It looks like Nicole Curtis is not the family oriented person she was portrayed on TV.
“We don’t have a relationship right now. She’s totally disenfranchised herself from her family — her father, her brother and myself,” shared her mother, Joan Curtis.
The mother and daughter have not seen each other since the court hearing when Joan asked for a protective order against her daughter. The court denied the request but advised them to stay away from each other.
After the hearing: “She drove a truck over to me and asked if I wanted to hear my mother’s last dying words. She had them recorded. And her father told her to move because they were videotaping her, and that’s the last words she had said to me.”
Their issues began to explode after Ethan, now 19, moved in with her in 2015.
“He’s very close to his mother, but he was having grown up, teenage issues. He always kinda resented the show only because it took a lot of his mom away from him. She was always running to the homes and stuff like that. She was always there for him, but not totally because she was either on the phone with things going on or having to run to sights and stuff like that. And he didn’t like that all. He didn’t want to be alone. He didn’t want to be with a sitter. He wanted a regular, routine type thing, and he didn’t get that once the show took off.”
Nicole and Ethan got into a fight and “he thought he wanted to be away from her for a while, so he decided he wanted to live with his dad. His dad is California though, and he wanted to stay in Minnesota. So I said I would go stay with him and Nicole was not happy with that. It caused quite a rift.”
Joan stated that she told Ethan everyday: “You love your mother, I know you do.”
Joan is worried about Nicole’s 1 year old, Harper the most, that he might feel displaced while the mother is involved in a custody battle with her ex.
“His dad would love Harper to have a family. He really wanted to be with Nicole and have a family. He really wanted that. But at this point, I think he’s realized that’s not going to happen. But, he truly believes that Harper should be in his grandparents’ life. Not only me and Nicole’s dad, but also his mother who lives in New Zealand. He wants Harper to know all of us.”