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Rob Lowe ‘never gave up on’ his son John Owen who struggled with addiction until 2018

Brat Packer Rob Lowe ‘never gave up on’ his youngest son John Owen, who struggled with addiction in his late teens and early 20s until getting sober on April 1, 2018.

‘He was always there for me. I credit that with being one, if not the main, reason that I’m sober and living a healthy lifestyle,’ the 26-year-old actor-screenwriter told People on Wednesday.

‘When you consider what he went through in his 20s, his meteoric rise and some turbulence, and being in the public eye for decades. To come out a family man, a really, really good father, a really, really strong husband, and just a fun, kind guy to be around, that’s the day-to-day example he sets.’   

‘He was always there for me’: Brat Packer Rob Lowe (L, pictured November 6) ‘never gave up on’ his youngest son John Owen (R), who struggled with addiction in his late teens and early 20s until getting sober on April 1, 2018

The 57-year-old Emmy nominee called John ‘a chip off the old block,’ who would justify his addiction by telling him: ‘”Dad, I’m getting straight A’s at Stanford. How much of a problem could I have?”‘

In fact, it was Rob – celebrating 32 years sobriety on May 10 – who presented Lowe with his one-year sobriety chip at an Alcholics Anonymous meeting in 2019.

‘It’s one of the great gifts of my life to have Johnny in our [recovery] club, in our wonderful, f***ed-up, extraordinary club,’ Lowe gushed.

The 9-1-1: Lone Star writer added: ‘He never gave up on me…He and I spoke at a [12-step] meeting in front of 200 people. And it was one of the most profound experiences of my life.’ 

The 26-year-old actor-screenwriter (pictured in 2017 and 2020) told People on Wednesday: 'I credit that with being one, if not the main, reason that I'm sober and living a healthy lifestyle'

The 26-year-old actor-screenwriter (pictured in 2017 and 2020) told People on Wednesday: ‘I credit that with being one, if not the main, reason that I’m sober and living a healthy lifestyle’

The 57-year-old Emmy nominee called John 'a chip off the old block,' who would justify his addiction by telling him: '"Dad, I'm getting straight A's at Stanford. How much of a problem could I have?"' (pictured at graduation in 2018)

The 57-year-old Emmy nominee called John ‘a chip off the old block,’ who would justify his addiction by telling him: ‘”Dad, I’m getting straight A’s at Stanford. How much of a problem could I have?”‘ (pictured at graduation in 2018)

'He never gave up on me': In fact, it was Rob - celebrating 32 years sobriety on May 10 - who presented Lowe with his one-year sobriety chip at an Alcholics Anonymous meeting in 2019 (posted in 2020)

‘He never gave up on me’: In fact, it was Rob – celebrating 32 years sobriety on May 10 – who presented Lowe with his one-year sobriety chip at an Alcholics Anonymous meeting in 2019 (posted in 2020)

Meanwhile, the ex hard-partying womanizer got sober and went to rehab at age 26 in 1990 – two years after getting caught originating the concept of the celebrity sex tape.

Rob met make-up artist Sheryl Berkoff on a blind date in 1983 but didn’t wed her until he got sober, and they impressively celebrated 30 years of marriage on July 22.

‘I had the feeling that if I was ever going to be able to make it work with anybody, it was Sheryl,’ Lowe said in his cover story

Ex hard-partying womanizer: Lowe got sober and went to rehab at age 26 in 1990 - two years after getting caught originating the concept of the celebrity sex tape

Ex hard-partying womanizer: Lowe got sober and went to rehab at age 26 in 1990 – two years after getting caught originating the concept of the celebrity sex tape

November 6 family portrait: The Literally podcaster met make-up artist Sheryl Berkoff on a blind date in 1983 but didn't wed her until he got sober, and they impressively celebrated 30 years of marriage on July 22

November 6 family portrait: The Literally podcaster met make-up artist Sheryl Berkoff on a blind date in 1983 but didn’t wed her until he got sober, and they impressively celebrated 30 years of marriage on July 22

Rob said in his cover story: 'I had the feeling that if I was ever going to be able to make it work with anybody, it was Sheryl. Alcohol and drugs were only going to make that next to impossible'

Rob said in his cover story: ‘I had the feeling that if I was ever going to be able to make it work with anybody, it was Sheryl. Alcohol and drugs were only going to make that next to impossible’ 

‘Alcohol and drugs were only going to make that next to impossible.’

John Owen last served as story editor on the January 10th episode of Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star titled ‘Thin Ice.’

The Literally podcaster executive produces and stars as Austin firefighter Owen Strand in the third season of the hit procedural drama, which airs Mondays on Fox.

Working behind the scenes with his famous father: John Owen last served as story editor on the January 10th episode of Fox's 9-1-1: Lone Star titled 'Thin Ice'

Working behind the scenes with his famous father: John Owen last served as story editor on the January 10th episode of Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star titled ‘Thin Ice’

'Shock & Thaw': Lowe executive produces and stars as Austin firefighter Owen Strand in the third season of the hit procedural drama, which airs Mondays on Fox

‘Shock & Thaw’: Lowe executive produces and stars as Austin firefighter Owen Strand in the third season of the hit procedural drama, which airs Mondays on Fox


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