Losing 'Love of His Life' Caused London to Relapse
Breakup of affair led him back to drinking, drugs
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2010 10:50 AM CDT
Updated Jun 28, 2010 10:54 AM CDT
Jeremy London and actress Melissa Cunningham arrive at the 58th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards held at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Jeremy London allegedly fell back into drug and alcohol abuse long before his recent kidnapping drama. A friend and former business associate tells Radar the downward spiral began when he broke up with the “love of his life.” His wife? Nope. A woman he met during a separation from his wife last December…and was "obsessed" with, Samantha Prado says.

“He is an addict. He is scared and he's depressed,” says Prado, who met London at…wait for it…a celebrity autograph convention. “He will be very angry with me for saying all of this, but if it saves him, it’s worth it.”