Matt LeBlanc’s father has revealed the pair haven’t had contact for nine years.Paul LeBlanc claims he had a falling out with his 53-year-old son that led to him being cut off financially, requiring him to move out of his home.”I’ve been living without …
Matt LeBlanc's father has revealed the pair haven't had contact for nine years.
Paul LeBlanc claims he had a falling out with his 53-year-old son that led to him being cut off financially, requiring him to move out of his home.
"I've been living without any contact for nine years and it is still hard to believe what has happened," Paul told The Sun. "I've been cut off and locked out of my house over a humiliating argument about money and a motorbike."
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Paul blamed his son's career success in Hollywood for his behaviour.
"The problem is that when someone has money, you don't get into their lifestyle unless they want you there, and they can shut you down," Paul said. "Matt is erratic with me and he has a short temper. One minute he is nice, the next he is cutting your throat — not literally, obviously."
He continued, "I'm an old man now and I live off social security. If it wasn't for my savings, I wouldn't be able to survive."
In a statement to multiple outlets, a spokeswoman for Matt responded to the allegations saying, "To put this in perspective, Matt's father abandoned Matt and his mother when he was an infant."
Paul worked as a mechanic and moved to Australia when he split from Matt's mother Patricia. The Friends star would eventually move to New York at 17 where he met a woman who was going to audition for a show.
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"He never really had dreams of being an actor growing up. It just kind of happened," Paul told the outlet. "Matt met some girl in New York who was going to read for a part and she asked him to come along. He said, 'Yeah', and he read for the part with her and wound up with a contract."
Paul's comments come as his son is set to star in the highly-anticipated Friends reunion special. The actor will return to the sound stage with his co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry for the show which will air on May 27.
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