Reflecting on his past, Jason Ritter recently shared his experience of battling alcoholism. Furthermore, how alcoholism impacted his relationship with Melanie Lynskey. That is, during the initial phase of their love story.
THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW:
In a recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show. The Parenthood star Jason Ritter shared that he recognised Melanie Lynskey’s exceptional qualities. Precisely, from the beginning of their relationship. However, the 43-year-old actor admitted that their love story wasn’t as picture-perfect. Obviously, as it may seem. Hence, as he was dealing with alcoholism at the time. “It wasn’t a straightforward and adorable story,” Ritter explained. “It was complicated, intriguing, and unusual. Especially, with alcoholism issues mixed in.”
Despite feeling an instant connection with Melanie Lynskey when they first met in 2013. Jason Ritter’s battle with alcoholism made him question whether he was the right person for her. During his recent interview with Drew Barrymore, Ritter revealed, “There was a moment when I recognised how wonderful she was. Further, I believed she deserved someone worthy of her. I didn’t think I was that person due to my issues with alcohol. I felt like I was too unstable.”
Adam Driver, who starred in Girls. Shared that it took him some time to regain his confidence after quitting alcohol in late 2013. During the interview on The Drew Barrymore Show. The New York University alum recounted that it wasn’t until about a year into his sobriety. That he began to believe he could make commitments to another person. “I recognised that Melanie was an amazing person. I needed to work on myself. In addition to this, become a better version of me. Before I felt worthy of being her partner,” Driver revealed, his voice breaking with emotion. While holding hands with her husband, Lynskey also got teary-eyed. As she commended him for his efforts. “He put in a lot of effort. Also, did a lot of work on himself. I am so proud of him,” the Candy actress said.
ALCOHOLISM IS THE MAIN POINT OF DISCUSSION:
At this point in the interview, Melanie Lynskey made a lighthearted comment. That things were about to “get more fun.” However, host Drew Barrymore expressed. Obviously, that she was happy to discuss the topic of alcoholism. Precisely, due to her own experiences with it. “I haven’t had a drink in almost four years,” the Never Been Kissed star shared. Although she clarified that she is not sober, she no longer drinks alcohol. Barrymore also revealed that she struggled with feeling like she wasn’t “right” for anyone. Hence, while she was drinking. Furthermore, is looking forward to shedding that negative self-image. As well as, finding a fulfilling relationship in the future.
Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter, who became parents to a daughter in December 2018. Thus, exchanged wedding vows in 2020 after being engaged for three years. Although they had ample time to plan a wedding after Ritter’s 2017 proposal, the ceremony ended up happening unexpectedly. According to Lynskey, during her preparations for filming the first season of Yellowjackets in Canada. She was told (incorrectly) that Ritter couldn’t enter the country unless they were married. “So I said, ‘We need to get married tomorrow,'”. The New Zealand actress recounted during a May 2022 interview on Jess Cagle’s SiriusXM show. The couple ended up tying the knot on their front porch. Importantly, in their rental house in Atlanta. That is, with the help of a friendly officiant and two close friends who brought cake and flowers.