugs came into the picture years later making him more volatile.

    The photo below is Ike and Tina with their sons in 1972. Michael (standing on the left), Ike Jr (sitting on the left), Craig (standing on the right) and Ronnie (sitting on the right). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9473dc82f382f47c7b3bb575ee3ff56a6da206eb86a689daf64d34e5ae451cb2.png

  • Naomi

    I’ve never even seen the movie lol I just know about the abuse (barely) because…it’s just something everyone knows about lol this is crazy

  • i troll it like i see it

    All the other people you named are indeed wrong too, but we are talking about Ike Turner specifically, because the write up was about Tina Turner. Ike Turner is a violent pig, I don’t care what he pioneered.

  • Ni Ni

    Wow, thanks for the info. That is just sad how she doesn’t keep in touch esp. about her granddaughter.

  • granky161

    He was violent and a womanizer but Tina knew that before she married him. Tina gave an interview last month and she said she forgives Ike. For all his faults, Ike was a talented musician. There is a reason she wanted to be in his band. Ike can not take credit for Tina’s natural talent but he gave her a platform to shine. They raised a family together and created a musical legacy. They’re inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame together as a duo for a reason.

  • i troll it like i see it

    So because Tina has found it in her heart to forgive, that washes away all his sins? Erases the past? I personally still don’t care for him, but that’s just me. I honestly just do not like it when I hear about a man abusing a woman I don’t care how brilliant he was or gifted he was musically.

  • chaisun

    Oh man I never knew this about her, thanks for sharing.

  • chaisun

    Yeah, the unsightly european man, I have. Just wanted specifics.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Did yawl notice Tina’s Shoes????? Maybe Balmain?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    How can you say the relationship is “strained”. Seems to me she’s a forward looking person and just doesn’t want to be in the United States or associated with America. Just like some blacks go back to Africa, or go to EU to find themselves. That’s what I read from her, she’s found her place in EU.
    But gotta say this. If you’re famous (sports/entertainment) one of the big drags on your life is having family members who always ask for help.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    She’s done with touring. You know she’s damn near 80 years old….who wants to see an 80 yo on stage :) That’s why Aretha, Paul Simon, Elton John, and so many others are retiring.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    WHY should she keep in touch with her granddaughter. As a Buddhist, she probably follows their principals, I’m sure that guides her life. You know family of celebs can be a drag on their life. Not every family can be the Kardashians. :)

  • Chuck

    Strained because Ms. Tina has never met her grandson. Black women love and brag on their grands.

  • Chuck

    And no drugs

  • Chuck

    Well, I hope you are joking because she looks bad!

  • HelloToni

    Poor Nick……Thank you