Marvin Gaye III’s wife filed for a domestic violence restraining order against him Tuesday following his arrest for allegedly pointing a gun at her.
Wendy Gaye sought court-ordered protection from Gaye, 57, after an alleged altercation last week, according to an article published Tuesday by TMZ.
The R&B/soul legend’s adopted son during an argument Thursday was accused of pointing a gun at his cousin during an argument with the family member and Wendy at their home in Calabasas, California.
Report: The wife of Marvin Gaye III, shown in October 2019 in Los Angeles, filed for a domestic violence restraining order Tuesday against him following his arrest for allegedly pointing a gun at her
TMZ previously reported that the violence against the two women stemmed from a discussion about a previous assault.
A source also told the publication that the marriage between Marvin and Wendy has been rocky and that the two “have had ongoing issues for a while now.”
Gaye reportedly “arrived at the sheriff’s station the next day around 5:00 p.m. and turned himself in.”
He was booked on misdemeanor domestic violence and felony assault with a deadly weapon, but posted $50,000 bail and was released.
Seen: Gaye’s wife, Wendy, was seen being assisted by paramedics and police outside the home after the alleged incident on Thursday.
An emergency protective order was issued to keep Gaye away from home, family and law enforcement officials. He returned to the residence and recovered two firearms.
The family’s attorney, Gil Arbel, said his clients are “distraught” and “intend to fully cooperate with law enforcement in pressing charges.”
When officers arrived Thursday, they believed Gaye was still inside the home and asked him to come out, before neighbors informed them Gaye was gone.
The officers then reportedly met with Gaye’s relatives and took an “assault report” that identified Gaye as a suspect. It is not known if anyone was injured.
Incident: Gaye, 57, allegedly argued with his wife and cousin, which may have been about an earlier assault, and Gaye then pointed the gun at his cousin; seen in 2019
Gaye’s wife, Wendy, was seen being assisted by paramedics and police outside the home after the incident.
Gaye III is the adopted son of legendary singer Marvin Gaye and his wife Anna Gordy Gaye; the couple were married from 1963 to 1977.
The singer was shot dead by his own father in 1984 when he was 44, while Anna, who was 17 years his senior, died in 2014 aged 92.
Gaye III’s biological mother is Denise Gordy, Anna’s niece. Denise gave birth to Gaye III when she was just 16 years old.
Denise previously said that she agreed to give birth to the child because her aunt was unable to conceive.
Gaye married his second wife, Janice, in 1977 and they had two children, daughter Nona and son Frankie.
Gaye III has largely been kept out of the public eye, but in 2013 he revealed that he suffered from kidney failure and was seeking a donated organ for transplant.
Happy Times: Gaye III is the adopted son of legendary singer Marvin Gaye and his wife Anna Gordy Gaye; the couple were married between 1963 and 1977 (pictured, Anna, center, and Gaye, second from right, are shown here around 1970)
He revealed that he had been on dialysis for kidney failure for three years and was having trouble finding a suitable kidney for transplant.
He shared his condition publicly to help draw attention to the challenges Black and Hispanic people face when seeking healthy organ donors.
In 2015, the family of Marvin Gaye won a lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for infringing the copyright to their song Blurred Lines.
Williams and Thicke were ordered to pay $7.4 million in a groundbreaking copyright case in which a judge ruled their composition infringed Gaye’s copyright for the song Got to Give it Up.
Tragic loss: Singer Marvin was shot and killed by his own father in 1984 when he was 44 (pictured in 1981)