Exclusive Webisode: Valerie Simpson's Unexpected Guest
Before his death in August 2011, Nick Ashford and his wife of 37 years,
Valerie Simpson, would spend days watching butterflies in their garden.
While filming an episode of Oprah's Next Chapter, a butterfly flew into
Valerie's home for the first time. Watch as Valerie plays piano and
contemplatesthe greater meaning of her unexpected guest.
Exclusive Webisode: The Origins of "I'm Every Woman"
Lyrics for the song "I'm Every Woman"—an anthem for women that has
spanned generations—were actually written by a man, Nick Ashford.
Watch as Nick's wife and songwriting partner, Valerie Simpson, reveals
how her husband tapped into his feminine side to pen this hit, which was
made famous by Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston.
Nick Ashford's Daughters Remember Their Father
Despite their fame and success, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson—of
the legendary songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson—were always careful
to keep their daughters' lives private. Now, Nicole, 37, and Asia, 24, are
speaking for the first time on television about their father's death. Plus,
find out what words of wisdom Nick shared with them during his final days.