Melrose Place's VERY murky second act: Inside the tragedy and scandals that ... trends now

Melrose Place's VERY murky second act: Inside the tragedy and scandals that ... trends now
Melrose Place's VERY murky second act: Inside the tragedy and scandals that ... trends now

Melrose Place's VERY murky second act: Inside the tragedy and scandals that ... trends now

Melrose Place fans across the globe are celebrating the news that a sequel series is currently in development at CBS Studios - 25 years after the beloved show came to an end - and original cast members Heather Locklear, Laura Leighton, and Daphne Zuniga are set to reprise their roles.

But the announcement raised the question: What have the stars of the Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff series been up over the last two and a half decades?

While many of them went on to have booming acting careers, starring in a slew of other big movies and shows, others struggled, acting in a few small parts here and there before ultimately leaving the spotlight and turning to other endeavors.

Some of the Melrose Place stars went on to have wild lives plagued by controversy, multiple failed marriages, and even cheating scandals.

Melrose Place fans across the globe are celebrating the news that a sequel series is currently in development at CBS Studios - 25 years after the beloved show came to an end

Melrose Place fans across the globe are celebrating the news that a sequel series is currently in development at CBS Studios - 25 years after the beloved show came to an end 

As the world gears up for the new show, FEMAIL has revealed what exactly happened to the cast of the original series - from their triumphs to their controversies

As the world gears up for the new show, FEMAIL has revealed what exactly happened to the cast of the original series - from their triumphs to their controversies

Most notable is Heather, who has endured an extremely public downfall fueled by substance abuse issues, which saw her arrested on numerous occasions and face 20 stints in rehab.

Others in the cast have endured heartbreaks and tragedies - like Andrew Shue, whose marriage crumbled after it was revealed that his wife, Good Morning America alum Amy Robach, had struck up an affair with her co-host TJ Holmes in an explosive report by DailyMail.com.

In addition, one of the original Melrose Place stars suffered a horrific blow when his son tragically died of an accidental drug overdose in 2022 at age 27.

Melrose Place, which premiered on Fox in 1992, was created by Darren Star and Aaron Spelling, and followed a group of young adults living in an apartment complex in West Hollywood.

The new series is being helmed by Insatiable creator Lauren Gussis, and will be set several years after the original series, which ran seven seasons before coming to an end in 1999. 

This series will pick up with a number of the original Melrose Place residents reuniting, 'when one of their dearest friends dies suddenly.' 

As the world gears up for the new show, FEMAIL has revealed what exactly happened to the cast of the original series - from their triumphs and careers to their personal lives and controversies. 

Heather Locklear played Amanda Woodward: Her personal life has been a rollercoaster ride filled with failed marriages, run-ins with the law, and rehab stints

Heather Locklear played Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place. She is pictured in the show

Heather Locklear played Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place. She is pictured in 2021

Heather Locklear played Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place. She is pictured in the show (left) and in 2021 (right)

Heather, now 62, was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 25, 1961. She then landed a series of small roles, before she was cast in Aaron's shows Dynasty (pictured) and T.J. Hooker

Heather, now 62, was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 25, 1961. She then landed a series of small roles, before she was cast in Aaron's shows Dynasty (pictured) and T.J. Hooker

She also starred in the 1984 movie Firestarter - playing Drew Barrymore's mom (pictured) - superhero movie The Return of the Swamp Thing, and the sitcom Going Places

She also starred in the 1984 movie Firestarter - playing Drew Barrymore's mom (pictured) - superhero movie The Return of the Swamp Thing, and the sitcom Going Places

Heather, now 62, was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 25, 1961. While studying at University of California, she began modeling and appearing in commercials for the school's store. 

She went on to act in more of Aaron's shows, including Matt Houston, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, and Hotel, as well as the sitcom Spin City (seen)

She went on to act in more of Aaron's shows, including Matt Houston, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, and Hotel, as well as the sitcom Spin City (seen) 

She then landed a series of small acting roles throughout the 1980s, including parts in Aaron's shows Dynasty and T.J. Hooker.

The budding talent also starred in the 1984 movie Firestarter (playing Drew Barrymore's mom), superhero movie The Return of the Swamp Thing, and the sitcom Going Places.

She then played Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place, starring in only four episodes in the first season but was promoted to a regular in the second due to her popularity.

And that was just the beginning for Heather. She went on to act in more of Aaron's shows, including Matt Houston, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, and Hotel, as well as the sitcom Spin City - which also starred Michael J. Fox and later Charlie Sheen - and earned her two Golden Globe nominations.

Her other acting credits include the doctor comedy show Scrubs, Uptown Girls (alongside Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning), Two and a Half Men, drama series LAX (which she also executive produced), The Perfect Man with Hilary Duff, Lifetime movie He Loves Me, Hot in Cleveland, comedy show Franklin & Bash, and TLC's Too Close to Home.

