Tina Turner marries Erwin Bach, her longtime boyfriend

Tina Turner in concert at the Nassau Coliseum Tina Turner in concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Dec. 3, 2008) Photo Credit: Newsday/Michael E. Ach

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Music legend Tina Turner has married her longtime partner, record executive Erwin Bach, in K├╝snacht, Switzerland, where they live.

The eight-time Grammy Award-winner, 73, and Bach, 57, married in a small civil ceremony on the banks of Lake Zurich "a few days ago," municipal official Hannes Friess told the European news agency Agence France-Presse.

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They plan to have a Buddhist ceremony on Sunday, according to the German-language Swiss weekly Schweiz am Sonntag, which said singers David Bowie and Sade and media mogul Oprah Winfrey will attend. The bride will wear a Giorgio Armani gown, the newspaper added.

The German-language Swiss daily Blick said wedding invitations went out in mid-April. That same month the "Proud Mary" and "What's Love Got to Do with It" singer -- born Anna Mae Bullock and formerly married to the late R&B performer Ike Turner -- gave up her U.S. passport for a Swiss passport.

Bach and Turner have been together for 27 years and have lived in Switzerland since 1995.

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