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Brigitte Nielsen's husband helped her get over her alcoholism. The Danish actress claims her toy boy partner Mattia Dessi made her take control of her long-standing battle with alcohol addiction - which led her to check into rehab in 2007 - because he threatened to split up with her if she didn't stop drinking. Speaking about Mattia, she said: 'He's the reason why I have my disease under control.' Mattia chimed in: 'We talked about it immediately. We talked about the reason why and how it happened, especially about how we could make sure that she'll recover and how we could put it in order. 'I'd even threaten her with our split to get her away from alcohol.' Italian bartender »

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