Disney's 'Mickey Mouse Club' Star, Jennifer McGill on Finding God After Hitting Rock Bottom

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Jennifer McGill posts a a photo celebrating the 28th anniversary of the "New Mickey Mouse Club," April 24, 2017. |

Childhood Disney star Jennifer McGill says she found God after experiencing heartbreak and is now gearing up to release an album about it.

Unlike her peers Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera, McGill decided to go to college after being a child star featured in the "Mickey Mouse Club" in 1989.

"I just needed to grow up and grow wiser in order to be the artist I think I was meant to be," McGill told Fox News in an interview published on Friday. "I think that it was meant to be that now is the time that my debut album is being released. I think I would have been chewed up and spit out in my 20s."

McGill, however, still managed to find herself in a desolate place after college when her mother died. The loss sent the then 24-year-old into a downward spiral, and she turned her back on loved ones and her childhood church.

"When my mother was gone, I felt extremely lost," she explained. "I think I'd lost my joy."

As time progressed and McGill turned 30, she found herself married to a man who was already legally married to someone else. Upon finding out the truth, the entertainer went to a court to have the marriage annulled.