*What’s that line in the Prince song?
“In this life, you on your own!”
Well, the 73-year-old mother of former welterweight boxing champ Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker found that out recently when her son won a court fight that enabled him to evict her from the home he had gifted to her 30 years earlier.
But wait, there’s more.
When a reporter ran up to Whitaker following his victory in court, saying how terrible the day must be for him, did Whitaker hold his head down in shame and say, yes it is?
He actually responded by describing his court victory as a “beautiful moment.”
“Sweet Pea” was once a celebrated millionaire boxer and 1985 Olympic gold medalist, but now he is struggling to pay his bills and so, in an “everything must go!” kind of move, he decided to sell the house, according to his lawyer.
Whitaker, over the years, fell from grace and solvency via drug abuse, a history of arrests, and run-ins with law. But his final falling out with his family came to an ugly end in a Virginia court on Wednesday.
The court ruled that Whitaker’s 73-year-old mother, Novella Whitaker, must vacate the house by March 31.
The former boxer had been going head to head against the matriarch of his seven-child family since last fall when he began eviction proceedings after unsuccessfully trying to convince his mother to move, his lawyer, Bruce Gould told ABC News.
Read the entire story at ABC News and watch the video below.