"I don’t want to speak to my friends, I’m doing just fine. I don’t want anyone to help me,” she said.
Loni Willison is a 37-year-old former fitness magazine Covergirl, model, and actress. She is perhaps most famous for her marriage to actor Jeremy Jackson in 2012. He is best known for his role as Hobie Buchannon on the television show Baywatch. The couple called it quits in 2014.
According to her Facebook profile, Loni later became an assistant at an LA cosmetic surgery center. While working there Loni had a mental breakdown. As a result of the breakdown, Loni lost her job, apartment, and car and was forced to live on the streets. Sadly, she began using drugs and has since battled an addiction to meth and alcohol. In one post she says: "I've made it through extreme child abuse, attacked with a butcher knife, seen my birth mother fall into walls and give me drugs, had someone very close try to hurt me to the point of death." Loni also convinced herself she was being tortured in her apartment with electricity, a mental health issue she still desperately needs help with today.
Loni was first discovered to be homeless by DailyMail.com in October of 2018. Her gorgeous hair was cut short and she admitted she hadn't showered in a year in an attempt to keep herself 'dirty as possible so no one assaults me' after becoming homeless in 2016. A friend reached out to offer her help to the tune of $90,000 worth of free treatment, Loni turned the offer down and returned to the streets. She wasn't seen again until October 2020.
She has also been spotted rummaging through a dumpster wearing several layers of clothes, but with no shoes on, just a pair of socks.
In an interview she gave to The Sun in the fall of 2020, Loni made it clear, she doesn't want help.
“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 said.
“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."
Loni added: “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.”
According to a 2015 assessment by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in the United States. At a minimum, 140,000 or 25 percent of these people were seriously mentally ill, and 250,000 or 45 percent had any mental illness. By comparison, a 2016 study found that 4.2 percent of U.S. adults have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.