Joann Pendergrass, was iconic soul singer Teddy Pendegrass’ second wife. The two were a happy couple until Pendergrass death. They met cute – Pendergrass’ relative once wrote Teddy an encouraging letter after his 1982 accident and they became friends. When she died, Joan thought Teddy should know and that sparked a friendship that turned to love.
“On Easter Sunday, I had the Montgomery County police to go to his house because I did not know what happened and to let him know that I wanted to speak to him. He called me back, we spoke for a while and the rest is history,” said Joan. “He was not happy that the police had come to the house on Easter Sunday so he said I have to meet this women who had the nerve to come to my house on Easter Sunday.”
Joann says she had heard of Teddy Pendergrass, but she never paid attention to the musician behind the songs. Now that things have been resolved with Pendergrass’ estate – Teddy’s son was determined to have provided a fradulent will which left Joann as the sole beneficiary – the planned Teddy biopic can move forward with Tyrese as its star.
“He was handpicked by Teddy,” Joann says. “I’m not going tell you a time frame because the litigation was just completed,” she says.
Joann’s favorite Teddy song – “You’re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration.”
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