NEW YORK – Nick Gruber has left town and entered rehab — and sources close to the 22-year-old are buzzing that his former ex-beau Calvin Klein is picking up the tab.
The insiders confirm that Gruber, who split with the 69-year-old fashion mogul in January — headed to an undisclosed rehab program in Arizona on Wednesday after being arrested Tuesday morning for hiding cocaine in his underwear.
A visitor to Gruber’s apartment building at 666 Greenwich Street on Wednesday was told that the former erotic model “moved out this afternoon and doesn’t live here anymore.”
On Thursday morning, a doorman at the building — which has counted Monica Lewinsky and, more recently, Blake Lively among its residents — told us that Gruber “is not coming back” to the address.
As we reported Thursday, Gruber was supposed to move to California on Wednesday to pursue a career in reality television but was busted the morning before his departure after allegedly punching New Jersey resident Calvin Swint, who appears from his LinkedIn page to be an intern for New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Cops later found a stash of suspected cocaine in Gruber’s underwear, sources said.
The shaken stunner was released Tuesday after bail bondsman to the stars Ira Judelson posted a $10,000 bond.
Another source who saw Gruber after he was sprung from jail says the former erotic model was nursing a shiner and a swollen hand.
“He looked pretty scared,” says the source.
Shortly after Gruber got out of jail, two sources say he informed them that he’d fled the city for a rehabilitation center in Arizona.
The sources also tell us that Klein, who underwent his own rehab stint in 1988, has come to his former beau’s rescue, and is picking up the tab for Gruber’s treatment and his legal expenses.
“Nick has no money,” said one.
Gruber’s top-of-the-line defense attorney, Benjamin Brafman declined to comment on his client yesterday.
A spokesman for Klein also declined to comment.
Klein and Gruber split in January, but sources close to the couple say the two men have seen each other a few times since their split.
from The New York Daily News
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