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'Real Housewives of OC' Star


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

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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Ok am i suppose to feel sorry for this and all the celebrates that go through there money like water. How many cars ,homes and stuff do you need ????I am not jealous at all .It is there own fault .I feel better when i give money or good away to the less fortunate people .I can look at my self in a mirror and say i did good for someone .

344 days ago


Boo-Hoo. She needs to get off her lazy rear and get a job.

344 days ago


Write a book.

344 days ago


I feel for Lynne if she was used to living a certain lifestyle, but to us non-celebrities when you are broke, you can't even have the luxury of dining out, entertainment, clothes etc. This should be humbling her more. Keep that money and use it for groceries and eat at home. It is a lot cheaper. Also I hope she gets Spousal Support. How can anyone live on $250 a month? She will get something., but it is when. I don't understand what bank would lend her the money for a lawyer, when she doesn't really have an income? Anyway good luck with that.

340 days ago


Girl, you need to get a J.O.B. just like the rest of us. No sympathy here. I can't fault her on her expenses. $150 a month eating out is really not eating at 5 star restaurants, more like Subway or Mickey D's.

339 days ago


when on the program Lynne let her daughter do as she pleased and spend like they had a million. And her husband was a spaz. just like Lynne, no wonder they lost the house. Lynne didn't know until the man can to tell them they had to move.

318 days ago


I never even considered her and her grimy girls to be a true part of Housewives. They were just fill.

203 days ago
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