Actor Rob Lowe's party boy ways in the 80s led to a scandal of epic proportions.
In 1988, Rob Lowe was involved in a scandal over a videotape of him having sex with two females, one of whom was 16. She was filmed with Lowe during the night before the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. Lowe, who asserted that he did not know that the second girl was underage, agreed to perform 20 hours of community service to avoid criminal charges.
About two years later, he finally sobered up.
On Twitter on Sunday, he offered his story as hope to others struggling with addiction.
In an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" in 2012, Lowe said he was grateful for the incident with the girl, "because it got me to reexamine my life. I don't know what [else] would've done it. It had to be something pretty big."
In the late 1980s, Lowe had become famous for his "Brat Pack" ways, when he and other young Hollywood stars became as famous for their partying as they did for their acting.
There was one major guiding force in his drive to sobriety, Lowe said.
"I knew that I had somebody in my life that I wanted to make a go of it with, and that's my now-wife Sheryl," Lowe said.
Lowe has been married to Sheryl Berkoff, a former Hollywood make-up artist, for one year less than he's been sober. They have two teen-aged sons.