It’s the end of an era for Madeline Maddox.
The beloved former model and actress announced Monday she is moving on from modeling and will concentrate on acting.
The move is the latest chapter in Maddox’s career that has been a roller coaster of highs and lows.
While Madeline moved from New York City to Los Angeles to New Jersey in 2010 to become an actor, she also struggled with her weight and struggled to get enough sleep.
She suffered from eating disorders and battled drug addiction.
Maddox had to go to rehab twice.
After that, she had a long battle with substance abuse and began to struggle with her career.
It didn’t take long for Maddox to go public with her diagnosis in a 2013 New York Times article.
In January 2016, she announced she was pregnant with her first child with actor Ben Foster.
The child is due this summer.
Now, Maddox is taking a break from acting and will focus on acting instead.
“I’m going to focus on being an actress, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do for the past few years,” Maddox said.
“There’s a lot of things that I’ve tried to do that I can’t do because of my illness.
It’s not just acting anymore.”
Maddox was not the only one to struggle.
Actress and director Kate Beckinsale also announced in September she was leaving her acting career to pursue a career in public speaking.
The two are expected to have their first child in early 2021.
The actress has not spoken publicly about her illness since November 2015.
Maddoss, however, did not miss a beat when she announced her retirement from modeling in August.
“It’s not the first time I’ve looked at modeling as an outlet, or an escape,” Maddosaid.
“But the most important thing is to be honest with myself and to let go of everything and be in a place where I can be who I want to be.”
She has been outspoken about her struggles with her eating disorders, and she has been criticized for not coming out as transgender.
Maddoz’s career also took a significant hit when she revealed in October 2017 that she had been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
She has since said she has not felt like herself since she was diagnosed.
“My diagnosis has been the most frustrating thing to deal with,” Maddoss told the Associated Press.
In order to be the best person I can, I just can’t just sit and say, ‘I’m the best I can do.'”