SOAP LEGEND JACKIE ZEMAN LOSING HOME

Published on: July 20, 2012
Photography by: WireImage
NationalEnquirer.com

FORMER “General Hospital” star JACKIE ZEMAN faces los­ing her Malibu home!

The veteran soap actress, 59, bought the sprawling Mediter­ranean-style spread in 2007, but she’s been squeezed financially since her role on the long-running ABC daytime drama ended in 2010.

Now the home is in foreclosure, and the lender is threatening to sell it unless she comes up with more than $320,000 to cover back mort­gage payments. Meanwhile, she put the 4,181-square-foot home on the block for just over $3.5 million.

“Jackie is devastated, but since leaving ‘General Hospi­tal’ it’s been financially difficult for her to keep up with every­thing,” a family friend told The ENQUIRER.

Zeman played Nurse Bobbie Spencer on “GH” from 1977 until her character was axed. Since then she’s appeared on the web series “The Bay.”

“Jackie is still one of the most popular characters with ‘General Hospital’ fans, and they’re always overjoyed when she makes person­al appearances,” the family friend noted. “But she thought she was going to be on the show much lon­ger, and now it’s a struggle to keep her head above water.”

According to legal documents, as of June 18 Jackie had 90 days to cough up $320,505 to cover back mortgage payments, or the property will be sold.

“Hopefully Jackie will be able to work something out with her bank,” said the friend. “It would be a trag­edy if she loses her home.”