The legendary American singer, 78, revealed it was love at first sight when she first met Erwin Bach in 1986, who then worked as an executive for her record company EMI.
After realising she had feelings on Erwin – 16 years her junior – she decided to take matters into her own hands when they met again at dinner party thrown by her label.
She said: “I saw Erwin again at a couple of dinners organised by EMI.
"On the second occasion, we were sitting next to each other.
"I said to myself: I don’t care – I’m just going to ask him.
“‘Erwin,’ I whispered, ‘when you come to America, I want you to make love to me.’
“He turned his head slowly and just looked at me as if he couldn’t believe his ears.
"I couldn’t believe what I’d said either!
“Later, he told me he’d never been propositioned by a woman.
"His first thought was: ‘Wow, those California girls are really wild.’
"But I wasn’t wild.
"I’d never done anything remotely like that before.
"I didn’t recognise myself.
“Eventually, Erwin did come to Los Angeles – on business – and I met him again at another dinner.
"I invited everyone back to my house afterwards, and that’s when our real romance began.”
Writing in her upcoming autobiography My Love Story, released later this month, the Private Dancer star also revealed her on-going health battles.
The Sun told yesterday how Tina was so ill she considered assisted suicide until her husband, 62, saved her life by donating his kidney.
But the now-retired singer admits she has to take strong medication – which can cause cause dizziness and anxiety – in order for her body to not reject her new organ after doctors initially feared she might not survive the transplant operation.
She said: “My body keeps trying to reject the new kidney, which is not uncommon after a transplant.
“This means I have to take strong doses of immunosuppressants to weaken my antibodies and prevent them from attacking an organ they don’t recognise.
“Sometimes, the treatment – which causes dizziness, forgetfulness and anxiety involves spending more time in hospital.
"I know that my medical adventure is far from over.
“After a transplant, it seems that there’s always another test, another doctor’s appointment or biopsy to get through.”
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