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Jennifer Capriati’s Ex-Boyfriend Speaks Out About OD

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I’m not sure what’s more shocking: that Jennifer Capriati’s latest ex-boyfriend is a porn star, or that there’s actually a male porn star floating around out there by the name of “Dale DaBone.” Oh, yeah, or that a tennis superstar actually considered dating a person with the last name of “DaBone.” Or the first name of “Dale.” Appalled all over the place.

Anyway, DaBone (oh, Christ) spoke to TMZ, stating that he had ideas as to why Capriati overdosed and ended up in the hospital. DaBone claims that televised tennis matches (i.e., Wimbledon) always depress the former tennis phenom, and that the latest hum surrounding the matches could have pushed her over the edge. DaBone also claims that he’d recently spoken to her about the fact that he’d be making another porno, and claimed that the news sent her into hysterics. So that might have set her off, too.

However, DaBone completely negates his statements by saying that he doesn’t believe Capriati would intentionally take her own life, anyway. So. I guess that’s that.

If I were Capriati, I’d be completely mortified that the public knows I dated a douche by the name of Dale DaBone, because come on. DaBone? Like, you know, debone? It makes me think of a floppy-assed piece of chicken and man, when you’re in the porn industry, the last thing you want people associating with your name — or wee willy whippersnapper — is the word “floppy.”

Crawl back into your some hole, Dale.

Tennis Star Jennifer Capriati Overdoses in Florida

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The “Can’t Miss Kid,” Jennifer Capriati, was rushed to a hospital in Florida this morning for what was said to be a drug overdose.

Capriati, though excellent on the tennis court, has had a long history of what some would consider “bad behavior.” At a young age, Jennifer was caught shoplifting, and subsequently admitted to drug abuse, eating disorders and thoughts of suicide. Capriati discussed her binge-eating and starvation, claiming that she did, indeed, want to kill herself at a point in time:

“When I looked in the mirror I actually saw this distorted image … I was so ugly and fat I just wanted to kill myself really. At the end of a match, I couldn’t wait to get off court. Mentally, I’d just lost it. I wasn’t happy with myself, my tennis, my life, my coaches, my friends.”

It just goes to show you — money and fame can’t buy you true happiness. Be thankful for what you do have, and good luck to Jennifer and her family. The tennis star’s father says that she’s recovering nicely from the episode, but it’s going to be a long road to real recovery, if indeed this wasn’t an accident.