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Downward Mobility! Ricki Lake Moves To Cramped Two-Bedroom Rental Unit

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Feb. 21 2017, Updated 9:53 a.m. ET

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Chat show goddess Ricki Lake has moved into a small Los Angeles apartment — triggering fears she is going broke! Click through RadarOnline.com’s exclusive gallery to see photos of her downsized life.

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The mom-of-two, 48, who once lived in high-end Brentwood thanks to an estimated $15million fortune earned from her chat show and movie roles, has been staying at a modest $4,000-a-month unit in Marina del Rey.

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Instead of Brentwood A-listers, such as Tom Brady, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck for neighbors, Lake is now more likely to bump into wannabes and has-beens from little-watched TV shows!

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The ground floor two-bed unit is part of a development built in the 1970s. Although it boasts a gym, outdoor pools and hot tubs it is nothing like the $8.45million six-bed home in star-studded Brentwood that Ricki sold in 2014.

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As Radar reported, Lake is reeling from the bipolar death of her ex-husband, Christian Evans. She has been spotted at the waterfront development walking her dog wearing exercise gear. A source in the development said: “People living here doing a double take when they see Ricki.”

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“No one can understand why someone who has earned millions is living in a place that, frankly, isn’t a place that millionaires call home,” the source told Radar. “There are actors here but there more like extras from TV shows no one watches, to be honest.”

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“There is speculation she must be going broke,” said the source. “There can’t be any other reason she’s here.”

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Lake has been getting in shape to make a comeback on British TV talent show Shine later this month. The star’s income has paled in comparison to her 1990s heyday, and her last proper movie role was in a 2007 remake of her first movie, Hairspray. A reboot of her talk show ended in 2012.

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