You might be well too familiar with the late Erin Moran, the actress who got popular with her role as Joanie Cunningham (the freckle-faced trouble maker and sister of Richie Cunningham) in the American sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. But perhaps you might not know in detail and with facts who her husband Steven Fleischmann is other than that he mourned the loss of his wife deeply.
Fleischmann is not as popular as his wife while she lived or even now that she is late, but seeing that Erin was happiest with him by his side before her death, it is deserving to learn all there is to know about the man who stayed put with the late actress for 25 years despite the difficulties that threatened their marriage.
Steven Fleischmann Bio
Available reports suggest that Steven Fleischmann was born on June 23, 1967, to Donna Woods (mother). There has been no insight into who his father is and whether or not he has siblings. Similarly, no disclosures have been made about Steven’s childhood life, which school’s he attended, and what his interests were while growing up.
Seeing that his life story revolved much around the late actress, let us tell you a couple of things about how the two came to be together and their sad separation.
Before Steven Fleischmann, Erin was married to a certain man named Rocky Ferguson in 1987. While they were married, Rocky didn’t want her to identify publicly with her fame on screen. Whenever they were out and someone recognized her as an actress, he would want her to say she is not the one should the person come asking. With this and some other differences, the marriage between the duo came to a halt in 1993.
Later in the same year, Erin and Steven got married on the 23rd of November having met the previous year. Their marriage tarried through so many difficulties but they remained together. Erin took to alcohol, drug abuse, and hard partying which ultimately depleted the money she had made in her career at the time. Even when the money finished, the addiction did not go away but instead dragged her further away from the successes she recorded in her career. The couple lost their California home in 2010 as a result of foreclosure which forced them to go live with Steve’s mom – Donna May Woods in her trailer home in New Salisbury, Indiana.
However, Donna soon developed a dislike for Erin and her crazy lifestyle. She kicked them out of her home. They afterward lived from motel to motel before getting a trailer home in a park. It was in this trailer that the couple lived till Erin passed away. Some reports have it that Steven Fleischmann has gone back to live with his mother.
5 Other Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Them
1. Steven Fleischmann Career
The only information out there about the career of Steven Fleischmann is that he used to work in Wal-Mart. However, following his relationship/marriage with Erin, it seemed he stopped working there. The reason for this assumption was informed based on the fact that in an altercation the couple had while in a bar, Erin hinted that she was the breadwinner of the family.
Before their marriage on November 23rd, the couple had earlier met on April 22, 1992, for the first time. They began a relationship thereafter that led to their marriage. However, while they were married, Erin didn’t have any child with Fleischmann. In the same vein, Steven is not known to have had any child in the past or after his wife’s death.
3. Divorce Rumors
In 2013, it was rumored at the time that Steven Fleischmann and Erin Moran were going to separate as a result of the difficulties the couple was going through and the toll it was taking on their individual and collective lives. However, contrary to expectations then, they remained together till the death of the actress in 2017.
4. Steven Fleischmann Net Worth
Steven Fleischmann’s work in Wal-Mart didn’t make him the richest man at that time or even now. Coupled with this is the financial difficulties he passed through with Erin. All these possibly depleted whatever amount of money he had to himself and made it difficult to calculate his net worth. However, when the going was good with Erin, she had a net worth estimated to be about $500, 000.
5. Their First and Last Meeting (Erin Moran’s Death)
As mentioned earlier, Steven Fleischmann and Erin Moran first met on April 22, 1992. Twenty-five years later on that same day (April 22, 2017), Erin passed away.
Her health challenges were first noticed one November when she woke up to see a dime sized bloodstain on her pillow. She thought she probably bit her tongue and dismissed it as nothing. A few days passed and the bloodstain happened again, this time even bigger. This continued into December 2016 and it was at this time that Steven discovered that it wasn’t her biting her tongue but rather her tonsil.
They sought medical help and her case was described as squamous cell carcinoma (a type of cancer caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal squamous cells). Erin began treatment immediately with radiation and chemotherapy but cancer got worse. She soon lost her ability to speak, eat and even drink by the middle of February 2017, despite all these, she remained cheerful. She woke up fine on the 22nd of April 2007 but died in the night of that same day in her sleep while Steven Fleischmann held her hands while also sleeping.