Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes is claiming that his ex, Heather Wahlquist, is responsible for the disappearance of his 12-year-old daughter, Barbarella, or “Barbie”.
Speaking to TMZ, the director said, “My 13-year-old daughter Barbarella Cassavetes has gone missing, her mother repeatedly ignoring and disobeying court orders and stipulations… Heather Wahlquist is on the run, refusing to let me see Barbie, ignoring mandatory court appearances, and evading law enforcement.”
It is unclear if Cassavetes, 58, and Wahlquist, 40, are legally separated at this time.
Read on to learn more about Heather Wahlquist, Nick Cssavetes’ estranged wife.
1. She Plays Cameron Diaz’s Sister in ‘My Sister’s Keeper’
Wahlquist is an actress. She played Sara Tuffington in The Notebook and Aunt Kelly in My Sister’s Keeper. Speaking about working with Diaz to News OK, Wahlquist explained, “We were truly sisters without being sisters… You’re either faking it or you’re not. In this movie, we weren’t.”
Wahlquist also co-wrote, with Cassavetes, the movie Yellow, which starred Wahlquist as a woman who returns to Oklahoma after struggling in LA. In her interview with News OK, which took place before filming Yellow, Wahlquist explained it was her lifelong dream to film a movie in Oklahoma. “I’m not going to stop until I can do a film in Oklahoma… If I did a film in Oklahoma, I think I could actually rest. I don’t know why … (but) it is relevant to where I’m from.”
2. Cassavetes Reportedly Filed a Police Report About His Missing Daughter
Cassavetes has filed a police report in reference to his missing daughter, according to TMZ. The report claims that Wahlquist has “been on the run” with Barbie for a month. Cassavetes report also says that Wahlquist is violating their custody arrangement.
Cassavetes says that his calls to his daughter and estranged wife have gone unanswered.
3. Wahlquist Claims Cassavetes Was Parked Outside Her Home on Christmas Eve
On Tuesday, TMZ interviewed Wahlquist, who said that Cassavetes’ has displayed odd behavior; all in revenge for her leaving him five years ago.
She claims that Cassavetes was parked outside her home on Christmas Eve, which she was spending alone with Barbie. Wahlquist tells TMZ that Cassavetes was taking pictures of them and “following” them around town.
She also referenced an incident in which Cassavetes reportedly sent Barbie a picture “showcasing his ass.” TMZ writes, “[Wahlquist]… mentioned that [Cassavetes] posted a meme of Kevin Spacey along with several games with the caption, ‘Who remembers having to blow these as a kid.’ The words are followed by emojis of women raising their hands.”
Cassavetes has not yet responded to Wahlquist’s statements.
4. Wahlquist Is Cassavetes Second Wife
Wahlquist is Cassavetes’ second wife.
He shares two children with his first wife, Isabelle Rafalovich: Virginia, 31, and Sasha, 29.
5. Her Last Acting Job Was in 2013
According to her IMDB, Wahlquist’s last acting job was in 2013, where she played Demi in the short film Love and Skin.