Our Hearts Break for Currently Homeless Happy Days Star Erin Moran

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Erin Moran Homeless, Report Claims

You know, there’s something about fame that makes people think celebrities can never truly be down on their luck. If everyone and their mother knows an actor or actress’s name, we just go ahead and assume that person must be enjoying some kind of carefree, financially secure high life. Sadly, as stories like Nick Stahl’s disappearance (or any number of heartrending celeb stories) demonstrates, fame is no safeguard against the everyday hardships of life. To wit, according to RadarOnline and the National Enquirer, former sitcom star Erin Moran and her husband Steve Fleischmann are currently struggling with homeless in Indiana. Best known as Joanie in Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi, Moran and her husband were allegedly forced out of the trailer they shared with her husband’s mother and are now living out of hotels in the area; the couple had moved into the trailer after losing their house to foreclosure in 2010. Celebrities…unfortunately, they really are just like us. Even the tragic parts.

Those who watched Celebrity Fit Club in 2010 might remember Moran’s erratic behavior, which was compounded by drinking. According to a source, the actress had allegedly been “going out and coming home at all hours of the night, sometimes with her rowdy bar friends, and Steve’s mom just couldn’t take it anymore, so she told Erin to leave.” According to a statement made by her rep to ABC back in June, however, Moran and her spouse were in fact assisting his mother. “They are helping take care of her, as any loving family would do,” the rep explained. Either way, we hope Erin and her husband are able to get back on their feet soon. We’re not saying Scott Baio should get involved, but that would probably be the one thing that would make this story slightly less heart-breaking…

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