HGTV star Nicole Curtis calls out her ex for taking their son away on Thanksgiving

Nicole Curtis had a quiet Thanksgiving alone. 

The 42-year-old Rehab Addict star took to Instagram over the holidays to lament 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, Nicole 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 :).” 

Nicole later 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.” 

She 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,” Nicole told People. “The cycle never ends.” 

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This isn’t the first time Nicole has spoken out about not spending time with Harper on a major holiday. This past Easter she posted about her ex’s decision. 

“Got a solid no when I asked to spend some time with my little [one] on Easter was also told that he has his first haircut without me knowing because he ‘looked like a girl,’” she wrote at the time.

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