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Meet Jennifer Gimenez: VH1's 'Sober House' Mom

The Cast of VH1's Sober House (L-R): Amber Smith, Seth "Shifty" Binzer, Rodney King, Andy Dick, Jennifer Gimenez, Steven Adler, Nikki McKibbin, Mary Carey
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Imagine MTV’s “The Real World” on crack. Now imagine “The Real World” with a crack hangover. That’s almost VH1’s “Sober House,” the “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” follow-up.

At the show’s center is house manager, or ”house mom,” Jennifer Gimenez. The former runway model is a recovering alcoholic herself. Dr. Drew Pinsky once predicted alcoholism would kill Gimenez. A few years later he would ask her to join “Sober House” as a source of hope and discipline.

Jennifer Gimenez’ story is much more than your average Hollywood comeback.