This former A list mostly movie actress who was once A+ list and is now probably a comfortable B for a few years more before her inevitable slide does not work much. Her sobriety is her work right now. She has good days and bad days with that and her definition of sobriety is a lot different from others especially when it comes to pills. She considers it a success when she stays off the harder stuff and the booze. She also does not consider smoking a joint violating her sobriety. It is a work in progress.
A few years ago, our actress, who is still married by the way in a marriage that just won't end went to an adoption agency. After two meetings she brought her A list actor husband with her and they filled out all the paperwork necessary to adopt a child. Background checks were performed and home visits and the couple seemed really committed to the process and having kids.
Fast forward about nine months and the wife is going through one of her party until she passes out and then sleep for a day and a half phases and the husband is out having sex with every one he can find and I mean every one. The agency calls and tells the couple they are going to be parents. The wife decides she is going to be sober from that day forward. The husband doesn't think the adoption thing is such a great idea at this point and refuses to go with the wife when she picks up the child. He says to tell every one that he is working and wished he could be there. Well, the wife shows up and looks flawless because she has been sober for four or five hours at this point and has her best movie star smile and goes through every thing and takes the baby home. The baby is just a few days old and the wife has not set up any kind of help at all. There is no crib and no formula in the house. She had to leave at one point during the hand over to go buy a car seat. Totally unprepared and when she gets home she realizes she has made a horrible mistake and hands the child off to one of her other kids and starts boozing.
The husband discovers all of this when he comes home a few hours later and takes the child and calls the agency and returns the child the next morning. Apparently the wife has never mentioned the child or what happened ever.