Whoa! Robin Thicke Pursues Legal Action Against Dad’s Wife, Reveals Nasty Family Beef
Robin Thicke’s dad, Alan Thicke, best known as the dad on the 80’s sitcom, Growing Pains, died suddenly at age 69 on December 13, 2016 from a ruptured aorta. Sadly, if Alan were here to witness what his widow, Tanya Callou, is apparently stirring up- at least according to Robin (40) and his brother, Brennan (42)- he’d have another heart problem…a broken heart.
Claims Made In Thicke’s Kids Legal Petition
Tanya (41) and Alan married in 2005 and have one son together, Carter Thicke (19). Based on the court docs Robin and Brennan just filed against Tanya, Alan made sure in his will, that she and Carter would be well taken care of. But now the two eldest Thicke brothers say she’s greedy and has even threatened to go to ‘the tabloids’ if she doesn’t get what she wants.
According to the LA Times, the two Thicke brothers filed their petition in an LA court asking the judge to uphold the agreement their dad and Tanya had before their 2005 marriage. The docs state that Tanya “threatened to make her claims fodder for ‘tabloid publicity’ unless the Co-Trustees agreed to participate in a mediation and succumb to her demands.” Also included in the filing are Alan’s 1988 living will, as well as the updated revisions their dad made to it in February 2016.
What Alan Thicke Left Wife In His Will:
Via LATimes: Under the terms of the prenup, Callau …was to receive $500,000 from a life insurance policy, 25% of her husband’s personal effects, all the furniture at the actor’s ranch property, all death benefits from his pensions and multiple union memberships, and 40% of the estate that remained after specific bequests are handled.
Ownership of the ranch — called out in the prenup as Alan Thicke’s separate property — was bequeathed to Robin, Brennan and Thicke’s youngest son, Carter, in equal shares, the documents said. Callau was given permission to continue to live at the ranch as long as she kept up the property, paid expenses and agreed to consult with her late husband’s sons before making any major changes, the documents said.
Robin & Breenan Thicke’s Lawyer Speaks On Their Behalf:
“My clients [Robin & Breenan] made every effort to resolve this without the need for going to court,” said attorney, Alex Weingarten. In regards to Tanya’s demands and claims that Alan’s prenup isn’t valid: “What’s better than some? More,” Weingarten told The Times on Tuesday. “We’re not going to litigate this in the media,” he said. “We’re not going to play games. This is too important. We’re talking about a man’s legacy.”
Unfortunately we’ve had to report this type of story far too many times about deceased celebs. It’s sad this has to go down this way at a time when the Thicke fam’ is still grieving Alan’s death.
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