Gary Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price was motivated by money alone. The former child star himself said as much to the girl's face - and on video.
In 2008, around the time Gary and Shannon were divorcing, the two were filming a TV show pilot. It's unclear what show, but it wasn't picked up.
Clips have been unearthed, however, and show Gary unloading on Shannon Price in front of a life coach. "All you care about is the money," he says.
He goes on to bitterly complain he's been forced to take jobs he hated to support her ... going to places he loathed, including Madison, Wisconsin.
Why the hatred of that city, we have no idea. But the coach tells Gary he needs a job, STAT, and even offered to hook him up at a car dealership.
Gary Coleman had Shannon Price pegged.
Fast forward to 2010. Coleman died in May, and Price's behavior has been nothing short of deplorable as she makes move after move to cash in.
As if hawking the Gary Coleman death photo weren't bad enough, Price filed legal documents angling for control of whatever assets he has left.
Shannon wants to be named special administrator of Gary's estate on grounds she was his common-law wife, having lived with him for five years.
Additionally, she has submitted to the court a handwritten document purportedly from Gary making her the sole beneficiary of his entire estate.
In what she claims is a handwritten addendum written by Gary Coleman in 2007, Shannon says he named her "sole heir of any and all monies."
That and all "earnings, model trains, vehicles, cars, toys, electronics, homes, other inheritances if any, all things physical and/or intellectual."
The couple then got divorced in 2008, but no matter.
Oddly, the handwritten document reads: "This I have done because of my personal selfishness and weakness and I Love her with all my heart."
The handwritten addendum modifies a 2006 will stating "I revoke all previous wills. I specifically disinherit my biological parents and siblings."
The 2006 will was never signed by Gary, however.
Shannon's lawyer claims: "Shannon and the decedent continued to have a romantic relationship and engage in romantic and sexual relations."
They had "joint bank accounts, incurred debt jointly, filed joint tax returns, celebrated holidays and events together and fought on occasion."
Utah actually does recognize common-law marriage, though the couple must specifically "request to have a common-law marriage recognized."
Coleman's family and managers (one of whom alleges foul play in his death) will surely fight her on this. Will her play for his estate succeed?