Willie Nelson’s Docuseries Bombshells Reveled

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Singer Willie Nelson has had a long career, playing his guitar and singing the songs he wrote himself. Many people, including other musicians, have connected and been moved by his music. Now, they’re talking about it, and so is Nelson.

In a new docuseries called “Willie Nelson & Family” that’s exclusively on Paramount+, Nelson opens up about his career and his personal life, both the good and the bad. As shown in the trailer for the docuseries, other musicians, music producers and celebrities also share their impressions of Nelson and his music, how it has impacted their lives.

What’s not shown in the trailer is some of the bombshells that Nelson drops during the docuseries. We’re talking really big things that happened during his personal life, like his affairs.

Nelson has been married four different times. One of the bombshells he dropped was an incident that happened with his first wife, Martha Matthews.

In the docuseries, Nelson describes Matthews as “a dark-haired beauty, a full-blooded Cherokee.” He added, “Her eyes set my soul on fire, and her name was Martha Jewel.”

Nelson shared that their marriage sometimes included a lot of fighting, and one time, that fighting got fairly violent. Matthew actually stabbed Nelson with a fork. He said, “One morning we got in this argument, and she picked up this fork and threw it across the table and it stuck in my side. It sounded like a tuning fork.” 

Another bombshell involved his second wife, Shirley Collie, and the woman who would become his third wife, Connie Koepke. Collie had no idea that Nelson was having an affair until one day when she checked the mail and saw a hospital bill for the birth of a baby that Nelson had with Koepke, who was listed on the bill as Mrs. Connie Nelson.

In the docuseries, Nelson explained, “Shirley wanted to know who in the hell was Connie Nelson.” He added, “The truth is Connie had been my girlfriend for several years before becoming pregnant.”

Nelson and Collie ended up getting divorced in 1971, and Nelson and Koepke didn’t waste any time making their relationship official. They got married the same year.

Watch the video below to learn more about this strange and extreme way of finding out about an affair.

Other bombshells Nelson dropped in the docuseries include talking about when he tried to “commit suicide a couple times” during his “drinking days.” For example, he explained that one time “In the dead of winter I was so down on myself I laid down in the middle of the street hoping a car would run over me. No such luck. I had to get up off my ass and kept on trying to figure out how to make a living.”

Are you going to watch the “Willie Nelson & Family” docuseries on Paramount+? Which of these bombshells shocks you the most?