Friday, February 03, 2012

Tracy Morgan Not Helping His Mother Save Her Home From Foreclosure


Tracy Morgan says he has not spoken to his mother or his sister in many years. His mother got laid off from her job about a year ago and with unemployment running out she has had no way to pay her mortgage and is set to lose her home in foreclosure unless she comes up with 25K. Tracy offered her $2K and his mom turned it down. Tracy is worth millions but we don't know what is going on inside his head. Probably lots of crazy things with Ooompa Loompas chasing him on red tricycles. Other than that though, if he wants to help his mother or not then it is up to him. He says he has not seen his mother in 11 years. That is a very long time. Yes, she raised him and I am guessing he has given her money in the past, but he says that for private reasons he chooses to not help her. His mom said Tracy did offer to help but then accused her of selling stories to the media. Hey, a woman needs to make a buck if she has no job.

46 comments:

RenoBlondee said...

I wonder if she sucks him dry with the money situation. I'm sure there's tons more to the story.

Daveb said...

If your relatives are blabbing your personal information to the press do you have any moral obligation to support them? I don't think there is any clear answer. Although I imagine most people would urge him to be big about it.

Krystal said...

Definitely more to the story. If I became rich and famous I wouldn't give my father one red cent and I'm sure I'd be judged harshly for it. However, I would be very justified in not doing so. I'm gonna pass on having an opinion on this story since I don't know what's going on behind the scenes.

msgirl said...

Reno - exactly what I was going to say! We don't know what's going on. Just because a woman birthed you, doesn't make her a great mother. If he hasn't seen her for 11 years, there's a reason.

califblondy said...

I'm with Tracy on this one...

Relatives can be hell.

RocketQueen said...

His money, his mother, his business. You can't choose your family, unfortunately.

Casual Observer said...

I'm torn. I think Tracy is probably an ass in real life, but I too have a bio father I wouldn't give a nickle to even if I found it on the ground.

If I had millions, though, I'd probably end up giving the rat the money just for the sake of karma.

I suspect Tracy is just being pissy, but we don't know the whole story. Selling a story to the tabloids seems pretty low on the "pissed off for life" scale.

Missjenny619 said...

I'm on the same train with my mom. My mom receives disability and social sercurity checks every month. She makes nothing and can't work. She asks me for money or help with groceries and I will occasionally help her because I feel sorry for her. But then she demands more and gets pretty mean about it. I'm 34, single, I do not own a house, I live paycheck to paycheck and we have never had that 'my mom is my best friend and my hero' kind of relationship. If I made more money, I would probably help her out, but I would still keep her at arm's length. We don't all have amazing relationships with our moms. People sometimes (her in-home supportive service people or the people she used to go to church with) look down on me because I don't do a whole lot for her.

They don't understand and they have no right to judge me. I wish things were different. Always have.

nolachickee said...

I'm sure that he has his reasons for not helping her.

I would love to see what goes on in his head. I'm impressed that he can learn his lines with all the commotion going on in his brain. His eyes always make him look like he's checked out of reality.

Maddie said...

It doesn't get more complicated than family and the public isn't in any position to judge and condemn Tracy Morgan. He may be an egotistical nutjob, but there's obviously something happening.

It's similar to families of drug addicts who distance themselves. Sometimes it's the best decision, but the family takes a lot of heat for it.

MISCH said...

I don't care why, Tracy save your mom's home...be a man, and show her you care.

Vicki Cupper said...

Personally, I would help her because, hey, it's my mom. If it were my brother, I'd show up with popcorn and a camera the day the sheriff comes to throw his worthless ass out.

Cancan said...

All we know is that Tracy has *earned* millions. We don't know that he *has* millions. I imagine him spending cash like Tracy Jordan does, on shark tanks and strippers and what have you.

MontanaMarriott said...

I think Enty should make this a "Your Turn". I would be curious to know how many people would help out their relative if the relative is constantly asking for money or if your relationship with said parent was rocky or non existent.

GrowFarmington said...

You don't know Tracy or his relationship with his mother. I'm not going to judge him on this one.

MontanaMarriott said...

I agree, GF, no one knows the dynamic of a relationship except the two people in involved so I would spare judgement in this case.

Princess said...

Agree with the others that said there could be way more to this story. His money, his decision. I have relatives I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.
He had a kidney transplant in the last year or so didn't he? Maybe his mom was a match and wouldn't save his life by letting him have a kidney. Who knows, but not for us to judge.

