PHOTOS: Lauren Conrad's love life “I’m not trying to get back on [TV],” he tells Us Weekly.
Wahler makes it clear that this special is not an attempt to return to reality TV.
ET recently spoke with the 29-year-old former reality star in honor of the beloved MTV show's 10th anniversary next week, when he got candid about his well-known struggles with addiction and his road to recovery.
Jason admits the sudden fame that came with the show definitely attributed to his "downward spiral." . There was a lot of pros to this -- there was a lot of things that came overnight that were very, very glamorous, I guess you can call it -- and that's when that downward spiral happened for me.
“I was so caught up with stuff on the outside — what society depicts is awesome whether it’s fame, money, cars — it’s important to embrace in everything and spend more time with family and friends and things that I cherish so much now,” he said.
After Jason left the show, he had numerous drinking-related arrests and spent time behind bars and be battled substance abuse, something that was never addressed on And during the special, fans got to see a portion of Jason and Lauren's post-break-up meet-up that never made it to the air."After we went on a break from filming, it was like a couple weeks in, I finally decided to end things. I said you have three days to get your stuff out, I'm having the locks changed on Monday," Lauren explained.
"So when I saw Jason that day, it was the first time I had seen him since we had broken up. What made it harder was I could see he wasn't sober."In the scene, Lauren realizes Jason isn't sober, and he gets defensive, denying it while saying, "It's 10 o'clock in the morning!
“If anything, I’m grateful because it ignited the addiction faster, and I’m not 40 years old with a family suffering through it.
It hit hard, and I was able to see it sooner than later.” On reported Conrad and Tell had tied the knot.