Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson cut off son Chet financialy due to his drinking and weed habit
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have allegedly stopped supporting their son Chet Hanks financially and his former girlfriend Kiana Parker has an answer to this. Parker, who is reportedly suing the 30-year-old for alleged domestic violence, has said that Chet was sober earlier. However, with the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic last year, the ‘Empire’ star started drinking and smoking weed again and as result, his parents cut him off. Parker also believed that this was the reason Chet began mistreating her.
She told Radar, “Our relationship was OK, but he wasn't OK. He wasn't treating me bad, he was just dealing with his mom and dad cutting him off because he started drinking and smoking weed again, and that wasn't in their rule book to support him. So they cut him off.” Parker continued that Chet’s apartment “was up, his roommate was moving and he didn't have anywhere to go.” She also added that she was the one who found a place for him “to be there when nobody was. He would have bad days when he would get texts from his parents and fight so many demons and so many issues.”
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Parker stated: “Where I'm from, how I was raised, my parents love and support, and that's our way of healing and getting through things. So me just doing those southern things was what I thought was pouring love, support, being there. I thought that could help. But what I learned is you can't fight anyone else's demons. He's been – he's still to this day, I don't care what anyone says, I know him – he's fighting a lot of childhood demons. A lot. That's the main problem with him is his parents. It's not perfect like the world thinks. So he's dealing with that and was dealing with trying to stay sober with no drinking, but he's back doing that.”
Parker also mentioned how during the lockdown she was with Chet and thought about their marriage plans. “From my understanding – I mean, we've taken trips, we even talked about marriage – I thought there was gonna be a future, which is why I stayed,” she said before saying, “In any relationship, you have to fight for your relationship, fight for commitment, fight for everything that takes to be in a relationship. And it just ended so different than what I expected, but I'm OK with it. I'm actually happy. I'm happy that I'm not fighting anyone else's demons. That's really deep. I didn't really know [what he was going through] until I met him, but you can't do that. It's not healthy for you. I have two daughters that are incredible and look up to me.”
Parker also talked about Chet’s now-viral video that showed him with a cut on his forehead. The actor has alleged that his ex attacked him with a knife. But the mother of 9-year-old twin daughters called it a lie and added: “He's an actor, so the first thing he turned on was his acting cards. He wanted to paint this picture, but I don't have it in my heart to stab anyone. ... He knows that didn't take place. The truth will come out. I just want justice for this.”
Explaining why Chet released that video, she said that he “wanted some press from this so he could release those nonsense shirts and his music clout, but I just feel like if he cared about me... He has a daughter, like, you step up to what you did and you deal with it and you move on. It's called a lesson learned. We all have those.”