Missjenny619 said...

MontanaMarriott - I'm sure that at least half the people who read this blog have a rocky relationship with a close family member.

We don't choose who we are related to.

Del Riser said...

As everyone has said we don't choose our family, and there is a reason they haven't spoken in 11 years.
Maybe the 25k would just get her current and she would still lose her house without more from Tracy.
Karma was mentioned, maybe it's happening now.
I'm with Vicki, I have relatives I would help even if we aren't real close and and I have an uncle that I would not piss on if he was on fire.

Layna Day said...

His mother may be a monster to deal with. We don't know what's going on with them. Maybe she's never given a rat's tail about him and he's returning the favor. That's his choice. I won't judge, because we just don't know what's happening here.

MontanaMarriott said...

I feel sorry for those celebrities also who had an absent parent and all of a sudden the moment they become famous this parent comes back into their life, not saying that is the case here just throwing that out there.

libby said...

I have a mother I haven't spoken to in 20 years, because she was abusive and neglectful from the moment I was born; thankfully for my own sanity i recognized and estranged myself before she could destroy my sanity and self-esteem any further.

ITA w/ everyone here who says there could be MANY layers to this story.

I'm not blaming anyone who had halfway decent parents and feels differently; we don't choose our parents. I've just noticed that in my life, my friends/boyfriends who couldn't understand how I could turn my back on my 'own mother'--they all had good ones who loved them.

Lori said...

My dad is retired and on a fixed income, and me and one of my sisters give him money and pay a couple of his bills every month. We also give him extra when he needs medications (he orders 3 months at a time) and when he just needs it for little things, like wanting to go out to eat. It is a huge financial strain (especially since I am financing my 4 year education and spend tons on commute to work), but we manage. My dad is also a huge pain in my ass...calls me at work (because he's bored/upset/depressed or needs money)at least 4 times a week and can be really unpleasant when he's frustrated. I don't always want to help and sometimes it puts me in a very precarious place financially, but he is my dad and I could never just sit by and not help him regardless of whether or not I like him all the time. I think it must be really hard on him to know that he isn't capable of handling his own finances anymore and has to rely on his kids and that is the reason why he gets so tempermantal.

Maja. With a J. said...

Yeah, Like everyone else said, who knows what else is behind this story. If they haven't spoken for that long, there is obviously a reason for it and just because Tracy is an ass doesn't necessarily mean it's his fault.

bflogurl said...

Misch said: "I don't care why, Tracy save your mom's home...be a man, and show her you care."

He hasn't spoken to his mother in over a decade. Perhaps She never showed HIM she cared......

Agree with everyone who thinks there is more to this story than the public knows. In any event, it is HIS money and he is not obligated to give a cent to anyone.

Vicki Cupper said...

Except me. Can, uh, I borrow $50,000?

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I feel bad for, but not pity, people who have mothers that weren't the greatest to them because, you know, it's your mom and all. That must be brutal.

libby said...

Sue Ellen, that's why I would happily take money from her ass (if she had any)--to pay the therapists!

__-__=__ said...

If it was my "family" I would be there with popcorn. Not everyone deserves help. Let karma take it's course.

Sounds like a few of you should wander over to Aftermath and take a read. Helped me.

Take care of yourself Miss Jenny. You sound like a nice person.

B. Profane said...

I think this is the least of the dirt on Morgan. From his erratic behavior it's clear he's got drug problems worse than his drinking, despite the diabetes. He also seems to be hiring flacks to go around online and attack people who criticize him like Mel Gibson did.

Enty, how about some BI's about celebs who resort to astroturf PR?

WUWT? said...

1) The shirt-up pose does him no favors.
2) Such tiny nipples!

jax said...

funny how the other siblings all have relationships with the mom but tracy. they all are willing to help but say Tracy is the only one in a position to do so.

I read the $25G would pay off her mortgage for good.

Tracy don't be a worthless dick, pay it and walk away.

feraltart said...

I don't think Tracy has to pay anything to his mother. Ultimately it is his money and he has the right to do with it what he pleases. We also don't know the situation regarding how his mother has managed her finances. I realise that people find themselves in situations where they, through no fault of their own, find themselves in trouble. I have come across in my own life, however, many more people who make stupid choices when it comes to money and expect everyone else to bail them out. Sometimes not giving money is the best thing you can do for someone.

