TINA: ‘I’ve Reached My Nirvana’

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Hello! magazine got an exclusive interview with Tina Turner & Erwin Bach during their wedding party in Zurich last Sunday.  Tina told them details about the party preparation, her new life, Erwin and how it is to be Tina Turner in 2013. A first glimpse and a must-read before much anticipated Oprah show in August.

Read all about it in the post!

Tina Turner: “I’d been working on it from January, right up until the very day, and it was everything i wanted it to be, nothing went wrong, it was completely magical, and, aside from that, God gave us the most beautiful moon, which bathed the garden in this incredible light, as it shone in a clear, clear sky. That, for me was a highlight – everyone was in awe. We could not asked for more”

So elababorate were the preparations for the wedding, Tina and Erwin, moved into nearby five-star hotel The Dolder Grand for a week beforehand, with the bride popping home daily to check everything was going according to plan. Thousands upon thousands of roses, flown in specially from Amsterdam.

Tina told the magazine that she was a bit sad not being able to welcome her guest at their arrival but that she found a a trick:

“There’s a little window at the top of the house that i was peeking out of, watching this parade of people coming in, because i’d said to Erwin earlier: I feel sad that i’m going to miss that and only get to ee it in the photographs afterwards. So i set myself up in that great little spot, taking in all in, and oh, i like that so much! Everyone looked so glamorous and classy”.

When asked about Tina’s fantastic wedding dress, (“it wasn’t so much a dress as a work of art”) here is what Erwin has to answer:

“Only the right lady, with a certain grace and attitude, could wear it.”

© Bild/ Florian Kalotay (Pourunefois.ch)

The stunning chartreuse green taffeta and black silk tulle confection was designed by Tina’s long friend Giorgio Armani. Tina recalls:

“I remember, it was being modelled by this very tall, very slim Asian girl who had her hair up and everything looked one length, apart from this incredible pouffe. I thought, i gotta have that, even if i never wear it! Then i said: I know that will be my wedding dress! When Bryan Adams came into the house and saw me in the dress, he said:”It’s a fairytale” and it’s true, it’s beautiful, magical dress. I felt so special in it.”

Tina prepared at home, changing her mind at the last minute ( they were supposed to get dress at the Grand Dodler Hotel) and doesn’t regret it. She could spend some more times with her maid of honor, longtime friend and employe Rhonda Graam. All the bridesmaids where dress by Armani in lilac silk floral dresses.

The couple arrived together for the ceremony with Erwin driving a black Phantom convertible Rolls-Royce, to the sound of Frank  Sinatra’s My Way, feeling no nerves, just overwhelming happiness:

“We arrived just as the song was reaching its climax and that was pretty emotional”

Singer Bryan Adams then broke into romantic ballad All for Love. A very emotional moment although no tears could be seen on the couple face.

Contrary to reports, the couple did not have a Buddhist ceremony.

“I didn’t feel i needed to do that, that is my belief, and i live by it, but i stuck to the American tradition i grew up with, tailoring it a little bit to me”

We also learned that Erwin proposed to Tina when they were on holidays in Croatia, Erwin remembers:

“Yes, i got down on one knee- and not for the first time, we were on a yacht, on the Grecian sea, and i asked my friend for his commitment that evening. I said “Whatever i ask of you tonight, don’t question it. I explained i needed a romantic bay, so docked in this beautiful bay in Skorpios, the island where Jackie Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis. THere was music playing, i sank down on one knee- and this time my Schatzi ( my love) took the ring and said yes”

The couple is now planning a honeymoon in Italy, where they will be joined by friends, followed by a short stay in Villefranche sur Mer.

“I’ve reached my Nirvana, that happiness that people talk about, when you wish for nothing, when you can finally take a deep breath and say: Everything is good. And it’s a wonderful place to be.

Tina Turner - Hello Magazine July 2013

Read more about it in Hello! last issue. Go buy it or buy the digital edition  here!

And for the french fans, 2 pages in this week Gala Magazine!

