Maureen McCormick, a former teenage star, battled addiction, but today, she is living an awesome life with the love of her life, whom she met at a church. They have been married for thirty-seven years, and she remains an open book to him.
Young, bubbly, and perfect Marcia Brady was one of the most admired cast members of the iconic series “The Brady Bunch.”
Maureen McCormick became famous for Marcia’s role and stayed on the sitcom for five years. On-screen, her life cushioned on perfection, but in reality, she was nowhere close to being perfect.
McCormick dated a few notable individuals who were in awe of Marcia Brady. One of her first loves was her on-screen brother, played by Brady Williams, with whom she shared her first kiss in Hawaii.
McCormick revealed that she had a few dates with Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. The pair had met at an attorney’s office, and instantly they became friends.
The Jacksons loved “The Brady Bunch,” and the actress visited them frequently. She went on several dates with the singer at age 15/16 and drove him, which made her consider herself as “the older woman.”
The first time “The Brady Bunch” alum talked about their relationship was in her 2008 autobiography. She confessed that they kissed on the cheeks but never on the lips.
The author also shared her romance experience with another celebrity, Steve Martin. McCormick mentioned going on a date with the Hollywood icon at a young age.
Life for McCormick after “The Brady Bunch” was not a tale of extraordinary romance, as she became addicted to cocaine and battled depression and anxiety.
Thankfully, her knight in shining armor rescued her in due time, and they have remained together for nearly three decades – read on to find out about McCormick’s happily ever after and everything before it.
McCormick has been refreshingly honest about her past, even though it revolved around some dark secrets. She has openly confessed some details in interviews and her book “Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice.”
In the 2008 publication, the author, who became a drug addict at 18, talked about getting addicted to cocaine to escape her troubled mind.
This began immediately after “The Brady Bunch” ended. She found difficulty coping with fame and needed something to make her fill the emptiness she was plagued with.
Depression and anxiety also set in as McCormick dealt with a family secret: her grandmother died of syphilis in an asylum. She had passed the disease to her mother, who got treatment to prevent it from flowing into her genes.
It was challenging to settle with these details, and as a young promising on-screen star, she sought refuge in these destructive patterns.
Eventually, it affected her chances with producers. McCormick appeared unserious in meetings with top producers like Steven Spielberg.
Apart from costing her a prosperous acting career, the actress’s addiction influenced her relationship with her parents, even though she tried to hide it from them. According to her:
“My mom and dad, they almost turned me into the cops. They were at their last…cause they had been trying for years…I was pretty sneaky and I could hide very, very well.”