Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson’s ex-wife, Loni Willison, was spotted wearing cardboard on her head and wheeling her belongings through the streets of Los Angeles.
The former glamorous swimsuit model, who has been living in homeless camps in California for almost six years, was spotted puffing on a cigarette and munching on a snack on Pringles Friday.
Willison, who turned 39 on Saturday, was a little less disheveled than the last few times she was seen in public and wore a tailored sleeveless jacket, tan singlet, black trousers – and an Apple Watch on her wrist, which could indicate that their luck is about to change.
Once a magazine cover girl, Willison was seen wearing cardboard on her head, possibly to build a makeshift tent to protect herself from the night.
She was accompanied by a man who was helping her carry the cardboard and was caught pushing a shopping cart carrying her belongings.
The photos, obtained exclusively by , are a stark contrast to Willison’s once-glamorous life.
Just seven years ago she was living the Hollywood dream, modeling and appearing on red carpets at glitzy events alongside TV hunk Jeremy Jackson, whom she married in 2012.
The former glamorous swimsuit model, who has been homeless for almost six years, was spotted puffing on a cigarette
Willison was seen wearing cardboard on her head and wearing an Apple Watch
The former fitness model has stated in the past that she doesn’t want any help from friends and family
Slightly less disheveled than the last few times she’s been seen in public, Willison wore a tailored sleeveless jacket, tan singlet, black pants – and an Apple Watch on her wrist, which could indicate her luck is changing turns
Willison puffs on a cigarette and tows her shopping cart full of belongings through the seaside tourist town.
After Willison developed a drug addiction, times have fallen and he has slept poorly for the past six years in Venice, where the problem of homelessness has reached a critical point in the last year
Willison nibbled on Pringles and pushed her trolley through the tourist town
Just a few years ago, Willison – a fitness model – was spotted jogging and appearing on the red carpet alongside her ex-husband, Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson. In 2014, the two divorced
But after developing a drug addiction, she has endured hard times, sleeping for the last six years in Venice, where the problem of homelessness has reached a critical point in recent years.
Willison was found on the streets in October 2020 for the first time in two years, having been homeless since around 2016.
She reportedly suffered from an addiction to crystal meth and various mental health issues.
She reportedly suffered from an addiction to crystal meth and various mental health issues
She was accompanied by a man who was helping her carry the cardboard and was caught pushing a shopping cart carrying her belongings
Willison was spotted in a tailored black dress, tan singlet and black pants
After developing a drug addiction, she has endured hard times and has slept poorly in Venice for the past four years
Jackson and Willison pictured in 2011. They divorced in 2014
Shortly after she was found, she told The Sun that she was “doing quite well” and hadn’t been in contact with Jackson in recent years.
“I haven’t spoken to Jeremy. I don’t want to talk to my friends, I’m 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 fit of anger.
She insisted to The Sun that she “can move on”. [her] own” and that she has “everything”. [she] needs right here’ in Venice due to the affluent nature of the area.
“I do not have a mobile phone. I have food and I have a place to sleep. I get money here and there and there is food in the bins and near the shops. There’s plenty here,’ she said.
Willison was spotted sipping a McDonald’s drink while shopping for food in March
The photos, obtained exclusively by , are a stark contrast to Willison’s once-glamorous life
Willison has been sleeping in Venice for six years, where the problem of homelessness has reached a critical juncture in recent years
Loni, who once graced the cover of Australian magazine Glam Fit, appeared to be missing numerous teeth and her hair was styled in a pixie cut.
Before Loni disappeared in October 2018, she opened up about her tragic fall from grace in an interview with DailyMailTV earlier this 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 journey to homelessness began in 2016 when she lost her job as an assistant at a cosmetic surgery center in LA.
Willison, who once graced the cover of Australian magazine Glam Fit, appears to be missing numerous teeth and her hair has been styled into a pixie cut
She is often seen puffing on a cigarette and digging for more food in a dumpster in an alleyway
Willison was found on the streets in October 2020 for the first time in two years, having been homeless since around 2016
Barefoot and hungry, Willison is unrecognizable compared to her once-glamorous self
Four years ago, the former model revealed she was evicted from her West Hollywood apartment in 2016 after losing her job and suffering from mental health issues
She then claimed that she briefly worked for a real estate agent who refused to pay her, which only added to her financial, mental and emotional turmoil.
Willison also suffered from an increasingly severe mental illness that led to her becoming convinced that she was being electrocuted in her apartment.
Unable to pay her bills or keep a job, Loni was eventually evicted from her West Hollywood apartment and forced to live on the streets.
“I lost two jobs and everything collapsed. It’s been two years since I’ve been on the road,” she revealed.
The former swimsuit model is now often seen pushing a cart loaded with bags around Venice
Willison, who battles a crystal meth addiction, previously spoke about how “it all fell apart” as she lost two jobs and her mental health deteriorated
Willison was on the covers of magazines, including Australia’s GlamFit, before her fall in 2012
Willison’s hardships all occurred years after her divorce from Jeremy, which was finalized in 2014
Her hardships all occurred years after her divorce from Jeremy, which was finalized in 2014.
“I broke up with Jeremy at the time. I had no contact with him. All the shit that happened to me was so damn crazy.
At the time, DailyMail TV called on the expertise of drug rehabilitation specialist Larry Marinelli, owner of True Intentions Sober Living Home and co-founder of True Hope Calling, to help families in substance abuse and mental health crises.
Larry offered to help Loni for free and even laid out a detailed treatment plan for her so she could safely fight her demons and get her life back on track.
Unfortunately, Loni refused treatment and was back on the road in less than 24 hours.