Loni Willison is likely best known as a fitness personality and cover model once married to Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson until 2014.
A few years after the split, Willison ended up living on the streets of Venice Beach, living homeless since 2016 and dealing with alleged drug abuse.
The former swimsuit model, who has been homeless for over six years, was photographed for the first time in months in Venice. The 38-year-old Willison was seen searching through trash cans while dragging a shopping cart laden with what appeared to be her belongings through the streets as others watched on.
The former model disappeared in 2018 after her friends tried but failed to get her into rehab. She now has missing teeth, struggles with an addiction to alcohol and crystal meth, and is suffering from mental health issues.
“I can live on my own. I’ve got everything I need right here. Nobody really cares about me and I don’t want to see them, they don’t want to see me,” she said. She further added, “I haven’t got a cell phone. I’ve got food and I’ve got a place to sleep. I get money here and there and there’s food in the bins and near the stores. There’s lots here.”
She split from Jackson in 2012 after a series of rows under the influence of alcohol that culminated in him allegedly attacking her at their West Hollywood home.
She had a mental breakdown in 2016 when she held a job as an assistant at an LA cosmetic surgery center. However, after her breakdown, she ended up on the streets where she has lived all this while.
“I lost two jobs, and everything crumbled. It’s been two years. I’ve been on the streets since,” she said. “I’d split from Jeremy at that time. I have not had any contact with him. All the s**t that’s happened to me has been so f*****g crazy.”
According to AWM:
Previously, Daily Mail contacted a drug rehab expert who offered to help Loni get back on her feet for free. This was drug rehab specialist Larry Marinelli, the owner of True Intentions sober living home and also the co-founder of True Hope Calling, which helps families cope with substance abuse.
Although Marinelli offered to help Loni and gave her a plan to help her battle her addiction, she refused and was back on the street within twenty-four hours.
Sources: AWM, DailyMail