Afida Turner, the daughter-in-law of the Proud Mary singer Tina Turner, opened up in harrowing detail about the immense heartbreak she through as a mother to two of her four children, two of whom she tragically outlived, in her first interview since Tina’s passing earlier this week.

Afida, 46, a musician like her mother-in-law speaking to from her home in France, revealed the heartbreaking truth that Tina was worried that her son Ronnie would ‘turn out like’ his violent father Ike Turner as well as the grief over her other son Craig’s suicide, which dominated her life until her passing.

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As she said, despite knowing Tina had been ill for a long time, her strength and fortitude had led them all to believe she would live forever. She also discussed the family’s shock at Tina’s departure.

The news of Tina’s passing shocked the family even more because they are still grieving heartbreakingly for the loss of her son, Afida’s late husband Ronnie, who passed away from colon cancer in December – just five months before his mother did.

For Tina, who was, in Afida’s words, already “extremely sick” at the time of her son’s death and who had already had to deal with the loss of one son, Craig, who shot himself dead in 2018 at the age of 59, it was an almost unimaginable tragedy.

Afida claimed that Tina carried the pain of losing Craig with her every day, despite her own deteriorating health.

‘If you lose a child, or a loved one, you are going to cry every morning and every night.’

She added that the only dim hope she has following the death of her mother-in-law is the knowledge that Tina has finally been reunited with her sons. She claimed that Tina found strength in her Buddhist faith.

‘They never had time to spend together and now all three of them are together,’ she said.