Alan Thicke‘s widow, Tanya Callau, said she was planning to have a child with the late “Growing Pains” star when he died.
Callau, 41, told TMZ that she froze her eggs three years ago in hopes of having a baby with Thicke this year. Thicke passed away in December 2016 after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his youngest son, Carter. He was 69 years old.
Callau said she and Thicke even had an architect visit their Carpinteria, Calif., ranch to draw up nursery plans before his passing.
The couple was reportedly waiting for Carter to move out of their home before welcoming a new baby.
Callau may be facing a lawsuit from Thicke’s eldest sons, Brennan and singer Robin, over his estate, with the sons alleging that Callau argued that her prenup with Alan was invalid.
Brennan and Robin, the co-trustees on Alan’s estate, filed paperwork Tuesday accusing Callau of rejecting her and Alan’s prenuptial agreement and accusing her of “threaten[ing] to make her claims fodder for ‘tabloid publicity’ unless the Co-Trustees agreed to participate in a mediation and succumb to her demands.”
In the filing, Brennan and Robin claimed that Alan left them and youngest son Carter equal shares of the ranch where he and Callau lived, as well as 75 percent of his personal effects and 60 percent of his remaining estate. Thicke allegedly left Callau 25 percent of his personal effects, a $500,000 life insurance policy, all of his death benefits from various union memberships and pensions, 40 percent of his remaining estate and the option to keep living in the furnished ranch if she paid to maintain the property.
Brennan and Robin’s attorney, Alex Weingarten, told Page Six, “The co-trustees did everything they could to settle this out of court. I cannot speak for Ms. Callau and what she wanted, all I can say is that we did everything we could to settle this out of court but that it takes two to tango.”
Callau and her attorney, Adam Streisand, adamantly refute claims made by Robin and Brennan.
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“Tanya has never sought anything more than what her husband intended,” Streisand told Page Six. “In fact, I told Mr. Weingarten Tanya had no intention of seeking to invalidate the prenuptial agreement, even though … the trust does not even include what the prenup required.”
He explained, “The prenup required Alan to give Tanya 25 percent of the ranch, but the trust didn’t give her any part of it and requires her to pay 100 percent of the cost … We also have to sort out what assets are community and what are separate, since the prenup contemplates that there will be community property.”
Streisand added that Callau wanted to keep matters out of the press and, “encouraged everyone to get together for a family mediation to figure it all out. They refused. Repeatedly.”
The couple wed in 2005.