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In 1977, internal conflicts were erupting within the Runaways, who had by that time already parted ways with producer Fowley, lead singer Cherie Currie, and bassist Jackie Fox.
The title is also celebratory, as Ford had recently settled differences with her former Runaways' bandmates. The couple were married after knowing each other for only two weeks. The family moved to Turks and Caicos, where Gillette operated a small building and real estate developing business.In a March 2011, interview on the Classic Rock Revisited website, Ford claimed that she had taken a business trip to Los Angeles to discuss the reality show with TLC executives, and returned home to find her husband and sons not speaking to her.In 2013, Ford referred to her ex-husband as a "control freak" and commented that Gillette had turned the children against her because she had taken a trip to speak to TLC executives about the impending reality television show deal.By the mid-1990s, Ford placed a reduced priority on her music career as she turned her attention towards raising her two young sons.Following the release of Black in 1995, Ford did not release new material until the Wicked Wonderland album almost fifteen years later.She stated that because she had taken control of the show, Gillette turned the couple's children against her, threatening that Ford was going to do harm to the children.
Due to this, Ford has become an advocate for the awareness of Parental alienation. A vivid account of life as 'the one-and-only guitar-playing rocker chick who could shred like I did.' ... and an inspiring one." During her solo career, Ford endorsed musical instrument manufacturer B. Rich and exclusively used several of the brand's guitars, most notably the Warlock.
The band garnered significant media attention and The Runaways became a successful recording and touring act during their late 1970s heyday.
Ford's lead-guitar playing became an integral element of the band's sound until their eventual break-up in April 1979.
The follow-up single, "Gotta Let Go", performed better, reaching number one on the Mainstream Rock charts.
Ford said in an interview that she recorded an unreleased album with RCA Records, and Tony Iommi didn't perform on it.
In 2016 Ford published her autobiography "Living Like A Runaway, a Memoir" through Dey Street Books. The 1992 TV series Howie, starring Howie Mandel, saw Ford as a regular guitarist for the house band.