Former porn star Jenna Jameson was arrested by Orange County, California police after she hit a pole while intoxicated.
Porn star Jenna Jameson is known for working the stripper pole in Las Vegas, but it’s her work on another type of pole that got her in trouble with the cops. The busty blonde, 38, was nabbed on suspicion of DUI after she hit a pole around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning in Orange County, California, according to TMZ.
The popular adult film star was released around 7:30 a.m., according to the site.
Jameson’s popularity hit its peak in the early ’00s with starring roles in dozens of porn films like I Dream of Jenna and Lip Service and paid-membership websites that netted her millions of dollars. She credited her success to wider acceptance of pornography and her girl-next-door personality.
“I think that it’s added to people’s sexual lives, and I think that it’s added to women’s especially, because there’s a little bit of Jenna Jameson in every woman out there, and I think that now that they’re starting to see me coming out more into the mainstream, they feel a little bit more comfortable being naughty in the bedroom,” she told Anderson Cooper in 2004 while promoting her memoir, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale.
However, she wanted to have kids — and she did, eventually, with former MMA fighter Tito Ortiz. The couple welcomed twin boys — Jesse Jameson and Journey Jette Ortiz — in 2009 and quit the porn business.
“I really don’t think I need to say, ‘Mommy was a porn star,'” she told W magazine in 2010, adding that she had her large breast implants removed as well. “I feel like they’re going to know me and think, Mommy loved us so much that she quit everything and made us her job. And that’s what I did. The moment I decided to have children, I quit. I won’t even do a Maxim cover.”
However, not all is perfect in Jameson’s life: She fought drug abuse for several years before she got clean, but relapsed with OxyContin. Ortiz later blamed their violent breakup on her abuse of the drug, though they got back together a short time later.
“Jenna’s doing an awesome job. I’m very, very proud of her,” Ortiz said in 2011. “Every day being there with the kids and seeing the smile on her face and the smiles on the boys… seeing Jenna as a mother just makes me proud.”
Here’s hoping her DUI isn’t the result of a serious relapse.