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James Cameron & Wife Suzy File To Become Legal Guardians Of Daughter's 16-Year-Old Friend

By Ryan Naumann

Director James Cameron and his wife are stepping up to the plate to take care of their daughter’s 16-year-old friend.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, James and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron filed a petition to become the guardians of a 16-year-old girl who is close friends with one of their daughters. The petition, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, says the girl previously lived with her parents in New York until September 2019.

James says her parents “unfortunately began experiencing health challenges and financial hardships approximately one and a half years ago rendering them increasingly unable to care” for their daughter.

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The docs state the girls' parents recently have separated and both are living in different states. The director says the minor’s parents are homeless at the moment and suffer substance abuse issues.

In the docs, James says the minor has been friends with his daughter for four years. He says they maintained a “close friendship, connecting online daily and even visiting each other in their respective hometowns" when living in separate states.

James and Suzy say they developed a close relationship with the minor as a result of her friendship with their daughter.


James says the minor has been living with his family for months. The docs state, In September 2019, the minor’s parents allowed her to come live with James and attend a private school in Calabasas. The minor has lived with the director and his family “Since September 2019, other than a six-week trip” to New Jersey.

James & Suzy say they have provided the minor with a stable home environment and “cared for her as one of their own children.” They say the minor’s parents and grandparents are on board with the petition for guardianship. Further, the minor "is thriving in Petitioners’ care and she wishes to continue to be cared for by Petitioners."

James and Suzy explain they need the court to approve the petition to be able to “travel out of state and internationally with the minor” and for other legal purposes.

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