Real Housewives of Dallas star Tiffany Hendra is not afraid to talk about her past, and in a new interview she is opening up about her past drug problem. “Owning your story, owning your past is a huge part of growth,” she shared.
“It wasn’t addiction,” Tiffany tells ET of her rock bottom moment in her West Hollywood apartment. “It slowly was becoming that way, when I talk about my come to Jesus moment on the bathroom floor … I was abusing Vicodin and alcohol, and now knowing how highly addictive Vicodin is … it’s highly addictive, and I was going down that slippery slope, and I think that that happened to me on that bathroom floor to keep me from going that far.”
“I was sweating so profusely,” she recalls. “I was just drenched. I felt like I had five to 10 daggers, hot daggers in my stomach. You know when you see movies of people that are going through withdrawals and they’re kind of cramping? My vision was blurry, my mouth was so dry — I thought I was dying. I literally thought I was dying. And then I cried out to God.”
“It was a very pivotal moment,” she continues. “Transcendental, whatever you want to call it. And yeah, look where I am now … that’s why I have to talk about it, because I’m not the only one. It’s not like this is a special thing for me. This has happened to a lot of people.”
“For many years I hid it,” Tiffany admits. “I put on this great show for everyone. I wore these beautiful masks. I tried to be perfect, but inside I was hiding all these secrets and all this shame, so with a show like this, and the magnitude of it, I can only be authentic. And if I did not speak about that part of my life, I would be hiding something.”
Watch Tiffany’s interview below.
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