With all of the positive publicity surrounding Gabby Douglas, it should come as no surprise that the media would be interested in the positives and negatives about her family and support system. TMZ has learned that just a few months ago (before Gabby won her gold medal ) her mother, Natalie Hawkins, filed for bankruptcy.
Specifically, court documents reveal that she filed for Chapter 13. She had assets totalling $163,706.10 and debt totaling $79,754.14. Some of her creditors included: Capital One, a student loan, sprint, etc. In Natalie’s defense (not that she needs it), she had agreed to a monthly payment plan, making payments of $408/month in February. We’re sure that with Gabby’s Olympic wins and new endorsements her single mother (who happens to be a mother of four) will be able to take care of this debt swiftly. P.S. With Gabby’s new-found fame, will the public or media care about her mother’s past bankruptcy? And really, should we care at all?