Alan Thicke's widow reveals they were trying for a child before his death... after she refutes stepsons' claims she threatened bad publicity for bigger share of actor's estate
- Tanya Callau revealed she had frozen her eggs three years ago with the hope to get pregnant this year
- The Growing Pains actor passed away suddenly, aged 69, while playing hockey with son Carter on December 13 2016
- The actress responded via her attorney after Robin and Brennan Thicke filed legal documents on Tuesday '
- Pop star Robin, 40 and Brennan, 42, are co-trustees of the late actor's living trust
- They claim Callau is contesting the prenup she signed in 2005 as well as the trust
- It is also claimed Callau is threatening her stepsons with bad press if they don't meet her demands
Alan Thicke's widow Tanya Callau has revealed the pair were set to start a family of their own before his death in December.
The Bolivian-born actress hit back at claims she threatened her stepsons for a bigger share of the late actor's estate and insisted that they were trying for a child.
According to TMZ, the 41-year-old - who was married to the Growing Pains actor for 11 years - revealed they had frozen her eggs three years ago with the hope to get pregnant after the star's youngest son Carter, 19, moved out this year.
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Family: Alan Thicke's widow Tanya Callau has revealed the pair were set to start a family of their own before his death in December
The beauty claimed to the online publication that they had started to draw up plans to build a nursery at their Santa Barbara ranch before his sudden death on December 12.
Her admission comes after Alan she responded to claims that she threatened her stepsons with bad publicity while fighting for a larger share of his estate.
In legal documents filed on Tuesday, Robin and Brennan Thicke detailed the assets at stake and claimed that Tanya is insisting the prenup that she signed with the Growing Pains star, as well as the trust, is invalid.
On Wednesday, the TV star's attorney Adam Streisand responded to the claims, telling Page Six 'Tanya Thicke has never threatened to take private family matters public and she never has,
Standing up: The Bolivian-born actress hit back at claims she threatened her stepsons (Robin pictured with his father in 2013) for a bigger share of the late actor's estate and insisted that they were trying for a child
Refuted claims: The Bolivian star has responded to claims she threatened his sons with bad press for a bigger share of his estate
'It is clear that Alan’s sons have chosen this distasteful public smear tactic to bully Tanya, by stirring up the tabloid media, filing a bogus lawsuit, and refusing family mediation.
'Tanya is still grieving the death of her beloved husband and out of respect for Alan’s memory intends to handle his son’s false statements privately.'
Alan passed away suddenly in December, leaving eldest sons Robin and Brennan as co-trustee's over his living trust.
Their lawyer says they've been left no choice but to file a petition against Alan's third wife who is allegedly threatening her stepsons with bad press if they do not negotiate with her.
Getting messy: On Tuesday it was reported that Alan's sons Robin (pictured) and Brennan had filed court documents claiming Tanya has is refusing to accept the prenup and trust
'Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the trust and the Prenuptial Agreement,' Robin and Brennan's attorney Alex Weingarten wrote in the petition.
'Tanya asserts that there is no chance the 'Prenup' could withstand legal challenge and that she has very significant community rights in the trust’s assets and rights of reimbursement with respect to improvements to the Ranch.
'Tanya also claims 'Marvin rights' asserting that she had to forego opportunities to pursue and advance her own career in order to support Alan and be his companion and partner, including raising Carter.'
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter Weingarten said the legal action was required 'in order to honor the memory of their father, protect his legacy, and prevent his testamentary intentions from being undermined by avarice and overreaching of his third wife, Tanya Callau'.
Prenup: Tanya signed a prenup in 2005 when she married the Growing Pains star - but Robin and Brennan claim she's now insisting it's invalid as well as contesting Alan's trust which the actor updated throughout the years with no complaint from his wife
Alan died aged 69 of a ruptured aorta while playing hockey with his youngest son Carter, 19, in December.
Tanya signed a prenup in 2005 when she married the TV star but his sons claim she's now insisting it's invalid.
This is apparently despite the fact that Alan updated his trust from time to time, most recently in February 2016, and his sons say Tanya made no complaints about the prenup or contract at that time.
According to THR, Weingarten claims Alan's wife 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.'
Fighting: 'Robin and Brennan are taking legal action in order to honor the memory of their father, protect his legacy' their lawyer told THR. Alan and Tanya are pictured with Brennan (right) and Carter (left) in 2013
According to Tuesday's petition, Alan's trust leaves his three sons Robin, Brennan and Carter equal shares of a Carpinteria ranch as well as 75 percent of his personal effects and 60 percent of his remaining estate.
He leaves Tanya the ranch's furnishings, 25 percent of his personal effects (which can include privately owned items like clothing, used, carried, or worn by person), a $500,000 life insurance policy, all of his death benefits from pensions and union memberships and 40 percent of his remaining estate.
Alan also provided that his wife could live at the ranch as long as she paid for expenses and maintenance.
Sudden: Alan died aged 69 of a ruptured aorta while playing hockey with his youngest son Carter, 19, in December. The duo are pictured in June 2014
Frank: 'Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the Trust and the Prenuptial Agreement,' attorney Alex Weingarten writes in the petition
Complex matter: The actress claims she had to forego opportunities to pursue and advance her own career in order to support Alan and raised Carter. The couple are pictured in March 2015 with Alan's son Carter
Robin and Brennan are now asking the court for instructions concerning the extent to which the trust's property is the actor's separate property.
They claim their father acquired the majority of his wealth long before meeting Tanya.
They also want the court's instructions on whether Tanya's challenge to the prenup is barred because she waived her community property rights when signing it.
Weingarten told THR: 'My clients made every effort to resolve this without the need for going to court,
Broken family: The Blurred Lines hitmaker is pictured with ex-wife Paula Patton, stepmother Tanya and father Alan in December 2011
'The only thing they care about is protecting the legacy of their father and honoring his intentions. That is exactly what we are going to do.'
Robin and Brennan's mother is Alan's first wife, Days of Our Lives actress Gloria Loring.
Carter's mother is Alan's second wife, Miss World 1990 Gina Tolleson.
Alan met Tanya in 1999 in Miami, where he was a celebrity host and she was a model and they were married in 2005.
In 2014 the couple, along with Carter, starred in a reality-sitcom hybrid titled Unusually Thicke and also featured in an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap in 2013.
TV stars: In 2014 Alan and Tanya, along with Carter, starred in a reality-sitcom hybrid titled Unusually Thicke and also featured in an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap in 2013