Living large has always been the norm when it comes to the ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta
. Besides the drama and the catfights, it's actually one of the main attractions of the Bravo franchise. I've seen the gigantic mansions and extravagant splurges but, so far, have not seen any real proof to support their overly exaggerated luxurious lifestyle. Sure, some of them have their own businesses while others have found themselves some rich entrepreneur to marry. Still, it seems like they are living way beyond their means and quite predictably, this has taken a toll on some its stars.According to TMZ
, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu-Hartwell and her husband, Edgerton Hartwell, a former Oakland Raiders linebacker, have lost their multi-million dollar Georgia home.
Last week, the couple was forced to leave their house after the couple failed to pay their loan. The home was reportedly procured at $2.9 million in 2007, but the bank only received $1.9 million when it was resold last month
. And though they tried to restructure their loan, their efforts ultimately failed. Consequently, the bank sold the home soon after the couple's default.
On the other hand, Lisa Wu-Hartwell maintains that it's a short-sell and not a foreclosure, in attempt to disprove reports that she and her husband were evicted.
At any rate, this kind of news doesn't really come as a surprise. The Real Housewives
franchise is no stranger when it comes to foreclosure, seeing that Atlanta
star Sheree Whitfield had already lost her home to her husband ex-NFLer Bob Whitfield technically via messy divorce before he let it slip into foreclosure. Additionally, co-star NeNe Leakes has also lost her 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home ---the one featured on the Bravo docu-series in November --- a month after an eviction notice was filed, which claimed that she and husband Gregg owed $6,240 in past rent.
Three down, and two to go.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Bravo)