Kiefer Sutherland’s pals worry he’ll go off the rails, post-split

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We’ve witnessed a lot of debauchery over the years from one Kiefer Sutherland. I personally love the guy and would relish the opportunity to have one or two drinks with him, but he definitely gets carried away to the point where he’s been known to end up with his pants off in any given pub. A few years ago, things got really hairy when he was kicked out of a London strip club, racked up a $700 pre-lunch bar tab, and headbutted a fashion designer. Most notably, Kiefer screwed up big time by getting popped with his second DUI and, consquently, he served a 48-day sentence in jail.

Subsequently, Kiefer started dating Siobhan Bonnouvrier, an Allure style director who seemed really, really good for him. In fact, he stopped getting into trouble, and the two enjoyed vacations to Italy where stuff like this happened:

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Unfortunately, Kiefer and Siobhan have recently ended their romance, and The Enquirer reports that his friends are now worried that Kiefer will go batsh-t crazy with the bottle again:

Kiefer Sutherland has turned the page on his three-year romance with a magazine style director — and the breakup is threatening to plunge the “24″ star back into his wild, self-destructive ways, say worried friends.

The actor’s girlfriend Siobhan Bonnouvrier was a stabilizing force for the 44-year-old Hollywood hell-raiser, who served a 48-day jail sentence in 2008 stemming from a second DUI conviction and probation violation.

A short while after being freed, the twice-married star hooked up with low-key Siobhan – who kept him on the straight and narrow, say sources.

Kiefer was rudderless before Siobhan,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.

“Now with her out of the picture, pals fear he will be back to trawling bars looking for hookups and boozing.

“Kiefer does best when he’s in a committed relationship. Siobhan was great for him. She encouraged him to focus on his acting, and nearly got him to the altar.

“But ultimately he didn’t want to be tied down, so Kiefer broke things off.”

In May, the actor wrapped up his run in the Broadway play “That Championship Season” and returned to Los Angeles to work on a film version of the hit FOX series, “24.”

“Now people are taking bets on how long before he’s in trouble again with the law,” confided the insider.

“He needs a good woman to keep him straight. Friends are begging him to consider getting back with Siobhan – but for the time being, he wants to be single.

“Everyone has their fingers crossed, hoping Kiefer won’t start losing it again now that he’s on his own.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, August 1, 2011]

Hopefully, Kiefer won’t go down the public boozing route again, but the man enjoys his liquor, so there’s a decent chance that he’s already there. At the very least, he should be smart enough not to get behind the wheel again after getting loaded. Like, tackling Christmas trees is all fine and dandy, but hiring a driver is absolutely necessary for the ride home. However, I think that Kiefer really learned his lesson with that second DUI, and I respect the hell out of any celebrity who doesn’t try to get out of jail time like a certain Lohan. Instead, Kiefer kept his mouth shut, put his head down, and he did his time. Now, if he can only stay out of trouble in the future.

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  1. DailyNightly says:

    Kate Bosworth’s next victim? They are slated to do a movie together soon. Wonder if this “relationship” will look a little more realistic than her recent one with A. Skarsgard?

  2. Anonymous says:

    For you information Kiefer was going with her when he got his DUI and went to jail, headbutted the fashion designer, got kicked out of the London strip club and racked up the 700 lunch bar bill. Check your info out. Tell me how was she keeping Kiefers life stable? Your joking right?

  3. Anonymous says:

    So has he done anything wrong yet? This article doesnt really have any new information about Keifer other than he’s broken up with his girlfriend and that’s supposed to send him off the deep end. So has he’s been boozing? What’s the problem here? I dont see one.

  4. JM says:

    @ Daily Nightly: I had the same horrifying thought. Beigeworth needs to find another high profile pawn to keep her in the spotlight now that Alex has finally wised up and dumped her bony butt. I feel so bad for Kiefer and hope he stays sober long enough to turn the skanky fameho down.

  5. the original bellaluna says:

    I’ll catch you if you fall, Kiefer. ;)

  6. AlaskaJoey says:

    Bellaluna, we might have to fight for him. LOL!

    I was just going to point out what Anonymous above did -that he was still publicly boozing and brawling when he was with Siobhan. But nothing’s happened since the headbutting, right? So I hope he’s realized he’s too damn old to act like this much of a fool.

    How about if Olivia Wilde tries to get her claws into him? I shudder to think about it!

  7. YvetteW says:

    If we have to sacrifice Keifer to save Alex, so be it. One drunk blonde actor with a famous father over the other. Now if it was Donald or Stellan, then the answer would be NO.

  8. Tiffany says:

    Jack Bauer can do no wrong! He can save the world Macgyver style with a dash of torture thrown in all while dying…or drunk all at the same time.

    I love Keifer, batshit crazy and all!

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “Beigeworth”…how completely apt, JM!

  10. Karen says:

    I loves me some Kiefer so don’t make me flip a table as I fight Bellaluna and AlaskaJoey for the right to cuddle Kiefer in our arms when he’s got the alcoholic shakes. I’m so sad that he’s got a major problem and I’m angry at him for getting behind the wheel but for some reason I’ve got a soft spot for the guy and I’m really pulling for him to beat this demon for once and for all.

    Can someone tell me why Linnocent has never had to serve 48 days in the clink?? I’m not at all saying that my Kiefer didn’t deserve his full sentence (and then some), but it would do a world of good for Lindsay and for society if that crackhead could serve some real hard time.

  11. junk573r says:

    Those shoes in that top pic are so f’n hot. I’d kick a kitten for a pair.

  12. Anti-icon says:

    This is a funny way to announce that Kiefer is BACK ON THE MARKET!!!!

    I like Kiefer. He’s paid his dues for being overly right brained creative mixed with a love of the party. I think he’s actually a pretty gentle guy, cause I don’t remember any buzz from the past that he is an abusive sort.

    I hope he takes this time to just be Kiefer, sober, and a damn good working actor.

    And when he has done that for a year without …..ahem legal interference….call me, Kiefs.

  13. moptop says:

    “Come here, sweetie. I’ll help you with whatever you need.”

  14. Apple says:

    @JM when did Alex & Kate break up. I believe they are still together.

  15. Rudypatudie says:

    I loves me some kiefer.

    Lord, that man is smokin.

    *sigh. Passes out *

  16. M says:

    Wish he’d come to my town and have a few drinks with me…. I would love to take advantage of him! Hehehe. He’s Is amazingly hot… And time has done well with him. He’s so handsome!!!

  17. Michelle says:

    Wish he’d come to my town and have a few drinks with me…. I would love to take advantage of him! Hehehe. He’s Is amazingly hot… time has done well with him. He’s so handsome!!!

  18. Michelle says:

    Wish he’d come to my town and have a few drinks with me…. I would love to take advantage of him! Hehehe. He’s Is amazingly hot…

  19. Mew says:

    I’ve loved Kiefer for almost 20 years now, he’s one that sticks. And if he’s not free for some fun, I’d settle with his dad too. I’m that dirty minded. (Donald Shutherland is just crumble better in every way…)