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Whether it’s living outside of your means, making a bad business deal or trusting the wrong people to handle your finances, things can happen that might leave you in the red. It’s very easy to assume a person who we think “has it all” is living free of issues when in fact they could very well be on their last. Here’s a look a 10 successful people who lost it all. Luckily many have bounced back.
Either times are really, REALLY hard for Terrell Owens, or he’s just content living a very trifling life. And considering that he just got a child support discount from the mother of his daughter, Dasha, under the conditions that we would actually spend time with their child, AND his soon-to-be ex-wife claims he married her for her money, we’re thinking it’s the latter.
According to TMZ, even though Rachel Snider allegedly wanted to split because she felt that Owens was using her for her money, and trying to get a loan from her so that he could finance a million-dollar home in California, Owens was the one who filed for divorce, and he did so on Valentine’s Day. And while she also says they were married for two weeks, in the divorce papers, Owens says it was really only three days, from January 23 to the 26th. According to TMZ, the couple had a five-year relationship that Owens kept on the low, until he secretly married her in late January and word spread. Of course, after their split, news also broke that Snider tried to commit suicide because of her heartbreak.
While they have no shared property together from their uber-short marriage, according to court documents, Owens wants Snider to pay for his lawyer fees and court costs for the divorce proceedings. It’s unclear why he is asking her to do this (maybe he thinks since she’s the one who wants to divorce, she should pay up), but it might have a lot to do with the fact that T.O. isn’t working. Though word is, at 40, he thinks he can still play in the league, and if a team will have him, he’d like to go back to collecting that NFL money:
“They brought up my age when I was 35, 36 and I’m still in just as good shape as I was then. Jerry (Rice) played until he was 42. At 39, I ran a 4.43 40-yard dash. You look at the number of dropped balls and the way guys are playing now and you can’t honestly say I can’t do better.”
But no matter what his work prospects are looking like, his private life is looking quite the mess.
Mom Of One Of Terrell Owens’ Kids Says She’ll Give Him Discount On Child Support–If He Actually Visits His Child
According to TMZ, one of the mothers of Terrell Owens’ four kids says she’s willing to give him a break on child support payments, under the condition that he visit the daughter he hasn’t really made many efforts to see.
According to TMZ, in new court documents, Melanie Smith has made a deal with Owens that will help the troubled former NFL star reconnect with his daughter, Dasha. While he is supposed to pay $2,250 each month for the young girl (she is between 8 and 9, but Owens and Smith have been doing battle over child support since 2011, AND Smith was also one of the women who confronted him on Dr. Phil), Smith is willing to deduct the cost of travel for Owens to see his daughter from his monthly child support payments. According to TMZ, if he travels to Georgia and spends at least six hours with Dasha, he can take take the costs of that out of the $2,250 he owes next month. However, under the terms of the agreement, he can only receive this discount three times a year, and can’t use it more than once a month.
I would hope that something like this wouldn’t be necessary to make someone want to be with the human being they brought into this world, but whatever it takes to get him to his child, I guess…
What do you think of their agreement?
Drama just seems to follow Terrell Owens wherever he goes. We already told you how the former football star’s wife of two weeks (now three) filed for divorce last week, claiming Terrell only married her for money and used her so he could get a loan to finance a $2 million dollar home in Sherman Oaks, CA. Though he denied those claims, he has an even bigger issue on his hands now. According to TMZ his new bride, former postal worker Rachel Snider, has reportedly been hospitalized after a suicide attempt.
Apparently Rachel moved back to Texas just days after she decided to leave Terrell a week ago and she’s reportedly been in the hospital ever since. Sources close to the new Mrs. Owens say the cause is a suicide attempt. Tweets from Rachel add more proof to the pudding. When a friend asked her if she was OK or sick on Twitter February 11, she replied that she was suffering from a broken heart. She told another follower that same day that she was “a little broken down.”
What follows those remarks are a series of Tweets about God and attempts at clearing up misinformation that’s been published about her and her relationship with Terrell, which prove Rachel’s short-lived time in the spotlight has been weighing on. So far Terrell Owens hasn’t commented on this news, but we’re hoping the best for Rachel.
Two weeks ago, we told you about Terrell Owens marrying former postal worker, Rachel Snider from Texas. It seemed like their nuptials came out of no where. And as soon as it came, it’s leaving just as fast.
TMZ Sports learned that Snider is already demanding a divorce…again, after just two weeks. Rachel has already moved out and plans on filing as soon as possible.
If you’re thinking this story is fraudulent, Snider herself told TMZ that she believes Terrell only married her for money and used her so he could get a loan to finance a $2 million dollar home in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Snider said, ” I felt in love…and now I feel betrayed and heartbroken.”
TMZ was unable to reach Terrell for comment…
Is anyone else wondering if these two ever dated, let along got married?
Looks like Terrell Owens found love in a hopeless place. TMZ recently learned that the former NFL star, just months after his healing session with Iyanla Vanzant, has tied the knot.
Owens, 40, married 33 year old Rachel Snider, a former postal worker from Texas, in a secret ceremony in Norwalk, California. Apparently, the couple went to the courthouse to exchange their vows.
TMZ knew a wedding was on the horizon earlier this month, when they reported that Terrell had obtained a marriage license. Sources claim the ceremony was so hush-hush that the couple didn’t exchange rings and raced in and out of the courthouse to avoid attention.
Though Terrell has four children from previous relationships, this is his first marriage. Snider also has a child.
While we didn’t know Terrell was back in the dating game, Snider’s Twitter account has been documenting the relationship for the past few months. Check out some of the
suspect pictures she’s taken below and on the following pages.
