Before he died, Burt Reynolds had left out his only child in his will. According to court documents obtained from TMZ, it has been proven that Quinton Anderson Reynolds, the famous actor, deliberately left out his 30-year-old son.
Reynolds died on September 6th from a heart attack. His niece Nancy Lee Brown Hess was named executor of his will. He signed it in October 2011.
Hess will now be Reynolds’ personal representative and will manage his belongings which were placed in a trust.
Reynolds, who was now 82 years old, made only one mention of Quinton, but it seems to indicate that he did not inherit his son.
Burt Reynolds deliberately left Quinton Anderson Reynolds, his son, out of his will. (Photo: Together in 2004). Court documents
Reynolds stated in the will that Quinton was already being provided for (photo of Lori Anderson and her daughter in 2017). This trust was established many years ago.
I intend to omit him from my Last Will and Testament since the Declaration of Trust provides for his care during my lifetime.
According to court documents, Reynolds established a trust for Quinton many years ago.
Quinton is expected to continue receiving money from the trust. This trust may have been established to avoid estate taxes.
Hess might have been appointed executor to the estate in order to avoid conflicts of interest. Quinton, however, is a beneficiary of this trust.
Reynolds adopted Quinton in 1988 with Loni Anderson as his second wife.
Reynolds called Quinton, shortly before his death.
Reynolds said Reynolds: “He’s a wonderful young boy and is now working in Hollywood as a camera assistant,” Closer Weekly reported.
“He didn’t ask for any help in his career. He did everything himself and I’m proud of him. He is my best friend.
Reynolds, pictured with Quinton in 2005, made his niece Nancy Lee Brown Hess executor of his estate.
Quinton will likely continue to receive money from this trust, which was created in order to avoid estate taxes. Reynolds here, March 2018.
During Reynolds’ bitter divorce from Anderson, father and son were briefly separated. However, they grew closer in recent years.
From 1988 to 1994, Reynolds was married to Anderson (an actress).
Their split was viewed as a landmark in Hollywood and featured prominently on magazine covers in the 1990s.
As Reynolds made public details about Reynolds’ sex life, or lack thereof, during their divorce proceedings, things took a nasty turn.
He said to Good Morning America that he didn’t understand how she could be in shock at the time.
Since your husband hasn’t touched you in a biblical sense for almost three years, how can you trust him?” trust him now?” Are you shocked?”
Reynolds claimed that Anderson cheated on him, and she said she was an actress who was underemployed and a bad mom.
He claimed that Anderson bought everything in triplicate and asked her to dress like a star.
Reynolds adopted Quinton in 1988 with Loni Anderson as his second wife. Here they are together in 1993
Father & son became closer in recent years
He wrote, “I gave her a Platinum American Express card with a 45,000 credit limit,” “She used it up in less than half an hour.”
People reports that Anderson accused Reynolds, in 1995, of physically abusing him at least 12 times while he was high on drugs.
She claimed that he failed to pay $15,000 in child support payments on time.
Reynolds said that Anderson had made him regret his decision to marry him in 2015 and called it a “really stupid move”.
Despite their turbulent history, Anderson had only nice words to say about Reynolds after his death.
Reynolds spent his last years in Florida, where he was rented out by a friend who bought it for him. This was during times when Reynolds was financially struggling.
She said that Burt was a great actor and director. “He was an integral part of my life for 12+ years, and Quinton’s father for over 30+ years.
“We will miss him, his great laugh.
Reynolds was believed to have had a net worth in excess of $5 million at the time of Reynolds’ death.
At the peak of his career, he was earning $10 million per year. However, the Smokey and the Bandit star had been struggling financially for decades.
Reynolds declared bankruptcy in 1996. He revealed that he owed more than $10 million.
After a friend bought the Florida property, he rented it out to him at a very low price. This was during the time when the screen legend was in financial trouble.
Reynolds sold his Jupiter waterfront home the next year to Charles Modica (real estate tycoon friend, neighbour) in 2015 for $3.3 million.
Modica shared the following: “He was going through a lot of stress and strain at that point in his life. I called him up and said I would be happy to help him.”
Reynolds sold his Jupiter waterfront home to Charles Modica, his neighbour and real estate tycoon friend (pictured together in 2015) for $3.3million
Reynolds was one of Hollywood’s most highly-paid actors at the height of his career. He reeled off a string of box office successes until a career slump in the mid-1980s
Reynolds bought the property for $700,000.
Reynolds was a major male sex symbol in the 1970s and one of the most financially successful actors of the film industry at the height of his career.
He had a string of box-office successes that lasted until his career collapse in the mid-1980s.
Reynolds returned to the screen in 1997, receiving an Oscar nomination for his support role as a porn director for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. Reynolds was a scoundrel. He also won an Emmy award for his role on Evening Shade in 1990-1994.
Reynolds admitted to Vanity Fair that despite his history of financial problems, his greatest regret was not having spent more money.
He said, “I would have spent more money and had more fun.” It’s always possible to spend more money.