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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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61.

bunnies    

There's always that stripper pole on that stage, toots.

311 days ago
62.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

From what I recall she divorced Frank because he couldn't keep her and her hideous daughters knee high in designer clothing, plastic surgery, and Newport Beach luxury rentals.
It appears that there is no knight in shining armor waiting in the wings to sweep Lynn off of her feet as she anticipated. What a crying shame.

311 days ago
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cobrazombie    

Only a hundred bucks in the bank and she's still eating out, buying new clothes and entertainment? She has no frigging idea. But I call BS.

311 days ago
64.

NOT ELMO    

Lynne Curtin is broke ... broke ass broke ...$150 - eating out..................BlTCH EAT FROM THE DOLLAR MENU

310 days ago
65.

Cookie    

Are we supposed to feel bad for her because she was on TV? What about all of the other people in this country who are struggling? The ones who didn't spend money on plastic surgery instead of their rent? And the ones who buy their clothes from goodwill and Walmart, not boutiques and designer lines? Stop putting "celebrity' problems in front of everyone else's! They are not special, and they definitely aren't worth more or any better than anyone else. Its time to knock all of their pedestals over!

310 days ago
66.

Bud Short    

This story is leaving something out... How does a person making $3000 a year end up with a $30,000 tax bill? Sounds to me like there is a story about very much previous income that she blew through it like no tomorrow and didn't make any type of investments for her future.

310 days ago
67.

NancyPueyo    

im not surprised,,, she got plastic surgery for her bratty daughter and herself,, and she spend money she cant even afford to spend I have no sympathy for her whatsoever,, her daughters are brats , and spoiled
and her soon to be ex husband is jerk

310 days ago
68.

cat    

gee -- what cha been smoking lady? so you spend no money for sanitary pads/tampons? no toothpaste? no food? no power bill? no water bill?? no toilet paper? and you blow 150 eating out, 100 entertainment and 100 clothing all per month? ding ding ding ding -- ahhh ditzo brain lady

310 days ago
69.

BiggDuke6    

The way I see it, she has two options: She could work as an escort (but she is too old for that) or do adult videos since there seems to be a demand for 'MILFS' ???

310 days ago
70.

bettyann    

3 words - GET A JOB?????????????????????

310 days ago
71.

Larry    

I liked Lynn Curtin on TRHOOC but looks like they were living large with giving the daughter a new BMW for her birthday, new and expensive homes, jewelery and extravagant trips. They seem to be mimicing the Obama's with the attitude money is no object.

310 days ago
72.

tucker    

She was broke when she was on the show - she just lied about it and ran up her bills. Tough. Get a job and cut back on unnecessary things like "entertainment" and "eating out" like the rest of us have to do.

310 days ago
73.

Marisol    

What broke person spends 100 dollars a month on clothing, or 150 dollars eating out? I'm not broke and I can't afford to eat out at the tune of 150 dollars.

310 days ago
74.

Heather    

Hahahahahahahahaha! Good stuff.

310 days ago
75.

gloria    

I feel for her. her daughters came across as such spoil brats who had to express and get involved in everything. They where so rude to both parents. Example of parents today trying to buy love. Hope she gets out and works and makes those 2 young brats make something of them selves .

310 days ago
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