HGTV Host Faces Explosive Accusations in Custody Battle

Longtime HGTV host Nicole Curtis isn’t any stranger to battle or controversy, however the summer season of 2022 has been particularly tumultuous for the star, from asserting the last-minute delay of her new collection to spearheading protests over new building in her hometown.

According to authorized paperwork obtained by Heavy, Curtis has additionally been again in courtroom along with her ex over their seven-year-old son, combating proposed modifications to their custody settlement and his gorgeous claims about her.

Fans of the house restoration skilled knew one thing was amiss on July 13, 2022, when Curtis abruptly introduced that her anticipated new collection, “Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue,” wouldn’t premiere as deliberate that night time. She additionally posted cryptic Instagram messages about being at her breaking level bodily and emotionally, sharing pictures in her Instagram Stories of herself in a hospital, and writing that she’d known as HGTV to say “I’m accomplished.”

But a few days later, apprehensive followers have been stunned to see the TV character resurface in Paris, posting informal images and movies from her spontaneous solo journey with out addressing her well being or TV show. On July 21, nevertheless, Curtis revealed in a brand new Instagram Story that HGTV could not air her collection — about renovating a big cottage in her hometown of Lake Orion, Michigan — as a result of it was nonetheless on her laptop computer, ready for last edits. In one other Story on August 19, the house restoration skilled stated the show will now air on HGTV in September, which can be when she’s anticipated again in courtroom.

Curtis’ HGTV Series Delay Occurred Same Day as Custody Hearing

Curtis and her ex-boyfriend, Shane Maguire, went by a prolonged and really public custody battle following the 2015 beginning of their son, Harper. According to People Magazine, they lastly reached a joint custody settlement in 2018; Curtis moved from Michigan to California and, per courtroom order, created a $250,000 belief fund to assist Maguire transfer inside 25 miles of her dwelling, making it simpler for them to share authorized and bodily custody.

However, in keeping with over 100 pages of courtroom paperwork obtained by Heavy, Maguire now claims Curtis has violated their settlement and that new guidelines are wanted. Paperwork filed on May 9, 2022,reveals that Curtis and Maguire accomplished the mum or dad training curriculum required in California earlier than disputing custody preparations in courtroom, and so they additionally had a mediation session however made no progress.

A listening to took was scheduled in Los Angeles on July 13, the identical day Curtis posted on social media about her show’s delay. Documents show that once more, no progress was made and a brand new listening to was scheduled within the fall.

Prior to the July listening to, each events filed paperwork for the courtroom to overview. On June 29, Curtis filed a “responsive declaration” — a prolonged response to Maguire’s request for brand spanking new guidelines. Regarding the custody association they each signed in Michigan in October 2018, Curtis wrote that she and Maguire have been “solely in a position to attain an settlement after it was extremely, extremely negotiated throughout our extremely contentious custodial matter.”

Curtis, who additionally has a 24-year-old son from a earlier relationship, went on to say that each member of her group, from assistants to her agent, has a replica of the stipulations — which they consult with as “the bible” — so as to schedule her work across the days when Harper is in her care.

“As a outcome,” Curtis wrote, “I often should rearrange my work schedule based mostly on Harper’s schedule, however that is one thing I’m completely happy to do as I’m at the beginning dedicated to being Harper’s mom.”

But on July 7, Maguire filed his personal response to her declaration, saying that Curtis had not shared share the complete story about their “extremely contentious” custody battle.

“She rightfully contends that our Michigan custody proceedings have been extremely contentious,” Maguire wrote, “however she fails to acknowledge her position in these proceedings and the numerous admonishments she acquired from the Court relating to her unhealthy religion conduct.”

Maguire supplied a number of examples to help his claims, saying that Curtis had initially refused to confess to the courtroom that he’s Harper’s dad and did not show up twice to ship Harper for scheduled custodial exchanges. He additionally stated the courtroom “threatened Nicole with jail time if she continued to play these video games” and that after she employed a personal investigator to comply with Maguire throughout his first weekend with overnights, “the Court was incensed … and threatened her with sanctions if she ever did this once more.”

Maguire Wants Court to Change Rules Around Travel

One of the modifications Maguire needs is a rule that neither mum or dad can journey exterior the state of California with their son Harper with out prior written consent by the opposite mum or dad. Curtis, who posted in her Instagram Stories on July 30 that she “flew over 300k miles (home) within the final 12 months,” wrote in her response that she believes Maguire “is just making this request so as to management and cease Harper from touring with me, regardless of his claims that proscribing my journey will one way or the other ‘foster a extra cooperative and collaborative co-parenting relationship’ between us.”

Curtis additionally wrote, “To be clear, Harper has by no means missed faculty due to our travels collectively. Further, when Harper and I do journey, it’s for leisure in order that we are able to go to household or do enjoyable actions comparable to snowboarding.”

But Maguire, an entrepreneur recognized within the Midwest as one half of The Gold Guys, an organization that pays prospects money for gold and silver, contends Curtis is downplaying her frequent travels and its affect on their little one.

In his response he wrote, “I consider that any mum or dad can be involved on the quantity of journey Nicole forces Harper to endure, to not point out the instances of the flights, jet lag upon returning to CA, and the fast turnarounds between arriving again in CA and attending faculty the following morning. Additionally, she traveled with him consistently through the height of the pandemic, leading to him contracting Covid.”

