The father of Nicole Curtis's eldest son is facing jail time for not paying nearly $15,000 in child support
The father of Rehab Addict star Nicole Curtis‘ eldest son is facing possible jail time after he allegedly didn’t pay years worth of child support.
Steven Cimini allegedly owes $14,685.54 in back child support for he and Curtis’ now-20-year-old son Ethan, according to a motion for contempt filed by the court against Cimini on Nov. 7, obtained by PEOPLE.
Cimini was scheduled to appear in a Michigan court on Dec. 5 about the issue but he failed to show, according to the court documents. As a result, a bench warrant for Cimini’s arrest has been issued — with law enforcement directed to take him into immediate custody if contact is made.
According to The Blast, who first reported the news, Curtis and Cimini originally filed documents over paternity and support in 2001. Prior to November’s filing, there was no movement on the case since 2015.
While Curtis has an amicable relationship with Cimini and previously asked the courts to waive his child support, she has been involved in a tense custody battle with Shane Maguire, the father of her 2½-year-old son Harper. The entire process has been “heart-wrenching,” Curtis told PEOPLE back in November, adding that, “We’re working on it. It’s still not perfect or even close, but it’s a lot better.”
Maguire, 55, filed for joint custody of the couple’s minor child in 2016 after their separation. Curtis, who practices attachment parenting, asked for a delay in extended overnight visits as the baby was exclusively breastfed and she was unable to pump enough breastmilk to send for feedings. Her motion was denied.
The issue has since become a point of contention in the exes’ custody battle, with motions filed by both over the past two years to extend and enforce parenting time.
As of November, Harper was still being breastfed at 30 months. Curtis practices babyled weaning where her son eats at his own pace: “It doesn’t force children to eat — it allows them to discover it and gradually wean at their pace.”
“Every single day I have to weather criticism about how my child is too old to breastfeed,” said Curtis. “But when he weans, it’s going to be his decision. I truly believe it’s the child’s choice.”