Google Robin Williams right now and most of the recent headlines will include some version of the word “broke.” And things are bad, you guys. He’s so destitute that he’s being forced to sell a $35 million vacation house. Oh, and to work.
“The idea of having a steady job is appealing,” he told Parade Magazine about starring in “The Crazy Ones,” a new CBS sitcom. “There are bills to pay. My life has downsized, in a good way. I’m selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can’t afford it anymore.”
Note this is not his primary residence — just an extra. He still has a palatial home in a prime neighborhood of San Francisco. (If you want to gawk at how the Other Half lives, the listing for the Napa crib is here.)
“Divorce is expensive,” he added. “I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet.”
(Background: His first wife cleaned him out in the late ’80s after he went full-on rich dude cliche and knocked up the couple’s nanny. He later married her, but they split in 2008. And because he still had some money and at least one testicle left, he got hitched for the third time in 2011.)
In fairness, Robin isn’t the one crying poverty here — everyone else is. And if life is very, very good to you, someday you too might be just as bereft.