Quick Facts of Patricia Brentrup

  • Full NamePatricia Brentrup
  • NicknamePatricia
  • Marital StatusSingle
  • BirthplaceUSA
  • EthnicityWhite
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourDark Brown
  • Children7

Home Alone is a movie that has been watched and loved by millions and millions of fans around the world. In this article, we will talk about Patricia Brentrup, mother of Macaulay Culkin, the star of the famous Home Alone series. Patricia gained fame as the mother of the famous actors Rory Culkin and Macaulay Culkin. She is the former partner of Kit Culkin.

Patricia Brentrup has been through it all, from a rough custody battle to being sued for high-rise fire. Still, she remained strong through it all. She is the mother of seven children with her former partner. Unfortunately, one of her children died an unnatural death. Also, to find why she was sued for $80million, read the article until the end.

Former Partner of Kit Culkin

Patricia Brentrup spent twentyone years of her life with her former partner Kit Culkin from 1974 to 1991. Kit Culkin is an American stage actor and former manager. The former couple shares seven children.  Their firstborn son, Shane Culkin, was born on 1976. Their second child, Dakota Culkin, was born on 1979. Unfortunately, Dakota left the world in 2008, after she was hit by a vehicle as she stepped off the curb. Their third child Macaulay Culkin was born in 1980. Likewise, they welcome their fourth child Kieran in 1982 and fifth child Quinn in 1984. They welcomed their sixth child Christian in 1987, and similarly, Rory was born in 1989.

Patricia Brentrup with former partner Kit Culkin and two children
Patricia Brentrup with former partner and two children Source: Throwbacks

Although Patricia and Kit were together for 21 years, they never married. Kit Culkin was formerly married to Adeena VanWagoner. He shares a daughter named Jennifer Adamson, who died from a drug overdose in the year 2000. After their split, they fought a messy legal battle over the custody of their famous child Macaulay. Patricia won the battle of Macaulay’s custody. Moreover, Patricia claimed that Kit had anger issues and was unfaithful. Furthermore, Kit Culkin had a bad bond with his children, especially his sons.

Sued for $80 Million

In December 1998, Patricia Brentrup was sued for $80Million by her former neighbors for causing ablaze. A fire broke out in Brentrup’s apartment. Due to the fire that started in the Manhattan high-rise apartment, four people lost their lives (two men and two women); around twenty people were injured.  Similarly, according to the investigator, the fire broke after the flames caught a dried-up Christmas tree.

Patricia Brentrup's high-end apartment that caught fire in December 1998.
Patricia Brentrup’s high-end apartment. Source: Ninja Journalist

The fire began at 10 a.m. As the Culkins ran out of their apartment to be safe from fire, they did not close the door of the apartment.  Furthermore, this allowed the smoke to enter the hallway, causing injuries and death of the people. At the time, Patricia and six of her children were present in the apartment. Her son Macaulay had already moved out but often came to visit his mother and siblings.

Net Worth

Patricia Brentrup holds an estimated net worth of $200,000. However, she had some financial struggles raising her seven children as a single mother. Patricia’s sons are famous actors with millions worth of net worth. After they rose to fame, it must have been financially easier for her to live her life.

Her son, Quinn Culkin, has an estimated net worth of $500,000. Likewise, her other son Macaulay has an estimated net worth of $16MillionSimilarly, her son Kieran Culkin has an estimated net worth of $4Million as an actor.

Author