Randy Quaid's relationship with his family has fallen apart because his younger brother DENNIS doesn't approve of his wife EVI.
The Brokeback Mountain star and his partner were arrested in Texas over an outstanding $10,000 (£6,660) hotel bill earlier this month (Sep09) and were released after they each posted $20,000 (£13,300) bail.
But Quaid won't be turning to his actor sibling for support in the ensuing legal battle - because the brothers fell out over Randy's relationship with Evi, according to the 58 year old's former private investigator, Becky Altringer.
Altringer tells RadarOnline.com, "Randy told me that none of his family will see or talk to him because of Evi. He told me that he really misses his mother and his brother Dennis, but that they are all afraid of Evi. I used to see him tear up when he'd talk about them."
Altringer also maintains Randy turned to alcohol to cope with his wife's mood swings, swigging "big glasses of straight vodka every night".
Deputy James Davis alleged Evi verbally abused him when he arrested the couple and he's threatening legal action against her after she claimed he tried to extort cash from the Quaids.
The actor married Evi in 1989.