Despite being well-known from the sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” Maureen McCormick experienced the most personal difficulties in the years following its end.
McCormick’s loss of credibility as an actress was a result of her drug addictions, as well as depressive episodes and bulimia.
“I sought God’s direction while receiving treatment in a psych ward, entering and leaving rehab. ”.
According to reports, the actress writes in her 2008 autobiography, “Here’s the Story,” that her life was totally opposite of what she portrays. “Here’s the Story” debuted at number four on The New York Times bestseller list.
“I played Marcia Brady for five years. I wasn’t like her, though, in any way. She was faultless. I was the complete opposite,” she said.
In her book, McCormick, who played the endearing and well-known character on “The Brady Bunch,” described how she gradually got involved in the drug culture in Hollywood.
According to McCormick, “I sought refuge in seemingly glitzy cocaine dens above Hollywood. I thought I would find answers there, but all I was doing was avoiding myself. After that, I started a downward spiral toward self-destruction that almost cost me my life and my career. ”.
I battled drug addiction and bulimia over the years, she continued. I underwent treatment in a mental hospital, went into and out of rehab, and prayed for direction. ”.
McCormick continued by claiming that she had sex with a Hollywood cocaine dealer in exchange for drugs. She once consented to allow an older man to take naked pictures of her in exchange for drugs.
Even if it meant going without sleep for days, she wrote, “If there was coke, I had to stay up and do every last flake.”. “Nothing else mattered. ”.
In 1985, McCormick and Michael Cummings were wed. They met in a chapel and fell in love the moment they did. After her wedding, the actress underwent several interventions, stays in rehab, and experimental therapies.
The couple’s only child at the moment is Natalie Michelle. The family lives in Northwest Los Angeles.