Glo­ria Lor­ing is left a 'pro­foundly sad wound' af­ter the death of her ex-hus­band Alan Thicke

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The ‘Grow­ing Pains’ star was 69 years old when he passed away from a heart at­tack on Tues­day, and the 70-year-old singer, who was mar­ried to the star for 13 years from 1970-1983, is strug­gling to come to terms with his pass­ing. Glo­ria said: “It’s deep and it’s a pro­foundly sad wound to our fam­ily. “Any­time you lose one of the ma­jor fa­ther-mother fig­ures in a fam­ily, it’s very hard. And Alan was def­i­nitely a big pres­ence in our fam­ily. If he en­tered the room, the party started. He just had a great sense of hu­mour and a won­der­ful en­ergy. We all loved him.” The pair who share two chil­dren, Brennan, 42, and Robin, 39 - re­mained close de­spite their di­vorce, and even met up at Robin’s Thanks­giv­ing party last month. Re­call­ing the meet­ing, Glo­ria said: “He was en­ter­tain­ing the peo­ple. “He was talk­ing and vis­it­ing and quip­ping and throw­ing the funny lines around and just be­ing the host. He was al­ways the host. When we were mar­ried, I was in the kitchen and he was the host. “And he had a very funny line. In fact, I told him, I said, ‘I swear, I stayed mar­ried [to you] a lot longer than I would have be­cause you were so darn funny.’ And at one point, he said to some­body, ‘No, Glo­ria and I have a great mar­riage. It’s a 50/50 mar­riage. She cleans and I dirty.’”

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