Actress Mara Lane, wife of “Vikings” star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, says the couple recently suffered the miscarriage of their second child, subsequently affecting her husband’s ongoing battle with alcoholism.
“With much sadness, we open our hearts to share that J and I lost our second child, who was baking in the oven,” she posted on Instagram over the weekend. “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.”
She went on to say of her husband, “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.”
Irish actor Meyers, 40, has struggled publicly with alcohol addiction, and in May 2015 apologized on social media for what he called “a minor relapse” after being photographed in London looking disheveled and holding a bottle. His wife said in her Instagram post that he is now “safe and with his sober living companion and bodyguard [and trying] 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.”
Referring to photographs published Saturday showing him appearing to be intoxicated at Dublin Airport and being led away by security officers, Lane wrote, “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.”
She added, “Life is tough sometimes though so let’s try not looking down at someone unless we intend on helping them up.”
The couple, who married last year, had son Wolf Rhys Meyers in December.