BlindGossip – There are lots of film and TV actors coming and going from rehab, celebrity rehab, and sober houses right now. Although this one has received his 30-day chip, he is going to be staying longer than his program suggests. The motivating factor is his relationship with a former Significant Other, who has expressed a desire to reconcile with him. However, the SO has also told him that in order to have a good life together, he must be completely dedicated to remaining sober.
It’s Chris Klein! Source: BlindGossip.com
Chris Klein’s struggles with alcohol are explained in People Magazine:
Chris Klein: Alcoholism Nearly Killed Me
Chris Klein became an overnight heartthrob after starring in Election and the 1999 breakout hit American Pie.
“It was nothing short of magic,” says the actor, of his early stardom – something he quickly learned wouldn’t last forever.
Klein slid into a battle with alcoholism that nearly cost him his career – and his life.
“I would have died, and I think about that every single day,” the actor, 33, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive new interview.
After two DUI arrests and a jail sentence, the Nebraska-reared actor knew he had to turn his life around. Now nearly 19 months sober, Klein opens about his struggles for the first time.
“It got to the point where I was a fragile shadow of the young man that came into this business,” he says. “Today, I’m the luckiest guy alive.”
Who was Chris Klein’s former Significant Other? Why, it’s Katie Holmes!
Related: She Has Finally Pulled the Chip Out of Her Head
Katie was married to Tom Cruise at the time when this blind was first published, but she has regularly kept in contact with Chris Klein over the past few years, and continues to support his sobriety. Is it a coincidence that this piece on Chris Klein’s recovery appeared in People Magazine just prior to the Cruise-Holmes split? Nope.
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