Dr. Drew Pinsky really bugs the sh*t out of me. He’s helped a lot of people but he’s a true armchair psychologist and routinely diagnoses and passes judgment on celebrities without ever meeting them. He’s speculated as to whether Angelina is still using heroin and needs treatment, has said that Lindsay Lohan needs to lose a limb before she’ll get sober (maybe he was right) and has said that Brad and Angelina’s nomadic lifestyle is damaging to their kids while giving Brad unsolicited advice about his pot smoking.
Now Dr. Drew is diagnosing Jesse James, Sandra Bullock, Elin Woods and Tiger Woods. He uses addiction speak to explain everything, and while the addiction model has a time and place I don’t think it applies to all situations. Drew calls Jesse James a “sex addict,” which is probably accurate although I’d use a few more choice words for the guy. Then he goes on to say that Sandra is a “love addict” and that she doesn’t have enough of a bond or history with Jesse to justify continuing the relationship. Tiger and Elin, on the other hand, have a “genuine love” according to Drew. Give me a break!
Dr. Drew Pinsky, board certified addiction specialist and host of the hit VH1 show Celebrity Rehab, has some candid advice for Sandra Bullock, “If I were treating Sandra I would advise her to leave Jesse James. They don’t have a long life together, it’s been a relatively short term relationship. There is no doubt to me that this relationship is over. Jesse is a sex addict and Sandra is a love addict. Sex addicts go for power and intensity, and that intensity is probably what attracted Sandra to Jesse. However, that intensity is not love, it’s addiction. Sandra probably didn’t give Jesse that level of intensity that he got with the mistresses.”
Dr. Drew goes on to say that he has one question for Sandra, “Why were you attracted to Jesse? What is going on with her? Jesse is probably a very nice guy, but it’s simply not a good combo for a sex addict and a love addict to be in a relationship. I’m going to make a prediction that Jesse is probably not going to change.”
Dr. Drew says that while Jesse is a sex addict, don’t make any comparisons between Tiger and Elin’s situation, “Tiger and Elin were very much in love at some point, and that was a very genuine love. They have two children together, a family, and many, many experiences together, and many reasons to try and make their marriage work.”
Dr. Drew predicts that Sandra needs “therapy to deal with what has happened. She is probably devastated. I would guess she would need at least a couple of years. She needs individual treatment. I would guess she could start to date in at least six months.”
[From Radar Online]
Has Dr. Drew even met Elin, Tiger, Sandra and Jesse other than in passing. How does he know that what Tiger and Elin have is real and what Sandra and Jesse have is not? I would suspect it has something to do with Tiger and Elin’s two biological kids. Sandra and Jesse have been married for five years while Elin and Tiger have been married for six. It’s not that much different. Plus Sandra has been coparenting Jesse’s three children from his two other marriages. They had as much as a family as Elin and Tiger. Drew doesn’t know what goes on in their relationship. He needs to STFU about people he doesn’t know or treat. Given what I know about his simplistic view and the way he routinely blabs to the press there is no way I would use him as a therapist.