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Baron Geisler reveals he relapsed into alcohol addiction after a misunderstanding with wife

/ 04:04 PM May 03, 2022
Baron Geisler

Baron Geisler (Image: Instagram/@jamieevangelista)

Baron Geisler disclosed that he relapsed into alcohol addiction after he and his wife Jamie Evangelista had a misunderstanding.

The actor described his addiction as a “disease” that has “no cure” and “no different from cancer or diabetes,” in an exclusive interview with broadcasters Julius Babao and Christine Bersola, as seen on One PH’s YouTube channel yesterday, May 2.

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“Nag-relapse ako nung December and naging continuous siya up until last month, but now I’m back sa 12-step program na nakakatulong po sa akin (I relapsed last December and it was continuous up until last month, but now I’m back to the 12-step program which was what helped me),” Geisler said. “It is making me understand that I really am an alcoholic. You have to keep coming back to the program and work on your program.”

“May allergic reaction po ako sa utak ko sa alak — I cannot stop. Once na matikman ko siya kailangan apat na araw po hanggang sa hindi na ako makatayo,” he added.

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(I have an allergic reaction to alcohol in my brain — I cannot stop. Once I get a taste of it, I need to take it for four days straight until I pass out.)

Geisler then dismissed the speculations that he and Evangelista broke up, clarifying that they are only giving each other space to work on their “12-step programs.”

It can be recalled that the couple recently hit the headlines after a video of them having a confrontation surfaced on social media. Evangelista later reached out to talent manager Ogie Diaz, explaining that Geisler had relapsed into alcoholism and that she had enough of his actions.

When asked what triggered his relapse, Giesler cited a misunderstanding he had with Evangelista. According to the actor, he got easily affected whenever they had arguments, which led him to drink to get even with his wife.

“Nagkaroon lang kami ng misunderstanding ni misis, parang nawala ‘yung pagka-empathetic ko and hindi ko nabigyang halaga ‘yung mga gusto niya—kasi dapat naging aware ako kasi needs ng wife ko e. So naging selfish ako ulit and ayon na,” he explained.

(My wife and I had a misunderstanding. I lost my empathy and I failed to give importance to her needs when I should be aware of my wife’s needs. I became selfish again and that was how it started.)

Geisler then talked about his journey to recovery and stated that once he is done with his program, he also wants to extend help to others going through the same situation.

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“I don’t want to promise anything. Again, I said attraction rather than promotion—if I keep doing it then—it’s hard to promise,” he added. “But the good thing here is siguro three and half years or four years, wala nang narinig ‘yung mga tao sa akin until ‘yung sa video.” (But the good thing here is that for maybe three and a half or four years, the public did not hear anything from me until the video [that surfaced recently].)

Geisler earlier graduated from college at All Nations College in Antipolo, Rizal, earning a bachelor’s degree in theology, which he started to pursue in 2019. Anne Pasajol /ra

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