They were devastated when he died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve of that same year.The matriarch of the family, Harriet Hilliard Nelson, who died in 1994 at the age of 85, lived to witness the accomplishments of her twin grandsons. In 1991, she described them as her "pride and joy." She said, "I went out to the studio where they shot their video and felt at home again."Sam Nelson, the youngest of Kris and Rick's children, is now 36. As a child, Sam was caught in the middle of the ugly custody battle between his parents.Three contestants are invited into Slade's house, every week to live with him and compete for Jo's heart.Every day, one of Jo's friends delivers to her house a red and white polka dot box containing a note and a clue hinting at the day's events.The model was spotted in LA rocking a low key ensemble that also managed to stay true to her penchant for high fashion thanks to the Chanel logo tank and bag!She then finished her outfit nicely with a box fresh pair of Adidas sneakers. These are from the Adidas X Raf Simons collaboration - the former creative director of Dior.It represents a way of looking at things from a new and different perspective.
In real life, everything was not so rosy for the offspring of Ozzie and Harriet.It was filled with accusations of profligate spending, poor parenting and drug abuse.After Rick Nelson's death, young Sam was once again embroiled in a tug-of-war custody battle, this time between his mother and her brother, actor Mark Harmon.He became lead singer of a band called h is orange.Apparently, the group's name is derived from Sam's memory of seeing words and letters in colour.
A 1985 blood test later confirmed that Rick was the child's father and he agreed to provide $400 per month in child support.