She recently claimed that her ex husband Brian Austin Green cut off contact with their son Kassius, now 16, five years ago.
But on Saturday Vanessa Marcil appeared to be trying to keep things positive as she posted a sweet throwback snap of her and her son to Instagram.
The 50-year-old Las Vegas star’s image consisted of her and a younger Kassius looking away from the camera while wearing matching bright orange outfits.
Happy memories: On Saturday Vanessa Marcil appeared to be trying to keep things positive as she posted a sweet throwback snap of her and her son to Instagram
Their names are emblazoned on their rear ends, and Vanessa can be seen putting her arm around her young son in what looks to be a playroom.
Her caption read ‘all you need in life are Star Wars legos, princess tables, feety pajamas and Love….’
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The post comes after Vanessa claimed that her son and his father Brian Austin Green and his wife Megan Fox barely have a relationship anymore.
Unfortunate: She recently claimed that her ex husband Brian Austin Green cut off contact with their son Kassius, now 16, five years ago
On Wednesday she alleged that in addition to no longer keeping a bedroom for Kassius at their home or letting him spend time with his half-brothers, the youngest of whom he has never met, the couple got rid of his pet cat without telling him.
‘He’s not allowed to know where they live anymore. Isn’t invited to see them on holidays. Not even Father’s Day. They threw out his entire room and gave away his cat without Kass knowing,’ Marcil wrote.
Adding more detail, she explained that any of the very occasional meetings between Kassius and his dad had been fleeting.
Vanessa Marcil claims that Brian Austin Green has only seen their son Kassius ‘in passing’ over the last five years and even gave away his pet cat without telling him
She wrote on Instagram: ‘They have been at the same wedding, same resort, and same play a few times in passing and a few 60 minute lunches. That is it.’
The actress added: ‘He has seen his dad in passing in public places, including seeing him in Mexico, where his dad was doing a publicity appearance for money at that hotel. His dad had a professional photographer there from the hotel take a pic of them.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives of Green and Fox seeking comment.
Marcil alleged that Green and wife Megan Fox, who married in 2010, ‘completely cut’ Kassius, 16, out of their lives after failing to win full custody of him in a protracted legal battle
Marcil, 50, claimed: ‘He’s not allowed to know where they live anymore. Isn’t invited to see them on holidays. Not even Father’s Day’
Marcil wrote on Instagram: ‘Kass has never met his youngest brother and is not allowed to know where his bio father, stepmother and three younger brothers live’
Marcil shared the details in response to some of her followers who questioned her claims that Green was not in contact with Kassius.
She stated: ‘The truth is the truth and it IS needed for healing after 15 years. Love to all parents. Moms and dads. Let’s put our kids first.’
She added that she would be willing to accept a ‘sincere apology’ from her ex and his wife because she would like her son to get to know his half-brothers -Noah, six, Bodhi, four, and Journey, two.
In response to Instagram comments, she explained: ‘They have been at the same wedding, same resort, and same play a few times in passing and a few 60 minute lunches. That is it’
Kassius was born during Vanessa’s ill-fated relationship with her former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Green. The two never married.
She spoke publicly about his lack of contact with their son for the first time this week, saying the actor cut off all contact five years ago after failing to get full custody of the boy during a protracted legal battle.
The actress, 50, alleges that Green and wife Megan Fox ‘decided to completely cut Kass out of their lives and his younger brothers’ lives.’
Marcil explained in her social media message that Green, 45, and Fox, 32, had ‘always had 50% custody and still did when court ended as I had and have NEVER asked for full custody.’
She said her son Kassius is ‘truly heartbroken’ at being cut out of the lives of his father, step-mother and half-siblings.
The actress made the comments in a lengthy Instagram post Sunday seemingly inspired by an episode of CNN’s This Is Life with Lisa Ling that featured fathers who lost custody battles
Marcil’s decision to speak out publicly seems to be related to an episode of This Is Life With Lisa Ling on CNN in which Ling focuses on men who lose custody battles following divorce.
‘As usual I can’t wait to see @lisalingstagram show on custody cases,’ Marcil posted Sunday. ’12 years ago I was served legal papers and then spent 8 years+ defending myself and my son in custody court in response to his father & his stepmother trying to get full custody(that means I would have seen my son four days a month) and then asking me to pay them child support.’
‘They lost that case & a civil case asking me for 200,000,’ she explained. ‘I had also never asked for child support of any kind and had never tried to take time away from Kass’ dad seeing him. Ever. In the end they lost all of these court cases. The judge called them all “Frivolous”.’
Marcil went on to say that custody cases hurt children and that divorcing spouses and couples who have children together and later split up should ‘put the kids first.’
‘There shouldn’t be a “more important parent” kids love both parents equally no matter what either parent’s struggles may be,’ the former General Hospital starlet wrote.
Marcil and Green, who starred together on Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1998 to 2000, never married. The couple (pictured in 2001) welcomed their son Kassius in March 2002
Marcil, whose first marriage was to actor Corey Feldman from 1989 to 1993, went on to tie the knot for a second time with actor Carmine Giovinazzo in 2010. She filed for divorce two years later.
She is currently in a relationship with a sheriff’s deputy who she refers to only as ‘MC’ on her social media.
Green, who first found fame on the daytime soap Knot’s Landing before winning the part of David Silver in Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990, started dating Fox in 2004.
They wed in 2010 and have three sons – Noah born in 2012, Bodhi born in 2014 and Journey born in 2016.
Fox filed for divorce in August 2015 but they reconciled in early 2016.