Tina Turner's Age Gap With Her Second Husband Erwin Bach Was Bigger Than We Thought
Tina Turner was in her mid-30s by the time her marriage to Ike Turner was over. And while Tina eventually dated other men, It would be almost two decades before she met Erwin Bach, who was 16 years younger than her. “The day I first met Erwin, at an airport in Germany, I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour, and in too much of a hurry to get to my hotel to pay much attention to the young music executive who came from my record company to welcome me,” wrote Turner in “Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life For Good” (via Oprah Daily). “But I did notice him, and I instantly felt an emotional connection,” she continued.
Bach told a similar version during the documentary “Tina” (via People). “We met at Cologne [Bonn] Airport — actually it was Düsseldorf Airport [in Germany], and her manager Roger [Davies] asked me to pick up Tina,” he shared. He continued, “We enjoyed the ride. I enjoyed driving the artist, actually a superstar. You’re normally a little nervous, but I wasn’t nervous either. I was just doing the job.” And actually, it was Turner who pursued Bach. “Who would have thought that a moment of boldness would lead to decades of shared bliss?” wrote Turner on Instagram. “I didn’t. When I first asked Erwin out, it was a spur-of-the-moment decision.”