Tina Turner’s Swiss Chateau Retirement Is Working Out Dreamily

Oct 19, 2021 by apost team

Tina Turner is an American-Swiss singer, songwriter, actress, and the Queen of Rock N' Roll. Even at age 81, the star is beloved, and her music is still popular in the mainstream media. In 2020, Turner came out of retirement to record a remix of her song "What's Love Got to Do With It?" with the group Kyogo, but has not been performing since 2009. The legendary artist has had a life full of tragedy and triumph and is now rightfully enjoying every minute of her retirement. 

With over 100 million albums sold, Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists ever. She is known for her hits "Proud Mary," "Nutbush City Limits," "The Best," and many more. In 1984, she won Record of the Year at the Grammys for "What's Love Got to do With It?" and has received 12 Grammy Awards throughout her career as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Turner has no shortage of accolades and accomplishments. She was the first black person and the first woman to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The artist has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and the Walk of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri as well. She was also inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act in 2021. 

Now fully retired, Turner is living her best life at Chateau Algonquin, which is her gorgeous home in Switzerland. The singer married Erwin Bach in 2013 after nearly 30 years together. The couple then moved to Switzerland, where Turner now has full residency. Keep reading to hear more about her blissful days in retirement. 

Tina Turner (1964), (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Getting older has not been much of a challenge for Turner, and she thinks the rest of the world is following suit. In 2005, she told Oprah Winfrey: "We're becoming more aware. There's a whole new way of thinking about age, too. People are not that worried about being old anymore."

The singer elaborated, as she explained:

"There are some who think that when you're 60, you have to cut your hair and wear certain shoes. But a lot of people aren't doing that now. They don't think, 'Oh, I'm old, I really have to start behaving differently.' In this millennium, a new world is coming. After destruction, there's always something good."

Instead of worrying about her appearance as she gets older, Turner looks to the future and encourages other women to do the same. "There's an expression, 'You'll never get out of this world alive.' It's true. We won't. Go forward. Do your best with your makeup, hair, and clothes," she said.

When Oprah asked Turner if she would ever get plastic surgery, her response was:

"No. I'm afraid I might end up not looking like myself. What might happen if I had plastic surgery on some other part of my body? No. I'll use makeup, and I don't mind wrinkles."

With no interest in cosmetic procedures, the star focuses on her health and wellness instead. Turner said: "I think health has a lot to do with happiness. When you're healthy, you think more clearly, and you can work on yourself. But it's not about extremes. I eat everything I ever ate, just not too often."


Tina Turner (circa 1985), (Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images)

At Turner's home in Switzerland, there is a sign on the front door that asks for no packages to be delivered before noon. "You can deduce from that: I am not an early riser," she said to Vanity Fair. When asked to describe what a typical day in retirement looks like for her, she shared, "I start every day calmly. My favorite thing is to take care of my flowers in the garden."

Her home is beautiful, so Vanity Fair wanted to know if Turner has a favorite room. "Oh, I don't have a favorite room at all. However, in the course of one's life, one accumulates many objects for which one needs space. I have, for example, some artifacts of Egyptian art. I like to be surrounded by these and other collectibles. It is not at all about whether they are expensive or valuable. The important thing is that I have a personal relationship with each one. I also love the view of Lake Zurich from our garden—I enjoy the peace and quiet," she explained.

Now that she is retired, Turner has plenty of time to do things she enjoys. This includes spending time with her loved ones. She shared, "I love to sit in my garden and listen to nature and take loving care of my plants. I also enjoy chatting with friends. Recently Cher came to visit. We gossiped and laughed a lot. We had a great time!"

Retirement looks good on Turner. At age 81, she is as beautiful and talented as ever before. She is very happy with her married life and spends a lot of time with her husband. Even though she is no longer performing, the star's music lives on in popular culture. 

Tina Turner (2018), (Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)

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