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Eric Roberts, Emma's Dad, Joins Celebrity Rehab

eric roberts celebrity rehabThe parent ranks of the Celebrity Rehab 4 cast just grew one dad stronger! Eric Roberts, Emma Roberts’s dad and Julia’s brother, has agreed to appear on the VH1 show. So what’s his addiction, and what’s it mean for Emma?

For Eric Roberts, Celebrity Rehab is just the latest stop on the addiction train. In 1987 he was arrested for cocaine and marijuana possession, and in 2001 he admitted on The Howard Stern Radio Show that his past drug use had driven a wedge between he and his sister Julia. 

He claimed, in 1995, that he was giving up drugs for good. That’s clearly not the case, given that he’s already started Celebrity Rehab (he’s rooming with Jeremy London!). For Emma, this very public attempt to straighten out can only be good news. He’s accepting his problem, and willing to take action. We’ll be watching to see how he does.

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