Her other acting credits include Scrubs, Uptown Girls (seen), Two and a Half Men, The Perfect Man, Lifetime movie He Loves Me, Hot in Cleveland, and TLC's Too Close to Home

Her other acting credits include Scrubs, Uptown Girls, Two and a Half Men, The Perfect Man (seen), Lifetime movie He Loves Me, Hot in Cleveland, and TLC's Too Close to Home

Her other acting credits include Scrubs, Uptown Girls (left), Two and a Half Men, The Perfect Man (right), Lifetime movie He Loves Me, Hot in Cleveland, and TLC's Too Close to Home

Heather's personal life has been a rollercoaster ride filled with multiple failed marriages, run-ins with the law, and rehab stints

Heather's personal life has been a rollercoaster ride filled with multiple failed marriages, run-ins with the law, and rehab stints

She also reprised her role as Amanda in the 2009 reboot of Melrose Place, which was canceled after one season. 

Her last acting role was in the 2021 Lifetime movie Don't Sweat The Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story. 

Heather's personal life has been a rollercoaster ride filled with multiple failed marriages, run-ins with the law, and rehab stints. 

She was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1993 before then tying the knot with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora in 1994. 

She and Richie welcomed a daughter together, named Ava Elizabeth Sambora, in 1997 - however, they divorced in 2006.

Heather then started dating her former Melrose Place costar Jack Wagner. They announced that they were engaged in 2011, but called it off a few months later. 

She is now dating former motocross racer Chris Heisser, and they got engaged in early 2020.

In June 2008, Heather checked herself into medical facility due to anxiety and depression. She spent four weeks there before returning home. 

She was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee (seen) from 1986 to 1993 before tying the knot with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora in 1994

She was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1993 before tying the knot with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora (seen) in 1994

She was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee (left) from 1986 to 1993before tying the knot with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora (right) in 1994

She and Richie welcomed a daughter together, named Ava Elizabeth Sambora (seen in 2012), in 1997 - however, they divorced in 2006

She and Richie welcomed a daughter together, named Ava Elizabeth Sambora (seen in 2012), in 1997 - however, they divorced in 2006

She is now dating former motocross racer Chris Heisser, and they got engaged in early 2020. They're seen in 2022

She is now dating former motocross racer Chris Heisser, and they got engaged in early 2020. They're seen in 2022

But her problems continued, and soon after, she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. 

She eventually pleaded no contest to reckless driving, and was sentenced to three years probation.

In 2018, the actress was charged with one count of domestic violence and three misdemeanor counts of battery against a police officer. 

According to reports, her brother had called 911 because of a fight she was having with her boyfriend Chris, and she allegedly kicked three of the officers after they tried to enter her home. 

In the end, she pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to 30 days in a residential mental health facility. 

She reportedly got sober in 2019, but last year, a source told DailyMail.com that Heather was back on the booze after 20 stints in rehab - revealing that her family was 'very worried' and feeling 'helpless.'

Laura Leighton played Sydney Andrews: She took a break from acting to become a mom but returned to the spotlight and married a Melrose Place costars

Laura Leighton played Sydney Andrews in Melrose Place. She is pictured in the show

Laura Leighton played Sydney Andrews in Melrose Place. She is pictured in 2013

Laura Leighton played Sydney Andrews in Melrose Place. She is pictured in the show (left) and in 2013 (right)

Her other big roles include The Other Woman, Beverly Hills, 92010 (pictured), Seven Girlfriends, The clean and Narrow Opposite, Cupid, The Outer Limits, and The Sky Is Falling

Her other big roles include The Other Woman, Beverly Hills, 92010 (pictured), Seven Girlfriends, The clean and Narrow Opposite, Cupid, The Outer Limits, and The Sky Is Falling

Laura was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on July 24, 1968. After graduating from high school, she joined The Young Americans choir, touring with them in 1987. 

In the early '90s, she also appeared in various commercials for companies like Pizza Hut and Dep Hair Gel.

She then landed her first major role, which was Sydney Andrews in Melrose Place. She starred as Sydney up until season six, when the character was hit by a car and seemingly killed.

Her other big roles include CBS' The Other Woman, Beverly Hills, 92010, romantic comedy Seven Girlfriends, horror flick The Clean and Narrow Opposite, Rob Thomas' Cupid, The Outer Limits, and indie film The Sky Is Falling.

She also starred in the Lifetime flicks A Deadly Encounter and Love Notes, as well as The Burrowers, Pretty Little Liars (pictured), and a series of Hallmark movies

She also starred in the Lifetime flicks A Deadly Encounter and Love Notes, as well as The Burrowers, Pretty Little Liars (pictured), and a series of Hallmark movies

She married her Melrose Place costar Doug in 1993, and they have two kids together. The couple is pictured in 2019

She married her Melrose Place costar Doug in 1993, and they have two kids together. The couple is pictured in 2019

Laura, now 55, married her Melrose Place costar Doug Savant in 1993, and they have two kids together.

She initially took a break from acting to welcome son Jack in 2000 but returned to acting the following year, starring in a few small roles in series like Boston Legal, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and CSI: Miami.

