Jodie Sweetin, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on the hit sitcom "Full House" from 1987 until 1995, has spoken out to deny reports that she checked into a residential rehab facility amid her divorce from her third husband, Morty Coyle. The 31-year-old actress spoke to TMZ and slammed the rumor, calling it "such bulls--t. ... I am absolutely not in rehab."
According to GossipCop, the story first appeared in the National Enquirer. Sweetin was seen moving furniture into an apartment complex at a rehab center in Los Angeles, sparking fears that the actress, who has struggled with an addiction to crystal meth, cocaine and alcohol in the past, had fallen back into old habits.
Sweetin was quick to deny the rumor to TMZ, explaining that she works as a clinical logistics coordinator at the rehab facility.
"I work for the center, and they have been really generous in helping me with a place to stay as Morty wanted me out by the end of the month," Sweetin said. "The owners of the facility said I could stay here as I got things figured out."
As Radar Online reports, Sweetin has dropped her bid to gain sole custody of her daughter, Beatrix, 2, after filing for legal separation from Coyle last month. “When I filed separation papers, I requested sole custody of Beatrix,” Sweetin told the Enquirer. “But Morty and I sat down and talked, [and] I’m seeking only joint custody now.
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“You know, relationships are complicated," she added.
Sweetin and Coyle tied the knot in March 2012, but the marriage wasn’t announced until April. "We had wanted to keep it quiet and intimate for a while but felt that on our first wedding anniversary it was time to share!" Sweetin told People magazine at the time.