Alan Thicke's Sons: Wife Threatening Us for More Money

They say Tanya Callau has threatened bad publicity
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2017 12:27 PM CDT
Alan Thicke's Sons: Wife Threatening Us for More Money
Robin Thicke performs at the Okada Manila casino resort south of Manila in the Philippines on March 31, 2017.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Alan Thicke's kids are fighting with his third wife over the late actor's estate. Robin Thicke and brother Brennan, the oldest of Thicke's three sons, say that Tanya Callau—who wed Thicke in 2005—is threatening them with bad publicity unless they give her more of Thicke's estate. Thicke left much of his estate to his three children, but Callau still inherited a significant amount (the Hollywood Reporter has the exact breakdown) and was allowed to continue living on his Carpinteria, Calif., ranch. Thicke's sons say their father acquired most of his wealth before meeting Callau, and that she signed a prenup prior to marrying Thicke. They also say she had no issues with the prenup or the estate plan the last time Thicke updated his trust, in February 2016. (He died in December.)

But now, Thicke's sons claim, Callau is claiming the prenup is invalid and there are problems with the trust. Per a petition the brothers filed in a Los Angeles court this week, the brothers say Callau also claims she has community rights to more of Thicke's assets, she should be reimbursed for any improvements she makes to the ranch while living there, and that she took a step back from her own career to support Thicke and help raise his youngest son. The brothers' attorney says in the filing that Callau has "threatened to make her claims fodder for 'tabloid publicity' unless the Co-Trustees agreed to participate in a mediation and succumb to her demands," leading the brothers to ask a court to enforce the prenup and Thicke's will, TMZ reports. Callau's rep says in a statement, "Tanya Thicke has never threatened to take private family matters public." (More Alan Thicke stories.)

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