Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki speaks out for the first time since arrest

Jared Padalecki has broken his silence. According to TMZ, the 37-year-old allegedly struck a bartender in the face while outside of the Stereotype lounge in Austin on October 27. Padalecki then put his friend in a headlock after they attempted to calm him down, the outlet reported. He was arrested on two counts of assault and one count of public intoxication. The Gilmore Girls alum was booked into jail and was released after posting bail in the mid-afternoon, E! News confirmed at the time. Though he was unable to attend the Supernatural event, his co-star (and onscreen brother) Jensen Ackles filled in for him. "When he showed up on set on Wednesday, I brought him in handcuffs, so we were having fun with it," Ackles admitted. Anyway, he's doing fine. He sends his love and you're stuck with me today."