Fans of Married at First Sight already knew Jamie Otis before the show started from her time on The Bachelor. Everyone got to know Jamie’s new husband, Doug Hehner, on the show and loved him right away. Now in Jamie Otis’ new book she is revealing a bit about Doug’s past that nobody knew. Before they were together, Doug battled with an addiction to pain pills. Radar Online shared that Jamie Otis had to say about Doug’s battle. This all came out in her new book Wifey 101.
Jamie Otis found out the truth about Doug’s past when he refused to take Vicodin following an accident, and he then explained to her why he wouldn’t take it. Doug explained to her that after having two shoulder surgeries, he ended up getting addicted to pain pills. Doug was actually scouted by Major League Baseball teams while playing in college and was eligible to turn pro in his junior year, but it didn’t work out because of the shoulder surgeries. This left Jamie Otis’ husband feeling depressed. Jamie then explained how bad things were.
“Lost and aimless, he sank into a depression and became addicted to the pain pills prescribed after his injury. For two years, he was an incoherent zombie, suffering alone in the darkest period of his life. He lost weight and alienated his friends. He borrowed money from his parents to feed his habit. The pills took over his life and destroyed it.”
Doug then explained that it got so bad he was feeling like he needed them to sleep and would take up to six at a time. Jamie’s husband then started taking 30 mg Roxicets and would take six or seven in a day. At one point, he was even stealing pills from his grandfather. Jamie Otis’ husband went on to explain more.
“It got to the point where my day was consumed with finding pills. I would drive all over New Jersey, it didn’t matter where or how long the drive was. I couldn’t function normally without them. I would cancel plans, I would avoid my family, I was a miserable person, until I found pills.”
Jamie Otis’ husband is doing great now, and he actually quit totally cold turkey. After Doug started using again, he found meetings to go to and stay sober. This all happened before Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner met on Married at First Sight.
Things are going great for Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner right now. He has been sober over a decade, but they chose to let fans in on what went down in Jamie’s new book. Radar Online also shared that Jamie Otis will share a lot more about her past in this book as well. Jamie talks about trying to find her father and having failed paternity tests with more than one guy.
Jamie Otis also shared that she was raped once. She was brushing her teeth and then the next thing she knew this person was standing behind her, but she doesn’t remember the rest. Jamie thinks that she blacked out. Jamie also had to deal with a stepfather who drank too much and once tried to choke her mom out. Jamie’s mom always took him back regardless. At one time, he even held a gun up to the entire family and threatened to kill them. Jamie Otis is in a much better place now.
Are you shocked to hear that Jamie Otis’ husband Doug had a drug addiction? Do you think that these two are going to last? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts and don’t miss Married at First Sight when it returns to YI.
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