Happy Days Star Erin Moran Is Reportedly Broke, Homeless

Former child star was allegedly kicked out from mother-in-law's mobile home and is now living in hotels

By Sharareh Drury, Rebecca Macatee Sep 28, 2012 10:01 PMTags
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These days are not all happy and free.

Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days from 1974 to 1986, appears to have fallen on some tough times. The 51-year-old actress (who also appeared on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in 2010) is reportedly homeless and living in hotels after being kicked out of her mother-in-law's mobile home in Corydon, Ind.

Reporter-photographer Alan Stewart tells E! News that several locals "had seen [Moran] at local bars, just kind of hanging with the locals. No big deal." (This is a contrast to reports claiming Moran's mother-in-law kicked her out due to her hard-partying ways.)

Stewart adds that the former child star and husband Steve Fleischmann did recently stay at the Holiday Inn Express for several days. The owner said Moran "had caused a disturbance of some type" but it wasn't clear if she was forced to leave or checked out on her own.

The couple is reportedly living off a $65,000 settlement paid out to Moran and other Happy Days alumni earlier this year.

Maybe Ron Howard can hook up his li'l sis with a gig? Just a thought.