Once a young girl with big dreams of meeting a Southern Christian gentleman and millionaire, Kimberly Woollen’s aspirations were partially fulfilled while married to the Rhinestone Cowboy crooner. Her late husband who was famed for fusing country and pop music was a rare breed in the music business. With his indelible voice, the country legend had a very successful career that spanned six decades and was behind hits such as Wichita Lineman, Rhinestone Cowboy, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and lots more.
During Woollen’s three-decade-long marriage to the chart-topping singer, top-level studio guitarist, and famous TV host, she was a loyal, selfless, and loving wife and stayed with him to the very end. Here’s everything you need to know about Glen Campbell’s widow.
Kimberly Woollen’s Bio
An Indianapolis native raised in Newport, North Carolina, Kimberly Woollen was born on April 3, 1959. She was bred by a single mom following her parents’ split at a young age. Kim, however, maintained a close relationship with her father who was a clothing merchant. She discovered her inclinations towards the performing art from an early age and proceeded to study dance at East Carolina University, Greenville. Thereafter, Kim Woollen relocated to New York at age 20.
One of Kimberly Woollen’s earliest stint as a professional dancer was a feature in The Music Man, produced by Jones Beach. She went on to record remarkable success throughout her career. Notably, Woollen also appeared in at least two Radio City Music Hall shows. However, following her marriage to country star Glen Campbell, Kim took a long hiatus from professional dancing though she continued taking lessons in the art.
Everything To Know About Kimberly Woollen, Glen Campbell’s Wife
- Kim’s Relationship With Glen Campbell
Kimberly Woollen and Glen Campbell first met in May 1981 in New York, while on a blind date arranged by one of the country singer’s friend. Their love story is one of love at first sight and they soon established a special bond that same year. After dating for a few months, Kim and Glen were engaged by December 1981. Less than a year later, the couple tied the knot on October 25, 1982.
Glen and Kim Campbell had three children together, Cal, Shannon, and Ashley. Their youngest daughter Ashley apparently inherited her father’s genes and is now a country star in her own right. Through thick and thin including the legendary singer’s drug, cigarette, alcohol addictions, and even a terminal disease, Kim Campbell stuck with her husband for 34 long years. Sadly, Kim Woollen now lives as a widow following Glen Campell’s death on August 8, 2017, after a 6-year battle with Alzheimer’s. He was aged 81.
Kimberly Woollen was Campell’s 4th wife and a stepmother to five children from his previous relationship. Prior to Kim, the Rhinestone Cowboy crooner was first married to Diane Kirk. The exes who wedded as teenagers were together from 1955 to 1959 and their marriage produced a daughter, Debby. Campbell and his second wife Billie Jean Nunley were married for 16 years and had three children together namely; Kelli, Travis, and Kane before their divorce in 1976.
Campbell moved on to his third wife Sarah Barg whom he married in September 1976. The former couple who had one child named Dillon were married for four years before calling it quits in 1980. The country crooner was also in a high-profile relationship with Tanya Tucker, before his marriage to Kim Woollen.
- She Indirectly Inspired A State Law
Glen Campbell spent his final years in an assisted living facility. His fourth and last wife Kimberly Woollen unconsciously started a family rift after she moved the late country star to a long-term care facility in order to give him round-the-clock attention for his Alzheimer’s.
But her action apparently offended Campbell’s oldest children Debby and Travis who filed a lawsuit in 2015 claiming that Kim was denying them the right to visit their father during his illness. After a year in a legal battle, the siblings won the legal battle. The case inspired the Campbell/Falk Act, which Tennessee has since passed a law on. It protects family members’ rights to see their loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other similar diseases, regardless of the stated wishes of a legally appointed conservator.
- Kim Is The Executor Of Her Husband’s Will
Kimberly Woollen stayed with her husband Glen Campbell until his death and it is unsurprising that she was named as the executor of his will. The late country music star’s estate which was originally valued at $50 million is currently estimated to worth at about $410,000, half of which is expected to be put into a trust. Interestingly, Campbell’s will which was written in September 2006, excluded three of his children from his estate. All three children Travis, Kelli, and Kane are from the late country singer’s second wife Billie Nunley.
- Her Body Measurements
Besides her apparent physical features, the blonde-haired dancer and celebrity spouse has not disclosed details regarding her body measurements including her height and weight.
- Kim’s Social Media Presence
Despite being in the limelight for over three decades, Glen Campbell’s widow has managed to lead a private lifestyle. The celebrity spouse has been media evasive and is absent on various popular social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.