Curious about Gunilla Hutton’s personal life? Here is your need of some facts that you may have never heard about the Bradleyy Jo from Petticoat Junction!

Do you know about Gunilla Hutton? There is a high possibility if the knowledge you know about her. And about her love-life, it is a history of secrets as well. Actually, to be an exact history of love affair would be it.

Source: Pinterest (Gunilla Hutton)
Source: Pinterest (Gunilla Hutton)

Nat King Cole and Gunilla Hutton’s  popular love affair

She was once known to be the girlfriend of American musician Nat King Cole. It was a great deal at that time as the two were actually in an affair despite Nat King Cole being married. The relationship between the two of them was revealed in the autobiography of Nat’s daughter, Natalie Cole.

Gunilla Hutton and Nat King Cole
Gunilla Hutton and Nat King Cole

It said that the two of them were deeply in love with each other. However, the illness of Nat King Cole came in between their love. Nat as being a married man was thinking of divorcing his wife, Marian Hawkins Ellington at that time. Nat and Maria actually share five children. It was soon discovered that Nat suffered an incurable illness at the young age. So, it was said that Nat decided not to go to his girlfriend. Instead, he chose to stay with his wife until his last breath. The relationship between Nat and Gunilla was also quite a topic because of the age difference. Nat was 47 at that time while Gunilla was just 20. Quite a scandal you can say. And in this affair, I can’t say that I am on Gunilla’s side.

Moved on with some other guy?

Like that the love between Nat and Gunilla passed along with time. After few years, she met another guy named Allan Freeman and the two tied knot in 1970. Nothing particular is known about her husband. Her husband has also left her as he died back in 2014. The two of them have a daughter named Amber Freeman, who is married to James Vanderbilt, an American screenwriter known for the films like The Amazing SpiderMan. The love story between them is not less dramatic than Amber’s mom.

Billie Jo from Petticoat Junction

Source: Pinterest (Actress who played the role of Billie Jo Bradley in Petticoat Junction including Linda Henning, Gunilla Hutton & Lori Saunders)
Source: Pinterest (Actress who played the role of Billie Jo Bradley in Petticoat Junction including Linda Henning, Gunilla Hutton & Lori Saunders)

Gunilla Hutton’s one of the highly anticipated role was that of Billie Jo Bradley from Petticoat Junction since 1965 to 1966. She was not the only actress to act in the role. She was the second one and soon after she left the show, there was another Billie Joe on the television. However, this role can be regarded as one that gave Gunilla recognition.

Hee Haw

Source: IMDb (Gunilla Hutton)
Source: IMDb (Gunilla Hutton)

The other show that you can talk about of Gunilla is Hee Haw. One of the best shows of all time, as people say. She was shown as the dumb blonde of the show. The American variety show, Hee Haw is believed to have been one of the shows giving a happy feeling to the viewers. This show was not only for a few age groups but every age groups enjoyed it thoroughly. One of the co-hosts of the programme once said:

“We weren’t selling anything. We were just having a good time.”

This very sentence explains how the show was meant for enjoyment rather than other purposes.

As a country singer for the show

Not only acting but Gunilla Hutton has talent in singing as well. In one of her interview back in the day, she had said that it was a mere coincidence that she found herself singing in the show and introducing herself as a singer. Although she was confident in her singing having the country background, she had never thought about it, She only sang it because the producer of the show asked her to do it. No wonder, she did great. Her discography includes of songs like You Can Say the Prettiest Things Sometimes, Chowchilla Dust, You’re Gonna Get Loved and Cody. Herr is a song from her if you would like to hear:

Short Bio on Gunilla Hutton

Gunilla Hutton is a 73-year-old Swedish born American actress and singer. She is known for playing the role of Billie Jo Bradley. Other than that, she has also been part of Perry MasonThe Love Boat, and Murder Can Hurt You.