Gabby Douglas' Mom Filed for Bankruptcy
Natalie Hawkins filed for Chapter 13 months ago
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2012 11:18 AM CDT
This combination of Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photos shows Natalie Hawkins, left, and her daughter, Gabrielle Douglas, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Julie Jacobson)

(Newser) – On the heels of yesterday's revelation that Ryan Lochte's parents are facing foreclosure comes this news: Months before Gabby Douglas' gold medal win at the Olympics, her mom filed for bankruptcy. Natalie Hawkins filed for Chapter 13, which TMZ calls "far less severe than Chapter 7." She's been making monthly payments to her creditors, although the gossip site notes that her money problems are probably over forever thanks to her daughter's win and the inevitable endorsement deals that will follow. Click for more details.