Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson’s homeless ex Loni Willison picks through trash after he 'refused to help' her01/21/2021
BAYWATCH star Jeremy Jackson's ex-wife, Loni Willison, was seen picking through trash in Santa Monica this week.
The former fitness model – who has been homeless since 2016 – wore a hoodie and joggers as she carted a trolley.
Loni, 37, carried a white tote and had several coats and a sleeping bag loaded onto her trolley.
The former cover girl has battled mental health issues and drug addiction in the past.
As The Sun exclusively reported, Loni has been homeless since she suffered a breakdown in 2016.
Jeremy's ex-girlfriend, Cindy Kovacs, exclusively told The Sun that the actor refused to help his ex-wife years after their split in 2014.
She said: “It’s really sad what happened to Loni and she never got the help she needs."
Cindy said she was appalled at Jeremy’s reaction when Loni was found living off Melrose Avenue in LA in 2018.
She claimed: “Jeremy was going to get her help [after] Loni ran away, but he didn't do anything. It was worth nothing to him.
“He didn't give a s**t. It was appalling, sickening."
When approached by The Sun at his home, Jeremy had no comment about his ex-wife's troubled life.
Jeremy and Loni married in 2012 and split two years later.
The actor announced their separation on Instagram, writing, "I have no regrets for the mistakes I have made and my side of the street is clean."
The Sun spoke to Loni in October 2020 after she was was missing from friends and family for two years.
The former cover girl 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.”
She continued: “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.”
Loni, who was once on the cover of Australia’s Glam Fit magazine, is now living on the streets close to Venice Pier.
Upon suffering a mental breakdown in 2016, Loni lost her job, apartment and car and ending up living rough on the streets.
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.
Loni’s ex Jeremy, 40, 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.
The former child star, who has himself battled addiction issues, is now a leading figure in LA’s fitness scene.
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.
“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.
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.
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