But it seems things are finally looking up for Weston Cage.
Nicolas Cage's son was spotted smiling as he held hands with a mystery brunette during a wholesome day out with his younger brother and father at Disneyland.
As the foursome strolled round the theme park on Thursday the dark-haired beauty seemed completely at ease with Weston's famous father and his younger brother Kal-El, even chummily placing her arm on the seven-year-old's shoulder at one point.
New lady in his life: Troubled Weston Cage was spotted out with his dad Nicolas, little brother and a pretty mystery woman at Disneyland on Thursday
It is believed they were celebrating Weston's 22nd birthday, which fell on Wednesday.
The musician and sometime actor was looking markedly better than he has in some time.
His normally wild and unkempt mane of hair was in a much tamer state and there was also a distinct lack of gothy make-up on his face.
He kept to his wild child roots though in punky black combats, boots and a rocker T-shirt, along with a full beard and visible tattoos and silver jewellery.
Weston's 'friend' complimented his look in studded leggings, a fawn-coloured fitted jacket and biker boots of her own.
Weston, who is the son of Nicolas's ex-wife Christina Fulton, has had his fair share of drama when it comes to his personal life.
Very chummy: The pretty brunette seemed to be completely at ease with Weston's younger brother Kal-El and his famous actor father
But what a six months it was.
During that period Weston, who once described himself as 'four drinks short of death', was arrested and jailed twice for domestic violence and also admitted into rehab after publicly attacking his trainer.
In July of last year both Weston and his new wife Nikki, then 22, got into a row that resulted in them both being arrested for felony domestic abuse charges.
Nikki allegedly attacked Weston with a bottle, punched him repeatedly and threatened to jump off the balcony of their Lake Hollywood home.
The incident came about a month after Weston was hospitalised for a mental evaluation after he attacked his personal trainer.
Calming influence: Hopefully his new lady will keep him in check from now on. The black metal singer has a history of drink and domestic abuse dramas
Tumultuous times: Weston with his ex-wife Nikki Williams in 2011. Both were arrested on felony domestic abuse charges in June of last year
Weston said of the incident at the time: ‘That incident I got into was pretty hellish because my blood-alcohol (level) was .335.
‘So I was about four drinks short of death, and so my beautiful wife and outstanding father wouldn't have been visiting me in a psych ward, they would have been visiting me for the last time at an open casket funeral.
'That guy was my wrestling coach for a while, in sophomore year, I was about 16 years old, and I used to wipe the sweat up off the floor with his face, use his face as a f**king rag, you know, and basically, he always had it out for me.
‘And when that s**t went down what you didn't see is he hit me in the balls like a little girl.
A bloody mess: Weston after being released from jail in June 2011. It was alleged his ex-wife Nikki attacked him with a bottle
Weston was arrested again later that month on another felony domestic abuse charge.
He and Nikki filed for divorce in October of that year and both parties claimed to be well rid of each other.
Nikki posted this message on her Facebook wall: 'The single life is perfect.'
Meanwhile Weston crowed: 'WELL ITS OFFICAL . THE DIVORCE IS SETTLED!...LADIES, DADDY IS BACK ahahahhahahaahh oh god! its on.'
Bedraggled: The 22-year-old looks like he has considerably cleaned up his act