If you had any doubt that the Gaye family was just trying to get a quick buck suing Pharrell and Robin Thicke for “Blurred Lines,” you need look no further than Marvin Gaye’s sisters Zeola and Jeanne Gaye who are now upset that they won’t be seeing a dime from the $7.4 million dollar fortune Gaye’s ex wife and children will soon inherit.
The sisters told The Daily Mail that they haven’t received anything from the estate and they have actually been banned from performing any of Marvin’s music, even though Zeola is one of the women doing the ad-libs for “Got to Give It Up.”
The drama started…or resurfaced shortly after the settlement when Jan Gaye, Marvin’s ex wife, accused the sisters of “picking on your brother’s bones” and dismissed their attempts to make peace.
Zeola and Jeanne, who are 69 and 78 respectively, say that though they played a huge role in their brother’s life, they are living in virtual poverty today.
Zeola told the Daily Mail,“Marvin didn’t leave a will and his estate went to his heirs which we agree with. But Jan controls it all and that’s why we do not get anything. The bottom line is that they get everything and we don’t get a dime. We try and live with that, but it is difficult. If I was given a few million, it would change my life a lot. Marvin would have hated to have seen us like this. He would have cared for us and made sure we were fine financially and with love.”
Zeola, a retired bookkeeper, said she’s tired of the negativity from her niece, and nephews and sister-in-law.
In fact, Zeola is even more distressed by the fact that she believes Marvin would be particularly hurt by all of this.
“It was a very sad end and that sadness would be greater if he knew the situation some of his family were in today.”
What do you think about all of this? Should Zeola and Jeanne expect money from this settlement?