Keepin’ It 100: Ted Williams Story Is Great, But It’s His Ex-Wife That Deserves MAJOR Props!!

- By Bossip Staff

At this point the world is enamored with the story of Ted Williams, the homeless man with the amazing radio voice. However, after Ted became a junkie, lush, and thief, he left behind a wife and several kids that still needed to be raised, a job she did as a single mother for 23 years.

Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and dove down the rabbit hole of drugs.

Not only that, Kirtley took in the baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own.

Oh, and by the way, she’s partially blind.

“We survived,” Kirtley said Thursday in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. “My children are survivors. They know if we get a little bit that God provides, we make it into a lot. I’m a soup maker. I make potato soup and throw in a lot of vegetables and a little meat. We always ate.”

Except that Williams, who seems to be a nice guy, just wasn’t strong, wasn’t around and wasn’t contributing financially.

Kirtley had to go on the dole. “I still remember my case number,” she says ruefully. She eventually went to school and got licensed as a blind vendor.

“My mother and sisters pitched in and drove me because I can’t see to drive,” said Kirtley, now 58, over a din of some of her 16 grandchildren playing.

“They didn’t understand why he was never there for their school functions, or just to help with their homework,” she said.

“That’s when I really could have used help, because I couldn’t see their pages. My kids are really good readers, though, because I made them read everything to me out loud.”

Damn Ted, we fawks with you over here, but you left 5 kids behind for your blind and uneducated wife to raise?? That’s not gangsta Ted, not gangsta at all.

Sidenote: Ted has had a LOT of looks in his time spent on the streets, but the picture of him in that jacket says it ALL! Homie looks like a cold Detroit playa, he probably had MAD hoes! LMAO

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  • MISS ME WIT DAT BULLSH#T

    GOD BLESS HIM, BUT HE IS SO UNATTRACTIVE! MAY GOD BE PLEASED WITH HIM, EVERYBODY CAN TURN IT AROUND AS LONG YOU’RE ON THIS SIDE.

    • Lucy

      HAPPY NEW YEAR !
      My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———-RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-
      SEE THIS WHY I LOVE BLK WOMEN(DARK BUTTz) ,..AFTER WE FUK UP, THEY RIGHT THERE HOLDING DOWN FORT AND NOT BITTER. BUT DOING HER MATERNAL DUTIES RAISING HER KIDS WORKING HER BLK AZZ OFF,..I GLOK 9 SALUTE THIS BLK WOMAN …MUCH LOVE SISTA!

    • http://u bklynlady

      Who writes this sh*t! Whomever did needs to jump off the Empire State building….we can do without the tasteless humor..

    • Truth

      lol I’m glad you said something…cause after I saw uneducated I scrolled right back up to see where the article said that (obviously I missed something TWICE)! SMH Boosip can yall read???

  • REAL REAL TALK

    HERE WE GO FROM HELPING THIS MAN TO FINDING DIRT,LET IT GO LET HIM GET ON HIS FEET STOP TRYING TO MAKE HIM RELAPSE???

    REAL REAL TALK

    • Trisha

      You are so right with your comment. I saw the Early Show this morning and even his Mother is doubting him he needs some positivity so he doesn’t relapse being that everybody will want money from the man because of his now good fortune. The world is a TRIP to say the least!!

    • HK

      i agree let the man be and have his moment.

    • Sepia830

      Okay WTF?! This character left his wife and multiple kids–including one he had with a side b*tch–and you guys think he deserves some good fortune? I hope there is an open child support case out there for back money owed to the state and they take half his sh*t. If the case is not open, I guarantee you it will be shortly.

      And his mother probably has a good reason not to be feeling his a$$. No telling how much he took from her when he was doing drugs.

    • JENNY JONES!!!

