Originally posted on March 17, 2020 @ 2:35 am
Most of the stars have made the headlines by marrying multiple times in the Hollywood industry as the celebrities see their names in lights and their private life scanned by the press. Similarly, an American actress Linda Thompson got married twice, but both marriages lasted for a few years only.
Let’s take a sneak peek on Linda’s life. What is she doing now?
Linda Thompson is from Tennessee
Linda Diane Thompson was born to American parents Margie and Sanford Abel Thompson on May 23, 1950, which makes her 69 now. She has an elder brother, Sam, who was one of the bodyguards of the late actor Elvis Presley.
She graduated from Kingsbury High School, where she was Homecoming Queen. Later she went on to Memphis State University and majored in English and Drama. During her college days, she won numerous titles, including Miss Tennessee Universe 1972, Miss Liberty Bowl, and miss Shelby County.
Native Tennessee dated the King of Rock and Roll Elvis back in the early 1970s. The actress hit it off with the hitmaker 15 years her senior, whom she met back in 1972. However, the couple parted their ways after being in a relationship for four years.
More than four decades after they departed, the former actress paid a sweet tribute to her ex-boyfriend Elvis Persley on Instagram. Thompson posted a throwback photo of the two and captioned it, “Fabulous Flashback Friday.”
Elvis died at the age of 42 in his Memphis mansion, Graceland, on August 16, 1977. According to Town and Country Magazine, the cause of Elvis’ death appears to have been heart failure. There’s also rumored that he died due to severe drug abuse.
Linda Thompson Was Married Twice
Following the death of Persley, Linda found love again with Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn Jenner. She met Bruce at a party at the Playboy Mansion in 1979. Eventually, the couple started dating in 1980 and walked down the aisle in 1981. Thompson and Jenner split up after five years of marriage, and after that, they divorced.
Before their separation, Thompson was shocked by her husband with the bombshell confession that he identified as a woman in 1985. However, Linda tried to fix their marriage with a couple of therapy. But later, Jenner walked in Linds’s dress in full makeup, heels, and a wig. As a result, Thompson divorced him in 1986.
On June 22, 1991, Thompson married Canadian songwriter David Foster. Also, the duo penned the Oscar, and Grammy-nominated Whitney Houston hit, I Have Nothing which appeared on the soundtrack for ‘The Bodyguard.’
Further, the couple received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the song Aren’t They All Our Children. Linda and Foster ended their marriage in divorce in 2005.
In her 2016 memoir, A Little Thing Called Life, Linda talked about her marriage. She revealed that her ex-husband, Foster, was controlling in their marriage. Also, she claimed that Foster was annoyed by the visit of her ex-husband, Bruce Jenner.
Linda Thompson is a Hero to Her Children
Linda shares two children, Brody and Brandon, with her former husband, Bruce Jenner. Her oldest son Brandon was born as Sam Brody Jenner on June 4, 1981, who is a TV personality and musician.
Linda’s youngest son, Sam Brody Jenner, aka Brody, was born on August 21, 1983, who is a model and DJ. He also appeared in many television series as well as movies.
Brody appeared in the Fox reality series The Princes of Malibu, which also featured his older brother Brandon. Brandon and Brody are the stepbrothers of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob Kardashian. Thompson and her sons appeared in the reality television series, The Hills: New Beginnings. Additionally, Brody describes his mom, Linda Thompson, as his “rock.”
Furthermore, the former model gifted Brody Jenner, a necklace owned by her former boyfriend, Elvis Presley. She shared the photo of the gold and diamond necklace on her Instagram with a lengthy caption.
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@brodyjenner has a deep admiration for Elvis – not only as the king of rock ‘n’ roll, but as the “king of bling” as well… 😉⚡️So this is what I got Brody for Christmas this year! He already has a TCB tattoo on his wrist! Scroll through to see other jewelry that my dear friend Lowell Hayes in Memphis made for Elvis and me years ago…Lowell is the best! 💍👑🕺#shoutout #bling #king #takingcareofbusiness
The necklace was made from mold by Presley’s jeweler Lowell hays and has the initials “TCB” that means, Taking Care of Business.
Thompson Made her Debut in the TV series, ‘Hee Haw.’
Linda started her career as a model and later transitioned in the acting field. She logged her first appearance in the 1977 series, Haw Hee as a Hee Haw “Honey.” She played the role for 15 years.
She also guest-starred in numerous series, including CHiPS, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy, and Beverly Hills. Additionally, she starred on the big screens such as Three on a Meathook, Original Intent, and The Bodyguard.
Linda Wrote a song for Kenny Rogers Album
Aside from acting and modeling career, Linda is also a songwriter. At first, she began as a lyricist with the Kenny Rogers and even wrote a song, Our Perfect Song.
Moreover, she went on to work with Josh Groban’s To Wher You Are, Celina Dion’s Miracle, and the Backstreet Boys, Drowning. She also collaborated with ex-husband Foster and Jackie Evancho on the title track for Jackie’s album, Dream With Me.
How Much is Linda Thompson’s Net Worth?
The Hee Haw actress earned impressive money from her career as a model, actress, as well as songwriter. As or now, Linda Thompsons has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Her fortune comes from her appearance in the movies and series, as well as songwriting.
Additionally, she is an author and published a book titled, A Little Thing Called: Form Elvis’s Graceland to Bruce Jenner’s Caitlyn Songs in Between Hardcover. You can get her book on Amazon that costs $18.29.
On the other hand, her first husband, Bruce Jenner, aka Caitlyn Jenner, has a whopping net worth of $100 million. Furthermore, Thompson’s ex-husband, David foster’s net worth is $80 million.
Linda Thompson Lives in Malibu
Singer-songwriter Linda resides in luxurious Malibu home with her kids. The former actress listed her condo in West Hollywood on the market in 2016. She sold the apartment for $2 million. The turn-key condo has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a family room.
The 2,300 square feet featured a rooftop pool, a private gym, and valet parking.
Is Linda on Instagram?
The Emmy Ward winner lyricist still writes. You cal also check on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter under the name “@Itlindathompson.”
On her Instagram’s bio, she states, “Mother, La la, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Poet, NY Times Best Selling Author, Lyricist.”
Also, she shares numerous pictures of herself, flaunting her figure in bikinis. She has two dogs. Thomspon enjoys tennis, hiking, and the beach.