Michael Learned played one of television’s favorite moms, Olivia Walton, on the hit series, “The Waltons.” Her character was the soft-spoken, devout Baptist, tee-totaling mother of seven children, and the loving wife of hard-working, devoted husband, John Walton, Sr. Life on Walton Mountain was filled with lots of love and close-knit relationships.
Michael’s personal life hardly mirrored her onscreen image. Three out of her four marriages ended in divorce. She struggled with alcoholism, psychological, emotional and verbal abuse, as well as domestic violence.
Now in her 25th year of a healthy, happy marriage to her fourth husband, Michael has come to terms with her past and is now reaching out to others who may have dealt with the same or similar circumstances. She is an inspiration to women and men alike.
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