Jodi Sta. Maria admits taking alcohol and drugs after separation with husband

Kapamilya actress Jodi Sta Maria revealed that at one point in her life, she took alcohol and drugs

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Jodi Sta. Maria admits taking alcohol and drugs after separation with husband

In the midst of government's warnings to expose the list containing the names of celebrities who are into drugs, kapamilya actress Jodi Sta. Maria bravely faced and spoke before the hundreds of people in the The Perfect Love Conference held last October at the Convention Hall of J. Centre Mall in Madaue City, Cebu.

In a report of Cebu Daily News, Sta. Maria said she felt that her life “was such a mess” at the time.

“Hindi ko alam kung saan ako magsisimula. Wala nang magmamahal sa akin kasi separada na ako, segunda mano”, she said.

The actress was talking about the separation she had with husband Panfilo Lacson Jr. Their marriage lasted for five years and produced one child Thirdy, now 10 years old.

“Before becoming a workaholic, I became an alcoholic. I drank day and night. I even drank during tapings, ang gusto ko kasi masolusyunan ‘yung feeling ko of pain and emptiness. When alcohol wasn’t enough, I turned to drugs. I felt empty. I pretended to be okay when the truth is hindi naman talaga. I was in and out of bad relationships that left me all the more wounded and broken.”

According to the actress, their immaturity was the cause of their failed marriage, which affected their son.

Sta. Maria said she was eventually able to pick up the pieces and start over, with the actress thanking veteran actress Connie Reyes for inviting her to attend church.

In 2010, veteran actor Connie Reyes invited Jodi to attend church, but it was only in 2014 that she obliged to go with her.

“Nahihiya na kasi ako, kasi ang tagal na niyang ini-invite ako, but there, dun ko nakilala ang Panginoon,” Jodi said.

She said she was able to quit smoking, alcohol and drugs after becoming a Christian. “I have a newfound respect for my body now, and I have to take care of it,” she said.

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