On December 12, 2020, country singer Charley Pride died from COVID-19 at the age of 86. Legal battles have recently ensued surrounding his last will, protested by an alleged secret son no one knew about named Tyler Pride. A paternity test did confirm Tyler to be related to Pride. He is the son of a flight attendant with whom Pride had an affair while married to his wife Rozene. The two married in 1956 and had three children together. Tyler Pride presents himself as the family \u201csecret\u201d https:\/\/twitter.com\/askjimmycarter\/status\/1402986296688132096 From there, Tyler Pride says his birth became something of the family\u2019s secret. \u201cWe made it through and had the best relationship that we could, per the circumstances,\u201d he outlined. \u201cWe still got to talk on the phone a lot and get to know each other that way, but it was difficult because of his situation and having to keep peace at home, as he put it over and over.\u201d RELATED: Country Artists React To Charley Pride\u2019s Death Due To COVID-19 Additionally, Tyler shared, Pride would try and be involved in his son\u2019s life whenever life allowed. He continued this even after Tyler\u2019s eighteenth birthday when, with Tyler an adult, there was no legal obligation to. Protesting the last will https:\/\/twitter.com\/markseibel\/status\/1404132869707026438 However, Tyler has filed a lawsuit to protest the fact that he was not named in Pride\u2019s last will. \u201cI don\u2019t think he could imagine that this is going on right now and I don\u2019t think it\u2019s what he wanted,\u201d Tyler expressed. \u201cBecause he always said he wanted his kids taken care of equally. Up until his death, that\u2019s what I was told every time we talked.\u201d Charley Pride had a son named Tyler from an affair \/ US National Archives - GetArchives Tyler\u2019s lawsuit cites \u201cundue influence\u201d from Rozene and mental health struggles that had been made public in the past. Rozene shared a statement through her attorney, Will Hartnett, that in part states, \u201cOver the years, Charley and I provided gifts and financial assistance to Tyler, but Charley never included Tyler as a beneficiary in his estate planning until 2020. Tyler does not have a valid claim so he has resorted to a hurtful smear campaign. His attack on Charley hurts me and his other children deeply, but we all know that Charley was doing great physically and mentally and making his own decisions until he was taken down by Covid.\u201d In turn, Tyler says he primarily wants to finally be recognized as Pride\u2019s son. What do you think of the situation?