'Labor of Love': How host Kristin Davis came out of alcoholism and a major sex scandal to make a name

Davis has openly spoken about her tryst with alcoholism, and how it's a genetically predisposed disease that she was able to get the better off


                            'Labor of Love': How host Kristin Davis came out of alcoholism and a major sex scandal to make a name
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"It’s important to remain a creature of mystery," said Kristin Davis' Charlotte York in 'Sex and The City'. But the line is hardly applicable to the star or at least, she made sure it isn't.

For years, Davis has openly spoken about her tryst with alcoholism, and how it's a genetically predisposed disease that she was able to get the better off, by taking hard calls. Her acting classes were affected; she wouldn't do so well in them. And then, one morning, she decided to call it quits. Davis has been a teetotaller since she was 22.

"I realized it was not going to end well. I got into the acting program, it was very challenging, I was hungover and I wasn’t doing so well in my classes. I thought, ‘Do you know what? It’s going to be one or the other. I can’t have both," she told Marie Claire a decade ago. 

Almost every interview she ever gave had questions about the sex scandal she was embroiled in the early 90s. She has refused to comment on it, but a decade-old TMZ report confirmed that the "sex pics" of Davis was taken in 1992 by then-boyfriend Eric Stapelman.

He had circulated pictures of Davis because he was put off by her. However, the matter was brushed under the carpet as Davis' representative at the time harped on how it wasn't her in the photo. 

Davis' personal life went from being interesting to really interesting in 2011 when she adopted Gemma Rose Davis and seven years later, Wilson. Both her kids are African-American, and that has been a challenge for the actress. "It's one thing to be watching it happening to other people, and it's another thing when it's happening to your child — and you haven't personally been through it," she told 'Red Table Talk' host Jada Pinkett Smith tearfully. 

On the work front, Davis is all set to return to TV as the host of Fox's dating show 'Labor of Love,' in which she will also serve as a BFF to cast member Kristy Katzmann. The 'SATC' star will guide her while she chooses the father of her child from as many as 15 men.

Davis was last seen alongside Rob Lowe in Netflix's 'Holiday in the Wild.'

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