Maureen McCormick — also known as Marcia Brady from The Brady Bunch — admits to Closer Weekly in an exclusive interview that she’s been a longtime fan of Dancing With the Stars, but it took her years to build up the confidence to compete on the show.
“I just thought it was way beyond my ability,” Maureen — who recalls freezing up during her first dance on her wedding day, even though she and her husband had taken lessons — tells Closer.
“I’ve been through almost everything you can go through — bulimia, cocaine abuse, depression, anxiety — but I’m a fighter,” says Maureen. “It’s been a roller coaster, but today I have never felt better in my life.”
Maureen on DWTS. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Under the tutelage of her partner, Artem Chigvintsev, she’s grown more confident in her dancing — despite an early back injury — with every passing day. “I’m being pushed harder than I have in years,” she tells Closer. “I love it. I love to give 100 percent.”
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That’s the sort of positive can-do energy that Marcia Brady would have approved of. “Are you kidding me?” quips Maureen. “Marcia Brady would have been in heaven on DWTS!”
For more from Maureen, including her struggle with bulimia, cocaine abuse, depression and anxiety, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!
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