Life Rob Lowe grateful for sex tape By weekster Posted on October 24, 2019 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ The sex tape he made in 1988 caused a big fuss around Rob Lowe (55). But the actor now sees the scandal primarily as the start of a positive turn in his life, he told Monday in radio program The Jess Cagle Show. “It’s why I got rid of it” “We are over thirty years later and people are still talking about it,” said the 55-year-old. “But it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I really think that’s because of that I got rid of it. And withdrawal has made me married for 29 years now, that I have two great sons. That wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t gone through that scandal. ” The actor said that, partly because of the fuss about the tape, he started to wonder what he was doing, and decided to get his life back on track. He reported to a clinic for alcohol addicts in 1990 and has remained sober since then. After the tape leaked, Rob became quite discredited, because one of the two bed partners he was filming with was underage. The actor, who was 24 at the time, always maintained that he did not know that the girl was younger than eighteen. He signed an agreement with the teen’s family and was not charged with having sex with a minor.