Exclusive: Actress Tanya Callau Opens Up About her Husband Alan Thicke's Death!
As the world continues to mourn the demise of Alan Thicke, the Thicke of the Night star's wife Tanya Callau has finally broken her silence regarding her husband's sudden death.
Tanya Callau, the Bolivian-born actress, has spoken for the first time since the Growing Pain star, Alan Thicke tragically passed on December 13 from a heart attack at 69. Thicke's wife for more than a decade thanked his fans for expressing their grief and condolences following Alan's death in a statement to E! News.
"It is with gut wrenching sadness and unbelievable grief that I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of love and support during this unimaginable time,"
Moreover, Callau added:
"Through tears and smiles our dearest of family and friends came together at our home to celebrate the life of my sweet and devoted husband Alan Thicke.
Along with her gratitude to the friends and fans for their outpouring support, Tanya also shared she had bid her final farewell to her husband, whom she married on May 7, 2005, in Cabo San Lucas.
"Yesterday, along with my step sons and our combined extended family, we laid my beloved husband, soul mate and the patriarch of our family to rest. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time of profound mourning,"
The entire cast of Growing Pains attended Alan Thicke’s funeral which included Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Trebek, Kirk Cameron, Bill Maher and Bob Saget in memorial of the late sitcom star. Dicaprio also posted an emotional message on his Facebook profile.
Alan married 'Days of Our Lives actress' Gloria Loring in 1970 followed by to model Gina Tolleson in 1994. But Thicke found the love of his life Tanya Callau, who was his wife until his death. Tanya Callau married Thicke in 2005, six year after the couple met and have a teenage son, Carter.