Reynolds claimed, for example, that Anderson was an unfit parent and promiscuous; Anderson, on the other hand, said that her estranged husband had been violent. She would even arrange for a childminder to be present when their son visited Reynolds, as Anderson told the San Francisco Chronicle in 1995, because “Quinton is small and I want him to be protected.” Quinton’s usual nanny wouldn’t work there because the actor “[had thrown] a chair at her,” Anderson also alleged.
And although there is nothing on record to suggest as much, Reynolds and his son may have even become estranged in the wake of the marriage breakdown. As he was clearly caught between two parents, perhaps that’s understandable. By the time Quinton was a grown man, however, things seemed to have sorted themselves out between him and his dad.
Reynolds certainly seemed to be all praise for his son during a 2018 interview with Closer Weekly, during which the actor called Quinton his “greatest achievement.” Reynolds added, “[Quinton]’s a wonderful young man and is now working as a camera assistant in Hollywood. He never asked for any help with his career. He did it all himself, and I’m so proud of him. I love him very much.”