Tina Turner Weds Long-Term Love
The 73-year-old Simply The Best singer has married 57-year-old record executive Erwin Bach
Tina Turner has warned her neighbours she will be having a noisy party this weekend to celebrate her recent marriage to her German partner in Switzerland.
The 73-year-old Simply The Best singer wed 57-year-old record executive Erwin Bach in a low-key civil ceremony on the banks of Lake Zurich "a few days ago", a municipal official told AFP.
According to Swiss media reports, the pair will celebrate the union at their Kusnacht house on Sunday with an intimate Buddhist ceremony attended by 120 guests.
Music superstars including David Bowie and Sade are due to attend, along with television talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, according to Swiss weekly Schweiz am Sonntag, which also reported guests were requested to wear white.
The bride herself, who swapped her US passport for a Swiss one earlier this year, will be wearing a gown designed by Italian fashion giant Giorgio Armani, according to the newspaper, which did not reveal its sources.
Swiss media reported that a small stage would be set up for Sunday's party, and that Turner and Bach had sent out letters to their neighbours apologising in advance for the noise they might cause.
Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, began her career in the 1950s.
She was famously married to her musical partner Ike Turner for 14 years but left him in 1976 after suffering serious domestic abuse, as detailed in her autobiography I, Tina, and alluded to in her 1984 hit What's Love Got To Do With It.
Her relationship with Bach began in the mid-1980s and she moved to Switzerland in 1995 when he was transferred to the country.