Remember Duncan Nutter, one of the Dads in World of Wonder’s Showbiz Moms & Dads series on Bravo? That talked-about show was four years ago and Nutter, his wife, and seven kids are still living in that four-room apartment in Queens, New York, he moved them to after uprooting the family from their five-bedroom house in Vermont – just so he and the kids could make it in show bidness. Now the New York Daily News has caught up with them and their struggle to make it simply through the day. The story was brought to our attention by Todd Radnitz, Showbiz Moms & Dads‘ producer, who still keeps tabs and who’s now producing I Know My Kid’s a Star on Vh1.
“We’d love to buy a house and live more normally, but we can’t afford it,” said Duncan Nutter, who teaches fifth grade at Public School 279 in Canarsie. There’s $1,100 a month to Ithaca College for their eldest daughter, Grace; $400 a month for 16-year-old Ellie’s gymnastics; $400 in gas. There’s $600 a year in Little League fees and equipment for three sons, not to mention the basics of school books, computer supplies and a $200-a-month cell phone bill that includes five lines, plus medical expenses, clothing and birthday gifts.
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