Brady Bunch actress Maureen McCormick, 60, pushed her body, mind and emotions to the limit in season 23 of Dancing With the Stars.
The nature shots were taken after rehearsals in Los Angeles, California on September 10, two days before the film’s premiere.
Eyewitnesses told Dailymail.com: “He looked tired. It was clear that he put his heart and soul into the match.
“I don’t know how he can keep up with that pace, competing with Olympic gymnasts and other professional athletes.”
On the first episode of the ABC reality show last night, McCormick, 60, burst into tears after her first dance (Viennese Waltz) with professional co-star Artyom Chigvintsev and the song “Gossip” in front of the judges.
Sitcom ex-mom Florence Henderson, 82, stood front and center as she watched him perform before hugging him.
McCormick played Marcia Brady of The Brady Band fame from 1969 to 1974, and then in 1981 starred in The Brady Brides alongside TV Ian’s sister Eva Plumb, 58.
But his life is far from a sitcom. The actress wrote a revealing piece in 2008, This Story: Marcia Brady Surviving and Finding My True Voice.
The best-selling book chronicles her drug addiction, drug sex, major depression, and her struggle with bulimia.
She currently lives a quiet life outside of Los Angeles with her husband Michael Cummings, 31, and daughter Natalie, 27.
In 2007, McCormick entered the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club and lost 38 pounds from her 5-foot-3 frame to win the competition.
Two years later, he gained all that weight and then some before working with a trainer to get back to his 125-pound goal in 2011.
Last year, in 2015, she camped with other celebs on the Australian edition of I’m a Celebrity… Take me out of this and reveal that she used to date Michael Jackson .
A source close to McCormick told Dailymail.com: “Maureen is no stranger to reality TV, but Dancing With the Stars is more intense than before the show. In a few weeks, she’ll have to do two dances. dance for each show.”
One thing’s for sure: McCormick will be nostalgic for all the fans who grew up listening to The Brady Band.
Millions of boys grew up loving her, millions of girls wanted to be Marcia Brady.
Who can forget Ian Brady as the beautiful sister singing “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” or Desi Arnaz Jr. as Marcia’s teenage crush? and Davy Jones?