Mary Forsberg Weiland
Mary (Forsberg) Weiland was born and raised in San Diego, CA. At age 15, she was selected out of approximately 40,000 young girls across America to appear in a special issue of Seventeen magazine. Soon after, she became emancipated and began an eighteen-year modeling career, represented by some of the most prestigious agencies in the business. Mary's career as model took her around the world shooting campaigns for cosmetic giants such as Max Factor and Estee Lauder, as well as editorial photographs for magazines, including Cosmopolitan and Vogue.
At the age of 16, while working with the Bordeaux Agency in Los Angeles, Mary was assigned a driver named Scott Weiland, a then-struggling rock singer. After an on-and-off romance of eight years, they married in 2000, at the height of Scottâ€™s success as the front man for Stone Temple Pilots, one of the most accomplished and successful rock groups of the 1990s.
Both Scott and Mary have struggled with a myriad of substance abuse problems during their life together. While Scott was constantly in the news for a series of drug-related arrests, Mary herself made seven separate visits to rehab centers to overcome various addictions. After a widely publicized incident in 2007 when Mary was arrested and incarcerated after lighting a fire to Scottâ€™s wardrobe, she finally got the help she needed. This lead to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Mary has ended her relationship with drugs and alcohol and turned her attention to helping others with bipolar disorder, which often goes undiagnosed. She attends LMU and is working toward a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling with a focus on co-occurring disorders. She lives in Los Angeles with her two children, Noah and Lucy.
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Books:Fall To Pieces, November 2009