According to The Jasmine Brand, Eve has opened up about a dark period in her life where she drank heavy and took pain pills. She said,
“I was out of a toxic relationship, I didn’t have a TV show, I didn’t have a record deal. I was just kind of like, ‘What is happening to my life?’ So I started drinking. A lot. I started drinking and drinking and drinking because I didn’t want to deal with my emotions. I didn’t have anybody to really talk to. I was even popping Xanax and drinking to numb my pain. And at the time that I was in it, I didn’t see that I was harming myself. I just felt like I was coping but I really wasn’t. You think of harming yourself as cutting, but drinking and drugs is exactly the same thing in many ways.” Eve went on to admit that a DUI in 2007 served as a wake-up call. She continued, “I got a DUI and it took my DUI to wake me up because I had to wear one of those ankle things and I didn’t want to because I knew it would force me to deal with my ‘S’, my stuff,. And thankfully I did and was able to get healthy. I prayed myself through it and I finally started figuring out the things that I needed to do to make myself healthy.”
Wow. That’s brave of her to share that part of her life with us. Big ups!