‘Three’s Company’ Star Suzanne Somers Live Stream Interrupted by Home Intruder

by Madison Miller
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Suzanne Somers got some very unwelcome company during a makeup live stream she was doing at home.

The “Three’s Company” star was on Facebook Live doing a makeup tutorial. Suddenly, an intruder had entered their Palm Springs home, meaning they made it past their private driveway.

According to TMZ, Somers begins talking to the intruder who says his name is Aaron Carpenter. The man claims that ghosts are following him and looks genuinely terrified.

The man appeared to be non-threatening. Somers and her husband, Alan Hamel, both tell him he should not be here, however.

Eventually, Somers asks her husband to help get him out of the house. He says that he has a gift for them, but Suzanne says she is not interested. Finally, the man ends up leaving their house.

Suzanne Somers has a very “The Office” moment as she turns and looks dramatically back at the live camera while this entire situation is going down.

Suzanne Somers and John Ritter

On the show, producers ended up thinking her presence was too much “company” as well. Somers was fired from her role on “Three’s Company” after asking to be paid the same as her fellow male co-star in 1980, according to Showbiz CheatSheet.

At the time, she had not only lost her full-time gig on a popular show, but also her friends Joyce DeWitt and John Ritter. Her other friend on the show, Don Knotts, did stay in contact following the controversial situation.

Ritter passed away at the age of 54 from an aortic dissection. Up until his death, he hadn’t spoken with Somers or supported her during her falling out with the show. Somers was asking for a raise since she made $30,000 a show while Ritter was making $150,000.

Instead of standing up for her, the two went decades without speaking.

A part of the tension also came from a cover of Newsweek that was released a few years before in 1978. Somers was on the very front with her other two co-stars in the background. It made it look like she was the almighty star of the show.

Both Ritters and DeWitt felt cheated and lied to and no longer wanted to work with Sommers. It all would end up leading to a lifelong feud that didn’t really get discussed until recently.

Suzanne Somers and DeWitt didn’t speak again until 2012. As for Ritters and Somers, they talked a month before his death. The two forgave each other and had talked about doing a real project, however, he passed away shortly after.

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