Matthew Nelson best know for his his 90’s hit “Love and Affection” with his twin brother Gunner and son of the late teen idol Ricky Nelson’s divorce is final. TMZ reported that the former 90’s singer’s divorce from Lingerie Bowl player Yvette Stefens are officially divorced.
Matthew is heartbroken,not so much over the divorce from his wife Yvette of 16-years–but, over the terms of the divorce which found Nelson who has no children with Yvette losing custody of his beloved pets, 2 dogs Cheynne and Kaia and a cat name Chaplin.
TMZ revealed divorce documents stated that the judge has awarded custody of all the couples pets to Matthew Nelson’s ex along with the Porsche, clothing, jewelry and a large cash settlement. Matthew Nelson’s settlement includes a BMW, a Lotus, his collection of guitars and a priceless upright Knabe piano,which he inherieted from his father Ricky Nelson. The judge also awarded all music publishing rights to Matthew.
Matthew Nelson’s spokesperson stated to TMZ that Matthew is “sad that his pets will no longer be part of his life, but has no regrets over the agreement for his ex-Yvette to keep them due to his traveling and work schedule it was the best situation.”
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In January of 2011 Matthew and his twin brother Gunnar released a statement announcing the release of their new album “Lightening Strikes Twice.”
The ‘LST” CD is a sequel to their hit “After the Rain” as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their #1Billboard hit “Love and Affection.”
“Lightening Strikes Twice” has been 20-years in the making and was released in February of 2011
After the Rain was the debut multi-platinum album by NELSON in the early 1990s. They zoomed to number one with their hit song, ”(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection,” which made history landing America’s iconic Nelson family (bandleader Ozzie Nelson, rock legend Rick Nelson, and twins Matthew & Gunnar) into the Guinness Book of World Records as the ONLY family in Entertainment with three successive generations of #1 hitmakers.
The Nelson Brothers, Matthew and Gunnar,44, are currently headlining rock festivals around the world touring with classic bands such as Styx and Peter Frampton.The Nelson Brothers can also can be seen in concert performing a tribute to their deceased father Ricky in “Ricky Nelson Remembered.” Cincinnati fans can enjoy an awesome show if your willing to travel to Mansfield, Ohio on October 15, 2011 at The Renaissance Theater at 8 PM.
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