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'Real Housewives of OC' Star

I'M BROKE AS HELL

10/13/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former "Real Housewives of OC" star Lynne Curtin is broke ... broke ass broke ... claiming she only has $100 to her name, this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ. 

Curtin just filed new court papers in her divorce from Frank Curtin -- and it seems like she's making a serious play for spousal support, 'cause she claims to have virtually no money left. 

According to the docs, Curtin says she only has $100 in total assets. She also claims she only earns $250 dollars a month -- or $3,000 a year -- as the owner of her own jewelry business. 

Just for comparison, the poverty level for a single person in the U.S. is $11,490 a year.

As for her expenses, Curtin claims she lives a pretty meager life these days, dropping only $515 per month. Here's how the monthly spending breaks down:

$150 - eating out
$115 - telephone and email
$  50 - laundry
$100 - clothes
$100 - entertainment

We broke the story, Curtin -- who appeared in seasons 4 & 5 of the show -- filed for divorce from her husband Frank back in December. 

In her court papers, Lynne says she had to get a loan just to pay her lawyer.  Also ...there's the little matter of $30,000 in unpaid taxes from 2009 ... she says that's Frank's problem, too.

We reached out to Lynne for comment -- so far, no word back.

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31.

MzDee2012    

what happened to her salary from Bravo? What happened to her blooming jewelry business and I thought her husband was employed?

343 days ago
32.

Diamond    

Uhhhhh..... GET A JOB!

343 days ago
33.

Sips    

Where does bravo get these fake ass rich people to do there shows she should get a job I know a guy who makes 3000 dollars a month returning cans and bottles I hope she's making up stories to get more in her divorce

343 days ago
34.

Emma     

If you watched the show when she was on it, they were already broke BUT kept spending like millionares including plastic surgery, a $7,500 jacket, a Mercedes for their spoiled, rude daughter. Parties, clothes, jewelry. She was such an airhead, too, literally dumb as dirt.

343 days ago
35.

J    

I guarantee she still drives a 5 series Benz, and rocks a Hermes purse. F- this lady to the highest degree.

343 days ago
36.

Gothetshirt    

Lyn was the worst housewife ever. Whiny, insecure, dumb, homely, did I say dumb? Boring, bad taste, dumb. Plastic surgery could not help her. Her family was the worst--dumb, dumb, dumb.

343 days ago
37.

Colin    

Who cares???????????????????

343 days ago
38.

Mare    

If you're only making $250 a month from your jewelry business maybe it's time to close up shop.

343 days ago
39.

mallball    

Just so gotdamn ENTITLED

343 days ago
40.

Irene Contreras    

are you kidding me GET A JOB and dont go out to eat like the rest of us poor People,or are you to stupid to get a real Job Airhead.

343 days ago
41.

FM King    

These reality stars get thousands per day of filming from the producers to divvy up between themselves. When their cash cow runs dry they are at a loss of what to do because they don't know any other way to profitably prostitute themselves. Lynne Curtin living on just over $500 a month. Hmmm, I didn't see any housing costs in there. You know Lynne....you can make $1000 to $1500 a month just by getting a job where you say "you want fries with that" & live very comfortably according to your standards! Get a real life....not a reality one! I have no sympathy for ya!

343 days ago
42.

sarah    

Why is she eating out, buying clothes and spending money on entertainment?

343 days ago
43.

Mondo    

This is no surprize considering that a few other housewives and been through this also

343 days ago
44.

victory    

I wouldn't be looking for spousal support from Lynn's husband, he's barely surviving too, in the construction business. There isn't any shame in working at any one of the number of high end stores in the OC. I'll bet she'd be hired in a snap at Neiman, Nordstroms or Bloomingdales. What can a person rent for $500.00? WOW! Get out there and hustle woman.

343 days ago
45.

Jamey Hunter    

She'll do what every other pseudo celebrity is doing these days-file for bankruptcy, get all her debts removed, and start spending again.

343 days ago
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