Scott Disick missed his daughter Penelope’s birthday for the second year in a row, according to reports — only this time, Scott reportedly missed out on the party for all the right reasons.
According to Hollywood Life, Scott missed Penelope’s fourth birthday party, which took place in the Bahamas, for “a noble reason” — he wanted to be a good father, the website reports.
“Scott didn’t go to the Bahamas because he is trying to take his sobriety seriously and a tropical vacation would be a massive trigger for him. He wouldn’t be able to help himself, and he knows he would start drinking on the plane.”
The website goes on to report that once Disick arrived in the Bahamas, the self-proclaimed Lord would have trouble staying away from the Piña Coladas. After dinner, Disick would have to avoid bar-hopping as well, Hollywood Life reported.
Where’s Scott Disick?? Scott didn’t celebrate Penelope’s birthday…again https://t.co/L1F6cS0Ok2
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) July 9, 2016
Instead, Disick decided to skip the trip all together in an effort to be a good father to his children, the unnamed Hollywood Life source said.
“Physically being there for Kourtney and his kids would actually end up in him ruining their trip. In the past his AA sponsor has advised him to avoid ‘people, places, and things that trigger him.’ Vacations are a big one.”
If the unnamed source is correct, the attitude marks a big change for Disick, who missed daughter Penelope’s third birthday after a very public split from Penelope’s mother, Kourtney Kardashian.
About a year ago, Scott Disick was photographed getting cozy with celebrity stylist Chloe Bartoli in the south of France. At the time, Scott and Kourtney Kardashian were still together, but once Kourt saw the photos she quickly ended her nine-year relationship with Disick.
The fallout that followed made headlines around the world for months as fans and media outlets speculated about everything from whether or not Kourtney and Scott would get back together to who Scott’s new girlfriend was. Routinely, outlets questioned whether this would be the event that finally forced Disick to deal with his demons and sober up for his family.
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For a time, it seemed as if Scott would continue to spiral more deeply into the drug and alcohol problems that he has faced for years. Eventually, Disick headed to rehab and completed a treatment program and appeared to be headed in the right direction. The results were short-lived though, as Disick was seen after drinking beer with Tyga and appearing intoxicated on Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat.
Recently, little has been said about Disick’s struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, so it would seem safe to assume that the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has kept his demons under control as of late. Perhaps avoiding the Bahamas was the best course of action for the 33-year-old reality TV star.
Throughout his struggles with substance abuse, the Kardashian family has stood by Scott Disick, and they appear to be continuing to do so even after his split from Kourtney. During the past year, Disick has been spotted at family gatherings and out in public with Kourtney and his family, so attending a Kardashian family party in the Bahamas wouldn’t have been far-fetched. But if Scott decided he needed to make a different choice for his sobriety and his family?
Good for him.
Do you think Scott Disick should have skipped Penelope’s fourth birthday party in the Bahamas? Why or why not?
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