Who Is Linda Trippeter? Is She The Biological Daughter Of Ike Turner?

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Who Is Linda Trippeter? Is She The Biological Daughter Of Ike Turner?
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If you know the late American singer Ike Turner, you are probably aware of his multiple marital relationships. And from his multiple relationships, he also has six children. And today we are going to talk about one of his six kids, Linda Trippeter. Well, Linda is claimed to be the oldest daughter of Ike born from one of his initial relationships.

However, Ike claimed that Linda is not his biological child. So, what’s the truth? How was her relationship with Ike? In this article, we are going to reveal some untold facts about her personal and professional life.

Let’s get started.

Is Linda Trippeter Biological Daughter of Ike Turner?

Linda Trippeter was born Linda Turner Bullock in 1949 in the United States. She was born to a mother Velma Davis, but when it comes to her father, things are a bit controversial.

Linda's Dad Ike Turner Was a Successful Musician
Linda’s Dad Ike Turner Was a Successful Musician

Though her mother claims that Ike is Linda’s biological father, he has denied the claims in his autobiography Takin’ Back My Name. In the book, he stated how he met Velma (referring to her Thelma) and also stated that she was already pregnant. At the time, he was still a teenager. He writes,

I met Thelma Dishman, who, at that time, I thought was a pretty girl. Thelma was pregnant, not by me, but I liked her

Though Ike denied Linda as his biological child, he adopted her and reportedly cared for her as his own child. They shared a great relationship as a father and daughter.

Linda Trippeter Siblings

Talking about her siblings, she has five of them, Mia Turner, Ike Turner Jr, Ronnie Turner, Michael Turner, & Twanna Turner Melby. They are all her half-siblings and were born from her late father’s multiple marriages over the years. All her half-brothers and sisters are pretty successful.

Linda Trippeter Father And Siblings
Linda Trippeter’s Father And Siblings

Needless to say, she shared a great relationship with all of them. In fact, she even made a few public appearances with them in the past.

Her Father’s multiple relationships

As mentioned above, Ike has been numerous times, fourteen to be exact. Apparently, the late singer used to marry another woman before even divorcing his current wife. In an old interview, while talking about his relationships, he said,

“You gave a preacher $2, the papers cost $3, that was it. In those days blacks didn’t bother with divorces.”

His first marriage was to Edna Dean Stewart at the age of 16. After separating from her, he married Velma Davis, Linda Bullock’s mother. Afterward, his third marriage was to Rosa Lee Sane, fourth to Bonnie Turner, fifth time to Alice, sixth to Tina Turner, seven to Margaret Ann Thomas, eighth to Jeanette Bazzell, and ninth to Audrey Madison.

In addition, he was involved in numerous relationships as well, including Annie Mae Wilson, and Lorraine Taylor.

Her Father Was An Actor & Singer

Well, Linda’s father was a successful American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He made his debut as a singer back in 1951, when he released his single Heartbroken and Worried. Ever since then he gave numerous successful singles and albums.

Some of his successful singles are You’re Drivin’ Me Insane, Love Is Scarce, Cuban Getaway, I’m Tore Up, among others. Likewise, Ike came up with his first studio album Dance With Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1962, which became decently successful.

The success of his first studio album gave rise to numerous other albums like Rocks The Blues, Strange Fruit, Bad Dreams, Here and Now, among others.

Linda’s Dad Died In 2007

Unfortunately, Linda’s father and the legendary singer Ike is no more in this world. He died on December 12 and his funeral was held on December 21, 2007, at City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California.

As per the reports, he was found dead by his former wife Ann Thomas in his home in San Marcos, California. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office stated cocaine overdose was the reason behind his death.

Is Linda married? What About Her Children?

Despite being a celebrity daughter, Linda has maintained complete privacy. There is no information available when it comes to her marriage. Over the years, she has not made any public appearances with anyone who could be her husband. It looks like she does not enjoy public attention as much.

Apart from her romantic relationships, there is also no information on her children as well. Considering her age, she is likely to be a mother, but she has not revealed any details on the matter.

Her Father Was Worth Around $500,000 At The Time Of His Death

Linda’s father was not only professionally accomplished but also was in a decent position financially. At the time of his death, he was worth around $500,000.