Jill Whelan is going through a divorce from Michael Chaykowsky — and things certainly aren’t looking up for the actress.
According to a recent report from TMZ, the 49-year-old is basically broke with no source of income to support herself.
The publication claims that Michael makes $126,000 a year and lives in a mansion, and that she’s asking for spousal support for herself and child support for their 10-year-old son.
The TV icon has said that she has been trying to find work, but it’s not easy to become employed in entertainment at her age, it was reported.
After returning to the United States from college, Jill Whelan moved to New York City and acted in several Off-Broadway productions before leaving the stage to work as an event producer at Madison Square Garden, where she met her second husband, whom she married over a decade later.
Jill Whelan her first husband, Brad St. John, shortly after leaving Madison Square Garden; soon after their wedding, she became pregnant with their first son, Harrison. After The Young and the Restless, she left acting and started working as an investigative producer at the Los Angeles television station KCOP, where she remained for four years before moving back to the East Coast to get married again.
She married her second husband, Michael Chaykowsky in April 2004 aboard the cruise ship Caribbean Princess. Her second son, Grant, was born July 1, 2006.
She lived in Yardley, Pennsylvania, where she hosted a Sunday afternoon radio show on WPHT 1210 AM in Philadelphia. The show aired Sunday from 3 pm to 4 pm. Additionally, Whelan taught acting to children and teens.
Jill Whelan moved back to Los Angeles in 2012, where she currently lives and raises her two sons.