Lorraine Taylor is a famous American personality who rose to stardom as the wife of Ike Turner. She is one of the many wives of the late musicians. Taylor and Turner were married for several years and throughout their relationship, they welcomed two adorable children, Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner. Where is she now? Why did she divorce her husband? Keep scrolling and find out untold facts about Lorraine.
Lorraine Taylor is One of Ike Turner’s Wives
Ike Turner married several times throughout his life and Lorraine Taylor is one of his wives. Turner met Taylor following his divorce from Annie Mae Wilson, and eventually started dating. They then started a live-in relationship in East St. Louis. At that time, Lorraine’s parents owned the Taylor Sausage Factory in St. Louis. It’s unclear when the two tied the knot but it’s confirmed that they officially called it quits in 1979.
Supposedly, the former couple stayed in a relationship for five years and throughout that time, they were blessed with two kids, sons Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner. Lorraine is also the mother of two more children from her previous relationship.
What does Lorraine Taylor Children Do?
As we mentioned earlier, Taylor has two sons Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner. Turner Jr. followed the footsteps of his father and built his interest in music. Although their father was not so supportive of their careers, Ike Jr. used to grab knowledge about musical instruments during his work in his parent’s band.
In an interview with Dailymail, Turner Jr. revealed the condition of his brother, Michael saying:
Michael is in a convalescent home in Southern California and needs medical support. I’ve been to see him quite a few times. He’s doing great.
Taylor’s son, Ike Turner Jr., and Michael were later adopted by Ike Turner and his wife, Tina Turner. There are several reports that state that Ike Turner never fulfilled his responsibilities towards his children. Ike Turner Jr. previously worked as a sound engineer at Bolic Sound and later won a Grammy Award for producing his father’s album, Risin’ with the Blues.
Lorraine’s Husband Married Several Times & Had Six Children
Lorraine Taylor’s late husband Turner was reportedly married fourteen times in his life. He married his first wife Edna Dean Stewart on 10 April 1948. His age was 16 at the time. He then married Velma Davis after meeting at the Cotton Club on Camplin Avenue in Mississippi.
Following the divorce from Davis, Turner married Rosa Lee Sane, and later in 1952, he tied the knot with a new wife Marion Louis Lee. They parted ways in 1955, and following the divorce, Turner got involved in relationships with his girlfriends Alice Bell and Annie Mae Wilson.
In 2062, Turner walked down the aisle with Anna Bullock aka Tina Turner in Tijuana. Tina is one of the very few wives of Ike Turner who are popular among media. The pair had a marital relationship for 14 years and they got a divorce on 29 March 1978, citing the reason as “irreconcilable differences”.
Lorraine’s ex-partner had six children throughout his past marriages. He shared two children with Lorraine Taylor. Similarly, he shared one daughter, Mia Turner, with Ann Thomas and one daughter, Twanna Melby Turner, with Pat Richard. Moreover, Turner had a son, Ronald “Ronnie” Turner with his former wife, Tina Turner. Additionally, Turner had adopted a son, Craig Tuner, Tina’s child from his ex-partner Raymond Hill. Unfortunately, in 2018, Craig was found dead at his Los Angeles home. He reportedly took his own life with a gunshot in his head.
Lorraine’s Husband Died of a Drug overdose
We have already mentioned that Lorraine’s husband Ike Turner is no more together. Born in 1931, the musician was found dead at his home in San Marcos on 12 December 2007. He was 76. As for his cause of death, medical reports showed that Turner died from a cocaine overdose. Two years before his death, he was diagnosed with emphysema, a lower respiratory tract disease. His daughter, Mia Turner elaborated:
He was too weak from the emphysema to do anything. He’d go in the studio for a couple of minutes and play a couple of bars and say he had to go lay down.
As per Ike’s autopsy and toxicology report, at the time of his death, Turner was taking Seroquel, a medication used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.
Before Ike died in 2007, he himself had told his assistant Falina Rasool that he would not live until Christmas. After his prediction, he only lived for two more days and died on 12 December, at the age of 76, at his home in San Marcos, California. His funeral was held at the City of Refuge Chruch in Gardena, California on 21 December 2007.
Ike Turner Legal Issues
Turner was charged with several crimes and arrested multiple times. He faced his first conviction for cocaine possession back in 1980 when a SWAT team raided his Bolic Sound studio. In 1981, he was accused of murdering a 49 years old newspaper delivery man. Moreover, he was also arrested multiple times for cocaine possession. As a matter of fact, he was sentenced to four years in prison for cocaine intoxication in May 1989.
Lorraine Taylor’s Net Worth
It’s unclear what Lorraine Taylor does and how she earns money but numerous online sources have estimated that her total net worth is $100 thousand. Meanwhile, her ex-husband Turner had amassed a huge sum of money before he passed away. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, he had a net worth of $500,000. However, Tuner never left a family will before his death. By the early 1970s, he was heavily addicted to the drug. Reportedly, he had spent $11 million on cocaine.
FYI, his other ex-wife Tina, who is an American-born Swiss singer, has an estimated net worth of $250 million, as of 2022. In 2021, she sold her music and image rights to BMG Rights Management for $50 million.
Where is Lorraine Taylor Now? Is She Dead?
Lorraine Taylor is not in the media reach as of 2022. She reportedly lost contact with the media after her separation from Ike Turner. So far, she has not made any appearances at any events or projects. It is also not sure whether Lorraine is still alive or dead. Thus, Lorraine’s recent news is under the radar at present.
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