Here's Who Inherited Alan Thicke's Money After He Died

Canadian-born Alan Thicke is most known for his role as psychiatrist Jason Seaver on the hit ABC show "Growing Pains" (via IMDb). Per Famous Canadians, it made him into an international star in the 1980s and garnered him a Golden Globe nomination. In his four-decade career, Thicke was also a game show and talk show host (per People). However, he was not the only star in his family; his son, Robin Thicke, is a well-known singer. AmoMama states that Robin, along with his brother Brennan, are a product of Thicke's first marriage to actress Gloria Loring. 

In 1994, he married and later divorced former Miss World, Gina Tolleson. Together they had a son named Carter. In 2005, Thicke married his third and final wife, model Tanya Callau. The couple remained married until his unexpected death in 2016. According to USA Today, Thicke and his teenage son Carter were playing ice hockey when he collapsed. The 69-year-old later died at a Burbank hospital. Per USA Today, Thicke died of a ruptured aorta. Although it can be treated if caught early, most people believe they're having a heart attack, thus proving fatal.

Alan Thicke's wife and sons battled over his estate

Thicke was survived by his three sons and his wife. According to Wonderwall, his estate was valued at nearly $16 million and his sons Robin and Brennan were the estate's administrators. However, things quickly soured between Thicke's sons and Callau, who had signed a prenup when she married Thicke. Despite this, Forbes reports that they were unsure of how to split his estate. In other words, they were not sure what to label as separate or community property. This included the California ranch that Thicke and Callau shared.

In addition, The Blast states that Robin alleged that Callau went on a media blitz for attention and to "besmirch the co-trustees" of the estate. Things escalated when in May 2018, Callau filed court documents that stated that her stepsons were withholding her inheritance (per Hackard Law). The Thickes fought back and filed a lawsuit that claimed Callau wanted to overturn her prenup to get even more money. The judge threw out the Thicke's lawsuit for lack of evidence. In the end, Page Six states that Callau would receive 40% of Thicke's estate, while each of his three sons would get 20%. She also got to keep their home. Callau later said she wished her stepsons nothing but the best and hoped that they would heal (via People).