Heather Dubrow is most known for her appearance on Bravo’s hit reality show, “Real Housewives of Orange County.” Recently, the star and her husband, Terry Dubrow, opened up about a difficult year in their marriage which included a major financial struggle. The couple claimed they were “swindled out of a couple of million dollars.”
Heather previously discussed what went down back in 2015, but the topic came up once again as the Dubrows spoke to Grow about their financial situation. She told the outlet, “Terry ended up making an investment that turned out to be a scam and that really was our financial low,” Heather added, “We ended up being swindled out of a couple of million dollars.”
Meanwhile, Heather’s 63-year old husband, Terry, told PageSix about their new project, “7 Year Stitch,” an E! show where the reality TV couple helps other people struggling several years into their relationships. The “Botched” star told the publication, “In our 25-year relationship, we have been through every struggle. Intimacy struggles when I felt bad about myself, financial struggles, we’ve had lost several millions of dollars.”
Heather Dubrow first opened up about the scam on her podcast “Heather Dubrow’s World” in December 2015. The RHOC couple lost around $1.75 million after she said they loaned the amount to Jennifer Lindsay Bell for a real estate investment on the advice of their long-time accountant Gary Hoffman. She told Grow,
“When this large sum of money was sort of swindled away, when I heard what was going on and got involved in all of it, I wasn’t angry, because I realized it was also my fault because I was not involved,
Terry found out that their accountant wasn’t actually a Certified Public Accountant. According to Bravo Insider, Dubrow revealed on her podcast that the money loaned was supposed to be used for apartment rentals during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. They also signed a Personal Guarantee with their accountant to reimburse their investment if things went awry.
Dubrow recounted that the woman never repaid them and their accountant said he couldn’t give them their money either since he didn’t have any. It was at this point the couple found out he wasn’t a CPA and hadn’t known the woman for very long as well. The couple then proceeded to sue both their accountant and the woman involved.
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