“For the first time in my life, at full power”

Dominic Monaghan has been brutally honest about his heartbreak and drinking.

In an interview with Anna Faris for her podcast unqualified, of lost The alum, 45, said about his breakup with fellow co-star Evangeline Lilly, 43, that he learned she had an affair while filming the hit series in Hawaii from 2004 to 2010. Told.

“I’ve only had one real heart break in my life,” the British actor began. “I was dating an actress lost Called Evangeline Lilly, she continues to have a name of her own. I’m not quite sure how she explains her story, but from my perspective, it was probably the first time in her life that I was a part of everything. “

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Dominic Monaghan opens up about his ‘upsetting’ breakup with Evangeline Lilly. (Photo: John Stanton/WireImage)

of Lord of the Ring Starr and Lily dated from 2004 to 2007 before calling it quits.

Monaghan admitted that he and Lily were “exploring” the idea of ​​children and marriage at the time. But he was also battling his own demons, including his severe addiction to drugs and alcohol.

“I’ve always been the guy who wants more. I always wanted to drink more, drink more, stay up to date, go on the bender. And I knew she was okay with that.” “I just thought,'” he said. I think I was always looking for the idea of, ‘Would it be?’ And I certainly did.”

“I think she was looking around to see what other options there were, but unfortunately, there was a bit of crossover and it was pretty upsetting for me,” he continued. I exploded a little on my face.

“It exploded in my face in a terrible way lost It was a ruckus all over the world, so it was known that we were together, but it turned out that we weren’t together. “

The pair didn’t explicitly comment on their breakup at the time, but Monaghan admitted she cheated on him Tweets of 2013 When he replied to the following message, “Evangeline looked surreal. Hobbitoh my god,” wrote, “No, I don’t date cheaters.”

Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly

Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly photographed in 2005 lost. Now, Monaghan is remembering their breakup and how it affected his journey into sobriety. (Photo: Michael Caulfield/WireImage for InStyle Magazine)

Monaghan elaborated on the experience to Faris, explaining that someone informed him that Lily was still cheating on someone else while filming. lost.

“To say I was devastated would be an understatement,” he said. “When we were together, I had to have a third party say, ‘I’m aware she’s with this guy,’ and I was like, ‘Wait, what?’ . And this person was like, “Yeah.”

“I really think they were trying to help,” he said of the unnamed messenger. “They said, ‘You don’t know all the facts, but we do.’ And it’s also possible that Oahu is laughing at you, and I said, ‘Oh, thanks for the transparency.'”

Commentary by the actor lost The crew filmed “every place, every beach” on Oahu, so they couldn’t escape the gossip. “Oh, the whole movie crew knew and kept her secret for her,” he explained. rice field.”

However, it has a silver lining. He says his experience was devastating, but Monaghan gave him the fuel he needed to right himself.

“I’ve broken up with girls before and when I saw it, I thought, ‘She’s a nice person, but it didn’t work out.’ There were things that didn’t work out for her,” he shared. “But certainly when I was with Evie, I was like, ‘This is okay. You know, the little things that we work on, they work out. And we’re building beautiful shapes with each other forever.’ increase.

“I think it would be very sad to lose that possibility, but it also became where I am as a person. So I’m very happy that it all happened,” he added. rice field

That clarity, he explains, welcomed new perspectives on what love and the future could be.

“It’s probably one of the most positive things in my life,” he said of his relationship with love. I am challenging.

“You can be cynical when it comes to money, you can be careful about who you spend time with, etc., but when it comes to love, you just have to surrender and see what happens. hm,” he added. , that’s another thing about love, that’s that I want to take it easy. When you have mortgages, bills, and arguments to get through, you’ll be working later. “

When it comes to falling in love, Monaghan isn’t giving up hope. “I want you to [sweep] Get me off my feet, overwhelm me, make me beautiful,” he says.

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