Rob Lowe, 50, got sober so he would stop cheating on his wife. The actor has endured a turbulent personal life that has seen him achieve negative headlines – including for an infamous sex tape in the late 1980s – but he says his love life has calmed down ever since he became sober. Lowe – who married his wife Sheryl Berkoff in 1991 – explained to Haute Living magazine: ”I had met my now wife, Sheryl, and was attempting my first try at monogamy, which was not really in my nature at the time, and I wasn’t able to do it. He added: ”It made me examine how I was living.” Lowe had alcohol and sex addictions, both of which led to him entering rehab in the late 1990s.
Having been sober for a sustained period of time, he says it’s had a positive impact on his life. Meanwhile, Lowe – who has been talked of as a potential politician in the U.S. – recently confessed that he no longer harbors any aspirations in that sphere. He told the New York Times: ”The tenor in this country is so – I can’t think of any other word than ‘gross.’ [Running] would be hard to do. For the first time in my life. I don’t idealize or romanticize running for office and that’s really sad.”