Speaking with The Insider, Chris opened up about the situation, saying, “I want my kids back so much that I’m willing to put a felony charge on my wife. That sucks. That’s how bad I want them back…[Thornton] is dead to me…until she gets help and admits that this is not her. I don’t know this person.”
He added, “I’m not seeking any type of media attention, I’ve exhausted every resource to try to get her attention. I called her every day for the first week and said ‘I’ll do anything you want me to do, just come home’ and she ignored that. The second week [it] was ‘Just come home.’ The third week was ‘Just come home.’ Then I went dark…[and] had to go get legal involved because my rights were taken from me.”
Chris‘ mother Ruth explains that just before the two wed in 2011, Chris was in rehab for almost two years and is claiming Chris is still dealing with addiction and is not willing to get help, often coming home drunk and yelling in front of his children. He’s denying the addiction.