Alan Thicke Talks About Having Kids with His Wife, Tanya Callau, Who’s 28 Years Younger

Sugar Daddy Alan Thicke and Wife Tanya Callau KidsAlan Thicke and his wife, Tanya Callau, have an age dif­fer­ence of 28 years—he’s 67 and she’s only 39. And thanks to that sig­nif­i­cant age dif­fer­ence, the celebrity cou­ple encoun­ters the same types of issues in their mar­riage that any other age gap cou­ple would, like kids.

Accord­ing to Alan Thicke, the topic of kids is one wrin­kle in their mar­riage that he and Tanya Callau haven’t exactly ironed out the details of yet, mostly because of their age dif­fer­ence. “As we sit here today it’s not a com­pletely resolved issue,” the actor and come­dian revealed in an inter­view in April 2014, adding that even if she wants kids, she has to con­sider the fact that he’s almost 70. “You have to deal with the real­i­ties. Does she want to be chang­ing two sets of dia­pers one day?”

Thicke is already a father to three kids from his first two marriages—his old­est, Robin Thicke, is only two years younger than Tanya Callau. But on the pre­miere episode of the celebrity couple’s new reality/sitcom show, Unusu­ally Thicke, the young step­mother expressed her desire to have kids of her own, despite their 28-year age difference.

It’s great that Alan Thicke and Tanya Callau are bring­ing to light the many bumps that cou­ples with big age dif­fer­ences encounter. In fact, that’s the whole point of the celebrity couple’s series. “Our goal in the show is to take the drama that peo­ple deal with, fam­i­lies deal with, in their real lives and try to find the sil­ver lin­ing, try to find how you han­dle that drama in an amus­ing, even humor­ous way at times,” Thicke said in a recent inter­view with Huff­Post Canada TV. And we have to admit, Unusu­ally Thicke is sur­pris­ingly pretty funny to watch.

What do you think: What’s your take on Alan Thicke and Tanya Callau’s new show, Unusu­ally Thicke, real­is­tic and enter­tain­ing or scripted and rehearsed?


Jancelewicz, C., “Alan Thicke, Tanya Thicke On ‘Unusu­ally Thicke’ And Return­ing To TV (VIDEO),” Huff­in­g­ton Post web site, April 15, 2014;

Kennedy, J.R., “Alan Thicke, wife Tanya have dif­fer­ent views on becom­ing par­ents,” Global News web site, April 9, 2014;

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  • dix­iedragon

    Per­haps they need to just con­cen­trate on the “hav­ing” part and not the actual con­cep­tion … be a lot more fun