To address media speculation about her marriage, she gave an expletive-laden interview in May 2012, in which she claimed her son was afraid that his father would be going to prison over the affair, and that her house had been on the market for several months prior to the scandal.
Prior to casting, Johnson-George had never watched Survivor and could neither swim nor fish. Despite letting it be known that she was married to Eddie George, blowing up at her tribe mates and locking horns with Survivor host Jeff Probst, Johnson-George was one of only four Jalapao members (out of eight), as well as the only woman from her tribe, to make it to the merge.
Her father died of pancreatic cancer when she was nine.In her first season of Survivor, Cusack was the leader of a majority all-female voting bloc.Despite her apparent safety, she became the 13th contestant voted out of the game and the fourth member of the jury when her alliance turned on her.Cusack's Survivor: Vanuatu bio states she was dating a woman named Crissy. However, in an interview, Cusack stated "I'm not gay. I still love her, and she's my closest friend today." In a 2008 interview with After Ellen, Cusack also said: "Oh gosh, I don't know.I don't know if I would put a specific label on any of it. In the mid-late 1990s Cusack appeared regularly as a model in photospreads and on covers for Muscle Media 2000, the muscle magazine published by her then-fiancé Bill Phillips.