Todd Bridges breaks his silence to RadarOnline.com about Gary Coleman’s third will and the woman named executor.
The Diff’rent Strokes star says he’s met Gary’s ex-manager and ex-girlfriend Anna Gray several times and told RadarOnline.com exclusively, “she’s always been a wonderful person.”
He spoke to her after Gary died from a head injury on May 28. “She was crying,” Todd said. “It was real. I could hear that it was real.
“It was good for me to hear that she was sad that this had taken place,” Todd said, and then he slammed Gary’s ex-wife Shannon Price saying “because you’re hearing other sides of people – they’re not crying they’re not sad. You don’t see them making one tear in their eye about what’s going on.”
Todd says Gary and Anna lived together at one point and were at the very least “friends,” but Todd said “Gary never told that kind of personal stuff to anybody.”
Todd was working with Dion Mial, who was the executor of Gary’s will written in 1999 and now has withdrawn his will in favor of the one Anna has from 2005.
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com last week, Todd said that Gary wanted his possibly multi-million dollar pension to go toward children’s charities. And, in this new interview, he is confident that Anna will take good care of Gary’s estate and is hoping she will honor his wishes of donating to children’s charities.
Anna is now locked in a legal battle with Price, who has a handwritten codicil from 2007 that names her as the sole benefactor. (A codicil is document that amends rather than replaces a previosuly executed will.)
A Utah court has named a temporary administrator, while the attorneys battle it out.
In the meantime, Anna has been given until Wednesday to see Gary one last time, before his remains are cremated as mandated by all of his wills.