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Rob Lowe Says Accidentally Being a Child Pornographer is ‘The Best Thing That Ever Happened’ to Him

Remember when Rob Lowe made a sex tape with a 16-year-old? Well it must have been great because he just said it was the best thing that ever happened to him on The Jess Cagle Show.

Of course, what he actually said, as reported by Page Six, is closer to that was hitting rock bottom and let him turn his life around, but it’s a pretty odd way to talk about the time you accidentally made child pornography.

“I think it’s the best thing that ever happened to me,” Lowe, 55, said on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show.” “Honestly, I do, because it got me sober. Sober got me married. I’ve been married 29 years and I have two great sons, so I don’t think any of that happens without going through that scandal.”

He continued, “It was one of the reasons I got sober. I woke up one day and was like, ‘What am I doing with my life? 29 years in.’”

I would put the low point of his life as being forced to be on The West Wing, honestly. The sex tape has probably held up way better than anything Aaron Sorkin ever wrote, at any rate.

Lowe also made a joke about how sex tapes have turned out better for other celebrities.

“The problem was, I didn’t make any money off of it like everybody does now,” Lowe told Cagle of the tape, seemingly alluding to similar scandals involving Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, whose own sex tapes were released for sale to the public. “I was too stupid.”

Also your costar was a 16-year-old so I doubt Vivid would have paid much for the rights to something that would be a felony to publish or even own.

But this does go to show you how charming and talented Lowe is, and how lucky he is that Parks and Recreation wasn’t really all that focused on its dated Obama-era “let’s all come together” politics. Also how lucky he is the age of consent in Georgia was 14 in the 80s.

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