Anna Mae Bullock (Tina’s original name) was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Tina had an unhappy family. Her parents left her and her sister at a young age. Her singing career started when she was reunited with her mother and sister in St. Louis. At this time, she met her husband Ike Turner while performing as bandleader. She moved in with Ike, romance sparkled and later got married.
Tina’s marriage became a nightmare when Ike started physically abusing her. He got jealous of her fame. Violence became worse when Ike resorted to using abusive drugs. Tina battled her chaotic life alone. She felt confident that her life will become better after a friend introduced her to Buddhism. It changed her outlook in life. She finally found the courage to defend herself and left her husband.
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