“Part of the process of recovery and living your life sober is making amends. And I made amends to Lauren.”
At the time of announcing his return to The Hills, Jason revealed he hoped he could show viewers that “life in recovery can be amazing”. But a recent episode dealt with him suffering a relapse after years of sobriety.
In fact, back in 2016, Lauren revealed that Jason’s substance abuse and their subsequent split had left her “broken”.
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He said: “I’m not proud of it, but 10 to 12 years ago I was the drunk, womanising alcoholic. After we shot Laguna Beach and going into Season 1 of The Hills is when my addiction took full force. Drugs and alcohol were my solution.”
Jason continued: “It’s freeing. When you can take ownership of your actions and let people know you truly want to make things right, and you apologise and you take the actions to fix what you did — it feels good.”
Jason, who’s now father to 3-year-old Delilah, said: “I’ve definitely transformed. I’m content in my own skin. I can sit here and look you in the eye and I’m comfortable, I’m confident, I’m happy. I’ve got a great group of people around me.”