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Jennifer Capriati's Ex -- 'Perfect Storm' Caused OD

6/29/2010 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Capriati's ex-boyfriend says he believes two big things went down in her life that caused her to accidentally OD on prescription drugs -- his return to porn and her depression over tennis.

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Dale DaBone dated Jen from 2003-2009 -- if DaBone sounds like a porn star name ... that's because it is -- and DaBone has 443 films under DaBelt.

DaBone claims Jen got horribly depressed every time a grand slam event went down. Interestingly, the OD occurred Sunday, during the time Wimbledon was on. Jen would always complain she was forced out of tennis because of injuries and began taking prescription meds.

But there's something else that DaBone says sent Jen on a downward spiral -- his recent return to porn ... something Jen despised. DaBone signed on with Vivid Entertainment to star in "Batman XXX: A Porn Parody."

DaBone tells TMZ after Jen OD'd, he called her in the hospital Sunday night and she was "hysterical" over his decision to return to XXX films.

But DaBone says he doesn't believe Jen would try and kill herself.



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bka62223    

Seems like a poor choice; dating someone from the porn industry. Also, I'm just guessing that this probably wasn't straight porn. Either way, I wouldn't think that there's much stability in such a relationship. I gotta say though... Jennifer looks fantastic!!! Surely she can do something within the sports industry and begin to pull her life together. Hey Jen, we all have broken dreams and regrets, that's just part of life. It's the substance abuse that's the problem. Wishing you all the best in the future.... Show 'em what a true champion you are!!!

1492 days ago
17.

noneofyourbusiness    

Instead of being mean and hateful like most-I will just wish her well and hope she can find true happiness.

1492 days ago
18.

kickaboo    

Geez Jennifer, if my BF used my overdose as free advertising for his porn flicks...I'd be dumping (wouldn't be with that in the first place) the creep pronto.

1492 days ago
19.

kickaboo    

Jennifer, please continue your education and help teach young people the game of tennis. You will help yourself the most in the end, your self-esteem and depression will lift. You can do it, turn your life around. Many prayers for you, you don't need the guy who sells you out to TMZ either, you are too good for him.

1492 days ago
20.

msp    

Waaayyy off on the timing here. Batman XXX wrapped production in April and the film was already released at the beginning of May.



Why would Dale wait to tell Jen of his return to porn now??? He's a liar, thats why. Just trying to get some free PR. What a sleeze.



Jen - go to college, get educated and find a profession or a passion worthy of your time. Better yet - find a real man and perhaps start a family. That will give you something to live for and perhaps you'll find peace in a family life.

1492 days ago
21.

FreakHater    

Well, I agree, if you despise something your other half is doing or has done and continues to do, then wtf are you with that person for!!!! Life is short, be with what makes you happy, and don't be stupid and try cutting your life short!!

1492 days ago
22.

dale da dumbass    

Dale was an ass in HS and he's still an ass. Somethings never change!

1492 days ago
23.

Mo    

I've always had the hots for Dale Dabone. I can understand why she would be upset.

1492 days ago
24.

ThatsPrincessToYou    

He must have some amazing D**K to be that strung out. Move on and find someone else. She sounds like a nutcase. Get a Psychiatrist and get your crap together....

1492 days ago
25.

Fan    

I lost a close family friend in a very similar situation. She died in her sleep from an 'accidental' overuse of depressive medications. She didn't want to die, but she sure wasn't happy with her life. Addiction to pain killers and SSRI's is at epidemic levels in our country. Doctors are pill pushers. They get kickbacks from big pharm. Greed kills and nobody is stopping it.



Do not trust a doctor who is anxious to write pill scrips for everything!

1492 days ago
26.

twooteee    

He wanted something he could never have with her---beautiful women with bodacious ta tas.

1492 days ago
27.

Um, wow...    

Sounds like he's just wanting to plug his movie, to me... And if that DID upset her...why release it to the media?! (Especially about someone who just OD'd?!)

1492 days ago
28.

Shaydie    

Try TO kill herself, not "try AND kill herself."



You people at TMZ have the worst grammar ever.

1492 days ago
29.

Trish    

I hope she gets the help she needs. Life is no rehearsal.

1492 days ago
30.

please    

The lesson there is don't think you can change people. Jennifer needs to run from that dude.

1492 days ago
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