Joe Manganiello looks like ever 12-year-old boy I went to school with. Come to think of it, I may have gone to school with him. We’re the same age. Dang, I’m freaking old.
The 36-year-old ‘True Blood’ actor stopped by HuffPost today to discuss his new book, “Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted.” What a name! Jeez!
In the new book he revealed his past struggle with alcohol, and says he hasn’t had a drink in 11 years.
“There was a period of about four years where I needed to quit drinking. And the drinking got in the way [of my career],” he told host Alyona Minkovski. “And I talk about that a lot in the book. It was one of those obstacles that I had to get over and once again I needed to clear the road in order for these things to happen, so it really is an inside job. I had to clean up my act and figure that whole situation out.”
When asked if he drinks anymore, Manganiello said, “No, it’s been over 11 years.”
“My life was ruined,” he added of his struggle. “I was homeless, careless and broke with no career, so yes, it was worth it [to get sober].”
The 6-foot-5 hunk used his newfound strength to get healthy and take care of his body. Believe it or not, Manganiello was once a skinny little kid, as you can see in the below photo.
Here’s the cover of his new book. He’s come a long way – eh?