Tina Turner Celebrates New Marriage In Switzerland

Christina Lee | July 21, 2013 11:50 am

Tina Turner celebrated her marriage to music executive Erwin Bach today with a Buddist-inspired party at her Swiss lakeside estate. Authorities have temporarily barred boats from sailing nearby to prevent potential accidents by onlookers.

More than 120 guests — including David Bowie, Sade and Oprah Winfrey — wore white as they joined the longtime couple, who got married about a month ago. Turner wore a white gown designed by Giorgio Armani, according to local press.

Bach had proposed to Turner before she turned 50 (she’s 73 now), but they held off on marriage for decades thereafter. “Erwin and I don’t feel that we need a marriage. We are just as married now as if it was legal,” Turner has said. Watch Turner and Bach discuss their relationship — including why it differs from Turner’s previous marriage to Ike Turner — in various interviews after the jump.

[via NPR]