It's been a rough year for Darlene Egelhoff.
Aside from her estranged relationship with Heidi Montag since February, the mother of three and her husband, Tim, also now face financial problems.
Timberlines, a popular restaurant featured on The Hills and owned by Heidi's folks in Crested Butte, Colo., went out of business after a 21-year run.
Heidi's mom Darlene Egelhoff in a scene from The Hills.
"We're a tourist town, so our business was dependent on the economy," Egelhoff tells People. "We were forced to close because of the economy."
Egelhoff admits she hit such a low that, at the end of last year, she even borrowed money from Heidi Montag, who's now close to bankrupt herself.
Even that wasn't enough, however, and she's gone from owning that restaurant and making appearances on The Hills to working as a maid for a living.