"He's back on track with his life and that's all I wanted," Rachael Kneeland tells PEOPLE

By Ken Lee
October 19, 2009 06:30 PM
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Eddie Furlong’s estranged wife is seeking to dismiss the restraining order she had placed against him, telling PEOPLE the pair are working to keep their split amicable.

“We’re actually friends. We’re not having a bad divorce,” Rachael Kneeland says. “We just ran into some issues. Eddie did some things to prove to me that he’s back on track with his life and that’s all I wanted.”

Furlong, who has a 3-year-old son with Kneeland, tells PEOPLE in a statement: “I am glad all of the drama has subsided.”

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“Unfortunately, custody battles can get nastier than I ever imagined,” the Terminator 2 star adds. “All allegations have been withdrawn and Rachael and I are continuing to move forward in settling our differences and getting on with our lives. The most important thing to me is my son, Ethan, and being the best parent I can.”

Kneeland stated in court documents last month that the actor’s “drug use has escalated along with attacking me and threatening my life.” She added Furlong had recently been hospitalized “on lockdown” after he threatened suicide.

Following the restraining order, Furlong’s rep R.J. Rousso told PEOPLE the allegations of abuse were false, saying that the actor had been sober for five years and was getting ready for a new film, The Green Hornet.

Additional reporting by ALEXIS CHIU