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Wife Shares Story Of Actor Husband's Relapse After Her Miscarriage

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wife opened up about recent miscarriage, saying it may have triggered her husband’s relapse

Actress Mara Lane, wife of Jonathan Rhys Meyers, shared sad news of the couple’s recent miscarriage in an Instagram post over the weekend, acknowledging its impact on her husband’s struggles with sobriety.

“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. “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.”

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Lane acknowledged her husband’s challenging past and his ongoing struggle with addiction — along with the impact this “curve ball” had on his health and sobriety.

“Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with,” she wrote. “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.”

But as often goes with the recovery process, she said that sometimes it’s two steps forward, one step back. Her poignant post cuts to an often undiscussed reality of miscarriage — the emotional toll hits fathers too. Hard. Even though they may not be the one dealing with the physical impact of a miscarriage, they grieve too. It is a loss not just for the mom, but for the couple and the family.

Meyers was recently thrust into the spotlight when a paparazzo snapped photos of him drunk at a Dublin airport.

“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,” she wrote. “It’s ok. Maybe you have/had a family to feed and need/needed money? I don’t know. We forgive you.”

She reassured fans, friends and family that Meyers is safe and working toward recovery with a sober living companion and bodyguard until he can get into a hospital closer to home.

The couple’s first child, Wolf, was born last December.

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“Life is life,” she concluded. “Life is beautiful. Life is tough sometimes though so let’s try not looking down at someone unless we intend on helping them up.”