Amber Evangeline Valletta. Supermodel. Began modeling at the age of 15 and signed contracts with Calvin Klein, Armani, Gucci, Versace, Prada and Fendi. Appeared as an actress in ‘Hitch’, ‘Transporter 2’, ‘Gamer’. Wife of athlete Christian McCaw and mother of Auden McCaw.
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]mber’s (Models1, DNA Models) life sounds fairytale-like, but like behind every closed door, Ambers closed door hid a secret as well. Until last month: Amber was ready to open up about her secret and come clear about her struggle with alcohol addiction. In the (heroic!) video above she shares her full story.
Bravo Amber, you are a strong woman. I praise that Amber chose to be taboo-breaking on alcohol abuse, especially in her position as a supermodel. I can imagine opening up on her alcohol addiction in a public position as hers is incredibly scary. Amber’s video and come-out are so inspirational! I hope it inspires other women to open up about their addiction as well, seek professional help and – can’t do without – support from family and friends.
Have you had or do you currently have troubles with addictive behavior? Are you open about it? To whom are you open about it? Are you seeing a professional for this behavior?Would you like to talk about personal stuff in private? I am all yours!
You might find these links helpful:
Betty Ford Center (USA)Jellinek (NL)