Real Housewives of Atlanta: Has Marlo’s Cash Sponsors Been Revealed?!

Peaches GrantFebruary 4, 2012

Real Housewives of Atlanta uncast star Marlo Hampton has a closet full of nice things.

Hampton has bragged on the show about paying for her townhouse in cash, along with her cars and other high-end items. But she never reveals where exactly her income comes from. It’s only assumed by other cast members that she has a ‘big poppa’ to support her.

During the last episode of the show, Sheree Whitfield claimed Marlo was being sponsored by a 80-year old man during an argument the two had. Marlo never denied being sponsored but questioned why Whitfield thought he was 80. Marlo even added she has paid cash for most of the things she owns.

While most reality stars embellish about their fortunes and lifestyles, it appears Marlo was telling the truth. StraightfromtheA reports that Marlo paid $375,000 in cash for her townhouse that was worth $539,000. She received a $164,000 discount. That’s right she has no mortgage–pretty good!

Many media outlets are reporting that CNN founder Ted Turner is her sponsor. Rumors are that he allegedly has showered Marlo with money and gifts. He financed her a store she had in Perimeter Mall in Atlanta called ‘The Red Carpet’ boutique. She supposedly is one of the reasons why his ex-wife Jane Fonda divorced him. This is a big stretch to believe but nowadays you never know.

But word on the street is that Marlo got some of her fortune from an old boyfriend from Florida. She dated a high-profile drug dealer and was breaking the law in the state of Florida where she accumulated seven arrests.

“She was dating a drug dealer back in 95, initials WM,” a source told RealityTea. “They were living together, had an argument and she tried to have him arrested for battery. He moves out and moves in with another girl. Marlo comes back into the picture. Goes over to his house and attacks WM. He tries to have her arrested for battery.”

The source adds, “A few days after the altercation and trying to file charges on her, he gets investigated for various drug charges (he has prior convictions of selling drugs). Within the month he goes down- charged to the hilt.”

Marlo’s ex-boyfriend is still incarcerated. After he was sentenced, Marlo moved to Atlanta to start a new life. And what a life it has been.

Check out photos from her townhouse below.


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