The Hills: New Beginnings star Jason Wahler revealed that his substance abuse and gambling addiction got so out of control he lost his $1M home over it.
The 34-year-old reality star discussed his very dark relapse on the May 19 episode of the MTV show, after a boy’s casino night with a $500 buy-in, conjured up some unsavory memories.
‘The last house we owned, we ended up having to sell, due to my addiction and moreover with gambling,’ he said in a confessional, having previously called the spiral a ‘domino effect.’
Addiction battle: The Hills: New Beginnings star Jason Wahler, 34, reveals his substance abuse battle and gambling addiction got so out of control he lost his home over it
The reality star had previously talked about his battle with cocaine and alcohol usage, which spiraled into a gambling addiction throughout the course of his various relapses.
‘When alcohol came back into the picture I started doing it in isolation. I was not able to really function. While I was drinking and using, it spiraled into a gambling addiction as well,’ he said of his multi-year battle in December 2020.
‘During this period I was making lousy choices in company and business. I surrounded myself with bad company and was making bad business investments. It was a domino effect. I lost a lot of money and lost our house within a year,’ he shared on his website.
And in Wednesday’s episode, his decision to attend a boy’s casino night left his pregnant wife Ashley Stack understandably ‘concerned,’ prompting him to speak to costars Brandon Thomas Lee, Brody Jenner, Spencer Pratt and Justin Bobby about it.
Gambling addiction: The reality star opened up about his very dark relapse on the May 19 episode of the MTV show, after a boy’s casino night with a $500 buy-in, conjured up some unsavory memories
Regaining trust: When asked if his wife Ashley was ‘okay’ with him attending a casino night, Wahler shared with fellow castmates that she ‘trusts’ him ‘for the most part’