Jodie Sweetin Wins Custody Battle, Talks About Overcoming Addiction

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Celebrity life has not always been kind to Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin, and her numerous trials have been well-documented. However, she has managed to turn her life around quite dramatically in the last few years, and she is proud to share her success with others.

The 33-year-old actress and motivational speaker opened up to People about her alcohol and drug-addled life as a pre-teen celebrity as well as her journey toward motherhood and sobriety.

Known by most as the witty middle child Stephanie Tanner in the long-running ‘90s sitcom Full House, Jodie Sweetin experienced fame and fortune at the tender age of five. By the time the series was over, she was 13 years old and completely exposed to the worldly ways of Hollywood.

In 2009, Jodie Sweetin wrote a memoir entitled unSweetined, in which she details how the alcohol and substance abuse started during former co-star Candace Cameron Bure’s wedding.

“I probably had two bottles of wine, and I was only 14. That first drink gave me the self-confidence I had been searching for my whole life. But that set the pattern of the kind of drinking that I would do,” Sweetin revealed.

The succeeding years showed a downward spiral, which included an addiction to such illegal drugs as cocaine, crystal meth, and Ecstasy. She has been through three failed marriages, the last of which involved a contentious custody with ex-husband, Morty Coyle.

After divorcing in 2013, the estranged couple fought over their daughter Beatrix’s schooling. Jodie Sweetin insisted that she attend the same elementary school in Los Angeles as her older half-sister Zoie, while Coyle argued that she go to different school located across town.

The presiding judge at the California Superior Court favored Sweetin’s argument, citing that “Petitioner Mother shall have tie-breaking authority on school issue.”

Things are definitely looking up for Jodie Sweetin. Aside from being sober for almost 5 years and counting, she is also reprising her role in the Netflix original series, Fuller House, which is set to air in February.

“My life is amazing,” Jodie Sweetin told People. “I will have five years [of sobriety] in March. It’s given me a lot of gratitude.”

Val Powell
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