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Matt LeBlanc’s father has admitted that he hasn’t spoken to his Hollywood star son for more than nine years following a “petty row” over a motorbike.
The father of two, whose son is about to appear in the anniversary special of Friends: The Reunion, which fans in the UK can watch on Sky One, has shared how the pair lost contact over a decade ago.
The 79 year old has spoken out about their “petty” row after giving away a motorbike which has led to him being cut off from his celebrity son, despite his best efforts to make amends.
It is believed that the last time the pair spoke was in 2011, after Matt bought his father a house in Colorado and gave him a regular allowance.
Paul LeBlanc told the Sun on Sunday: “I’ve been living without any contact for nine years and it is still hard to believe what has happened.
“I’ve been cut off and locked out of my house over a humiliating argument about money and a motorbike.
“I’m an old man now and I live off social security. If it wasn’t for my savings, I wouldn’t be able to survive.”
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However, the Joey Tribbiani actor, 53, said he recalls the events differently, after claims that Matt cut his dad off financially.
In response to his father’s claims, a spokeswoman for Matt told The Sun: “To put this in perspective, Matt’s father abandoned Matt and his mother when he was an infant.”
OK! Online has contacted Matt LeBlanc’s representatives for a comment.
Among the claims against his son, Paul added that Matt has only sent him one birthday card during his life.
Paul stated: “It’s humiliating. But the truth is Matt has always been a mother’s boy and there have been so many fallings out. We are all getting older.”
Paul now watches reruns of the star’s hit NBC sitcom, which ran from 1994 to 2004, to stay “connected” as Matt has continued to ignore his messages via text.
In a further attempt to rekindle his relationship with his son, he added: “You need to get your act together before it is too late. You’re going to miss me when I’m gone.”
When asked if he would be watching his son’s anniversary special, Paul said that because he only has “one TV channel” he won’t be able to watch the much-anticipated reunion.
Friends: The Reunion airs in the UK on Sky One at 8pm on Thursday
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