Happy Days star Erin Moran is haggard, near-broke and living in a rundown trailer park!
The 51-year-old actress — who won America’s heart as Richie Cunningham’s fresh-faced little sis Joanie on the hit ’70s sitcom — has hit rock bottom after being evicted from her California home, sources tell the National Enquirer.
Moran’s last acting gig was years ago and now she and her husband Steve Fleischmann are sharing a trailer with his elderly mother in the Berkshire Pointe Mobile Home Park in New Salisbury, Indiana.
“Life hasn’t been kind to Erin since the foreclosure of her home,” a family friend told The Enquirer. “She and Steve moved in with his ailing mother at the trailer park a few weeks back. Erin is like an angel to her mother-in-law. She cooks and cleans for her and takes care of her personal hygiene. But to look at Erin today you’d never know she was once one of TV’s biggest stars. Her peaches-and-cream complexion is a maze of wrinkles and crow’s feet. She’s aged terribly.”
Despite that, Erin — who married Steve, 45, a former furniture mover, in 1993 — is trying hard to maintain a good attitude, said the source.
“She’s been mingling with the locals and taking pictures with people who recognize her. She’s even frequented the local bar,” the source added.
On one rowdy night, Erin bared her breasts for the bar crowd, said the source. But in a sad twist, virtually no one knew who she was!
“Erin and Steve were having fun with some friends when someone dared Erin to flash her boobs,” said the source.
“After some heavy coaxing, Erin quickly lifted her T-shirt. But other than her few friends, no one recognized her! Most of the customers were scratching their heads and asking, ‘What was that all about?’ and ‘Who the heck is Erin Moran?’”
“It’s been a rough few years for Erin and Steve,” said the source. “He’s trying to make ends meet by working at Walmart, and all Erin can do is try and get back to work. But with her fading looks, that doesn’t seem hopeful. For now, personal appearances are her bread and butter.”