October 30, 2020

Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson’s homeless former model ex-wife found living on LA streets after going missing for 2 years

Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson’s homeless former model ex-wife found living on LA streets after going missing for 2 years

THE homeless ex wife of Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson has been found after going missing for two years.

Speaking to The Sun, Loni Willison, a 37-year-old former fitness magazine covergirl, rejected offers of help, saying: “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 found in LA's Venice district, searching through trash cans

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Loni was found in LA’s Venice district, searching through trash cansCredit: Facebook

Loni, who was pushing a trolley containing her belongings and searching through trash cans and dumpsters behind multi-million dollar homes in LA’s Venice district, added: “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. 

“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.”

The former beauty, who was once on the cover of Australia’s Glam Fit magazine, is now living on the streets close to Venice Pier in Los Angeles.

Loni in happier times with her ex husband, Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson

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Loni in happier times with her ex husband, Baywatch star Jeremy JacksonCredit: Getty Images

She disappeared in October 2018 after a failed attempt by friends to get her into rehab.

The blonde, who has several missing teeth, had been battling an addiction to crystal meth and alcohol, as well as mental health issues.

She married Jeremy in 2012, but they split after a series of booze-fuelled rows which culminated in him allegedly attacking her at their West Hollywood home. 

Loni, whose last job was as an assistant at an LA cosmetic surgery center, had a mental breakdown in 2016 then lost her job, apartment and car, ending up living rough on the streets.

In LA’s Venice neighborhood, she walked around several backstreets looking for discarded food and clothing.

Loni was pushing a trolley containing all her possessions

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Loni was pushing a trolley containing all her possessionsCredit: The Sun

She was just a block from the famous boardwalk which has been swamped by increasing numbers of homeless people from around the country during the Covid-19 pandemic.

She also wandered past the $5million home Ben Affleck shares with his actress girlfriend, Ana de Armas.

Loni’s ex Jeremy, who turned 40 on the day his ex was found, played Hobie Buchanan in Baywatch from 1991 to 1999 alongside his screen dad David Hasselhoff and stars including Pamela Anderson, Donna D’Errico and Yasmine Bleeth.

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The former child star, who has himself battled addiction issues, is now a leading figure in LA’s fitness scene and recent posts on his social media show him shirtless celebrating his birthday with friends.

She has battled mental health issues, as well as addiction to crystal meth

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She has battled mental health issues, as well as addiction to crystal methCredit: The Sun

Asked two years ago about his ex, he replied: “All I can tell you is that my attention, my time, my focus is where I can be most effective and we’re doing all right.”

After he left Baywatch, he had problems with drugs and booze, later saying: “I smoked pot every day, and I did cocaine until it stopped working.”

Aged 19, he was charged with drug possession and intent to sell, serving 90 days in jail.

In 2011, he told Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew: “I had the fame, I had the girls, I had the money, and I threw it away.

Jeremy, center, pictured with fellow Baywatch stars including Pamela Anderson in 1992

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Jeremy, center, pictured with fellow Baywatch stars including Pamela Anderson in 1992Credit: Getty Images – Getty

“My drug of choice was crystal meth, and it was big-time downhill from that point on. I was drinking, doing coke, chasing this high with girls and sex. It was out of control.”

After stints in rehab, he appeared on 2015’s Celebrity Big Brother in the UK but was kicked off the show for opening model Chloe Goodman’s robe.

Loni is now one of hundreds of homeless Americans living on the streets in Venice

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Loni is now one of hundreds of homeless Americans living on the streets in VeniceCredit: The Sun

In April 2015, he was arrested for allegedly stabbing a man Westlake, CA, then fleeing the scene. The charges were reportedly dropped.

He was arrested again in August that year after a woman claimed he stabbed her in the back, arm and leg during an argument about her boyfriend’s car.

He was later sentenced to 270 days in jail and put on probation for five years.

Hundreds of destitute Americans live in tents on or near Venice Beach while others live in RVs parked nearby.

The city has set up portable toilets and water stations around homeless sites and there are regular street clean ups and outreach programmes.

But locals have reported an increase in crime and criminal activity such as drug dealing, burglaries, thefts and prostitution.