Who Is Tina Turner’s Son Ronnie Turner? Is He Married? His Career, Net Worth

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Ronnie Turner is an actor known for his work in What’s Love Got to Do with It, based on the life of his mother. He is the son of legendary singer Tina Turner and musician Ike Turner. Besides, he is also into music and was a bass guitarist in a band called Manufactured Funk.

Further, he has also worked with her mother in her band. However, lately, Ronnie seems to have shifted his professional career to real estate. So, how much net worth has he amassed so far?

Apart from all his accomplishments, he also leads a successful personal life. He is married and also has children with his wife. Well, want to know more about him? Continue reading this article.

Ronnie Turner is The Biological Son Of Tina Turner

As we mentioned earlier, Ronnie is the youngest biological son of Tina Turner from her marital relationship with Ike Turner. He was born on October 27, 1960, in Los Angeles, CA. At present, he is 62 years of age.

Ronnie As A Child In a Family Photo
Ronnie As a Child In a Family Photo

As a child, he mostly lived in Los Angeles, but he also spent a brief period of his early days in St. Louis, Missouri. Talking about his nationality, he is an American in terms of ethnicity.

Apart from these, he is also an educated individual. He did his schooling at Seaside High School and later attended Hartnell College, where he completed his higher education.

Both His Parents Are Successful Musicians

Ronnie comes from a family of musicians. His father Ike was a successful musician, bandleader, singer, & songwriter. In his years-long career, he has given numerous hits singles, and albums including some Grammy-winning works like Proud Mary, & Risin’ with the Blues.

Some of his other works are Here and Now, A Black Man’s Soul, and Father Alone. Talking about her mother Tina, she is an American-born Swiss singer, & actress. She has not only released numerous songs and albums but has also been a part of a few successful movies.

Ronnie’s mother Tina came up with her first studio album Tina Turns the Country On! in 1974. Following this, she came up with numerous other studio albums that include Acid Queen, Love Explosion, Break Every Rule, Wildest Dreams, and several others.

Talking about her films, she has appeared in movies like The Big T.N.T. Show, Soul to Soul, Tommy, & Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Recently in 2021, she appeared in a documentary series, Tina.

Ronnie Turner’s Father Ike Died In 2007

Unfortunately, Ronnie’s legendary father Ike Turner is no more in this world. He passed away at the age of 76 on December 12, 2007. As per the reports, the singer was found dead by his wife Audrey at his residence in San Marcos, California.

The post-mortem report by San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office reported the course of his death as a cocaine overdose. Moreover, he was also early on diagnosed with emphysema.

At the time of his death, he was reportedly living with his fifth wife.

Ronnie’s Parents Divorced When He Was Eighteen

Just like how it happens with most celebrity couples in the entertainment industry, Ronnie’s father and mother also went through a horrible divorce. As per the reports, Tina and Ike married in 1962, in Tijuana, shortly after the birth of Ronnie.

But unfortunately, things between the two soon turned sour. After being married for over 14 years, Tina filed for divorce from Ike after a heated argument in July 1976. Their divorce was finalized a couple of years later in 1978. At the time of their divorce, Ronnie was around 18 years of age.

Ronnie With His Parents And Siblings
Ronnie With His Parents And Siblings

Well, just to let you know, both Ike and Tina have been in multiple marital relationships. Talking of his father, he has been married five times. He was first married to Bonnie Mae Wilson in 1953. After his divorce from her in 1955, he married his second wife Lorraine Taylor whom he divorced in 1979.

Ike’s fourth marital relationship was with Jeanette Bazzell Turner. They were married from 1995 to 2001. His last marital relationship was with American singer Audrey Madison Turner. They were married in 2006 and were together until his death in 2007.

Talking of Ronnie’s mother Tina, following her divorce, she married her second husband Erwin Bach. He is a German music executive and they married in 2013 and are together ever since.

Ronnie Turner Siblings

Well, Ronnie has six half-siblings, Raymond Craig Turner, Ike Turner Jr, Mia Turner, Twanna Turner Melby, Linda Trippeter, & Michael Turner. While Craig is his half-brother from his mother’s relationship with Raymond Hill, the rest of his siblings are born from her father’s multiple marriages.

Despite not being his biological siblings, he shares a great relationship with all of them. In fact, they are often seen together on their socials and public events.

His Older Brother Craig Committed Suicide

Ronnie’s brother from his mother’s side Craig Raymond committed suicide on July 3, 2018. As per the reports, he shot himself in his home in Los Angeles. While the exact reason behind him committing suicide is unknown, Tina stated,

I think Craig was lonely, that’s what I think really got him more than anything else, I have pictures all around of him smiling, and I think I’m sensing that he’s in a good place. I really do.

Ronnie's Mother And His Older Sibling Craig Who Committed Suicide
Ronnie’s Mother And His Older Sibling Craig Who Committed Suicide

Well, he was a real estate agent by profession.  Moreover, he was also a very emotional kid as a child.

Ronnie Worked In A Few Band As a Guitarist

Born in a family of musicians, Ronnie also has an aptitude for music. He loves composing music, singing songs, and also plays a variety of musical instruments.

With his passion for music, he also formed a band named Manufactured Funk, along with Patrick Moten in 1972. With the band, he has performed several acts like Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Natalie Cole, New Birth, & Rufus.

Moreover, he also played instruments in both his mother’s and father’s bands after they divorced. However, over the years, he has eventually distanced himself from music and rarely performs at present.

Further, he also reportedly played bass guitar for Santa Barbara and Los Angeles-based band, The Prophets, which was back in 1999.

He Has Also Appeared In a Movie

Apart from music, Ronni Turner is also interested in movies like his mother. However, he has only appeared in one movie so far in his career. Back in 1993, he became part of a documentary series named What’s Love Got to Do with It.

The documentary is based on the life of his mother and the abusive marriage she was in over the years.

Ronnie Turner Is Married To Wife Afida Turner

Well, Ronnie is married to French-American singer Afida Turner. The couple married on March 3, 2007, in a private wedding ceremony among close friends and family. The duo reportedly dated for a while before they walked down the aisle.

Ronnie Turner With His Wife Afida And Mother Tina
Ronnie Is Married To His Wife Afida Since 2007

As of 2023, Ronnie and his wife Afida are together for more than 15 years and their relationship seems very strong. Well, there were rumors that they had separated briefly around 2017 but have apparently reconciled since then.

While Ronnie’s wife’s birth name is Hafidda Messai, she goes by the name Afida Turner after marrying him. Since they are married for years, do they have any kids? They don’t share any kids. Tragically, back in June 2016, Afida announced that she lost Ronnie’s child in the third month of pregnancy.

How Much is Ronnie Turner Net Worth?

Well, Ronnie as a singer and actor, Ronnie has amassed a huge sum of money. He charges a good amount as his salary for his works. Well, as of 2023, he has a net worth of around $1 million.

Besides, his parents are also hugely wealthy. While his mother has a net worth of $270 million, his father was also worth in million at the time of his death.