General Hospital and Days of Our Lives actor Tyler Christopher was arrested for public intoxication last night but there’s lots more to this story. We’ve got some information on what may have set off the former Nikolas Cassadine and Stefan DiMera actor that led to this rough night for him culminating in his arrest by Morgan County police. Here’s the latest info on what went down, what’s next for Tyler Christopher and what might have caused him to fall off the wagon last night.
Days of Our Lives – General Hospital Actor Arrested – Still in Custody This Morning
According to sources in Morgan County, Indiana, Tyler Christopher remained in custody at the Morgan County Jail following an arrest for public intoxication until Wednesday morning. However, the court set modest bail which he paid. So, he walked free today once the offices opened at the jail.
This is the second time that TMZ stepped into soap news this week without getting their information straight. First, the tabloid alleged Days of Our Lives actors were laid off and the show about to be canceled. Camila Banus last night called them “fake news” and asked them to stop reporting on the show.
Today, they wrote up Tyler Christopher’s arrest as a simple case of a birthday bash gone overboard when he was arrested November 12. Except that’s not the issue at hand. They don’t seem to know anything about Tyler’s personal history or struggles. Instead, they wrote a smug report with no background info. And the truth is much sadder for the ex Stefan DiMera and Nikolas Cassadine actor.
Either a rough day at the gym or a GREAT night in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/rE5v57DaxN
— Tyler Christopher (@Tyler2929) May 3, 2017
What Triggered Tyler Christopher Arrest – Actor Struggles With Sobriety
Again, the tabloid didn’t seem to do their homework or they’d know Tyler Christopher struggles with alcoholism which he’s admitted before. He’s also had several trips to rehab. And Tyler Christopher’s last fall off the wagon reportedly cost him his job as Stefan DiMera at Days of Our Lives.
His wife, Brienne Christopher, and their children remain up in Indiana when he worked on DOOL. He shared that being that far from family is what led to his last relapse with alcohol. And now, he’s relapsed again. However, he was back in his home state when it happened and not away working on an acting project.
You can see from the Tyler Christopher mugshot that it looks like he harmed himself during the incident. This is not just a birthday party gone wrong. This is so much more for an actor who’s shared his sobriety struggles with his fans.
So what triggered this latest arrest? There’s an update in his divorce case, based on our research, that likely relates to this incident. If you didn’t know, Brienne Christopher triggered a divorce case in February 2019. That came after they’d been married more than a decade. The couple shares two children. Tyler Christopher was also once married to Eva Longoria.
Alcohol Relapse Triggered Divorce Filing Update? Brienne Christopher Makes Move in Case Against Tyler Christopher
The last couple’s post on Brienne Christopher’s social accounts is January 2018 when she showed she and Tyler Christopher on date night in Chicago to see Hamilton. Then, things went downhill for the couple. Because, in September 2018, an inside set source told Soap Dirt that Tyler relapsed in his sobriety. And crew carried him off the set intoxicated to get medical attention. Then, Days of Our Lives let him go and Brandon Barash stepped into the role of Stefan DiMera.
Next, on February 25, 2019, Brienne Christopher filed for divorce in Indiana family court. The same day, she filed a motion to have Tyler ejected from their home and a temporary restraining order. She also got custody of the kids and filed for temporary financial support from Tyler Christopher during the initial proceedings. Since then, Brienne filed several continuances in the divorce case which left it stagnant.
So, it seemed like they were trying to work things out. But after his November 11 arrest, Brienne Christopher filed a request for a final hearing to make their divorce official. That request was approved November 13, the same day Tyler was released from jail following his arrest. So, unless something changes, Tyler Christopher’s divorce finalizes in January 2020. So, there’s no confirmation from Tyler Christopher yet. But it seems likely that his split from wife Brienne hit him hard. And now this arrest seemed to put the nail in the coffin of their troubled marriage.
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