I really tried to skip this news because two stories about young people dying from addiction issues is two too many. However, I am getting a lot of info sent on this because of my Wednesday night Twitter sprees. Sunday -Tuesday nights I am usually swamped with recaps and news stories but on Wednesdays, I secretly sort of take a night of and tend to drunk tweet a lot. Last Wednesday, the mother from the House of Versailles movie switched places with the wife of Jeremy London. The Londons lived on a farm and had a new baby. I could not stop tweeting telling people to watch this episode.
Jackie Siegel is a mother of eight who is afraid of babies and had never changed a diaper. She was clearly pretending to be Zsa Zsa Gabor on Green Acres and Jeremy seemed sincere in his horror while trying to be as polite as possible. Meanwhile, Jeremy’s poor wife was dealing with the “King of Versailles” who is quite the handsy old man. It seems the rulers of the palace have very little contact with their kids and leave them to be raised by the staff. The new wife sets up a camping trip for some bonding time with the Dad, but he can’t be bothered to go. The kids flourish with the new mom. It was all sort of sad.
Victoria was not on the episode. According to TMZ, she was likely in rehab at that time. If you watched the original movie, which I spent way too much time looking for my recap of it that I guess does not exist, you will remember her from the photo above. Victoria was around 12 at the time of filming and was going through a Goth phase with the red and black hair. I remember her from that photo as being “the troubled one” looking back the signs were clear that she needed some guidance from someone other than the maids. I remember that little girl. I do not remember this 18-year-old blond who has undergone a transformation over the years to turn her into the stereotypical blond. Sadly, it seems like her inner issues were not resolved. On the inside there is still that angsty 12-year-old that did not received a lot of emotional support despite having tigers at her fancy birthday parties.
It’s a sad story and one I did not want to write today. If you are a teen who needs someone to talk to, or know someone who is, Crisis Call Center available any time day or night. Give them a call.
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