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A Happy Days star has fallen on tough times. Erin Moran, who played bobby soxer Joanie Cunningham on the long-running comedy, is reportedly broke and homeless at the age of 51.
A National Enquirer story claims that Moran is living between motels after being booted from her mother-in-law's trailer. The actress and her husband Steve Fleischmann, 45, moved to the Indiana trailer park after being evicted from their California home. Moran had reportedly been working as Fleischmann's mother's caretaker, while her husband is employed at the garden center at Walmart. But according to the Enquirer, the 72-year-old woman got tired of Erin's "nonstop partying."
"She was 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," says the magazine's source.
Unfortunately, getting kicked out of her home didn't change Moran's bad habits. The Enquirer reports that she and Fleischmann were evicted from at least one motel because of her "unruly behavior" and "temper." E! News corroborated that she had "caused a disturbance of some type" at a Holiday Inn Express, where she stayed for several days.
The former teen star is now reportedly living off the settlement from a recent lawsuit. In July, Moran and three other Happy Days stars received a cash settlement after they sued CBS for withholding revenues from merchandise and DVDs. Though they originally requested $10 million, Moran's share is said to be $65,000.
The Enquirer insinuates that Moran may have a drinking problem, writing that she's spending her settlement money "like a drunken sailor." In an interview this summer, her former costar and ex-boyfriend Scott Baio also hinted at a deeper problem.
“I feel bad, but sometimes you make your bed and you have to sleep in it,” Baio told the New York Post of Moran. "I have extended myself a couple of times and at a certain point you have to say, ‘You know what? I have got my own life to live. I am not going to worry about this.'"