Tawny Kitaen Sells 2 Homes for $4.3 Million, Which is Less Than What She Paid for Them
|Tawny Kitaen in Bachelor Party|
Now, Kitaen has sold that residence and her 5-bedroom house in the guard-gated Belcourt community in Newport Beach--in short sales.
A short sale means Kitaen sold the residences for less than what she owed on them.
That house was undergoing a major remodel and featured soaring ceilings, a chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a lush tropical yard. A year after it was built in 1983, Kitaen starred in Bachelor Party, and later that decade was writhing on the hood of Jaguars in a famous Whitesnake video. She married Angels pitching ace Chuck Finely in 1997, had a couple daughters and seemed to settle into life as just another wealthy Newport Beach mom.
Then came the legal troubles.
In 2002, she was charged with committing domestic violence against Finley, who alleged Kitaen injured him while kicking him with one of her high heels as they drove home after dining out. The case was later dismissed.
However, Finley filed for divorce three days after her arrest, and during the proceedings it was revealed Kitaen was addicted to prescription pills and shopped around to various Newport Beach physicians for fresh scripts.
The nude-sy photo shoot of Kitaen by photographer Jeanne Rice for the Weekly's Feb. 5, 2004, "sex issue" was detailed in Rebecca Schoenkopf's piece "Sex Kitaen," which was surely the credit that sealed the VH1 deal that placed the model-actress in The Surreal Life cast that debuted in March 2006. Kitaen came off spacey that season.
|Tawny Kitaen's most recent booking photo|
She went on to appear in the second season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which began in October 2008. Dr. Drew Pinsky is depicted that season expressing concern over Kitaen's use of the sleeping pill triazolam.
Kitaen's most recent brush with the law was in September 2009, when she was arrested in Newport Beach for driving under the influence. She pleaded no contest in July to misdemeanor DUI and was sentenced to a couple days in jail, ordered to attend a first offender alcohol program and required to perform 64 hours of community service.