Facts about him and his siblings


Tina Turner, Ronnie Turner and Afida Turner | Source: Getty Images/instagram.com/afida_turner

Tina Turner’s son, Ronnie Turner, is the only biological son she shared with her late ex-husband, Ike Turner. Ronnie Turner stayed out of the spotlight for the most part and settled down with a musician.

Ronnie was born Ronald Renelle Turner; his parents welcomed him in 1960, the same year they met. Both of her parents were famous; her father, Ike Turner, was considered one of the first to start rock and roll, and her mother had a successful career as an actress and singer of the same genre.

Despite musically gifted parents, Ronnie did not choose a career in music; instead, he became an actor and had a role in “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Although Ronnie is Ike and Tina’s only biological son, the actor has six step-siblings from his parents’ previous relationships.

He has several siblings on his father’s side, including Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner. Craig Raymond Turner was her older half-brother on her mother’s side; he died in 2018 and Ronnie’s father died in 2007.

Ronnie Turner is one of Tina Turner’s sons

Ronnie was born in Los Angeles, California on October 27, 1960. He began acting as soon as possible, with his most famous role in “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” and in 2007 he married Afida Turner. After his role in the film about his mother’s life, his acting experience became limited as he was given minor roles. Besides acting, he played various instruments and could sing.

He played in both his parents’ bands after they split in 1978 and chose to pursue music in 1999 when he played bass guitar for The Black Angel, but then became a full-fledged agent of the state in California. He had an estimated net worth of $1 million;

After his father’s death, his half-brother confirmed that Ronnie received money from a trust fund. Ike Jr. and Ronnie had a good relationship and talked often; Also Ike Jr. said from Ronnie:

“He is in excellent health and married to singer Afida Turner.”

His brothers and sisters

Craig was Tina’s first child; his father was saxophonist Raymond Hill. Craig was born on August 29, 1958 to a mother who was only 18 years old. Craig was a real estate agent and, according to reports, he worked at Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills, California. Following Craig’s passing, his mother shared the news on social media and called it is her “sadest moment as a mother”.

Craig passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018; close friends and family gathered to scatter Craig’s ashes in California. He was 55 when he died, but Tina said he would be “always my baby”.

Tina adopted Ike Jr. and Michael after marrying their father in 1960; Ike Jr. was born in 1958 to his father and biological mother, Lorraine Taylor. He said Tina was the only mother he knew, as he was two years old when she came into his life. However, according to Ike Jr., Tina turned her back on her family after her father died. He said:

“My mum is living her life – she has a new husband and she is in Europe.”

Very little information is known about Michael while he led a private life; Ike Jr. revealed that Michael needed medical support and was living in a convalescent home in Southern California; he said that Tina did not come but sent money.

His father Ike

Tina and Ike had a rocky relationship during which, in her well-documented life, Tina accused Ike of being abusive. The ex-couple were not only married with children, but also worked together.

Ike did not witness the death of their son, Craig Turner, as he died in 2007 at age 76. After his death, Tina married Erwin Bach, a German musical director. Their relationship began in 1986 and they married two decades later in July 2013

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