From 2008 to 2013, model Erin Heatherton walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. From 2010 to 2013, Heatherton was officially contracted as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, appearing in a multitude of commercials, print ads, billboards, on press tours, and at store events.
In two of those years, 2011 and 2012, Heatherton dated uber-bachelor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Heatherton, who has been modeling since the age of 17, left Victoria’s Secret in 2013, but in 2015 she was named one of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue rookies.
The now 30-year-old model has done work for fashion brands such as XOXO, Diesel, Versace, Lord & Taylor, H&M, Lacoste, Armani, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, and Dolce & Gabbana, and has appeared on the covers of magazines like Grazia, Elle, GQ, and Muse.
In 2016, she sued by her neighbors for “unreasonable levels of noise” emanating from her Manhattan condo late at night and into the early morning – a condo she ended up selling for $2.68 million in 2018.
In 2017, Heatherton was sued for $10 million by her former business partner over a failed clothing line. Heatherton counter-sued the woman.
In 2018, Heatherton was sued by the lawyer she hired to represent her in the case, claiming Heatherton “failed and refused to pay” and “does not answer her phone calls or respond to letters.”
And now, according to court documents acquired by The Blast, filed for bankruptcy, listing $6,465.57 in assets and $560,242.13 in liabilities.
In the documents, Heatherton claims an average monthly income of $1,089.91 ($221 coming from family/friends), monthly expenses of $1,074, $919 in checking accounts, and property including $750 in electronics, a $995 vintage Japanese jacket, $500 in other apparel, and a $945 Jennifer Meyer (Tobey Maguire’s ex) necklace.
Her debts include large amounts of credit card debt, specifically lines of credit opened a year before she started dating Leo.
Erin and Leo dated from December 2011 until October 2012. The docs note in 2010, the model took out three credit cards with City National Bank. She currently owes $11,514 on one card, $9,485 on another and $194,602.49 on a third for a total $215,601.49.
She also owes another $201k to City National for a line of credit, $100k from a legal battle with a former business partner, and $41k in back taxes to the state of New York.
Heatherton made $226,596 for 2017, $18k in 2018, and $2,820 so far in 2019. The model also lists a long list of clothes and shoes she hawked to third parties prior to filing for bankruptcy.
The bankruptcy case is reportedly still ongoing. (Guess she shoulda married a rock star.)