It’s no secret he’s had a tough few years.
Now, Ben Cousins ex partner has opened up about their relationship and how it was hindered by his abuse of drugs.
Speaking on Channel 7's Sunday Night, Maylea Tinecheff admitted that, "the drugs have destroyed him, he's a broken man. It's very sad."
The former AFL player, 38, was jailed for 12 months for stalking and breaching a violence restraining order after an appearance at the Perth Magistrates Court in March this year.
Cousins later pleaded guilty to 11 charges, including drug possession and the aggravated stalking of his former lover.
Tinecheff spoke openly in a sneak peak of the full interview, confessing that in the past his behaviour was "extremely out of control.”
She also said he had "paranoia, [sic]” and was prone to telling “lies and stealing things,” and revealed that Cousins had used drugs in front of her.
Tinecheff said that prior to his jail sentence, Cousins repeatedly stalked her.
"He would just turn up at my house in the middle of the night, banging on the door," she said.
Regardless, his former lover claimed that even though the two have been through a lot she still has feelings for him.
"The kids needs you, we need you. Just come home to us, Ms Tinecheff said.
Tinecheff and Cousins share two children, aged three and five.
This article originally appeared on WHO.
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