Marcia Brady is getting candid. In a new interview, former The Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick opened up about her sobriety and past battle with drugs. During the sit-down with Us Weekly, she revealed her parents nearly went to extreme measures to get their daughter back on the right track.
“My mom and dad, they almost turned me into the cops,” she told the news outlet at The Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular in Beverly Hills on Friday, Sept. 7. “They were at their last… ’cause they had been trying for years and knew something was going on and I was pretty sneaky and I could hide very, very well.”
She continued, “But then I started messing up on jobs and so many things, so I’m sure everyone in the industry at the time knew that I was flaking out.”
It wasn’t until Maureen met her now-husband, Michael Cummings, that everything finally changed. “It was before we were married and we were just dating — and I had my last relapse and he came to me and he said, ‘if you ever do this drug again, I’m gone, I’m leaving,'” she confessed. “It woke me up. It was like the coldest shower you could ever take, there’s just no way I’m gonna lose somebody that I love.”
In a previous exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Maureen opened up about their 33-year marriage. “Marriage is seriously the hardest thing you can ever do,” Maureen shared with Closer. “You just need to get through those times when they can make you so mad, or when you want to walk out that door but don’t. Today I trust that man with my life!”
On top of being there for Maureen during her downs, he’s also been there for her ups as well. “He’s never let me down — even though I’ve been so mad at him and we’ve disagreed about so many things, we’ve chosen to keep working at it. I don’t know if anyone else could have taken me!” she joked. “Our love has really grown much deeper.”