Willie Nelson has been married four moments and knows he has not generally been a excellent husband.
In “Me and Sister Bobbie,” a e-book co-authored by Nelson, 87, and his sister Bobbie, who performs in his band, the nation new music legend writes honestly about his marital shortcomings.
The “Pancho & Lefty” singer confesses that his second spouse Shirley Collie found out Nelson’s infidelity through the mail when they obtained a invoice from a Houston clinic.
“I attempted to enjoy it off as no major offer,” Nelson writes. “I instructed her that I experienced to go to the medical center for some thing small.
“Shirley wasn’t getting that for just one straightforward purpose. The monthly bill stated the charges ended up for the birth of a baby lady, Paula Carlene, born to a Mrs. Connie Nelson.”
Naturally Shirley was curious to know who Mrs. Connie Nelson was.
“Couldn’t lie,” Nelson remembers. “Was caught flat-footed. Had to get the phrases out of my mouth. ‘Connie’s my girlfriend and Paula’s our daughter.’”
He wed Connie Kopek in 1971, the exact same year he divorced Shirley but, “I still hadn’t reformed,” the “Honeysuckle Rose” star admits. “I messed up a further relationship. My wandering means had been as well considerably for any lady to put up with.”
In the mid-eighties he fell madly in really like with Annie Marie D’Angelo, a makeup artists on a movie referred to as “Stagecoach” starring Nelson, Kris Krstofferson, Johnny Dollars and Waylon Jennings.
“My love for Annie was all-consuming,” Nelson reveals, “but successful her in excess of wasn’t uncomplicated. She had to be absolutely sure my relationship was more than and that I was definitely no cost.”
“You’ve by now noticed that when it arrives to romance,” he continued, “I experienced a gift for complicating factors. But marrying Annie was not complex at all. It is about the smartest matter I ever did. I can that due to the fact, 30-four decades just after we 1st met, we’re even now collectively and likely potent.”
Nelson has 7 youngsters from his four marriages.