Rebecca Gayheart isn’t the only member of her family who has had run-ins with the law (including a fatal car crash that claimed a child’s life in 2001), but her relatives’ indiscretions have remained private. Until now.
Star has discovered evidence that the actress’ sister, Rachel, also has a past — which includes three arrests! “Rachel has had problems with drugs,” their father, Curtis Gayheart, tells Star.
A source adds, “Rachel dug herself into a financial ditch and had to turn to her big sister for help. But Rebecca loves her and was happy she could bail her out.” Curtis confirmed that the former Noxzema girl did help her sister out financially.
“It’s hard on Rebecca,” an insider explains. “She’s had so much drama in her own life, but she hopes to put all of this behind her.”
The National Enquirer previously obtained photos of Rebecca nude and smoking what appeared to be a crack pipe in a bathtub in June 2009. That August, a nude video featuring the actress, husband Eric Dane and former Miss Teen USA, Kari Ann Peniche, surfaced.
Still, Curtis is confident that things with his troubled family will work out. “Rebecca and Eric have two sweet kids,” he says. “Everything’s going to be okay.”