It’s Jodie Sweetin 2.0: Fallen figure skater Tonya Harding has pals on edge with reports that she regularly drinks and chain-smokes, despite being pregnant with her first child.
For those not in “The Know,” in 1994, Harding’s then-husband Jeff Gillooly was charged in the attack on her figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan during a practice session for the US Figure Skating Championship; Harding later admitted she knew of the plot. After a plea bargain, she was banned for life from the US Figure Skating Association.
After a two-month union, the TRUtv pundit married heating and air-conditioning repairman Joseph Price in a small ceremony on June 26, just weeks after learning that she is pregnant. However, Tonya reportedly has no intention on turning her back on her hard-partying ways, leaving close friends worried about the health of her unborn baby, tipsters tattle in the July 26 issue of The National Enquirer.
Rehab — or even — cutting down is “not a priority” for the shamed Olympian, who puffs an entire pack of Marlboro Lights cigarettes a day, sources say.
“Even though she’s pregnant, Tonya still wants to have fun,” whispers a worried insider. “Tonya drinks so much Bud Light that trash bags full of empty beer bottles and cans pile up in her backyards. Her family and friends are terrified the baby could be born with fetal alcohal syndrome, birth defects, or that she could possibly miscarriage.”
Tonya is due this winter.