Darius McCrary from 'Family Matters' Opened up about Why Jaimee Foxworth Was Kicked off the Show

Oyin Balogun
Feb 22, 2020
09:00 A.M.
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Actress and model, Jaimee Foxworth starred in the CBS television sitcom, "Family Matters," until she was cut off in the fourth season. 90s icon, Darius McCrary, opened up about why the actress was written off the show.


Hollywood legend, Darius McCrary shared details about actress, Jaimie Foxworth, and why she got kicked out of the CBS sitcom without a formal closure. The actor divulged the fate of the former child actress during an interview on VLAD TV with DJ Vlad.

 Darius McCrary attends the Bossip Best Dressed List Event on July 31, 2018 in Los Angeles | Photo: Getty Images

Darius McCrary attends the Bossip Best Dressed List Event on July 31, 2018 in Los Angeles | Photo: Getty Images



After starring in the CBS sitcom for four seasons, the network ruled out Jaimee's character, Judy Winslow, the youngest of the Winslow kids.

The icon's days on the series became numbered following the introduction of next-door neighbor, Urkel, played by Jaleel White, who soon became the lead role. Her disappearance was then explained as a means of cutting costs since her character was not relevant to the series.


However, the Edward Winslow role player came out decades later to voice out the underlying reasons behind the character's write off. He explained:

"I feel like, at the time, Jaimee's mom felt her character was being under-serviced. The producer took it as a slap in the face. Unfortunately, it put Jaimee in a very difficult position."

The seeming "under service," which began with fewer roles, eventually resulted in the elimination of Winslow's last kid character with no explanation.


The "Family Matters" star went on to blame "the parents" for the elimination of the former child star from the screens. He also admonished that individuals in showbiz needed to be grateful to have an opportunity to utilize their talents while awaiting bigger roles.

On Jaimee's part, she never got more roles after her stint on the show, and ended up doing adult films, for which she is fondly known as the hot "Crave."



Following her run on the series, the reality star attempted to adjust to her new life post stardom. With no new gigs coming in, the child icon's family soon went broke, causing her to turn to alcohol and, subsequently, marijuana, which almost became the end of her.

Years later, she became a porn idol at nineteen, as a means of earning some cash. The entertainer also tried her hands on singing, forming a music group alongside her sisters, Tyren and Jania Perry. The trio released their first album, "3's A Charm" under Shaquille O'Neal's records company. That too was short-lived.

Jaimee Foxworth, Reginald VelJohnson, Rosetta Lenoire, Jomaire Payton and fellow actors on the set of "Family Matters" on July 06, 1992 | Photo: Getty Images

Jaimee Foxworth, Reginald VelJohnson, Rosetta Lenoire, Jomaire Payton and fellow actors on the set of "Family Matters" on July 06, 1992 | Photo: Getty Images


The entertainment icon, who began modeling at the age of five, was not lucky in the romance department either. She ventured into an allegedly abusive relationship with Michael Shaw.

Their relationship lasted for years, but not without complications. In 2009, the model obtained a restraining order against her longtime boyfriend. The star disclosed that Michael was verbally and physically abusive to her, attempting to push her off the car on occasions while breastfeeding her then newborn son.



The arrival of the star's son was the turning point for the actress. In a 2008 interview, the icon disclosed that she had begun the process of getting over her alcohol and drug addictions.

However, the discovery of her pregnancy became the boost she needed to overcome the unhealthy habits finally. While sharing her turning point on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" the "Family Matters" star revealed that she struck a bargain with God, to help her weaning phase successful saying:

"I was like, 'If you just give me the healthiest son, I will stop today.' I stopped, and I haven't had a craving since."


Along with the birth of the icon's son, came a resolution to live past her years of pain and look forward to the joyful years ahead to share with her baby. With the resolve in place, she debuted a series, "Life After," giving fans a glimpse into her happy new world.



The 40-year-old is a mom to just one child, whom she welcomed with her abusive ex-boyfriend, Michael Shaw.

Jaimee Foxworth's son was born on May 29, 2009, ten days overdue and named after his father as Michael Douglas Shaw Jr. The young lad is now ten years old, and his mom's joy and inspiration to date.



Several years after capturing hearts on the famed sitcom, the "Family Matters" other casts, like Jaimee, have all moved on, carving out their various niches.

In 2017, their paths crossed again as the CBS favorite casts reunited two decades after the show, to do a reunion special on Entertainment Weekly. Interestingly, Jaimee was not included in the release. When questioned about her absence, the star revealed that no one contacted her, nor did she get an invitation.

The other casts, however, looked glamorous on the front covers of the publication, proof that they've all done well in their respects within the last two decades.

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