Los Angeles, July 27 (IANS) Actor David Spade says he no longer speaks to his father.
The comedian discussed his relationship with Wayne Spade, who goes by the nickname Sam, in his new audio-book “A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World”, reports dailymail.co.uk.
The 54-year-old star says that he felt fresh resentment towards Sam after his daughter was born as it made him reflect on the mistakes his father made during his own childhood. David has a nine-year-old daughter Harper from his relationship with Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace.
David says becoming a father himself made him realise some of the problems he had been having with his own father, and so he made the decision to cut him out of his life.
“This one’s going to be a little tricky — this is a chapter about my dad, and the way that it fits into this audio-book is I’m a dad now. And the difference — and why it caused some complications with my own dad — is because he was sort of a ne’er-do-well, which is putting it mildly. I think f**k up is more on the nose,” he said.A
David explained the reason behind his action.
“We would be sitting at the doors with our bags because he would call us and say he wanted to see us. What I didn’t realise back then was that it was a control thing. We never had his phone number. He would call us when he felt like it.
“I have a daughter now, and she came out of a situation with a girl I was dating and it was not planned. And I get angry, because my brothers and I were planned. Now, I’m so happy that I have a daughter and she’s the best thing in my life, but I couldn’t picture my daughter being sick and calling me and me not answering.’
“Or just calling her without any way for her to call me. That would be too much, it would be too rough. So when I had her, I got this new tidal wave of resentment towards my dad because of his irresponsible behaviour and manipulative mean streak. So I stopped talking to him.”
The “Rules of Engagement” star says the decision to remove his father from his life might be “crazy” to some people, but he thinks it’s what he deserves.