Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wife says he relapsed after she suffered a miscarriage

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the press room at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London on February 21, 2010. Meyers recently relapsed in his alcohol addiction after his wife suffered a miscarriage. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI

Sept. 11 (UPI) — Mara Lane says her husband, actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, recently relapsed in his alcohol addiction after she suffered a miscarriage, but he is once again getting help.

The couple married in 2016 after two years of dating. They have a son named Wolf, who will turn 1 in December.

“With much sadness, we open our hearts to share that J and I lost our second child, who was baking in the oven. Child was very very much wanted (right now especially by J, so he took the news particularly not so well) and we are still working with coping skills over here… when life throws us curve balls such as these,” Lane wrote in a lengthy Instagram post Sunday.

“Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with. He has been able to turn any ugliness and hurt in his life into art and is the strongest person I know. I do not know anyone who has been through what he has been through and reached his level of successes. It does seem though that every time we seem to be making so much progress… sometimes it’s like two steps forward, one step back. Thank you family and friends and all of you lovely kind beautiful people who send us good energy and thoughts and support. It is so appreciated. I have so much love for you.”

Lane also addressed a report in Britain’s Mirror newspaper, which said “The Tudors” and “Match Point” star appeared intoxicated last week as he tried to board a flight to Vancouver at Dublin Airport. Accompanying the article, were photos of Meyers looking confused and disheveled.

“To some others, my husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and depression and drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness of this news,” Lane’s Instagram post continued. “I am trying to and still learning/adjusting to living with the public, like one would as a concerned mother-in-law. I feel that whomever took photos of my husband was slightly in the wrong and was concerned for the wrong reasons but … it’s ok. It’s ok. Maybe you have/had a family to feed and need/needed money? I don’t know. We forgive you.”

Lane went on to say Meyers now “is safe and with his sober living companion and bodyguard to get into a detox closer to home since he was denied hospital help twice in Ireland because of an already two month wait period.”

“Life is life. Life is beautiful. Life is tough sometimes though so let’s try not looking down at someone unless we intend on helping them up,” she concluded. “Sending love to those in… Texas, Florida, India and Mexico with all the natural disasters going on. We are both so sensitive and the past couple of weeks have been so ouch in our hearts for all humans and animals affected.”

Meyers, 40, has long battled alcoholism and made several trips to rehab. He recently joined the cast of the TV show “Vikings.” His other credits include “The Velvet Goldmine,” “Bend it Like Beckham,” “August Rush” and “Roots.”


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