Daniel Baldwin Says Divorce Due to Wife's Alcoholism

By Dirk Hanson 07/15/11

Daniel Baldwin's wife "ripped the house to shreds" in front of the children, Baldwin says on Portland TV.

Alcoholism in the house.
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Actor Daniel Baldwin told Portland television station KOIN today that his decision to file for divorce was an attempt to help convince his wife to undergo more therapy for alcoholism. Baldwin, 50, said his 41-year old wife Joanne “ripped the house to shreds” recently in front of the children. Mrs. Baldwin is on probation for a DUI conviction but has been accused of violating her probation and is currently in jail pending a court hearing scheduled for next week.

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Dirk Hanson, MA, is a freelance science writer and the author of The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. He is also the author of The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution. He has worked as a business and science reporter for numerous magazines and trade publications including Wired, Scientific American, The Dana Foundation and more. He currently edits the Addiction Inbox blog. Email: [email protected]