Jeff Lewis has opened up about using alcohol to cope with “stress” which includes his ongoing custody battle.
On Tuesday during an episode of his Sirius XM radio show Jeff Lewis Live he described that he was a “functioning alcoholic” over “the last two years”
He said, “I feel like over the last two years, I have been leaning on alcohol. Last night, I made a commitment to myself that I was gonna go one night without having a drink, and I didn’t do that. And now today I’m beating myself up with guilt.
I feel like especially with everything that’s happened over the past 24 months, I am leaning a little bit on alcohol, because it numbs the pain, it helps me with my stress, it helps me relax, and it’s become a routine frankly.”
He furthered, “I was thinking to myself last night — because I’m mad at myself that I didn’t keep my commitment to myself — I’m thinking maybe I just need to remove all of the alcohol in my house. I think that would literally probably cut out alcohol consumption by 60 percent, because I drink home alone.”
He split from Gage Edward after 10 years in February, and since then has been in a custody battle over their 3-year-old daughter Monroe. On his show, he exclaimed, “I just admitted I was a functioning alcoholic. This is a big show for me.”
Lewis said last month that he was concerned over the custody agreements falling apart, “I have begged him to try to work this out together, but what happens is, sometimes, in all honesty, I feel like I’m co-parenting my child with a child … I literally put my face in my hands and thought, ‘This guy is going to torture me for the rest of my life. I’m a prisoner.’”
The 49-year-old says, “We are in this combined at $80,000. We have nothing in place, nothing. We don’t have financial settlement, we have nothing. And we’re already at $80,000.”
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