Despite being well-known from the sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” Maureen McCormick went through the most personal struggles after it ended.
McCormick’s drug addictions, as well as her depressive episodes and bulimia, contributed to her loss of credibility as an actress.
“As I entered and exited a psych ward for treatment, I prayed for God’s guidance”.
Reports claim that the actress’s life was completely different from what she portrays in her 2008 autobiography, “Here’s the Story.”. On The New York Times bestseller list, “Here’s the Story” debuted at position four.
“For five years, I played Marcia Brady. But in no way was I like her. She had no flaws. The exact opposite was true of me, she said.
McCormick, who portrayed the beloved and well-known character on “The Brady Bunch,” detailed how she gradually became involved in the drug culture in Hollywood in her book.
“I sought refuge in seemingly glitzy cocaine dens above Hollywood,” McCormick claimed. There, I had hoped to find the answers, but all I accomplished was avoidance. I then began a downward spiral toward self-destruction, which nearly cost me both my life and my career”.
She continued, “Over the years I’ve struggled with bulimia and drug addiction. I sought guidance in prayer, went in and out of rehab, and received treatment in a mental hospital”.
McCormick went on to say that she exchanged drugs for sex with a Hollywood cocaine dealer. She once agreed to let an older man take pictures of her while she was naked in exchange for drugs.
She wrote, “If there was coke, I had to stay up and do every last flake, even if it meant going without sleep for days”.
Nothing else was significant”.
McCormick and Michael Cummings were wed in 1985. They were introduced in a chapel and instantly fell in love. The actress underwent numerous interventions, rehab stays, and experimental therapies following her wedding.
Natalie Michelle is the only child of the couple right now. The family resides in Northwest Los Angeles.