Inside the Troubled Life of ‘Saved by the Bell’ Star Lark Voorhies: Her Husband, Mental Health Issues, and More
Lark Voorhies began acting at the tender age of 11 years old. In 1988, she earned her first significant role as Lisa Turtle in Good Morning, Miss Bliss.
Voorhies reprised the same role in Saved by the Bell, which made her one of the most well-known juvenile actors of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Over the duration of the show’s four-year run, she appeared in over eighty episodes, and it was anticipated that she would become an even bigger star after its conclusion.
In contrast to what most had predicted, however, Voorhies virtually vanished after Saved by the Bell concluded.
She had significant roles on Days of Our Lives (1993-1994) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1996), but her marriages, her husbands, and her struggle with mental health issues really placed her in the spotlight.
Lark Voorhies Wed Three Times.
Voorhies wed for the first time in 1996 when she was 22 years old. She wed Miguel Coleman on March 9, 1996, but the couple divorced after five years.
It was never revealed why the marriage between Voorhies and Coleman failed, but it was speculated that the relationship had taken a toll on her. In 2004, the actress and her first spouse finalized their divorce.
In 2006, Voorhies initiated a relationship with Andy Prince. On May 8, 2007, one year into their relationship, the couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony.
Unfortunately, just like her first marriage, this one did not last, and the couple separated after six years.
In 2014, Voorhies met music engineer Jimmy Green at a networking event, and they began dating shortly thereafter.
They wed on April 30, 2015, and their marriage came under scrutiny after Voorhies’ mother accused Green of exploiting her daughter and obtained a restraining order against him.
Voorhies and Green’s interview with ET regarding the matter garnered more attention due to Green’s apparent absence and incoherence.
Both Green and Voorhies confirmed that he was not exploiting her and would not place her in danger.
However, after less than six months of marriage, Voorhies petitioned for divorce from Green.
She later attacked Green’s finances and body parts on Instagram, but the post was deleted and her representatives claimed that her account had been hijacked.
Schizoaffective Thought Disorder Diagnosis
In 2012, when she appeared altered in a Yahoo! video, Voorhies was suspected of using narcotics.
People also noted that she was behaving erratically and would “frequently stop mid-sentence and stare off, often mumbling to herself or others who were not present.”
The mother of the heroine of Saved by the Bell revealed that her daughter has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
However, shortly after her mother made the remark, Voorhies denied it, claiming that her behavior was the result of her strong spiritual sense and that she was simply caught in prayer.
Speculations regarding Voorhies’ mental health persisted, and it was not until she appeared on an episode of Doctor Oz in February 2020 that she discussed her mental health.
She disclosed that she had been diagnosed with schizoaffective thought disorder while accompanied by her mother and psychiatrist. She explained that the disorder hindered her ability to articulate her thoughts.