“I literally had to go to rehab for it”: Not Andy Samberg, One Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Got So Addicted to P*rn it Threatened His Marriage

Actor Terry Crews' battle with a troubling addiction!

"I literally had to go to rehab for it": Not Andy Samberg, One Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Got So Addicted to P*rn it Threatened His Marriage

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  • Actor Terry Crews opened up about his longtime addiction to p*rnography.
  • He highlighted how serious of an issue it can be in an interview with Wendy Williams and subsequent Facebook videos the following year. 
  • He also opened up about how it continued to take a toll on their relationship.
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Known for his role in the popular TV series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Terry Crews has faced several challenges on his journey to stardom. After retiring from the NFL, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor. However, before getting his break in Hollywood, he struggled with several issues, including depression from his post-retirement transformation.

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The struggle eventually led him towards a reliance on adult content. Crews has been candid about his battles with such addictions and has shared how an addiction that started at an earlier age almost cost him his marriage.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews Battled with P*rn Addiction

Actor Terry Crews opened up about his longtime addiction to p*rnography, a habit that took root in his early youth and persisted for years. In a candid disclosure during a 2015 interview with Wendy Williams and subsequent Facebook videos the following year, he highlighted how serious of an issue it can be.

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Actor Terry Crews

“If day turns into night and you are still watching, you probably have got a problem. And that was me,” he shared in one of his Facebook videos. Talking about his struggles in the Audible Original book, Stronger Together, he shared how his success and fame made it even worse.

Success is the warmest place to hide,” he shared before adding, “Fame made it worse! Hollywood didn’t care. It still doesn’t care if you lose your family.” The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star explained how the addiction altered his perception of people, reducing them to objects and body parts rather than “people to be loved.”

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A still from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The shift in his mindset, which was compounded by his addiction, started affecting his marriage to singer Rebecca King-Crews. “It affected everything. My wife was literally like, ‘I don’t know you anymore. I’m out of here,” he shared. And it made him realize that he needed professional help.

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Terry Crews’ Addiction Nearly Ruined His Marriage

One of the biggest issues for Terry Crews was that he was not able to discuss his issues with anyone, including his wife, and it continued to take a toll on their relationship. “Every time I watched it, I was walled off. It was like another brick that came between me and my wife,” he shared as per People.

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Terry Crews and his wife, Rebecca King-Crews | LEON BENNETT/GETTY
Terry Crews and his wife, Rebecca King-Crews | LEON BENNETT/GETTY

It all led to what they termed as the “D-Day” in their Audible Original when Crews admitted to his addiction and being unfaithful. His wife contemplated leaving, describing the experience as “like death.” The strain of their relationship was also impacting their kids.

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After realizing how severe his addiction had gotten, Terry Crews sought help. “I had to change,” he said before adding, “I literally had to go to rehab for it.” After his rehab, he decided to patch things up with his wife.

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“I got help because I needed it,” he said, emphasizing that his motivation for seeking help was not solely to save his marriage but stemmed from an inherent need for personal healing. The actor has gotten free of his addiction and has also made amends with his wife.

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