Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ wife thanks fans for ‘compassion’ after plane row report

Jonathan Rhys Meyers detained at LAX after alleged argument with wife

The Irish actor was flying from Miami to Los Angeles with Mara, with whom he has a 1-year-old son, and following an argument with her he allegedly proceeded to use an e-cigarette, which is prohibited on flights.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was reportedly detained by police at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California on Sunday having engaged in a "verbal dispute" with his wife Mara Lane before being seen allegedly using an e-cigarette in the cabin.

On Monday, Lane - who tragically has a miscarriage last September - confirmed there was a verbal altercation between her and her 40-year-old husband after he was told not to smoke an e-cigarette on the plane.

When the plane landed, Meyers was questioned by a number of airport police on the tarmac after getting off the plane, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation chose not to respond to the incident, U.S. website TMZ has claimed. American Airlines requested law enforcement meet the flight, which landed close to 8 p.m. PT, given the "nature of the argument".

Lane and Rhys Meyers, a recovering alcoholic, have had a hard year. A flight attendant told him to stop vaping, which he did immediately.

"Eight months of sobriety and an unfortunate day of airline travel", she wrote.

"[Jonathan] IS extremely sorry for any inconveniences caused to anyone traveling yesterday".

"It was unbeknownst to me anything that happened on flight, as I was with my son with a privacy wall up. Thank you for your compassion on this ongoing battle with addiction we are in", Mara concluded.

Representatives for Rhys Meyers have been contacted for comment.

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