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Erwin Bach finally got married to singer Tina Turner after being together for almost 27 years. Four years into their marriage, the couple are as close and happy as ever. Despite their 16-year age difference they get on well and understand each other. Erwin Bach has a net worth of $50.0 million, and he spares no expense in keeping Turner safe and comfortable.  

When people first came to know about Erwin Bach and Tina Turner’s relationship, it was a bit of a scandal. After all, it was the mid-1980s and the pop singer was involved with a German music executive who was 16 years her junior. Casting aside all naysayers, the couple have been with each other ever since. Today, after more than three decades of being together, Turner and Bach are as much in love as they were when they first met. They got married in July 2013 on the shores of Lake Zurich in Switzerland after knowing each other for almost 27 years. Though Tina Turner’s husband has often been referred to as a boy toy by the uncharitable media, he is far from one. He has been instrumental in the singers life from the time they met as friends, to when they finally got marrried. Here are some details from Erwin Bach’s wiki.

Saying “No” to Marriage

Bach first met Turner at an EMI record label party in 1985 and became friends. Their relationship remained platonic for a year after which they started dating. They had amazing chemistry despite the 16-year age difference. The couple enjoyed a happy and calming romance which was exactly what Turner needed after her abusive marriage to Ike Turner. Though people often speculated when the couple would get married, Bach and Turner refused to walk down the aisle. In fact, in a 2006 interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who feels that a long term relationship does not need to include marriage, Turner said, “People often ask me why don’t I marry. I have love. I have a good life. I don’t need to interfere with that.”

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A Change of Mind

Turner continued, “Neither Erwin nor I feel the need to get married. What would marriage give me that I don’t already have? Marriage would be about pleasing the public. Why do I need to please the public if I’m already pleased?” Nobody could argue with that knowing about the turbulent time she spent when married to Ike. However, in 2013, Turner changed her mind about the institution of marriage and decided to quietly tie the knot with Bach. Though their marriage itself was a quiet affair, the party afterwards was a loud, star-studded event. Over 120 guests were invited including David Bowie, Oprah Winfrey, and Sade and the evening was made memorable with music playing, wine flowing, and good food.


Living it Up

For almost 27 years, Bach and Turner were content to live their leisure-filled European lifestyle where they took bicycle rides through Zurich and the South of France. Bach is a great cook, and loved preparing homemade dishes for Turner and pamper her. Turner used to joke about their relationship at that time saying, “We are married —we just haven’t walked down the aisle, and until there’s a need to, we probably won’t.” Today, at Erwin Bach’s age of 61, he is happy being married to one of the best soul and pop singers of all time.

Erwin Bach’s net worth is a healthy $50.0 million, and with money pouring in from Turner’s music sales, money is the least of the couple’s problems. There is no information about Erwin Bach’s kids, so it is very likely that he is not a parent. The important thing is that he and Turner are still together and living it up in the cool environs of Switzerland!

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