Maguire continued, “There is a constant sample of Harper returning to me run down and sick from the extreme touring she forces on him. Nicole constantly books purple eye flights, which he has complained about, and the three-hour time distinction when he returns is brutal on him, particularly when she has him dwelling late the night time earlier than faculty.”

According to Maguire, Curtis usually informs him she’s taking Harper out of state lower than an hour earlier than their flights depart; he offered a number of examples of last-minute texts from her, despatched from the airport or onboard a flight, to tell him they have been taking a visit. He additionally alleges that Curtis has repeatedly introduced, whereas out of city with their son, that she’s altering the custodial schedule. Both dad and mom are allowed one two-week summer season trip with Harper to be organized upfront, however Maguire wrote that on June 27, 2022, Curtis took Harper to Detroit with out informing him and, whereas there, determined to maintain their son longer for her two-week trip.

Maguire additionally provided a number of copies of e-mail and textual content exchanges with Curtis when he expressed concern that they have been taking flights late at night time. In one message from July 2021, Curtis wrote at 9:39pm “Harper is on delta 10pm firstclass for tenting in Michigan at the moment.”

In a screenshot of the trade, Maguire responded, “I don’t approve. It’s effectively past his mattress time. I’ve conveyed to you his request for this fixed journey to stop. Since you clearly dwell in Detroit, this can be a matter which begs to be addressed.”

Curtis Says She Does Not Feel ‘Safe’ With Maguire & His Wife

Another level of competition is Maguire’s spouse, Megan, whom he married on January 31, 2021.According to the courtroom paperwork, Curtis is upset that Maguire listed his spouse as an emergency contact for Harper alongside the 2 of them, and that he has allowed her to choose their little one up from faculty.

Curtis stated in courtroom paperwork she would not belief her, writing that the Maguires have “repeatedly posted non-public and private data” about her, Harper, and their custody case on social media regardless of a gag order that she and Maguire each signed.

“Respondent’s spouse has even gone as far as to ship messages to individuals I learn about me,” Curtis wrote about Megan, attaching a replica of a direct message that was allegedly despatched to Curtis’ ex-boyfriend, Ryan Sawtelle, through Instagram.

In a screenshot of the message, which isn’t dated, Megan wrote, “Nicole remains to be babbling on about how the 2 of you’re nonetheless collectively, no matter your absence and the opposite males out and in of her dwelling. I do know it is none of my enterprise, however it could be fairly rad if you happen to may verify or deny. I’m merely and selfishly hoping to realize some private enjoyment from the off probability that (1) you will truly reply; and (2) you will reply with a No. The method I see it, I’ve acquired 50/50 odds 🙂 Have needed to ask you for fairly a while now, however felt a bit awkward about it. However now, I actually do not give a sh**. The lady has been nothing wanting inhuman to me.”

Curtis additionally shared screenshots with the courtroom of a prolonged remark Megan left on one in all HGTV’s social media posts on December 16, 2020, as Curtis was making ready to launch her show, “Rehab Addict Rescue.”

“Today is day quantity 2 that Nicole Curtis has violated her and her second kid’s father’s custody order,” Megan wrote within the feedback. “She is refusing to offer the kid to his father (who has 50/50 custody, btw) for his courtroom ordered vacation parenting time. She has taken the kid away from her dwelling and is withholding her location. I’m glad you’re all excited that she’s coming again to tv, although. @hgtv you realize she’s a fraud, so when are you going to stop selecting for a narcissistic sociopath to symbolize your community so you can also make a couple of bucks? Shame on you.”

Curtis stated that based mostly on such habits, she doesn’t belief Megan and thinks she ought to have a proper to file her and Maguire throughout their interactions. She wrote, “I don’t really feel protected round them except I’ve a pal with me or I’m recording.”

Maguire, in flip, believes the one cause Curtis would not need his spouse to have any rights as a “authorized stepparent” is as a result of they do not get alongside, not as a result of she is a hazard to their little one.

“Nicole fails to have a look at this example logically and rationally as a result of she is blinded by her hatred for Megan,” he wrote in his response. “Rather than being grateful that Harper has a stepmother who loves him and needs to assist out when vital, and be obtainable within the occasion of an emergency, Nicole is bitter and resentful.”

He continued, “Nicole believes that anyone she needs to be in Harper’s life is okay, however needs to ban Harper from having a detailed bond with anybody in my life.”

Maguire additionally shared copies of e-mail exchanges that he believes show Curtis’ disdain for his spouse, comparable to an April 2021 message by which she referred to Megan as “glorified live-in home assist.” Maguire additionally claims Curtis has repeatedly instructed Harper that he and Megan’s new child daughter is just not his actual sister and that Megan “is simply his babysitter.”

Regarding the screenshots of Megan’s social media posts, Maguire argues that it is comprehensible that his spouse would have often tried to defend him “after years of abuse and outright fabrications Nicole stated about me on social media and within the press.”

In his response, Maguire offered his personal proof of social media posts by Curtis that he believes violate their gag order, which prohibits discussing one another or their custody association publicly. For occasion, in an Instagram photograph dated June 23, 2020, that includes Curtis and Harper on a seashore, Curtis wrote, “I really like being a dad. We had a beachin’ day (see I may even make the jokes). #happyfathersday to the dads and all you ‘dads’ like me.”

Maguire shared greater than a dozen different screenshots of social media posts, together with by which Curtis has shared pictures of their son, which he stated violates their settlement, in addition to media interviews with Curtis that consult with their custody association or disparage him.

The former couple is due again in Los Angeles Superior Court for a listening to in mid-September.


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