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by ELYSE DUPRE
Chad Johnson and Annalise Mishler spoke out on his arrest in their first joint interview for Monday's episode of Daily Pop.
Johnson said the alleged argument started after the two broke up and he started drinking.
"I hadn't drank in, like, 50-something days. I made a promise to her not to drink anymore," he said. "And when we broke up, I was like, 'It doesn't seem like a bad time to have one, you know?' And pretty much from there, it just spiraled."
He also said he wasn't happy that Mishler had recorded his behavior and claimed she was upset that he had been drinking and had downloaded a dating app.
When asked if he'd ever considered seeking help for his drinking, Johnson said he's "going to do one of those, like, outpatient things."
"But it's just hard to deal with because it's not like I wake up every day and have a drink," he said. "It's one of those things where people are like, 'We gotta lock you away so you won't drink.' I'm like, 'I'm not drinking. I go to the gym two hours a day.' It's just like dealing with that one time, every couple of months or something happens and then I have an issue."
Just a few days after the arrest, authorities conducted welfare checks at Johnson's residence. According to multiple outlets, he was also hospitalized following a reported suicide threat.
"It was just going through the whole situation," Johnson said. "People thought I had hit her and all this stuff. I mean, I hit the wall….Everybody basically threw me to the side—you know, all my sponsors, everything I had, everything I was working for. I just kind of lost it, you know? To top it all off, I was still wasted after that entire scenario."
So, where do Johnson and Mishler stand now? They both said they're "working through things." Although, they did note that they're working on a new project together.
"I'm not, like, at a point, to just, like, jump back into things," Mishler said. "I think, like, there has to be, like, I have to see change and feel better about things."
To watch their full interview, check out the video above.
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