Some of which has come in the form of her offbeat quotes backing Morrison’s claim of not having HIV or AIDS and boasts of unprotected sex. Not that the latter is unusual since Tommy said the same of ex wife Dawn 2.
However aside from being there for Tommy at the end, backing his dubious assertions and reportedly pissing off his family with her macabre necklace and funeral tour plan, who really is Trisha Morrison and what, if anything, is she up to?
“I really don’t know her,” says longtime Morrison pal Stephen Bayer. “I can only tell you a little about this Trisha gal because I only met her two times and she was pretty standoffish. So I really don’t know much about her which is unusual because I know just about everything about all of Tommy’s past girlfriends.”
Here’s what Bayer thinks he knows.
“She really came out of the blue about two years ago,” he says. “I guess I met her down in Wichita. I haven’t talked to her in about two months, and she was pretty angry and rude (then) because she wanted to lump me in with the hangers on that used Tommy. But I never (did). We were just friends. He was Tom to me, not Tommy. I’ve known him since 1989 or so. His girlfriend at the time was roommates with my girlfriend and we’ve been friends ever since.”
“I think she has a good heart because she’s been there for Tommy 24/7. But I think there might also be some ulterior motives. And I’m like, ‘What’s the real truth? What’s the reality? Does she want to do a book or a movie deal? What’s the real truth?”
As for Trisha’s reportedly aborted plan to distribute Morrison ashes-filled, boxing glove necklaces to his friends and family, then conduct a farewell tour of cities like Kansas City and Las Vegas with the remaining ashes, “I talked to Tommy’s mom and there’s just a powder keg brewing down there,” Bayer says guardedly.
A powder keg that seemed to explode earlier this week with the Morrison family’s nixing the necklace tour.
“Tommy’s mom would like to have the service and everything just outside of Jay (Oklahoma). And she’d like to have his ashes buried where all the Morrison’s are buried in a special plot in the cemetery.”
Adding to the awkward relationship between Morrison’s wife and family is the manner in which Tommy’s mom was notified of his death, Bayer says.
“The only thing Tommy’s mother got was a text that Tommy passed away at 11:50,” Bayer says. “Can you imagine telling someone’s mother like that? I mean, people can say what they want about the Morrison family – they’ve got plenty of skeletons in their closet – but on the other hand, they’re the salt of the earth. And now for the past two years (Trisha’s) kept everyone at arm’s length. They want their son and brother to come home and this is how the story should end all of the pain and all of the hurt.”
Trisha’s emailed take on Bayer:
“Steve bayer? The want to be friend?
I want free tickets
i want to give you pot?
I want free boxing lessons?