The Hangover star, who dated Ren©e Zellweger for two years until 2011, reveals that falling in with a bad crowd and being caught under-age drinking when he was 15 put the brakes on his love life.
“It meant I couldn’t get my driving licence until I was 17 – talk about a buzzkill with the ladies,” the 38-year-old actor tells GQ magazine.
“Imagine all your buddies are driving around, picking up their women and there’s little old me having to wait for a lift from my mom. Or saying to some girl, ‘Hey, you want to get a train ride? It’s romantic!”’
The Silver Linings Playbook actor had a long battle with alcohol, finally giving up drinking aged 29.
“There was always this duality with me. On one hand my father use to call me Two Shoes because I was always the goodie-two-shoes. Then puberty hit and I fell in with a bad crowd and I seemed to find a sense of self-worth by hanging out with these older kids and doing whatever they thought was cool.”