Some people are lucky enough to find love at first sight while some others have to go the whole nine yards in order to find ‘the one’. Someone who falls into the former category is Debbie Meyer, an American media personality who is also known as the wife of the late music legend, Andy Williams. The couple tied the knot in 1991 and remained together until Williams’ demise in 2012. Meyer has since revealed that her encounter with the late crooner made her believe in love at first sight. Want to know more about Meyer as well as her family life with the late singer? Then, you are in the right place.
Everything To Know About Debbie Meyer – Andy Williams’ Ex-wife
Debbie Haas Meyer Williams was born in 1958 in the United States of America. Her nationality is, therefore, American while her ethnicity is Caucasian. The media personality has not disclosed many personal details about herself. As such, there is a paucity of information with regards to her early life, family background, or educational history. The most personal detail that has been disclosed is that Meyer is a passionate golf player, and often spends her leisure time on the sport. With regards to her career, Debbie Meyer primarily applied herself to supporting her husband’s musical and philanthropic endeavors. She regularly accompanied him to award ceremonies as well as other similar soirees.
Debbie Haas Meyer was married to legendary crooner – Andy Williams. Her husband initially rose to fame, in the 40s, as part of a successful singing quartet which he formed with his three brothers. He subsequently forged on with his solo career after the quartet disbanded in 1952. Williams eventually became an accomplished musician as well as a TV personality. He sold a hundred million records and received three Emmy awards for his eponymous TV show. Debbie Meyer first met her husband in 1991 through a mutual golfing friend. The two bonded over their shared love of golf, as well as other interests, and subsequently commenced a romantic relationship. The couple later tied the knot on the 3rd of May 1991.
Meyer and her husband primarily made their home in two places, namely La Quinta, California and Branson, Missouri. This arrangement perfectly suited the couple as it meant that they could spend spring, summer and fall in Branson and then escape to California for the winter period. The couple’s California residence was considered exquisite and was even featured on the December 2009 issue of Architectural Digest. The house’s most notable feature was Williams’ extensive art collections. The late singer was an art lover and owned a wide variety of works ranging from Navajo rugs to pre-Columbian figures. He also owned works by modern masters such as Henry Moore, Willem de Kooning, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock. Debbie Meyer has disclosed that her husband loved art so much that he would practically walk through the house each night in order to bid his paintings good night.
How Did Her Husband Die?
Meyer and her husband lived in marital bliss from 1991 to 2011. The couple’s joy was, however, cut short when the singer was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2011. Debbie Meyer supported her husband all throughout his chemotherapy treatments. She also relocated with him to Malibu so that they could be closer to the cancer specialists treating him. All their efforts, however, came to naught as the singer succumbed to the disease on the 25th of September 2012.
Williams’ body was cremated and spread at his famous Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri. A funeral was later held for the singer a month after his demise. The funeral was attended by a thousand people and featured musical tributes from the likes of Osmond Brothers and the Gatlin brothers. For her own tribute, Debbie Meyer shared a video she had made of the couple’s life together. She also stated that her husband made her to believe in love at first sight.
Does Debbie Meyer Have Children?
Debbie Meyer and her husband did not have any kids together and this is most probably due to mutual agreement. The late singer, however, had three children from his first marriage to Claudine Longet, a French-American singer, actress, dancer and model. Andy Williams and Claudine got married on the 15th of December, 1961. Their union lasted for 14 years and produced three children namely Noelle, Robert, and Christian. Williams and Longet divorced in January 1975 but remained friends. The singer famously came to the aid of his ex-wife after she was accused of killing her then-boyfriend, Spider Sabich, in March 1976. Williams not only testified in Longet’s favor but publicly supported her all throughout the trial. He also paid for her defense team. The singer later justified his actions on the basis that Longet was the mother of his children.