      I THINK THE BEST WAY FOR HIM TO STAY CLEAN IS TO STAY AWAY FROM THOSE NEGATIVE ENERGY DREAM KILLERS AKA HIS FAMILY AND THE MEDIA.I JUST SAW ANOTHER INTERVIEW W/HIM & HIS MOM WHERE HE TALKS ABOUT 1 OF THE 1ST THINGS SHE SAYS TO HIM IS HOW TERRIBLE HIS CLOTHES LOOK WHICH MADE HIM NOT FEEL GOOD ABOUT HIMSELF ANYMORE. DAMN!!! THE MAN HAS BEEN HOMELESS FOR YEARS WHAT DO SHE EXPECT. YES THAT WAS ALL THE CLOTHES HE HAD. YES HE HAS A MESSED UP PAST BUT IF SHE & HIS FAMILY BELIEVE IN GOD SO MUCH THEY’D 100% EMBRACE THIS CHANCE GOD HAS BESOWED UPON THEM ALL. THIS IS THE BEST KIND OF HIGH HE CAN HAVE. PLEASE LET HIM ENJOY IT. GOSH GOOD LUCK TED……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • Detroit

    Why he got look like a cold Detroit Playa…

    • thetruthisreal

      right!!, i agree and where in her quotes did she reveal that she was un educated? come on son!!

    • cmncmdh

      Is it just me, or did his nose spread over the years? Do drugs do that, lol

  • Breezy

    I was just waiting for people to dig up all the bad stories….But we all go through things. I wish this man all the succes and happiness in the world.

    • Mr. Cool

      Nothing but vultures

  • http://www.jeanettedavis.com NyladyJ

    I hope he will now pay his wife back child support so she can enjoy her senior years. Heaven knows she deserves it.

    • JENNY JONES!!!

      WELL DAMN I CAN SEE IF THIS WAS A STORY OF A MAN THAT LEFT HIS FAMILY AND HAS BEEN LIVING IT UP SOMEWHERE BUT HE WAS STUPID TO TRY DRUGS LIKE A WHOLE LOT OF Y’ALL ON HERE HAVE DONE BUT HE GOT BEAMED UP BY SCOTTY. THANK GOD THAT U GUYS DIDN’T. HE’S BEEN GIVEN A 2ND CHANCE CAN WE SEE WHAT HE DOES WITH IT. DAMN!!! AND YES HIS EX-WIFE RAISED ALL THOSE KIDS BY HERSELF BUT SO DO & HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF WOMEN OUT HERE. AS WE KNOW HAVING KIDS DOESN’T GUARANTEE SUNNY SKIES. GOD BLESS THEM ALL…..JENNY JONES!!!

  • Pow!

    Lmao @the MAD hoes, he used to look good. Its sad how drugs can mess u up!

    Pow Pow!

    • her?yeahher

      drugs will fu@k you up everytime son!

  • alabama pride

    That still doesn’t change the fact that the LORD IS BLESSING HIM RIGHT NOW! His ex-wife is just like many other women raising children as a single parent! No different! Let her light SHINE since he’s having his 5 minutes of fame! Next hat trick please!

  • Matix B

    He looks like a cracked out Obama and I know fiends that look worse than him and bag mad pumps….dude is a MACK.

  • Mr. Cool

    “His former kids”

  • MEA

    THAT’S NATALIE DUNN, FROM THE BAD GIRLS CLUB’S DAD.

  • get em paid!

    15 minutes way OVER! Plz dont give everybody all the kids and baby mamas 15 minutes. Is this going to be the year of I am off crack and back stories! He is still on drugs! INTERVENTION PLZ!

    • ArmyWife

      I didn’t wanna believe it, but I don’t think his battle is over either…all this attention and sh*t might be a bit much for him, but of course…I’m hating. Just glad to see that someone else sees it too. I really hope that he does make an ALL OUT EFFORT TO STAY SOBER THOUGH!! 2nd chances don’t become a 3rd.

  • DonGiveAPhuck

    God bless Ted Williams, His Mom, His ex-wife & the rest of his family. God Bless The person(s) helping him to get his life in order. And God bless all of the people judging him for his past mistakes. God forbid, YOUR dirt doesn’t come out.