It’s really not too difficult to get on TV these days. All you have to do is have a messy story, a quick temper, a rich husband, or a so-so music career and BOOM, you’re a star. But there are some people who get the chance to go from everyday Joe Schmoe to reality TV personalities and still don’t really take full advantage of their opportunity to get their face and name out there. There are the successful NeNes and Snookis…and then there are these folks:
If we can keep it all the way real, Olivia was on Love and Hip Hop from the very beginning, and her career still hasn’t reached the progress she was hoping for. It’s a shame, because she can definitely sing, but while she was ragging on Somaya Reece at her showcases for Reece’s attire and so-so lyrical skills, we never really saw Olivia performing anywhere or doing much hustling. Rich Dollaz actually put it best:
“Olivia was not cool about putting her life on front street for the world to buy into her. Olivia missed the boat in regards to taking advantage of the reality show in regards to how Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle and Erica Mena did.”
But who knows, she could be in the studio cooking up something big right now…
T.O. Says He Found Out His Childhood Neighbor Was His Estranged Dad After He Tried To Date His Sister
If you were out on the town enjoying your Saturday evening, you missed out on the season premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life, which was a very emotional, if not heartbreaking episode with enough family secrets to make your relatives look like the Brady Bunch.
Despite all the issues folks have with Terrell Owens, it’s clear that a lot of his past behavior and controversy has a lot to do with his childhood, which was NOT a good one. After his mother gave birth to him at 17 after being impregnated by a married man much older, Owens was sent to live with his grandmother, whom he says never told him, “I love you.” And if that wasn’t enough, T.O.’s father wasn’t present in his life. While speaking with Iyanla, Owens opened up about finally meeting his father after he started having a crush on one of the girls who lived across the street from his grandmother’s house. When the two seemed to be getting too close, the father of the house, LC Russell, intervened and told him that Owens couldn’t date his daughter because she was actually his sister–and Mr. Russell was HIS father. All this happened at the age of 11.
I think anybody that was watching probably had their jaw drop at such a revelation, and eventually, Iyanla was able to get father and son together to talk, and Owens let his dad know that his heart had been broken by his absence (especially since the man lived across the street with his wife and children, but wasn’t physically there for T.O.).
“I think everything that has happened to me…I’ve been a product of my environment. I knew I wasn’t happy inside, but I always played it off. I put a smile on my face when I knew I was hurting and I was sad inside. Even in relationships that I had with women, I really didn’t know how to have a relationship with them. Those are things that I know I probably should have been taught as a kid and I never was. I guess the question I should have asked years ago was, ‘Why wasn’t I told?’ Why did it take me to have an interest in my sister, a liking to my sister, for me to know who my dad was?
For me to live across the street and know that you were my dad and know that on that side of the street you had kids, you had a wife. That was a family and I wasn’t apart of that. I couldn’t understand or wrap my brain around why I was across the street and wasn’t apart of that. My mom was elsewhere and I’m staying with my grandmother and I didn’t have a dad.”
His father, Mr. Russell, responded by saying that he just didn’t know the right time to open up to Owens:
“Sometimes waiting on the right time goes a little further than, you know waiting on that right time to tell you. That’s the way it came out. It could have been sooner. It should have been sooner.
I was married. I couldn’t do what I wanted to do. I would like to have taken him fishing or to ball games. I have two outside kids so I had to work two jobs. I worked two jobs for 19 years to take care of them.”
Iyanla went on to say that part of Owens’ struggles to be there for his four children is because of the betrayal he dealt with as a child and not knowing Mr. Russell in his life. During the follow-up at the end of the episode, Owens said that he has been more in communication with his kids and is focused on building a career outside of football, and he’s also trying to build some kind of relationship with his estranged father. Really sad stuff folks…
Check out T.O.’s confrontation with his dad and his mother as he talks about making such a terrible discovery about his parents as a kid on the next page, and share your thoughts below.
As the next season of “Iyanla Fix My Life” is set to air this Sunday, November 3, we had the opportunity to sit down one more time with Iyanla Vanzant and pick her brain about a few more things. We spoke to her about the tendency of black families to keep secrets, why black men specifically are hesitant about seeking therapy or asking for help.
And then she spoke specifically about her upcoming episode with Terrell Owens. I’ve seen the episode and I have to say that it’s a lot to process. Seeing where he comes from and what he had to endure explains a lot about the current state he currently finds himself. A lot of drama and a lot of admissions came to the surface in this episode so we asked what does she feel allowed Terrell and his family to open up. She said:
“I think Terrell, the pain he was experiencing was greater than his fear of being exposed.”
We know Iyanla works with a lot of different people with a lot of issues that have us shedding tears at home. We wondered if she ever finds that she takes the problems of her clients home with her. She said:
”Most of what I see, I’ve already healed. Because it’s only one of three things, somebody’s not feeling loved. I’ve healed that. Somebody’s not feeling heard or seen and they’re acting out. I’ve healed that. And somebody hasn’t forgiven. I do that everyday.”
Check out the entire conversation below.
Iyanla went to Alabama to help Terrell confront issues from the past that negatively affect his current relationships, (We hope they mean the ones with his multiple baby mamas and their children.) career and his life.
During the show, Terrell reveals that he had a painful childhood where he rarely saw his mother and didn’t even know the identity of his father. By the end of the episode Terrell recognizes his negative behavior stems from the abandonment he felt as a child.
But you know Iyanla. She’s not going to allow Terrell to blame all of his indiscretions on his past. She also asks that he takes responsibility for his actions.
Check out the a preview from the episode below.
Don’t miss the return of Iyanla: Fix My Life on Saturday, November 2, at 9/8c.