CeeLo Green seems to be a pretty cool dude. But it wasn’t always that way.
RadorOnline.com is claiming that CeeLo threatened his wife back in 2001, which eventually led to his arrest for disorderly conduct.
The 36 year-old singer was arrested in July 2001 after an incident in which CeeLo smashed the windows of their Jaguar with a wooden statue during an argument, leading his wife Christina Johnson to call the police.
He spent two days in jail and pled no contest to the single charge and was put on 12 months probation, ordered to undergo domestic violence counseling and random drug and alcohol testing.
In 2002 Christina described her husband as “a really good man with a sweet heart,” but their marriage of four years eventually fell apart and she filed for divorce in 2004, claiming “mental and physical cruelty.”
CeeLo says that music was the thing that saved him.
“I was saved through my association with music,” he said. “Music truly did calm a savage beast.”
Good to know that he turned his life around.