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Jean Claude Van Damme’s youngest son ‘arrested’ in Arizona

Nicholas Van Varenberg, 21, was arrested on Sunday in Tempe, Arizona

Jean Claude Van Damme’s youngest son has reportedly been arrested for holding his roommate at knife point.

Nicholas Van Varenberg, 21, was arrested on Sunday in Tempe, Arizona.

Police got a call to check on him because he had allegedly punched the elevator in his building, TMZ reported.

They found a trail of blood leading to his flat and after speaking to him and a roommate, discovered the 21-year-old had hurt his hand. 

Cops left the apartment but 20 minutes later the roommate dashed downstairs and said he’d escaped the flat where Mr Van Varenberg was holding him at knife point. 

Police then searched the apartment and found the knife and marijuana.

Mr Van Varenberg was booked for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful imprisonment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The 21-year-old, who was born in Los Angeles, made an appearance in the 2017 film Kickboxer: Retaliation which his father starred in.

His mother is American model and actress Darcy LaPier. Van Damme has been married five times to four different women. 

Mom and dad: Jean-Claude Van Damme and Darcy LaPier (pictured, left, in 1995) and LaPier and the couple’s son Nicholas (right, pictured in 2013)

Jean Claude Van Damme and his son Nicholas at the premiere of The Expendables 2 in Hollywood in 2012

Jean Claude Van Damme and his son Nicholas at the premiere of The Expendables 2 in Hollywood in 2012

He was married to his third wife, bodybuilder Gladys Portugues – with whom he has two children: Kristopher (born 1987) and Bianca (born 1990) until 1992, when he began an affair with actress Darcy LaPier, whom he married in February 1994. 

That same year he had an affair with his Street Fighter co-star Kylie Minogue during filming of that movie in Thailand.

LaPier, who was pregnant at the time with Mr Van Varenberg, did not become aware of this until Van Damme publicly admitted it in 2012.

After leaving LaPier, Van Damme remarried bodybuilder Portugues in 1999, and they later again separated. 

In early 2015, Portugues has filed for a second divorce from Van Damme – citing irreconcilable differences. However, in May 2015 they appeared to have reconciled and called off the divorce.

Jean Claude Van Damme's youngest son has reportedly been arrested for holding his room mate at knife point (pictured is the actor earlier this year)

Jean Claude Van Damme’s youngest son has reportedly been arrested for holding his room mate at knife point (pictured is the actor earlier this year)

 

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