But Jaimee's child stardom didn't last long. After only three seasons, Jaimee was let go from Family Matters, and she struggled to adjust to her new life.
Her family's money problems quickly mounted, and suddenly, Jaimee says, she was broke. Jaimee says she turned to alcohol and her life spiraled out of control.
Intoxicated and feeling pressured by her boyfriend to come up with some cash, she agreed to do an explicit sex scene with another actress. During this time, Jaimee recounts that her "self-esteem was just completely to the floor."
"It was, to me, the quickest money," Jaimee says. "I was so naïve, and I was drinking."
After living the life of a child star, Jaimee says she didn't have any skills to fall back on, and working at a fast food joint wasn't an option that she considered. "I'd never lived a normal childhood," she says. "I always went to auditions."
Jaimee remembers feeling ridiculous and degraded after making a porn film, but she never thought anyone would find out...at least not for a few years.
"That was the hardest thing," she says. "But it was a relief. Once she found out, she didn't reprimand me, she didn't yell at me, she said, 'I still love you, and we have to deal with this.'"
In no time, Jaimee's steamy sex scene was all over the Internet. It was also duplicated in more than a hundred adult films. The wholesome star of Family Matters now had a risqué reputation to overcome.
"I couldn't hold my head high," Jaimee says. "I couldn't walk around and say, 'My name is Jaimee Foxworth' without someone saying, 'Ew,' or, 'We heard about you'. That's the most degrading part. I lost all my confidence. I lost all my self-esteem. I lost friends. I lost some family members."
"When I was on Family Matters, I thought the money was never going to stop," Jaimee says. "I thought I was never going to be broke. So I say to young girls, always have another option. Try to go for your dreams. Don't try to be just what you see on TV."
If she had stayed in school and gone on to college, Jaimee says she may have been an acting coach or a doctor after her sitcom stardom faded.
The story might have ended right there, but it didn't. Anette took the film to the neighborhood pharmacy for developing. Two hours later, police were at her door because of the explicit nature of the photographs.
Today, Anette is a convicted criminal. She pled guilty to the use of a minor for obscene purposes. Landon also pled guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and spent 11 hours in jail.
Landon, who says he was initially opposed to having a stripper at his son's birthday party, says he regrets not taking action to stop the stripper's performance. "I would not let it happen again," Landon says. "I know I would literally fight to stop it."
Both Anette and Landon agree that the consequences have wreaked havoc on their lives. In addition to legal woes, the couple says they have suffered financially and emotionally. When news of the party became public, Landon says it cost him his house-painting business and the family almost lost their home. Anette says she feared losing her children and suffers from depression.
"There is a wisdom in you that you turned off," Dr. Robin tells Anette. "It's got to get reactivated because I keep hearing you're trying to protect your kids and then you also expose them to the very thing you're trying to save them from."
Oprah agrees with Dr. Robin, adding that the couple's decision to hire a stripper can send mixed messages to their sons. "I know what you want—as a good person—are sons who are kind and respectful toward women," Oprah says. "To do that, you want to raise men to have relationships with women—not to feel that you can just go out and get yourself a stripper and have yourself a piece."
Dr. Robin says there's a bigger picture to be looked at too. "You got sucked into something ... which is really a country that is really warped and distorted around respect and honor of women," she says. "You're victims to that."