All together: “Whoa!”
90s television mainstay and burgeoning celebrity eyebrow icon Joey Lawrence is broke. UsWeekly reports that Blossom’s middle brother and his wife Chandie Lawrence had resorted to selling clothes before filing for bankruptcy in July of last year. Couldn’t Mayam Bialik have floated him a few of her hats from back in the day to sell to the superfans to stay afloat?
The financial details are painful. In the filing, Joe claimed an average monthly income of $6,966, which includes acting residuals. This is sort of a comedown from 2015 when he claimed he made $534,000. His last job was on a series with Melissa Joan Hart (imaginatively titled Melissa & Joey) that ran for four seasons on Freeform. It was canceled that year. Chandie is officially unemployed, but they have two daughters (11 and 8) and that’s a job right there.
The Lawrences were really trying to stave off posts like this one because they had all of their glad rags up for sale before being forced to file.
The pair, who tied the knot in 2005, sold items of clothing, accessories and furniture prior to filing for bankruptcy. The court docs claim that made $4,325 by selling their clothing to Buffalo Exchange and $436 by selling purses and wallets on eBay.
It could have been worse; it could have been teeth. Speaking of holes where things used to be, here’s why there was a yawning crevasse in their checking account.
The Dancing With the Stars alum’s debts include $132,000 in credit card debt, $88,000 in back taxes, $32,000 in unpaid loans, nearly $100,000 for owed automobiles and $54,000 in unpaid rent, according to the docs.
The documents reveal that the duo’s monthly expenses leave them $18,000 in debt each month. The expenses include $13,500 in monthly rent, $2,400 on food and housekeeping needs, $1,281 in water and sewer bills, $2,348 on one car lease, $498 on a second car lease and $1,000 on entertainment.
$1,000 in entertainment? Howabout Netflix and chill, Joey? In addition to all of the tragedy above, they’ve had a Bentley, a BMW and a 2015 Ford Flex picked up by the repo man. As of now, their debt has been discharged but the bankruptcy is still pending.
This is all fixable. There’s a fandom for everything. All of these fandoms usually hold a yearly cruise with their idols. Joey just has to don a wig that looks like his old hair, tie a flannel shirt around his waist, and croak “Nothing My Love Can’t Fix“ on a Carnival ship for a week. Get the chick who played Six on Blossom to sit for a couple of meet n’ greets in the casino and feature a special evening with Joey called “Gimme A Break: Joey Looks Back On Life With Nell Carter“ and he’ll be rolling in it again in no time.