The New Jersey native opened as much as lead Tayshia Adams about his sobriety throughout their one-on-one date, which aired on a December 2020 episode of the collection.
“I had a mind tumor. The subsequent morning, I’m, like, in surgical procedure. Loopy, life-altering expertise,” he stated. “Because of the surgical procedure, I used to be launched to ache remedy and medicines.”
Clark additionally spoke about how his substance abuse struggles affected his first marriage to Jennifer Stanley-George, telling Adams that she left him after he acquired a DUI.
“She did nothing incorrect. It’s essential to say. However at that time like I’m consuming, doing medication, and simply partying,” he stated. “For the following sort of, like, eight months, it acquired fairly gnarly.”
Stanley-George, for her half, broke her silence during an interview with Us Weekly.
“He stated [on the show], ‘I left after a DUI’ — I don’t even bear in mind him getting a DUI actually,” she instructed Us. “He lied to me about it for years. Our total relationship he lied to me about his drug use. I imply, I didn’t know. I used to be very naive.”
Stanley-George added that Clark is a “totally different particular person” in 2020 than he was throughout their transient marriage. (The twosome wed in 2009 and separated in January 2011. Their divorce was finalized in 2012.)
“He wanted to do [get clean] for himself, not for me,” she instructed Us. “And I feel at that time, if we had stayed collectively, he would have been doing it for me.”
After the finale, Zac solely instructed Us that he had no regrets about being so open on the fact present.
“It’s who I’m, , so I’m very snug with that a part of my life,” he stated. “And I feel there’s been plenty of questions on that. And for me, it was essential to let Tayshia know who I’m to my core, and if she wasn’t going to be OK with that, then we [would have] simply went our separate methods. However that’s not what occurred. She was very open-minded and understanding. And for me, as a complete, like, there’s this entire factor round habit and psychological sickness — a stigma. And I don’t even like that phrase as a result of I really feel prefer it does precisely what we’re attempting to not do, which, hopefully, , individuals can see that. I went on this journey, and right here I’m, and, , I reside a extremely blessed life.”
Clark cofounded Launch Restoration, an habit restoration program in Westchester, New York, in 2017. Scroll by means of for extra about his battle with habit: