WATCH: Jaime Pressly Opens Up About DUI and Divorce

The actress says the incidents are unrelated and calls comments about her parenting skills "ridiculously unkind and untrue"

Jaime Pressly says she just had a bad month.

The former My Name is Earl actress, 33, was arrested on January 6 (and is now being prosecuted) for driving under the influence. Then on January 21, Pressly filed for divorce from Simran Singh, her husband of less than two years. But Pressly denies that she's in any kind of downward spiral. In a new interview with Extra, she describes the DUI and the divorce as "isolated incidents." Watch video of the interview below!

Pressly says that she felt the need to speak up for the sake of her 3-year-old son, Dezi (whose father is Pressly's ex-boyfriend DJ Eric Calvo).

"The thing that's out there that's hurt me the most is comments about me being a mother to my son Dezi," she says. "When I hear statements made that are so ridiculously unkind and untrue, it breaks my heart, because I don't ever want my son to grow up and read all these false statements."

While the actress says that she takes responsibility for her mistakes, she also defends her track record, saying that this is her first tabloid scandal in 16 years of show business.

"I've watched so many people make mistakes and never wanted to be that person, because when you're in the public eye, it's really difficult to right wrongs," she says of the DUI. "(But) I'm also human. I never claimed to be perfect."

As for the divorce, the actress says it's unconnected to the DUI; she just rushed into marriage too quickly, and it didn't work out.

"Life happens. Everybody is okay, and it is what it is," she says. "There's nothing more to it."

Pressly has pleaded not guilty to drunk driving, despite having an extremely high blood alcohol level at the time of her arrest. She faces up to six months in county jail if convicted.

Do you think Jaime Pressly is telling the truth about her DUI and her divorce being unrelated? Chime in below!


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