Just days after being slammed on social media for sharing a GoFundMe asking for $10,000 in donations for her son’s baseball team trip, the DailyMail.com spotted Alyssa Milano driving her fully-loaded and customized 2023 electric Porsche Taycan 4S – worth an estimated $200k.
Alyssa, 51, and her 12-year-old son Milo Bugliari spent their Saturday afternoon cuddling up with adorable rescue puppies at a PetSmart in Los Angeles – and it looks like they even took a couple home.
The idyllic scene inside the pet store was in stark contrast to the turmoil the former Charmed actress set off earlier in the week when she asked her 3.4 million ‘X’ followers (formerly Twitter) for contributions to help send Milo’s Little League team to Cooperstown, Ohio.
People wondered why a Hollywood actress worth an estimated $4 million, and married to a powerhouse agent at CAA, David Bugliari, 43, would have to beg for $10k donations from her fans of more modest means.
DailyMail.com reached out to Myron Grombacher, the Internet Sales and Lease Retention Manager at Porsche Woodland Hills to get the rundown on Alyssa’s car and found out that the British Racing Green paint job is custom, or “paint to sample” color and costs almost $14,000.
“Here’s one (photo) that is paint to sample on a Taycan and is $13,150” the Porsche expert sent of a Nordic Gold sportscar.
This PTS and Paint To Sample Plus programs are a way for Porsche clients to have complete control over the color customization of their cars.
It seems that it is cheaper to send her son’s entire Little League Team to the mid-west than it is to paint the Bugliari’s sports car.
After looking at photos of the Porsche, Grombacher said a ‘nice version’ of the Taycan retailed for around $158k, and that this car was likely ‘nicely optimized’ with extras like the custom paint job.
Her car has two electric motors, he says, and has a top speed of 155 mph, and can ‘clock’ 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
With a massive 320 kW of motor power it delivers 429 horsepower and up to 522 hp over-boost power with launch control.
A single full charge can take the car up to 235 miles.
This Porsche seems to have replaced Milano’s Tesla, which she ditched in 2022 as a ‘protest’ over policies she didn’t agree with on Elon Musk’s Twitter.
On November 26, 2022 she posted, “I gave back my Tesla. I bought the VW ev. I love it. I’m not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter. Publicly traded company’s products being pushed in alignment with hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem to be a winning business model.”
While her VW never seemed to make its public debut, this electric Porsche sports car has been her main way of getting around for the last 14 months, according to an insider.
For her part, Milano has defended her GoFundMe by saying she has donated to the team, buying uniforms and paying dues of the kids that are financially needy.
As of right now, the BIRDS 12U Travel Fund has raised $11,150, thanks to Alyssa with 322 donations.
Some people are just donating $5 so they can make a cutting or funny comment that the woke actress will read.
The most common is “Trump 2024” but there is also, “Spoiled Anti-American Begging For Your Money” and “Doesn’t Alyssa Have Enough Money.”
Alyssa and David married in 2009, and live in a $2.5 million, five bedroom home in the upscale gated Bell Canyon community with their son Milo, and daughter Elizabella, nine, who both go to expensive private schools in the LA area
She posted the GoFundMe to X Thursday, writing: ‘My son’s baseball team is raising money for their Cooperstown trip. Any amount would be so greatly appreciated.’
Criticism poured in on social media, including from one X user who wrote: ‘I’m sure she’s getting residuals as we speak.’
‘Why isn’t Alyssa Milano paying for the trip for the whole team herself?’ wrote another. ‘Why is she asking for money from people who can barely buy groceries.’
Another social media user wondered: ‘Do rich people really just completely lose touch with reality. She has people living pay check to pay check pitching in for her son. WTF has happened to us.’
‘You’re a rich actress in Hollywood and you’re begging for money for your kid?’ snapped an X user. ‘Pay for it yourself you miserable t***.’
‘#AlyssaMilano would like to know if people could also donate to pay for her toilet paper and possibly her snacks,’ wrote another.
Still another X user wrote: ‘Alyssa Milano when it’s time to pay the bill,’ with a gif of Chris Rock joking onstage: ‘I identify as poor.’
Milano had defenders as well, such as one who argued on X: ‘Why would the other parents expect her to pay for all the team stuff? The kids need to raise the money, she thought she was helping.’
One of her supporters wrote in her replies: ‘It’s unreal, right away, just because you’re an actress, people think you have to fund the entire thing. There’s not a damn thing wrong with your doing this. It’s a great example for the kids to see you as Alyssa the Mom, not Alyssa the actress. This world is overrun with/Karens!’
‘I know,’ replied Milano. ‘And I would if I could.’
The actress does not appear among the named donors on the GoFundMe page, though a number of the donations were anonymous.
In reference to that detail, one donor gave $5 to the baseball trip under the screen name DoesntAlyssa HaveEnoughMoney.
The GoFundMe was launched with a $10,000 goal, of which more than $7,000 had been raised by Friday morning, the day after Milano’s controversial post on X.
She and her family live in a reportedly $2.5 million, five-bedroom home in an upscale gated community in Bell Canyon, about 20 miles north of Los Angeles.
Milano, the celebrity who popularized Tarana Burke’s slogan ‘Me Too’ in Hollywood, is frequently ridiculed for her left-wing political interventions.
In 2018, she attended a gun control rally where a National Rifle Association (NRA) member confronted her security guard, asked if he was armed, received no answer and was escorted away from the scene.
In September 2020, after vocally supporting the ‘defund the police’ movement, she and her husband were accused of calling 911 on what she purportedly believed was an armed stalker on her property.
The authorities descended on the area, including seven Ventura County Sheriffs’ vehicles, a K-9 unit and a police helicopter.
It then emerged that the gunman was in fact a ‘neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels,’ according to a neighbor who spoke to DailyMail.com.
Milano staunchly denied making the initial 911 call, insisting that a neighbor of hers had in fact been the first to ring the authorities.
Her denial was backed up by a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, who confirmed the original caller was ‘not related to Alyssa Milano.’
However Milano admitted in a statement to Fox News that, after the neighbor made the first call, her husband followed up on the phone with first responders in order ‘to check on when police would be arriving.’
During the same year, she was mocked online for posting a video in which she used a detangling brush on her wet hair and caused some of it to come out – a development she attributed to having contracted COVID-19.