[Blind Gossip] We thought we’d give you a little peek behind the scenes of a famous family. It’s especially timely because one of the members of the family has been causing trouble again.
This celebrity couple had a rocky relationship from day one. And by rocky, we mean Rocky.
The Actor has an anger problem. And a substance abuse problem. Put the two together, and he’ll take a swing at whoever gets in his way during a binge. His crazy, belligerent behavior continues to take its toll on his ex and their entire family and his job.
His Actress ex knew about his problem/s from the beginning. But he was handsome and famous and has more than one famous relative, so she constantly made excuses for him. Fortunately, she was able to extricate herself from the situation before it was too late.
She hasn’t really moved on, though. She is gorgeous and available, but have you seen her out on a single date this year? No. Why not? Because she is scared of her ex! He still calls the Actress – usually after he has been binging – to alternately yell at her and to beg her to come back. She isn’t about to go back to him, but she is also scared to date someone else, because she knows that he is crazy jealous and loses control rather easily.
His kids from a previous relationship don’t want to spend with him either. We do not know exactly what is behind that – if it’s his add*ction, his anger issues, or something else – but it’s never a good sign when even your kids want to avoid you.
Finally, his celebrity parents are having troubles in their own relationship, some of which can be attributed to their constant fights over the Actor. The Dad makes excuse after excuse for him – perhaps because The Actor had a disastrous childhood – while the Mom has been calling for rehab for years.
Of course, The Actor swears that he is going to clean up his act. After every crazy binge and fight he swears that he will never drink again. But it always does. First rule of addiction: Addicts are liars.
It affects his work, too. Everyone in the industry knows he has a serious problem. Some still hire him. Some avoid him like the plague. He’s lost out on more than one major role because of his drinking. How can you have someone anchor a franchise when you don’t even know if he’s going to show up for work the next day?
We still think he has a chance at a good life and a long, successful career… but only if he goes to reh*b. Fortunately for him, Mom (who can be an incredibly demanding woman) is the loudest voice in the room right now. We should know in a week or so if she got through to him.
The Actor: Josh Brolin
The Actress: Diane Lane
Dad: James Brolin
Mom: Barbra Streisand
Franchise: Batman or Jurassic Park or Star Wars
Josh Brolin has entered rehab for treatment for alcohol addiction.
Maybe now his estranged wife, Diane Lane, can relax for a few weeks without worrying about Josh calling her. Perhaps she can even sneak in a date or two.
Maybe James Brolin can also finally relax. Josh’s alcoholism had become one long argument in his marriage to Barbra Streisand.
If there is a hero in this story, it just might be… Barbra Streisand!
While James basically told her to “butt out” of his adult son’s life, Babs never backed down and never gave up. Babs has never wavered from her position of Josh needing serious and ongoing professional help to deal with his anger and addiction issues. She may not have been Josh’s birth mother, but she certainly cares about his well-being just as much as any blood relative ever could. Even after the chatter quieted down about Josh’s last drunk fight debacle, Babs did not. It took her a little longer than we expected (two weeks instead of one), but her persistence finally paid off. Good for her!
Josh Brolin may have screwed himself out of three major franchises with his antics. However, he is still a young an and will have plenty of chances ahead for a major franchise after he cleans up his act.
Josh was considered for the role of Batman, but lost out to Ben Affleck. Josh was then supposed to be taking the lead role in the next chapter of the Jurassic Park franchise. However, just a couple of days after the November 2 fight, he got the boot from Jurassic Park. His team tried to spin it that Josh “voluntarily quit” because he has his eye on the next Star Wars film, but that’s not true. Josh was fired from Jurassic Park, and he has not been offered a role in Star Wars.
From Us Weekly:
Josh Brolin Goes to Rehab
Josh Brolin is seeking help for substance abuse. The 45-year-old actor checked into rehab recently in Northern California, sources exclusively confirm to Us Weekly.
“He realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety,” an insider tells Us.
The news comes shortly after Brolin was caught on tape allegedly getting into a drunken fistfight with an unknown male at O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 2. TMZ reported that the incident occurred near the front entrance of the bar after it closed at 2 a.m. The fight came to an end, however, with Brolin sharing a hug with the other man. That same weekend, Brolin was also caught on camera getting into an alleged verbal altercation with a cab driver at a Los Angeles Del Taco drive-thru.
On Monday, Nov. 4, Brolin told TMZ that he was done with drinking for good. When asked if he regretted the incidents from over the weekend, the Gangster Squad actor said, “Absolutely, it won’t be happening again.”
“Are you going to be laying off the booze a bit?” TMZ asked. “That’s it,” Brolin said. “Completely done.”
Brolin and his now ex-wife Diane Lane exclusively told Us Weekly in February 2008 that they were divorcing after eight years of marriage. The divorce has yet to be finalized.
Congratulations to Teacher Kat for being first with the correct answer!
If you were hoping for a reconciliation between Josh Brolin and Diane Lane, you can stop hoping. Their divorce was just finalized!
We hope that Diane Lane (That’s her official name now) can find some peace now, as well as a good relationship with a loving, sober man who treats her with kindness and respect.
From TMZ via The New York Daily News:
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane’s divorce is final after nine years of marriage, reports TMZ.
The 48-year-old “Unfaithful” actress, who initiated divorce proceedings in her February filing, has reportedly decided against seeking spousal support. In fact, the duo, who married in 2004, are said to be settling their financial arrangements privately for their split, which she indicated was due to “irreconcilable differences.”
Not only did she drop her husband but she also departed from using his last name as she reportedly restored her moniker to simply Diane Lane without the Brolin.