Jonathan Rhys Meyers' wife Mara thanks fans for 'helping us feel we are not alone'
Jonathan Rhys Meyers' wife Mara has thanked fans from the "bottom of our hearts" for the outpouring of support in the wake of their tragic miscarriage and his subsequent alcohol relapse.
The Irish actor (40) and American model (39) have been married for two years and Mara jumped to his defence after pictures of him were published appearing intoxicated at Dublin airport, revealing that she recently suffered a miscarriage which prompted him to turn to alcohol.
Mara said she normally would never share such personal news, but "I was happy to come to my husband's defense".
"I could not sit back and see him attacked by Darkness publicly during such a tender time. Thank you for coming to ours," she wrote in a length post on Instagram, captioning two pictures - one of a light between trees and the other, a copy of their sonogram, while their doctor can heard telling them "unfortunately the foetus has no heartbeat".
"To the showering of love received, thank you from bottom of our hearts. I am so humbled and got teary-eyed several times at how beautiful humans can be and so sad but hopeful with the stories shared of depression and miscarriage and addictions," she wrote."Thank you for sharing your soul and stories back, as this helps us feel that we are not alone."
Mara, who first met the Cork native in 2014 and has a 10-month-old son Wolf with the star, said she was "very vulnerable" when revealing the news they lost their baby "as well as being at an all-time low".
"I have been given peace and Baby Willow is now planted in the tree in front of our home that has weeping long branches and leaves so we can brush our faces in soft leaves in passing or we can see the baby dance with the wind in the branches as they sway. It is helping me process the situation...as Nature does," she added.
Earlier this week, Mara confirmed The Tudors actor is being accompanied by a sober living companion and is currently seeking treatment for his addiction .
"He is safe and with his sober living companion and bodyguard to get into a detox closer to home since he was denied hospital help twice in Ireland because of an already two month wait period," she said on Sunday. "Life is life. Life is beautiful. Life is tough sometimes though so let's try not looking down at someone unless we intend on helping them up."