Thursday 19 April 2018

'Sadness' over wife's miscarriage behind Rhys Meyers' relapse

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his wife Mara Lane with their son Wolf
Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his wife Mara Lane with their son Wolf

Jonathan Rhys Meyers' wife Mara Lane has rev-ealed that the couple recently suffered a miscarriage, after the actor was spotted looking disorientated in Dublin Airport.

The Cork man (40) was said to be "intoxicated" when he was in the airport earlier this week and was looked after by security personnel.

His wife has now shared the heartbreaking news that Jonathan, who has struggled with alcoholism for many years, relapsed after learning the couple had lost their baby.


"With much sadness, we open our hearts to share that J and I lost our second child, who was baking in the oven," she wrote in a post on Instagram.

"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."

Writing about her husband's struggle with depression and alcoholism, Lane said the actor is the "strongest" person she knows.

"Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism, which he was born with," she said.

"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."

The actor when he previously fell off the wagon
The actor when he previously fell off the wagon

The actress (39) also expressed her gratitude for the support of friends and family.

"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," she wrote.

"I have so much love for you. 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 went on to say that Rhys Meyers was now "safe" after being seen staggering through the airport, and claimed he was refused entry to two Irish hospitals because of lengthy waiting periods.

"He 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," she wrote.

"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."

The couple, who secretly tied the knot last year, welcomed their first child, Wolf, last December 2016.

Lane has described her husband as a great father who is "super-protective".

"J is the best father btw. Ridiculously loving, super- protective, patient and attentive," she wrote.

"Wolf is basically snuggled, kissed, adored, sang to and entertained any free minute he has by his Papa."


In May 2015, the actor shocked many of his fans when he was pictured walking down a street in London looking dishevelled, drinking spirits from a bottle.

The Tudors star issued an apology afterwards and said he hoped it had not changed people's opinion of him.

"Mara and I are thankful for your support and kindness during this time. I apologise for having a minor relapse and hope that people don't think too badly of me," he said.

"I'm on the mend and thank well-wishers. Sorry for my appearance as I was on my way home from a friend's and had not changed."

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