Glen Campbell’s Widow Refutes Claims That She Kept His Children From Visiting Him
Glen Campbell died last August after a battle with Alzheimer's, but his wife, Kim, is still dealing with what she says are false news reports about his will and visitation rights. In an interview with Inside Edition, she explains that she never denied visits to any of Campbell's children from previous marriages.
"I never ever denied them a visit, ever," she asserts. "They never ever called me to ask how he was doing or if they could help. It's a nightmare to have people on the internet threatening to kill you because they think you're this horrible person who wouldn't let people visit, which is totally false."
Shortly after the country legend's death, it was revealed that Campbell's daughter, Kelli, and sons William Travis and Wesley Kane were excluded from his will — something Kim says she had nothing to do with. Campbell was married four times and fathered eight children; the three children excluded from his estate are all from his marriage to his second wife, Billie Jean Nunley, which ended in divorce in 1976.
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Documents filed in Davidson County Probate Court in Nashville name Kim Campbell as the executor of Campbell's estimated $50 million estate. While she is the executor, she stresses that the decision to leave Kelli, William and Wesley out of the will was her late husband's.
"That was done in 2002 and that was a choice that was made by Glen, not me," she says, adding, "Travis hadn't visited his dad in 20 years."
Previously, Campbell's oldest children, Debby and Travis, won a legal victory after claiming that Kim was denying them the right to visit their father during his illness. In May of 2016, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law called the Campbell / Falk Act. The law allows family members and close friends of a person with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other disabilities to visit a loved one in person, or maintain contact with them by phone, email or mail, despite the stated wishes of a legally appointed conservator.