1. GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Twins Jeremy and Jason London find themselves fielding TV and movie offers in the early ’90s after being discovered near their small Texas hometown in their 20s. Jason ultimately breaks out in the 1993 film Dazed and Confused, while Jeremy gains fame on TV dramas Party of Five and later, 7th Heaven.
2. ROAD TO REHAB
After moving to L.A. in 1993 and losing sister Dedra to a car accident in 1992, Jeremy finds himself hitting the party scene and experimenting with pot, heroin, ecstasy and eventually, prescription pills. His drug issues eventually get him written off of 7th Heaven. He marries actress Melissa Cunningham in 2006, and although she allegedly battles an addiction too, the pair have a son, Lyrik, in 2007. In 2009, in part at Jason’s urging, Jeremy enters a 35-day detoxification program and the next year, appears on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky.
3. QUESTIONABLE KIDNAPPING
In June 2010, Jeremy alleges that he was involved in a bizarre kidnapping, approached by a group of men in Palm Springs, Calif., and forced to drive around for 12 hours purchasing alcohol and using drugs. Though he swears the incident was real, his mother and brother make public statements doubting the events. Jeremy then files a restraining order against them, only to have it denied by a judge. In March 2011, however, one of Jeremy’s kidnappers pleads guilty to the charges in court, and the actor tells PEOPLE he “feels vindicated.”
4. WEDDING DASHER
Back on speaking terms after the kidnapping case is closed, the twins celebrate Jason’s wedding to actress Sofia Karstens in Vermont on July 16, 2011. Though Jeremy is unable to attend the nuptials, Jason only has kind words for his brother. “He’s doing great now,” he tells PEOPLE. “It was a tough situation – but we got through it.”
5. LONDON BRAWLING
Jason, now 40, seemingly loses his straitlaced reputation on Jan. 27, 2013, when he’s arrested following a bar fight at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. He’s charged with disorderly conduct and accused of cursing and using homophobic slurs toward an officer before purposely defecating in the back of a patrol car. Days after the incident, though, Jason takes to Twitter to say the bar’s bouncers beat him up, seemingly unprovoked. “The truth will come out and you will see,” he writes.