Michael has recently found love again after Lynda’s death in 2014
LYNDA Bellingham’s husband Michael Pattemore has been embroiled in a feud with her sons over her assets since she died in 2014.
Michael has recently found love again and will appear on today’s This Morning to discuss his new relationship and the feud with his step-sons over her will.
Who is Michael Pattemore?
Michael, 61, is a Spain-based timeshare salesman who Lynda dubbed “Mr Spain” when she spoke about him on Loose Women.
The couple wed in 2008 at St Stephen Walbrook in London on May 31, which was her 60th birthday.
As well as being a property developer, Michael also penned a book called My Lynda: Loving and Losing My Beloved Wife, Lynda Bellingham which he published a year after her death.
Lynda died of bowel cancer in 2014 at the age of 66 and since then Michael has been at war with her sons over her will.
Michael, 33, and Robbie, 28, are her sons from her second marriage to Nunzio Peluso, who she split from in 1994.
Pattemore received backlash from the public after he was seen living an extravagant lifestyle shortly after she died, heading off on an around-the-world trip and posting photos on Twitter profile bearing Lynda’s name.
Michael has since found love again with an office manager named Pam, 51.
What happened between Michael and Lynda’s sons?
After Lynda’s death, Michael later fell out with the boys as they became locked in a bitter battle over the Loose Women star’s estate.
The brothers shockingly claimed they had only seen £750 each of their mother’s huge fortune, which reportedly stood at £10million.
The sons claimed Pattemore had told them she had written a will leaving everything to him and he only gave them a tiny cash handout.
During an interview on This Morning, they said they weren’t challenging the validity of the will – in which she left everything to Pattemore – but said she “may have been under heavy medication” when she signed it.
They also accused him of disrespecting their mother in an interview shortly after her death in which he claimed to have sex with her ghost.
However, Michael has slammed claims he splurged her money saying he’s “no gold digger” and that Lynda was in £50,000 of debt when she died.
He told The Mirror: “I’m sorry but how could I be splurging her sons’ inheritance? There was no money.
“Lynda was £50,000 in debt when she died.
“She had a £25,000 overdraft and the rest was spread over a number of credit cards. And I’m the one who’s got to pay them off now that we’ve finally been granted probate on her will.
“I don’t know where her sons have got this notion there are millions swilling around somewhere…”
Michael claims he paid for his round-the-world trip, a new car and a hair transplant with funds he made from his book.
How did Lynda die?
Lynda was dubbed the “nation’s favourite mum” thanks to her Oxo adverts, which featured her as a loving wife and mother cooking up mouth-watering meals for her family.
She also appeared on daytime chat show Loose Women between 2007 and 2011 and was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2009.
On July 16, 2013 it was announced that Lynda had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer and said in a statement that she was “not going to die”.
But in September 2014, she confirmed the cancer had spread and she only had months to live.
Lynda said she had decided to stop chemotherapy in November so she could have “one last Christmas” with her family but she died in hospital on October 19, 2014.
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