The 42-year-old Rehab Addict star took to Instagram over the holidays to lament about being apart from her youngest son, 3-year-old Harper, whom she shares with ex Shane Maguire.
Posting a shot of herself with Harper and her 21-year-old son, Ethan, from a different relationship, Curtis wrote, “So thankful to be mom to these two. I’ve been asked what my Thanksgiving plans are and receive horrified looks when I say nothing.”
She went on to say that given the choice, she’d love to have hosted a Thanksgiving meal at her home, but added, “Like so many others we are trapped in the fd [sic] world of ‘not your parenting time.’”
Curtis then tries to encourage those who are split up but still trying to co-parent, saying, “You’re not alone -- I certainly never expected to be in this situation and would have my ex at my dining room table today (still as my ex, don’t get me wrong), but it’s not up to me.”
The HGTV star went on to seemingly call out Maguire, writing, “If you are the parent that refuses to allow your child the joy of having both parents in the same room (sans abusive/dangerous situation) — buck up — it’s not about you. Gave someone that talk yesterday — got me nowhere, but no one ever said I wasn’t persistent :).”
ET has reached out to Maguire's attorney regarding Curtis' claims.
Curtis also told People magazine, “Even on the worst day, my ex is encouraged and welcomed in our home. We recently all went trick-or-treating together, even though it was ‘my parenting time.’ I always hope the same courtesy will be extended, but it is not.”
The reality star also claimed that Harper was sick ahead of Thanksgiving, but that her ex refused to change his plans. “I arrived at the airport and literally had my baby ripped out of my arms and whisked away as I was ‘screwing up’ Thanksgiving plans,” she told the magazine. “The cycle never ends.”
People reached out to Maguire for comment, but he did immediately not respond to the publication's request for comment.
This isn’t the first time Curtis has spoken out about not spending time with Harper on a major holiday. This past Easter, she also posted about spending the day away from her youngest son.