Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson’s ex-wife Loni Willison has been spotted in Los Angeles rummaging around in a dumpster searching for food.
The former glamorous swimsuit model has been living in homeless encampments in California for nearly seven years.
She was recently spotted in Santa Monica looking disheveled as she pushed along a shopping cart through the back streets.
Willison is best known for her role as Kira Michaels on the hit TV series Expose.
She was married to Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson, but their tumultuous relationship ended in 2014 after Jackson allegedly attempted to strangle Willison during a drunken fight.
Since their split, Willison has reportedly struggled with addiction and mental health issues. Her took something of a downward turn and can often be seen wandering the streets, pushing an overflowing shopping cart, and rummaging through dumpsters in the search for food.
Loni Willison, a former actress and fitness model, was recently spotted in Santa Monica as she looked through dumpsters for food
Wilison was married to Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson, but their tumultuous relationship ended in 2014 after Jackson allegedly attempted to strangle Willison during a drunken fight
Willison was found in the streets for the first time in two years in October 2020, having been homeless since around 2016. She was seen this week looking through a dumpster for food
Willison could be seen reaching down to pick up something from the ground
The former model was seen eating on an old sandwich that she found in the dumpster
The photos, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, are a stark contrast from Willison’s once glamorous life.
Just eight years ago, she was living the Hollywood dream, modeling and appearing on red carpets at glittering events alongside TV hunk Jeremy Jackson, whom she married in 2012.
But after developing a drug addiction, she has fallen on hard times and has been sleeping rough for the last six years in Venice, where the homelessness problem has reached a crisis point in recent years.
Willison was found on the streets for the first time in two years in October 2020, having been homeless since around 2016.
She has reportedly suffered from from an addiction to crystal meth and various mental heath issues.
Willison has reportedly struggled with addiction and mental health issues, and her life has taken a downward turn
She is often seen wandering the streets, pushing an overflowing shopping cart
Willison could be seen pushing a cart containing her belongings through the streets of Santa Monica
Willison could be seen eating scraps of food as she pushed the cart around in broad daylight
Shortly after she was found she told The Sun that she is ‘doing just fine’ and has not had any contact with Jackson in recent years.
‘I haven’t spoken to Jeremy. I don’t want to speak to my friends, I’m doing just fine. I don’t want anyone to help me.’
Loni was married to Jeremy from 2012 until their tumultuous divorce in 2014. She once accused the actor of trying to strangle her in a violent rage.
She insisted to that she ‘can live on [her] own’ and that she has ‘everything [she] needs right here’ in Venice due to the area’s affluent nature.
‘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 said.
Unable to pay her bills or hold down a job, Loni, eventually, was evicted from her West Hollywood apartment and forced to live on the streets
Loni, who once graced the cover of Australia’s Glam Fit magazine, looked to be missing numerous teeth and had her hair styled into a pixie cut.
Before disappearing in October of 2018, Loni opened up about her tragic fall from grace in an interview with DailyMailTV earlier that month.
DailyMailTV reporters were able to locate Loni on a busy stretch of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, where she was reunited with friend and former model Kristin Rossetti.
Loni explained to Rossetti and DailyMailTV that her unfortunate path to homelessness began in 2016 when she lost her job as an assistant at a cosmetic surgery center in LA.
She then claimed that she worked briefly for a realtor who refused to pay her, which only added to her financial, mental, and emotional turmoil.
Willison also began suffering from an increasingly severe mental illness that led to her convincing herself that she was being tortured in her apartment with electricity.
Unable to pay her bills or hold down a job, Loni, eventually, was evicted from her West Hollywood apartment and forced to live on the streets.
Jeremy Jackson, right, and Loni Willison are pictured in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2011
Jackson and Willison pictured going for a run together in 2011. They divorced in 2014
Willison was featured on the cover of magazines, including Australia’s GlamFit in 2012, before her downfall
Willison’s hardships all occurred years after her divorce from Jeremy, which was finalized in 2014
Recalling her ex husband Jeremy – who was accused of trying to strangle her in a violent rage – she said: ‘I had a nice little apartment,’ she said
Her hardships all occurred years after her divorce from Jeremy, which was finalized in 2014.
‘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.’
At the time, DailyMail TV called upon the expertise of drug rehab specialist Larry Marinelli who own True Intentions sober living home and co-founded True Hope Calling to help families in crisis of substance abuse and mental health.
Larry offered to help Loni for free and even laid out a detailed treatment plan for her so she could safely battle her demons and get her life back on track.
Unfortunately, Loni denied treatment and was back out on the streets in less than 24 hours.
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