twixnmix: Ike and Tina Turner with their sons …

twixnmix:

Ike and Tina Turner with their sons Michael (standing on the left), Ike Jr (sitting on the left), Craig (standing on the right) and Ronnie (sitting on the right), circa 1971.

Ike Jr and Michael are Ike’s kids from a previous relationship with Lorraine Taylor. Craig is Tina’s son from a former relationship with Raymond Hill, a saxophonist in Ike’s band the Kings of Rhythm. After Raymond abandoned Tina and their baby Ike adopted Craig and legally gave him his last name. Ronnie is Ike and Tina’s only child together. She became pregnant with Ronnie while Lorraine was pregnant with Michael. Tina became pregnant again in 1968 but she had an abortion when she discovered one of the Ikettes, Ann Thomas was also pregnant with Ike’s baby.