Who are The Rocketts? 'AGT' magician kids arrested as they refuse to live with mom amid bitter custody battle
Kadan and Brooklyn Rockett were taken into custody last week after a heated exchange with cops who were trying to take them to their mom
Kadan and Brooklyn Rockett, the kid magicians who gained fame after appearing on ‘America's Got Talent’ in 2016, were arrested recently by Louisiana police after they refused to live with their mother. The brother-sister duo was taken into custody last week after a heated exchange with cops who were trying to take them to their mom. The handoff was reportedly ordered by a Missouri judge amid the bitter custody battle between the parents.
TMZ reported that the detention of the teenagers arose from a 2019 Missouri court order that required Kadan and Brooklyn, who were living with their father for years in California, to live with their mother. The video of the confrontation between the children and police officers around a dinner table showed them saying they did not want to go as they feared their mother, but cops told them they had no other option. “You do not have a choice, this is nothing to argue about. You have to go with us. Let’s go,” a police officer is heard saying in the video. But when they still resisted, the officer started reading them their Miranda rights, before putting handcuffs on the 15-year-old boy’s hands while his 13-year-old sister sobbed. Her hands were also restrained.
Citing a source, TMZ reported that the duo was in Louisiana for their grandmother's funeral when their mum got to know about their whereabouts and sent police to pick them up. The children were reportedly kept at the Green Oaks Detention Center in Monroe overnight to await a court hearing the next morning. The details of the hearing have not been released on the judge's order. However, later reports stated that the children were handed over to their father for now. The children’s parents divorced each other in 2010 and since then the custody battle has been going on. A similar incident with the kids and Missouri police happened in October 2019, New York Post reported.
Their father Bart Rockett reportedly shared on Facebook, “My “babies” are FREE and SAFE!!!! I am not allowed to post any court details at this time because of a gag order but I can tell you they are free and safe!!! (and very very very happy and hungry right now!!!! ) Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the prayers and support!!!! We can never say thanks enough. I have tears in my eyes trying to type this. It appears this lengthy nightmare may just be over.” Kadan also posted a picture on Facebook with a caption that read: “I’m going to write a book one day. Maybe even do a Lifetime movie.”
A lot of people commented on their posts on the social media site. One user said, “Praise God the nightmare is over!!” The second user wrote, “Kadan I’m so happy to hear that you and Brooklyn are finally safe I will continue to keep you all in my prayers may the good Lord Bless you all”.
“Yeyyyyyy!!!!! I dreamed about it and prayed so hard for youuuu!!!! I love you guys!! Good luck in your life time! You deserve that!!!!” The third user said, while the fourth one added: “Kadan Bart and Brooklyn Rockett both of have grown up a lot both of you almost big as Father and I still praying for all of you and Happy Thanksgiving too , God Bless and enjoy every minute you with each other”.