60 Replies to “TINA: ‘I’ve Reached My Nirvana’”

  1. Erwin Bach has always been beside Tina Turner doing her career .. When Tina Turner made it known .Seeing him always beside her side holding her arm he treat her as his Queen .. Tina live your life…Erwin love your wife…this is simply the best..


  2. This is a wedding that restores my faith in romance. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Many more years of well-deserved bliss. XOX


  3. Tina deserves all the blessing and happiness she get because she shed blood and tears to get to where she is now. She will always be a symbol of what is good and true, her story an inspiration.


    1. Tina’s life has such interesting developments, it makes us think almost anything can happen. Carry on, many good wishes!


      1. Tina Turner is still standing strong, this photos proves it, i really hope we’ll hear more of her after Oprah’s Next Chapter!
        All the Best Cergio!


  4. Amazing. They both look great, but Tina looks absolutely stunning. We could all learn a lot from the way she lives her life. Thank you for the great coverage.


  5. Des photos à nous couper le souffle. Tina est simplement belle et craquante. “Why Must We Wait Until Tonight” “Talk To My Heart”. Tina nous donne cette énergie positive dans tout ce qu’elle fait, elle transmets cela par les photos. Tina “All the best”. Je pense que c’était le meilleur moment de dire “Oui” à Erwin. Mes chers amis, comme toujours je tiens à vous remercier beaucoup pour tout le travail du site tinaturnerblog.


    1. Merci beaucoup Pol, quelle année! J’attends Oprah’s Next Chapter avec impatience! Et Tina est absolument radieuse effectivement, on pourrait la croire prête à un come-back mais ça semble peu probable…
      On verra bien, en tout cas, merci encore pour tes com’ et tes encouragements !
      All the best!


  6. Oh my dearest God, SHE LOOKS AMAZING. Can´t stop watching on her. WOW.

    Do you have any idea how to watch Oprah´s show with Tina. I hope it´ll be on youtube.

    Thank you guys for your great job updating this great blog. Many thanks.


    1. Hi Jozef, i don’t think it will be on Youtube, most Oprah’s videos get removed after some times (even if a few survived), but don’t worry i am sure we’ll find a way 😉
      All the best!


  7. Bloody Fantastic! Tina Turner is stunning and i can’t wait to see her on “Oprah’s next chapter”. Loved the interview thanks for telling us Ben & Sjef, got my copy yesterday!


  8. I think the reason there was so much “detail” to the proceedings was due to the fact that this was really Tina Turner’s 1st real wedding. This is what a marriage is supposed to be, not that tragic relationship she had w/ Mr. You Know Who. I’m glad that at 73, she has finally reached Nirvana, and wants/needs for nothing. Enjoy your Golden Years, Nice Lady…

    But — oh, no! — you still have to record that JAZZ album I need to hear from you! But, you still have to do the GODDESS movie! But, I still need you to be in the next STAR WARS TRILOGY as Lando Calrissian’s kick-ass wife! I still need you to reunite w/ AAAAARNNNOOLD in the KING CONAN movie that’s in the works as another Queen/Witch Doctor! I think I need a “mini-tour” for the JAZZ album! You still need to do a free concert in Central Park in NYC! You need to get on Universal Music and EMI to reissue your discography — esp. 1978-2000, w/ bonus/unreleased tracks in quality collector’s editions! Young Lady, I STILL need so much more from you. Be happy, be healthy, be in love, BUT, still give me that fix that only your rocking/jazzy self can provide! Then rest as much as you want in Switzerland.

    Does that make me selfish?

    Best Wishes to the new blushing Bride, Mrs. Tina Turner-Bach

    That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?


    1. Goodness Gracious, Tina! You need to make an appearance in the next Bond movie as Miss Moneypenny’s Grandmother w/ Roger Moore as your husband!


  9. I hope you and Erwin will be as happy as you have the past 27 years wish you 27 more. Tina you have a fine looking husband.


  10. I’m thrilled to know that you found the true love with Erwin and hope that you both have a very long life full of joy, wisdom and happiness for the coming 50 years.


