Ted Williams has become a household name over the last few days, but it’s his ex-wife Patricia Kirtley who should be getting all the accolades.
According to the NY Daily News, Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and spiraled into a world of drugs. Kirtley took a baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own.
Oh, and by the way, she’s partially blind!!
Daughter Julia Pullien, 30, said she was 7 when Williams left.
“He wasn’t involved,” she said. “Our mom was our sole provider. She is a more than phenomenal person. My father is a nice guy, but he fell victim to the streets. We prayed for him and we worried about him, but we became accustomed to the fact that he just wasn’t there.”