SHIA LABEOUF may have flashed the cash in his recent “Wall Street” movie, but in real life it’s his mom who controls the purse strings – and Shia’s girlfriend is fed up with his mama’s boy ways!
The 25-year-old actor has earned millions starring in the “Transformers” series and films like “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” but he doesn’t spend it unless his mother Shayna approves.
“Shia’s a huge movie star – but he’s not the big spender he’d like to be,” a source told The ENQUIRER.
“Shayna has complete control over Shia’s finances, and he has to ask her what he can and can’t buy.”
Insiders say Shayna’s goal is to keep her son grounded – and so far, Shia has obliged her demands.
Recently, he told pals he wanted to buy a Porsche but he “knows his mom would freak,” says the insider.
Shayna, 68, also has concerns about Shia’s ability to make responsible decisions, the source added.
In 2008, he was arrested for DUI after he totaled his truck in a car crash in Hollywood, leaving him with a crushed hand. His license was suspended for a year. And this year, he was involved in a bar brawl in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Shayna’s tight grip on Shia’s finances isn’t sitting well with his girlfriend of seven months, Karolyn Pho, says the source.
“Shia and Karolyn have become pretty serious, but they’ve hit a roadblock because she feels he’s too much of a mama’s boy,” the source revealed.