Who is Tina Turner’s son? Ronnie Turner Wiki Bio

Ronald Renelle ‘Ronnie’ Turner was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 27 October 1960 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality. Ronnie is an actor, initially popular for his role in the “What’s Love Got to Do With It” in 1993, which follows the life of his mother Tina Turner.

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Early life and education

Ronnie spent his childhood in Los Angeles, where he was raised by his mother ,Tina Turner, a famous singer, and his father Ike Turner who was a musician, who died in December 2007.

Ronnie has five siblings named Ike Turner Jr, Linda Trippeter, Mia Turner, Michael Turner, and Twanna Turner Melby – his older brother, Raymond Craig Turner committed suicide by shooting himself in 2018.

Career as a musician and an actor

Motivated by his parents’ talents, Ronnie decided to pursue a career in music, and enrolled at a music school where he learned how to play various instruments. This ability made it possible for Ronnie to arrange music and combine sounds, and after Tina and Ike divorced in 1978, he started playing the bass guitar in his mother’s band, later switching to play in his father’s band.

He made his debut appearance on TV screens in the “What’s Love Got To Do With It” movie in 1993, which follows the story of his mother Tina’s marriage to Ike, who was both mentally and physically abusing her – after breaking free from her marriage, Tina became a worldwide popular singer. Ronnie continued his acting career and in the upcoming years played only small roles in a number of Hollywood films. In 1999, he continued his career as a musician when he began playing bass guitar for the Black Angel (ex The Prophets) Los Angeles band. However, he is currently working primarily as a real estate broker in Los Angeles in California.

Ronnie Turner with family

Love life and marriage

Ronnie married his long-term girlfriend Afida on 4 March 2007 – Afida is of French descent, and is a reality TV star and a singer. She was constantly in bad relations with Ronnie’s mother Tina, as she accused her of not helping her son by lending him money when he was in a bad financial situation. In June 2017, Ronnie and Afida announced their plans for getting a divorce but eventually reconciled and are now living together in their home in Los Angeles, California – they do not have any children together.

Ronnie’s mother Tina Turner

Anna Mae Bullock, better known as Tina Turner, was born in Nutbush, Tennessee USA on 26 November 1939 – her birth sign is Sagittarius, and she holds both American and Swiss nationalities as she became a Swiss citizen in 2013. Tina is a singer who became famous all around the world after releasing her single “What’s Love Got To Do With It”. Tina was born to Floyd Richard Bullock and Zelma Priscilla on a farm where her father worked as a supervisor of sharecroppers – she has two older sisters named Ruby Alline Bullock and Evelyn Juanita Currie.

She attended the Flagg Grove Elementary School, but at the age of 11, her mother left the family in search of a better life, and her father went on to marry another woman, moving away with her and leaving Tina and her sisters with their grandmother in Brownsville in Tennessee. Tina sang in a church choir, and matriculated from Sumner High School in 1958 before starting to work as a nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Tina first saw Ike Turner perform with the Kings of Rhythm band in a club, and tried singing with him one night in 1957 – stunned by her voice, Ike and Tina began working together, and published their first recording in 1958.

Their single “A Fool in Love” released in July 1960 became a huge hit, and Tina and Ike went on to tour all around the US, establishing their net worth becoming famous all around the US – the two married in 1962. They released their first studio albums in 1974, entitled “Tina Turns the Country On!” and “Acid Queen”, but in July 1976, due to Ike’s addiction to cocaine, Tina stopped singing with him and filed for divorce. She released her single “What’s Love Got to Do with It” in 1984, reaching first place in the Hot 100 US list – her album “Private Dancer” released in the same year reached third spot on the Billboard 200, and has remained her most successful album to this day.

In 1985, she launched her acting career when she played in the “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” movie alongside Mel Gibson, and went on to appear in numerous others including “Tina Turner: Girl From Nutbush” in 1993 and “Last Action Hero” in 1993. Her last album “Twenty Four Seven” was released in 1999. Tina married Erwin Bach in 2013.

Ronnie’s likes and interests

Ronnie is a big fan of the film industry and enjoys watching movies such as “I, Robot” and “Men in Black” starring Will Smith, as well as movies starring Angelina Jolie such as “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”.

He likes eating Chinese food, and his hobbies include reading books, gardening, and travelling – his career as a musician has taken him all around the world, while his favorite cities to visit are Paris in France and London, England.

Appearance and net worth

Ronnie is 59 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9in (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 171lb (78kg) – his vital statistics are 38-32-37. He wears shoes size eight. His net worth is over $800,000.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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