Teri Hatcher isn't homeless, so where has she been?

Teri Hatcher has come out swinging against a tabloid report claiming that she’s “homeless,” “living in a van,” and “suicidal,” describing it as “categorically not true.” OK, we got it. We know how tabloids work. But where the heck has Hatcher been?

A decade ago, the brunette TV star’s business was everyone’s business. Best known for Lois & Clark and her “They’re real and they’re spectacular” spot on Seinfeld, the actress, 53, was on one of the most popular shows on television, Desperate Housewives. She was making bank (the final season: $325,000 x 23 episodes = $7.45 million) andacceptance speeches. Her love life was making headlines.

But we saw the last of Wisteria Lane in 2012, and it kind of feels like it was the last we really saw of Hatcher. After guesting that year on the short-lived series Jane by Design, she began lending her voice to Jake and the Never Land Pirates — a Disney Junior animated show. In 2016, she started recurring as a neighbor in the fleeting Odd Couple reboot. And despite a reunion with Dean Cain, her 2017 appearances on Supergirl didn’t garner that much attention.

Star magazine put Teri Hatcher on the cover this week, reporting that the Desperate Housewives alum is “broke & homeless,” and moved from a $5 million mansion into a van. (Photo: Star magazine)

The days of Hatcher’s very public dinner dates (with George Clooney) and make-out sessions (with Ryan Seacrest) are behind her for a decidedly less public life. The mom of one is stingy with her red carpet commitments in a post-Housewives world, making just two last year, according to Getty Images. She made three public appearances in 2016 and none in 2015. What it seems Hatcher is doing — after a few years there where her life was out of control as the fame machine swept in — is controlling what the public sees of her. And where you’ll see her most isn’t on TV, but online. She’s very much around on social media. And last summer, she launched a YouTube show called Hatching Change in which she helps people make “positive changes” in their lives — through healthy eats and mindsets. Her daughter, Emerson, now 20, has been a guest on the low-budget production.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Teri Hatcher is seen on February 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: Teri Hatcher and Emerson Tenney are seen on January 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 20: Teri Hatcher and her daughter Emerson are seen on December 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Teri Hatcher is seen on September 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
JUNE 16, 2017: SYDNEY, NSW - (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Actress Teri Hatcher walks through Sydney Airport in Sydney, New South Wales. Teri Hatcher is in Sydney for the Supanova convention. (Photo by John Grainger/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03: Teri Hatcher is seen on June 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 25: Actress Teri Hatcher attends the Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary at Disneyland Paris on March 25, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 22: Actress Teri Hatcher is spotted on 'Place des Petits Peres' on March 22, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Teri Hatcher arrives at the 2016 Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala at the L.A. Live Event Deck on October 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 3: 'My Best Friend's Girl' -- To avoid a night of boredom, Oscar suggests that Charlotte (Teri Hatcher) take Felix out on their artsy cultural dates in his place. Also, Emily enlists Dani, Teddy and Murph's help when she has to produce 100 necklaces for an event, on THE ODD COUPLE, Monday, Dec. 12 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Teri Hatcher as Charlotte and Thomas Lennon as Felix Unger. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Actors Teri Hatcher (L) and Emerson Tenney (R) attend the after party of 'Big Sky' opening night at Napa Valley Grille on June 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Teri Hatcher is seen on June 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG003/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Teri Hatcher attends Opening Reception For Gregory Siff's 'Portrait Of An American Ice Cream Man' on June 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Lowell Peterson and Teri Hatcher attend the 30th Annual ASC Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on February 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Teri Hatcher is seen on February 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Teri Hatcher seen at LAX on November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Actress Teri Hatcher wipes away tears after her speech during the United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women on November 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Actress Teri Hatcher lights the Empire State Building orange in a special ceremony to commemorate the International Day to End Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence on November 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Actress Teri Hatcher departs the United Nations following the United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women on November 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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One segment on the web show is called “Van Therapy,” where she invites random people into her green Volkswagen van — a hippie’s dream — and talks to them about life. She’s explained in past shows that she finds the van a “comfort,” having owned it more than 20 years, and thought that in the uncertain times of today’s world, she could offer people a “place to chill,” where they could talk, and she could “help with their problems” — therapist style. (Sort of a screen version of that candidness you saw in her book Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life.)

And it was while she was shooting that show on location at a beach in L.A. recently that paparazzi snapped her photo, Hatcher said, and the tabloid Star contacted her reps saying they were running a story on how she’s “broke and homeless” and living in her van. On Thursday, International Women’s Day, Hatcher appeared on KTLA from London saying the story was a pack of lies. “It’s categorically false,” she said. “I am not broke. I have done very well investing my money. I am not homeless and I am not living out of my van… My lawyer and my publicist said, ‘Categorically not true, you can’t print that, she’s doing a YouTube show, that’s her van, she has many homes in many states all over the country. There’s nothing about this that’s true.’” She went on to say that she found the whole thing to be female-targeted bullying.

So what else has she been up to — besides trying to become a YouTube star and fighting back against the ‘razzi? Well, bringing her love of cooking (her Instagram feed is a foodstagramming paradise) to the tube in the U.K. She’s appearing on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer, which is a five-part charity series airing now — but only across the pond.

She’s exercising. While she’s not currently in primetime back here in the States, she’s definitely ready for it. She’s often working out — with Emerson, when she’s home from Brown University — and ran the New York City Marathon in 2014. (Note: Her daughter’s tuition at the Ivy League school could make Hatcher feel like she’s broke.)

She’s also cruising around L.A. in that van.

Sometimes with her kid. And sometimes they’re taking photos of each other on the side of the road in random spots like Harmony, Calif., which boasts a population of 18.

Oh California, I miss your wide and rambling roads...

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She’s spending time with her family, also including her parents. (She divorced second husband Jon Tenney in 2003.)

She’s spending time with her pets. She has a bunch. Dogs and cats.

And the woman doesn’t miss a chance to dress up for Halloween.

One thing she’d like to be doing is a Desperate Housewives reboot. On ITV’s Loose Women this week, she said that while she isn’t super close with her old co-stars — Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman, among others — she’s “supportive” of what they’re doing. And she’d love to see the gang back together, saying“I’d be the first person [to return]. I never wanted it to be over. I love those characters.”

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