  11. Daer Mrs Ana Bach, (Our Dear Tina Turner ) !!!
    Your have whrite , (it was completely magical, and, aside from that, God gave us the most beautiful moon, which bathed the garden in this incredible light, as it shone in a clear, clear sky. That, for me was a highlight – everyone was in awe. We could not asked for more”) .
    I really believe that God gives us each of their children the opportunity to harvest the fruits of everything we did in our lives, and I sincerely believe that you have been blessed by God on this special day for you and your dear Erwin!
    Tina Turner gave us all that you love how wonderful singer who is mother and Woman who always was, his life was a great adventure that we all contributed their music, energy, and love for all people in the world who love you !
    I really believe that God gives us each of their children the opportunity to harvest the fruits of everything we did in our lives, and I sincerely believe that you have been blessed by God on this special day for you and your dear Erwin!
    Tina Turner gave us all that you love how wonderful singer who is mother and Woman who always was, his life was a great adventure that we all contributed their music, energy, and love for all people in the world who love you !
    I believe that God has given you a beautiful gift on your wedding day!
    I wish with all my heart a lot of happiness in this new life that begins God bless you ,protect you and your husband that continue to be increasingly more happy and enjoy all the love and happiness in the life of you every minute of your live.
    Thank you very much for share with us this very special moment you in your life!
    Ana Cristina Castro


    1. Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), known by her stage name Tina Turner,[1][2] is a singer, dancer, actress, author and choreographer, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the United States, she lives in Switzerland and holds Swiss citizenship.

      She began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name “Little Ann”.[3] Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.[4] Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971) and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), a song which she wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised as a Baptist, she melded her faith with Buddhism in 1974, crediting the religion and its spiritual chants for helping her to endure during difficult times.[5]

      After her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career through performances, though she initially struggled to make an impact on the music charts as a solo artist. In the early 1980s, she launched a comeback with another string of hits, starting in 1983 with the single “Let’s Stay Together” followed by the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer which became a worldwide success. “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, the most successful single from the album, was later used as the title of a biographical film adapted from her autobiography. In addition to her musical career, Turner has also experienced success in films, including a role in the 1975 rock musical Tommy and a starring role in the 1985 Mel Gibson blockbuster film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, as well as a cameo role in the 1993 film Last Action Hero.

      One of the world’s most popular entertainers, she is sometimes called “the queen of rock”.[6][7][8] Turner has been termed the most successful female rock artist,[9] winning eight Grammys and selling more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history. She has also been named “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone.[10] Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide[11] She is noted for her energetic stage presence,[7] powerful vocals, and career longevity.[12] In 2008, Turner left semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.[13] Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009.[14] Rolling Stone ranked her no. 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all tim


  12. Es maravilloso verla tan feliz! ·Ella ha tenido que atravesar momentos duros en su vida y merece haber encontrado y sostenido este amor. Gracias Ben y Sjef por la informacion


  13. It’s the first time I write on this blog which I have accidentally found on the net…well it’s a great place for Tina’s fans ! I can find a lot of news about her; actually I have a question for whoever wants to answer…Is Tina belonging to the Soka Gakkai ? I’ve read she daily chants the Mantra Nam Myo Ho Renge Kyo. So that’s why I’m asking. Thank you.


    1. Hi Diego, Tina Turner was part of the Soka Gakkai a few years back but nothing in a while could confirm or infirm that she is still a member.
      Thanks for your kind words and for commenting!


  14. Just want to say that your marriage inspired my man, who is 20 years younger (64-44) to ask me to marry him. We will need to talk about this though as we live in different countries and neither one of us can move, so we will just be together 5 months out of the year. He said that you were an inspiration to him that love knows no age. But besides this, I think I am going to go with black and green as well, but it will be a bit simpler as the wedding will be in a courthouse. I wish you and Erwin all the best.


  15. I love Tine when it was Ike And Tine I love her Solo you the greatest Tine wish and your Husband a life of happiness she is son Beauitful As they Black peoples dont Age st it true Tine I am also thank god the couple love each other they been in love a long time it will last a life time .I have been posting when I look up Tine.I will posted on my time line.God bless you and your husband Tine.,


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