Oscar De la Hoya may be one of the most successful boxers ever and has amazing business luck on the side, but apparently fame and fortune do not bring happiness.
The dad of three entered rehab back in May for drug and alcohol dependency. Not only did he admit to cheating on his wife and that he was drinking too much but he had started to use cocaine. He said in an interview that “There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol. Cocaine was recent. The last 2 years, last 2 1/2 years and I depended more in the alcohol than the cocaine,” De La Hoya said. “It took me to a place where I felt safe, it took me to a place where I felt as if nobody can say anything to me, it took me to a place where I just can reach out and grab my mom.”
Thankfully De la Hoya got the help he needed and has been sober for three months.
One thing for sure, De La Hoya certainly is busy and has had a pretty varied and interesting career. Check out these 11 facts about the “Golden Boy” right here. nggallery id=’115742′
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