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Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Wife Explains Airplane Incident, Thanks Everyone for Compassion During 'Ongoing Battle with Addiction'

Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Wife Explains Airplane Incident, Thanks Everyone for Compassion During 'Ongoing Battle with Addiction'

Jonathan Rhys Meyers‘ wife Mara has taken to Instagram to explain and apologize for the airplane incident this week.

If you missed it, Jonathan was detained by police in Los Angeles this week after an apparent argument with his wife on a flight from Miami.

“8 months of sobriety and an unfortunate day of airline travel. We were in South America specifically working holistically through anger issues that result in these kinds of episodes. When in it… he is not in a frame of mind where he can really even comprehend the repercussions and necessary response to his own actions,” Mara explained of her 40-year-old husband on her Instagram.

“[Jonathan] IS extremely sorry for any inconveniences caused to anyone traveling yesterday. There was no argument, just me asking him to not use his e cig per stewardess’ request to me and him not being himself, speaking very very unkindly. It was out of his character,” she continued.

“It was unbeknownst to me anything that happened on flight, as I was with my son with a privacy wall up. We are home safe and he is feeling deeply sorry for any remote disrespect afforded to me, attendants, onlookers or officers. Thank you for your compassion on this ongoing battle with addiction we are in,” Mara concluded.

Jonathan has been to rehab several times over the years.

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  • Silly People

    She really needs to stop apologizing for his behavior. This is the second time she has publicly apologized for him. She’s enabling his addiction.

  • Pitysaurus_rex

    Yeah, stuff like this is super tough. I feel where she is coming from, being married to an alcoholic in my past. You love the person and you feel responsible for trying to help them because that is what you’re “supposed” to do. Help the ones you love, and hold on to the hope that they will get better with your help. It is so easy to get the lines between “he needs my help” and “I need my help” blurred when you love someone. Your own needs tend to take a back seat while you focus on trying to get the one you love better. Its awful when you get to the breaking point, but much clearer on the other side once you’re out. I wish her the best, but she has got some realizing to do on her own. She’s got a young kid to worry about more than her man-child husband.

  • imsn

    Save your kid woman !

  • Casey C

    if you’re under going treatment for something, how can it really be out of character for you to behave a certain way? if it happens so often that you’re seeking treatment, it’s a characteristic. and how does she not know something happened ont he flight when she was asked to intervene? if you feel the need to have a privacy wall up between you and your husband for an entire flight, maybe there are some issues there to address

  • Silly People

    I also lived with an abusive alcoholic for much longer than I ever should have. You are so right. It’s a very tough situation. You are constantly apologizing for their behavior- to your family, your friends, strangers in public places. I could never relax because he could fly off the handle at any moment, I was constantly walking on egg shells, I was scared in my home. I was embarrassed more times than I can count. Once I finally got to a place where I realized that I couldn’t “fix” him and that I couldn’t control his behavior and that I couldn’t save him from himself, I found the strength to walk away. I understand her need to apologize but she doesn’t owe anyone an apology. She may think she’s helping him but she’s just making it easier for him to behave this way. I know, I did it myself for years. I’ve always liked Jonathan as an actor but he needs to learn to take responsibility for his own actions.

  • Silly People

    I also lived with an abusive alcoholic for much longer than I ever should have. You are so right. It’s a very tough situation. You are constantly apologizing for their behavior- to your family, your friends, strangers in public places. I could never relax because he could fly off the handle at any moment, I was constantly walking on egg shells, I was scared in my home. I was embarrassed more times than I can count. Once I finally got to a place where I realized that I couldn’t “fix” him and that I couldn’t control his behavior and that I couldn’t save him from himself, I found the strength to walk away. I understand her need to apologize but she doesn’t owe anyone an apology. She may think she’s helping him but she’s just making it easier for him to behave this way. I know, I did it myself for years. I’ve always liked Jonathan as an actor but he needs to learn to take responsibility for his own actions.

  • yousra

    stay strong!

  • Lolo23

    You’re right, it’s like the battered woman syndrome. I’ve seen it time and time again with people close to me. Something’s fishy

  • Lolo23

    You’re right, it’s like the battered woman syndrome. I’ve seen it time and time again with people close to me. Something’s fishy

  • Pitysaurus_rex

    Same, same, SAME! Man, good for you for getting out when you could. We both know, firsthand, it is hard. Hindsight is 20/20, eh? Cheers, love.

  • Pitysaurus_rex

    Same, same, SAME! Man, good for you for getting out when you could. We both know, firsthand, it is hard. Hindsight is 20/20, eh? Cheers, love.

  • cuzjcacjo

    stupid woman. she has such low self esteem she should live in a sewer toilet.

  • cutitout

    He has murderer eyes. Be careful.

  • Silly People

    Thanks, same to you! Yup, hindsight is always 20/20. If only I could go back in time!! Take care, friend.

  • Silly People

    Thanks, same to you! Yup, hindsight is always 20/20. If only I could go back in time!! Take care, friend.

  • Silly People

    Thanks, same to you! Yup, hindsight is always 20/20. If only I could go back in time!! Take care, friend.

  • Tev Feldman

    First she says that he spoke “very, very unkindly” (read: he was verbally abusive) to her in response to her telling him to stop smoking, then she says that she had no idea anything happened on the flight at all because she had a privacy wall up. Huh?

    It seems like she’ll do anything to excuse his abuse. Unfortunately, that’s not uncommon with abuse victims, but she has a kid and she needs to protect him. Staying with an abusive, rageaholic addict and raising this child around that is cruel to the kid.

  • Sprite

    This guy looks a bit like Hugh Laurie, surely they can work this out.