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Tina Turner Revealed How Hard It Is for Survivors of Abuse To Trust People and Find Love Again | She Survived a "Hellish Marriage"
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Tina Turner Revealed How Hard It Is for Survivors of Abuse To Trust People and Find Love Again | She Survived a "Hellish Marriage"

Tina Turner had the ability to save people with her music but behind-the-scenes, she had to worry about saving her own life while being married to her first husband.

Source: Getty Images | Photo by (L) Evening Standard (R) Jacopo M. Raule
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What's Love Got To Do With It, River Deep - Mountain High, Goldeneye. If any of these songs ring a bell, then you'll know the genius behind it and it's none other than Tina Turner. To us, she is the glamorous, soulful, and brilliant singer that stole our hearts in the 1960s and did so until she retired. But there's a side of her that we had no idea about, and that's the side that survived abuse during her first marriage.

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At age 22, Tina married American musician Ike Turner and soon the couple had become the industry's famous husband-and-wife R&B act. Churning out hit after hit like Rocket 88, it seemed like the couple was just perfect. However, that was all a facade. In her memoir, My Love Story, Tina recalls her horrific first marriage in which her "experience was so disturbing... I suppressed it, scratched it out", reported the Daily Mail.