Electric Warrior said...

His father was a drug addict that died of AIDS in the 80s and was estranged from the family. Tracy made peace with him and nursed him towards the end.

Just throwin that out there.

Lady Chatterly said...

It's his money and he's not obligated to give it to anyone. My mom was decent and mostly stable (but no fun). So of course, I would help her.

Sue Ellen, I understand you, but I don't deal with emotional vampires, blood or no relation.

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auntliddy said...

We don't know the real story, and he is not obligated to bail her out anyway. I love when the parents of celebs try to get kids to pay for stuff because they have money. Have some pride and self respect, take care of your own mess! That said, and of course acknowledging Tracy is a tad off kilter, he should think long and hard about what to do..

Wil said...

Got to agree with some of the folks here who say they would also chose to not give family members money if they were in Tracy's position. I have a family like that.

Unless you have suffered the abuse, you cannot possible know. I love my parents and would support them and have others in my surrounding family I would support. HOWEVER, there are a few people who did real damage to me through out my life. They can rot in hell as far as I am concerned. So .. sorry .. Team Tracy on this.

Also - backing up a transplant homie here - the hospital that treated Tracy a few weeks back .. their spokeswoman said no drugs or booze were in his system. I am not sure what caused Tracy more trouble in the altitude - his diabetes or his kidney transplant. But BOTH can seriously f*ck you up and make you appear as though you are on drugs/booze when you are in a crisis.

I spent 10 days - was only planning on spending 5 - outside of Denver a little shy of 4 years ago. I was only at 5674 Feet. Within 12 hours, I was beyond dehydrated, barfing - compounding the already bad dehydration, dizzy, using my asthma inhaler like Demi Moore does Whip its, had a horrible headache that may or may not have caused the slurring of my speech. It was awful! Park City is at 7000 Feet. I cannot imagine what would happen to me if I ever was stupid enough to try to go there. I seriously think it would probably kill me. Add diabetes on to that? Forget it!

Tracy can be a serious dickwad, to be sure. But we don't know what kind of relationship he has with his mother, so I am not gonna sh*t on his decision not to help her. We don't know what is going on there.

Wil said...

Damn it. "would also chose to not" .. should be .. if I weren't an idiot .. "would also choose to not." I really need to look into a proofreading program or a program that verbally tells me to proof prior to posting.

Amartel said...

This guy never misses an opportunity to whip out his tummy. What a mature adult.
Still not going to bite on stories about celebs refusing to shovel money to sketchy relatives, even moms. We don't know the story, morning glory, so put a lid on it.

ardleigh said...

I'd pay her the $$ on the condition she sign a contract saying she'd never come after me for another cent.

I no longer have my parents but I have relatives I'd help but I wouldn't want to have a meal with.

Netta said...

It's a difficult situation, for sure. I have relatives I'd rather feed to alligators than buy them even ramen noodles. ITA we don't know the whole story, and it's quite evident there's a lot more to it. As it stands, I'd have to side with Tracy on this one. I'm sure he has his reasons.

Family. Jeezum fecking cheeto. Drive you nuts.

deree said...

Set her up on a repayment system just to make it not be a hand-out if that is what he is worried about. We don't have the whole story but I could never live with myself if a parent ended up homeless no matter if we were estranged or not. That's just me.

Mango said...

I was going to post exactly what jax did: pay the 25 grand and walk away. It's probably a fraction of what he makes per episode of 30 Rock.

EmEyeKay said...

See, that seems so simple, right? Just give her the 25K (not much out of his pocket) and have her sign something that says she'll never talk to the press again and/or never ask for money again. Too easy. So if he's NOT doing something like that, she must have done something really freakin' awful to him earlier. Family can be awful.

pk8 said...

if comments about her "selling stories" are true... i can easily see her taking made the document to one of the rags saying "look my son made me sign this just to save my home look what an awful person he is..."

opportunistic people by definition find opportunities to make a buck, even if the document had some financial clause about selling it, i am sure a rag would have the budget to make up the difference.

that is "IF" the selling stories is true.

we don't know the story with this one both with the mother AND the sister. So honestly, i think abstaining from judgement might be the wise decision.

(yes, i'm aware it's a gossip site and judgement is name of the game but stil...)