  • Medium Thickness

    I’m from Columbus and I remember hearing the “Teddy Bear” on the radio. He and quite a few other Radio DJ’s in the Late 80’s early 90’s got caught up the drugs & Hoe’s. Some pulled through and others struggled for decades (like Ted). However, I wish him the best of luck and I hope he can stay clean and help himself and his family.

  • Seriously?

    I don’t think this guy deserves praise at all. Wow big friggen woop he’s got a voice for broadcast. OMG

    • Medium Thickness

      It’s about his story. About wasted talent and second chances you dumb azz.

    • Seriously?

      No you’re a dumb azz, he doesn’t need super stardom and to be plastered all over the damn world just because he does what countless others do everyday. STFU okay!

    • Seriously?

      And hit the gym because YOU JUST FAT

    • POST THIS WISDOM

      @ Seriously TOOOO FUNNY!!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!

  • Glok..Woke up this morning screaming,...Fuk Da World !!!

    SEE THIS WHY I LOVE BLK WOMEN(DARK BUTTz) ,..AFTER WE FUK UP, THEY RIGHT THERE HOLDING DOWN FORT AND NOT BITTER. BUT DOING HER MATERNAL DUTIES RAISING HER KIDS WORKING HER BLK AZZ OFF,..I GLOK 9 SALUTE THIS BLK WOMAN …MUCH LOVE SISTA!

  • Luscious

    Ted looked like a light-skinned Sammy Davis, Jr. in the pic w/the jacket.

    • Atlas

      No, Ted looks like Obama would if he had chosen crack over politics

  • huhsaywhat?

    As expected, with the new fame comes the media scrutiny, judgement, and life in a fishbowl.

    God has obviously given this cat a second chance. If he’s smart(er), he will use this opportunity to make amends with those he has wronged and allow himself to be an example of what NOT to do.

    All the best to him & his family.

    Also, much props & respect to his ex-wife for holding her family together. I’m sure it was not easy.

  • Glok..Woke up this morning screaming,...Fuk Da World !!!

    AND I LOVE ME SOME YOU …SURE YOU CAN BE WHY NOT?
    THATZ WHY I LOVE THE BLK WOMAN LIKE YOU 100 PERCENT…I SALUTE YOU ASWELL AND THANK YOU MY LOVE FOR THAT GENEROUS OFFER!

  • wtfever

    lol Media Anarchist! I love it! God Bless Ted, yes it was admirable what his ex did. Ted seems to be a decent man who fell to drugs as many of our own loved ones do.

  • http://www.inmatenavigator.org Inmate Navigator.org

    ditto

  • http://www.inmatenavigator.org Inmate Navigator.org

    ditto 300%

  • http://www.noirgossip.com Miss T

    I second that, wtfever 🙂

  • realdwn2erth

    “I’M NOT TRYING TO BE FUNNY. BUT, HE LOOKS LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN; JERALDO RIVERA, & SAMMY DAVIS JR.?!”..

    • realdwn2erth

      AND, OH! ONE MORE.. THE LATE; ANTHONY QUINN.. LOL! 🙂

    • that damn sh#$ disturber

      now that was a good one lol! and hopefully he can send some $$ her way to help out since he’s getting paid now…

    • Sha

      lol and if Nancy Kerrigan had a baby by Barack Obama! 😛

  • Seriously?

    Poor kids. Wack azz dead beat father they never hear from. They have grandbabies now and this dude comes out of the woodwork like a star. Yea .. Everyone deserves second chances but should you be praised for it.. NO

  • Lyoness

    Another thing… Ted has been homeless and an addict for 15+ years. The fact that he’s only been arrested 6 times and all for non-violent things says a lot. He wasn’t out there physically hurting people or kids. Wow… This man’s story hasn’t been out for 72 hours and People really know how to rain on a parade.

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