Patricia Brentrup became well-known as the mother of actors Rory Culkin and Macaulay Culkin. Learn more about her by reading on.
Who Is Patricia Brentrup?
Patricia Brentrup is known as the mother of Macaulay Culkin, the star of the iconic Home Alone series, Culkin became an overnight star with the film and so did his family including his mother Patricia. People all around the world were interested to know more about the Culkins.
Well, Patricia was reportedly born on November 21, 1954, to Hubert M. Brentrup and Mildred D. Narum. She is a native of North Dakota and has seven brothers and three sisters. She graduated with honors from her local high school.
Patricia Brentrup’s Net Worth
Patricia Brentrup’s net worth is $200,000. She worked as a telephone operator for years. However, when her son Macaulay Culkin became famous, things got better as she and her ex-boyfriend used to take 15% commission on his salary.
However, Macaulay Culkin was not happy with his parents taking his hard-earned money and hence removed them from his trust fund. Likewise, her son Macaulay Culkin is estimated to have a net worth of $18 Million which he amassed from his acting career.
Patricia Brentrup’s Lawsuit of $80 Million For Fire Incident That Killed Four Individuals
Patricia Brentrup was sued for $80 million in December 1998 by her former neighbors for starting a fire. The fire in the Manhattan high-rise apartment killed four individuals (two men and two women) and injured around twenty more. The fire started when the flames caught a dried-up Christmas tree, because of Culkin’s mother, Patricia Brentrup, and his six siblings according to the investigator.
The fire started at 10 a.m. As they fled the fire, the Culkins did not close the flat door. This also allowed smoke to infiltrate the passageway, resulting in injuries and deaths. Patricia and her six children were at the time present in the flat. Macaulay, her son, had already left, but he still regularly visited his mother and siblings.
Patricia Brentrup’s Husband & Kids
Patricia Brentrup had spent twenty-one years of her life, from 1974 to 1991, with her former boyfriend, Kit Culkin. But, they were never married. The ex-couple had seven children. Their first child, Shane Culkin, was born in 1976. Born in 1979, Dakota Culkin was their second child. Dakota was killed in 2008 after she was struck by a car after stepping off the curb.
Macaulay Culkin who is engaged to Breda Song was born in 1980. Similarly, their fourth child, Kieran, was born in 1982, and their fifth child, Quinn, was born in 1984. Their sixth child, Christian, was born in 1987, and the seventh child, Rory, was born in 1989.
Patricia after breaking up with Kit filed for custody of their children stating that her former boyfriend is adulterous and had anger issues. The court granted custody to her and she became a single mother of seven kids. Patricia accused Kit to be abusive and violent.
However, Patricia did find love later in life. She is currently happily married to Mart D. Cox and is living in Billings, Montana. Similarly, her ex-boyfriend, Kit also dated Jeanette Krylowski and remained in a relationship with her till her death on May 31, 2017. Furthermore, he had a daughter Jennifer Adamson with his ex-wife Adeena VanWagoner. His daughter died of a heroin overdose in the year 2000.
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