She also took to the big screen in the Lifetime flicks A Deadly Encounter and Love Notes, as well as The Burrowers, Pretty Little Liars (alongside Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, and Shay Mitchell), and a series of Hallmark movies.

Laura reprised her role as Sydney in the 2009 reboot of Melrose Place. 

Daphne Zuniga played Jo Reynolds: She continued to act but switched her focus in recent years to fighting against environmental issues

Daphne Zuniga played Jo Reynolds in Melrose Place. She is pictured in the show

Daphne Zuniga played Jo Reynolds in Melrose Place. She is pictured in 2019

Daphne Zuniga played Jo Reynolds in Melrose Place. She is pictured in the show (left) and in 2019 (right)

Her other early roles include Vision Quest, The Sure Thing, Stone Pillow, Mel Brooks' Spaceballs (pictured), the sequel to The Fly, and the drama-comedy Staying Together

Her other early roles include Vision Quest, The Sure Thing, Stone Pillow, Mel Brooks' Spaceballs (pictured), the sequel to The Fly, and the drama-comedy Staying Together

Daphne, now 61, is from San Francisco, California, and was born on October 28, 1962. 

After graduating from school, the actress attended UCLA, where she studied theater arts.

Her first movie role was in the slasher The Dorm That Dripped Blood in 1982, followed by The Initiation in 1984.

Her other early roles include Vision Quest, The Sure Thing opposite John Cusack, Stone Pillow (alongside Lucille Ball), Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, the sequel to The Fly, and the drama-comedy Staying Together.

She was then cast as Jo Reynolds in Melrose Place, which she starred in until the fifth season.

Her career skyrocketed after that, and she went on to star in the animated show My Childhood, the 1996 miniseries Pandora's Clock, ABC Family show Beautiful People, One Tree Hill, and Hallmark's Mail Order Bride in 2008, as well as numerous other Hallmark movies. 

Her career skyrocketed after Melrose Place, and she went on to star in Pandora's Clock, Beautiful People (seen), and One Tree Hill, as well as some Hallmark movies

Her career skyrocketed after Melrose Place, and she went on to star in Pandora's Clock, Beautiful People, and One Tree Hill (seen), as well as some Hallmark movies

Her career skyrocketed after Melrose Place, and she went on to star in Pandora's Clock, Beautiful People (left), and One Tree Hill (right), as well as some Hallmark movies

She co-directed a documentary called The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED, which took a deep dive into the annual Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference

She co-directed a documentary called The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED, which took a deep dive into the annual Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference 

She married businessman David Mleczko in 2019, after being set up on a blind date back in 2006. The couple is seen in July 2019

She married businessman David Mleczko in 2019, after being set up on a blind date back in 2006. The couple is seen in July 2019

She co-produced and co-directed a documentary called The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED, which took a deep dive into the annual Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference.

Daphne also wrote the CBS Interactive web series Novel Adventures, and directed the 2019 movie The Protégé.

Elsewhere, the star is very passionate about environmental issues and worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Waterkeeper Alliance, and Environment California over the years. She recently founded the Earth Communications Office. 

She married businessman David Mleczko in 2019, after being set up on a blind date back in 2006. 

Andrew Shue played Billy Campbell: He was married to GMA star Amy Robach but their relationship was torn apart by an explosive cheating scandal

Andrew Shue played Billy Campbell in Melrose Place. He is pictured in the show

Andrew Shue played Billy Campbell in Melrose Place. He is pictured in December 2021

Andrew Shue played Billy Campbell in Melrose Place. He is pictured in the show (left) and December 2021 (right)

During his time in the show, Andrew, who was born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 20, 1967, also played soccer for Los Angeles Galaxy

During his time in the show, Andrew, who was born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 20, 1967, also played soccer for Los Angeles Galaxy

His other acting credits include The Rainmaker (alongside Matt Damon and Claire Danes) and the sports drama Gracie (which he also co-produced). He is pictured in The Rainmaker

His other acting credits include The Rainmaker (alongside Matt Damon and Claire Danes) and the sports drama Gracie (which he also co-produced). He is pictured in The Rainmaker

Andrew was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on February 20, 1967. The now 57-year-old actor received a B.A. in history from Dartmouth in 1989.

After graduating, he briefly taught high school math in Zimbabwe, Africa, while also playing soccer for the Bulawayo Highlanders.

His debut role was as Billy Campbell in Melrose Place in 1992, which he starred in for all seven seasons. During his time in the show, he also played soccer for Los Angeles Galaxy.

His other acting credits include The Rainmaker (alongside Matt Damon and Claire Danes) and the sports drama Gracie (which he also co-produced).

Andrew made Gracie alongside his brother, John Shue, his brother-in-law, Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim, and his sister, Elizabeth Shue, who is also an actress and is best known for starring in The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, and the Back to the Future movies.

It was said that the movie was about Elizabeth's childhood, and paid tribute to their eldest brother, Will, who died in an accident in 1988.

He wed Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach in 2010, but they split in 2022 after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that she was having an affair with TJ Holmes

He wed Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach in 2010,

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