Terminator 2 star Edward Furlong looked worse than dressed as he was seen leaving his LA apartment after Dawson’s Creek actress Monica Keena spent the night there.
More than a decade after she filed a restraining order against the former child actor, the couple appears to be reuniting after a turbulent string of years.
Furlong, who shot to fame in 1991 after starring alongside just 13-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger, looked disheveled and unkempt when he left Kenna at his apartment to run some errands.
Now, six years after his 2016 drug conviction, his last run-in with the law, Furlong appears to have reconnected with his longtime love interest, two months after celebrating five years of sobriety.
Edward Furlong was seen looking disheveled as he walked out of his apartment in Los Angeles
Furlong was just 13 years old when he was plucked from obscurity and cast in the 1991 action movie, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It appears that Furlong’s girlfriend Monica Keena has reunited with the actor despite the turbulent history between the pair
Keena was granted a restraining order against the actor in 2013 after several accusations of domestic violence, which have continued to dampen his attempts to land movie roles in recent years.
But it appears the couple has reconnected as Kane was seen arriving at his apartment around 11am on Monday.
While the two spent their day inside, Furlong was seen only going outside to take out the trash and pick up his clothes.
After an hour-long jaunt that evening, the one-time couple ventured out of Furlong’s LA apartment the next day, with Keena still dressed in the same clothes as the night before.
Furlong looked unkempt in a pair of baggy shorts and a baggy T-shirt while taking out the trash
Monica Kenna apparently spent the night at Furlong’s apartment in Los Angeles, and went out the next day in the same clothes she had seen the night before while eating a sandwich.
After a successful children’s acting career that included a starring role in the Academy Award-nominated American History X, Furlong spiraled into methamphetamine and heroin addictions that led to multiple arrests.
After his first visit to rehab in 2000 for his drug addiction, Furlong struggled through years of setbacks that led to several scrapes with the law.
In April 2001, 23-year-old Furlong was hospitalized for a suspected drug overdose as he built his reputation as a Hollywood party animal.
Years of embarrassing arrests followed, including in a freak accident that saw him try to free lobsters from a storefront.
Years of struggles with addiction continued until the birth of his son in 2006, as his career continued to decline despite previously working with icons such as Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson.
A failed three-year marriage with actress Rachel Bella ended in 2009 when he was slapped with a restraining order after he punched her in the face in a drug-fueled rage.
His subsequent relationship with Dawson’s Creek co-star Monica Keena made headlines again after Furlong was arrested multiple times for alleged domestic violence.
He was later served another restraining order from Keena, and after being arrested on domestic battery charges against her in 2013, Furlong appears to have hit rock bottom amid his third arrest in four months.
Years of meth abuse had rotted his teeth, and the stunning photos sparked anxiety when the child star’s descent became apparent for all to see.
Keena had a recurring role on the hit show Dawson’s Creek in the late ’90s
Furlong rose to fame in 1991 at the age of 13 when he was cast in Terminator 2.
The actor was only seen leaving his apartment with Keena to run errands
Furlong looked disheveled as he ventured out of his apartment, after apparently reuniting with his longtime girlfriend Monica Keena.
After decades of struggles, the actor has recently turned his life around, revealing to DailyMail.com last year that he’s relaunched his career as he celebrates his “second chance.”
“It feels great to be back on set and awake, too,” he said.
I didn’t feel drunk when I went to work. There are other sober people at work which is weird because if you’re not sober, you don’t hang out with other sober people. that was awesome.’
Despite his rotting teeth from years of horrible drug use, the 44-year-old admitted that it took him a while to agree to have his teeth pulled out and replaced.
It seems strange to me to talk about teeth because I don’t live and breathe the way I do but every time I looked in the mirror it just bugged me as a reminder of what I did all those years ago,’ he said.
“It’s good to get a second chance. It was a no-brainer, and I’m so glad I did.
Taking to Instagram last month to celebrate his return to work, Furlong posted photos from the premiere of his latest movie, horror flick Forest Hills.
In the previous month, he had shared a touching photo of his sober five-year mentor, admitting that he was afraid that posting the photo might be “Jinxing” himself.
He continued in the post, “From what I’ve seen, sobriety isn’t something you earn, it’s something you constantly fight for.”
“But making five years blew my mind, especially since I didn’t make it a year ago.” If you’re struggling with sobriety, just know, if I can get it this far, anyone can.
All you have to do is decide that you want to live and be willing to do anything to survive. Life can be really hard at times but if you keep marching forward to reach the greatest parts then it is worth fighting for. Don’t give up.’
The actor previously shared before-and-after photos of his smile, describing his new pearly whites as part of his ‘second chance’.
The child actor won praise for his role in the Academy Award-nominated 1998 film American History X
Speaking of being unexpectedly spotlighted after being cast as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991, Furlong said the role came as a “shock”.
I don’t know if you fully grasped it. Picked out of nowhere, just tested for and before I knew it, I was doing it. I was in the movie.
When I look back I’m like damn it’s so crazy. When I was younger, I was very driven and it showed in some way in my life.
It was absolutely amazing. I loved the movies and saw Terminator but had no idea how to make it.
“I remember the first day like it was yesterday – getting up at 4 in the morning and really hating life.”
Behind the immediate success, Furlong said he always felt like “I was pulling something on everyone” and was terrified that people would find out who he really was.
He added, “A lot of great things have happened, but everything comes at a price, and nothing is free.”
When I was younger, I didn’t have many people looking out for me and I was left to fend for myself. I didn’t know how to manage my money. If I were older, I wouldn’t have made so many bad decisions.