Nico Tortorella is getting real about their past drug addiction.
The “Younger” star got candid about the dark time in their life in their new book, Space Between. Tortorella also opened up about their sexuality as a “queer, non-binary, bisexual,” who prefers the pronouns “they” and “them.”
“As a queer person, unfortunately, the way that we usually find each other is in bars,” they explained in their book. “It really lends to the fostering of addiction and alcohol and drug issues. I obviously went down that path quite a few times in my life. Only when I was really able to let go of that crutch was I able to really find myself.”
And during a bender, Ashton Kutcher stepped in. At the time, Tortorella starred in “The Beautiful Life”, a 2009 TV series about models that was partially based on Kutcher’s life.
“Don’t ever put anything up your nose,” Kutcher told Tortorella, according to the book.
“I’d literally just come out of the bathroom from doing a handful of key bumps,” Tortorella continued. “Ashton’s a smart dude, and he very quickly realized I was high. He got in my face and started yelling at me, telling me I was flushing my entire career down my nose in front of everyone, including Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.”
While the moment left them “embarrassed,” it was a wake-up call for Tortorella.