She Almost Lost Her Child Because Of Her Addiction, See What "˜Tan Mom' Looks Like Today

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She Almost Lost Her Child Because Of Her Addiction, See What "˜Tan Mom' Looks Like Today

Patricia Krentcil, whose deep-bronze complexion earned her the nickname "Tan Mom," became a household name in 2012 after news about her extreme addiction broke all over the internet.

The New Jersey mom was addicted to tanning and caused a lot of controversy when the media reported that her 5-year-old daughter showed up to school with burns all over her body.

It was later revealed that she had the little girl join her on a tanning session despite the fact that New Jersey has a ban on children under 14 using tanning beds.

Tan Mom was subsequently arrested but the jury eventually found her not guilty because there wasn't enough evidence to support the charges against her.

Over the last 5 years, Patricia gave up tanning after an intervention by her family. She managed to keep her fame alive by engaging in various projects. She dabbled in some music, made a cameo in an adult movie and promoted a skincare book.

About a year after the child endangerment charges against her were dropped, Patricia entered rehab for alcohol abuse.

She also had other not-so-great moments including drunken red carpet appearances, a second stint in rehab and a divorce from her husband, Richard.

The 50-year-old eventually toned down the tanning and is getting her life back on track. Back in March, she called into the Howard Stern Show and told listeners that she "might be moving to Dallas" with a man she met a party and is currently dating. She described him as a "NASA stock broker, Fortune 500."

Life and Style Magazine recently unveiled photos that show the former tanning addict's new look and she appears to be doing well.

Take a look:

She is currently part of The Howard Stern Show Wack Packers, an unusual group of people who contribute to programming with their comical quips.

What do you think of Patricia "Tan Mom" Krentcil's new look?

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